Celebrities who battle with the disease.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes acute musculoskeletal pain followed by fatigue, sleeplessness and mood swings. When one suffers from this condition, the way the brain processes the pain signals sent out by the nervous system is amplified tenfold. The condition usually comes to surface when one suffers a significant physical trauma, surgery or psychological problems. However, there have been several cases of fibromyalgia that have been triggered over time. Battling this condition requires strength and cooperation from loved ones. Here’s a list of famous faces who have made a name despite battling with the everyday frustration and pain associated with the condition. Read on and be inspired by them.
With his dogmatic voice and calm demeanour, no one would have guessed that this Oscar winning actor has been battling fibromyalgia since 2008. This respected figure in modern US cinema was diagnosed with the condition after being seriously injured in a car crash on the Mississippi highway where the car he was driving flipped over several times.
Popularly known as Captain Mike from the TV series “The West Wing,” Michael James Hastings became a national spokesperson for the condition and even has his own website to promote awareness for the it. He was forced into retirement because of the condition but continues to enrich his life with activities like the movie on Fibromyalgia that he is currently filming and the PhD in Educational Technology that he is currently pursuing.
She made a name playing the powerful Stephanie Forrester on the most popular English soap, The Bold and the Beautiful. She’s been on the show since 1987 and continues to rock the role. This four- time Emmy award actress took a medical leave from the show in 2007 to treat her fibromyalgia but is now back into playing the role that she is famous for. She still struggles with the condition but reportedly takes her condition day by day.
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