by John Sousa
Lady Gaga recently opened up about her chronic pain, and revealed she suffers from fibromyalgia. She shared some of her methods for easing her pain in a series of posts on Instagram.
Lady Gaga is often incredibly open with her fans, but one thing we certainly didn’t know about her is that she has chronic pain. Over two Instagram posts shared on Friday and Saturday, Gaga opened up about her experiences, sharing helpful tips with others who might be struggling.
“Having a frustrating day with chronic pain, but I find myself feeling so blessed to have such strong intelligent female doctors. I think about Joanne too and her strength and the day gets a little easier,” she wrote in the first post, referencing the late aunt who inspired the title of her most recent album.
After receiving an outpouring of support, Gaga decided to share a bit more.
“I was so overwhelmed by the empathy, confessions & personal stories of chronic pain in response to my previous post I thought what the hell, Gaga wrote. “Maybe I should just share some of my personal remedies I’ve acquired over the past five years. Everyone’s body and condition is different U should consult w ure Dr. but what the heck here we go!”
One of the things Gaga suggested was an infrared sauna. (The fact that it can come in a “low coffin-like form just so happens to be incredibly on brand.)
“When my body goes into a spasm one thing I find really helps is infrared sauna,” Gaga said. “I’ve invested in one. They come in a large box form as well as a low coffin-like form and even some like electric blankets! You can also look around your community for a infrared sauna parlor or homeopathic center that has one.”
“I combine this treatment with marley silver emergency blankets (seen in the photo) that trap in the heat and are very cheap, reusable and effective for detox as well as weight loss,” she added. “In order to not overheat my system and cause more inflammation i follow this with either a VERY cold bath, ice bath (if u can stand it, it’s worth it) or the most environmentally savvy way is to keep many reusable cold packs in the freezer ( or frozen peas’ n carrots’!) and pack them around the body in all areas of pain. Hope this helps some of you, it helps me to keep doing my passion, job and the things I love even on days when I feel like I can’t get out of bed. Love you and thank you for all your positive messages.”