Susan Flannery

Flannery was Stephanie Forrester on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. In 2007, Flannery took medical leave to deal with fibromyalgia symptoms. Today she still struggles with the symptoms and lives day by day.

Flannery is said to have practiced preventative measures, such as medications and being more mindful of her body's movements. Since her fibromyalgia pain significantly contributed to her retirement, her time away gave her space to recover.

For the most part, she has preferred to stay private when it comes to discussing her fibromyalgia. Being public about the condition is not for everyone--extra stress can induce flare-ups more often, so if people feel less stressed by avoiding the limelight, they should do what works for them! 

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