Possible Link Between Fibromyalgia and PTSD
Though pain has always been part of the human experience, fibromyalgia has only recently been recognized as a medical condition. In fact, the American Medical Association (AMA) introduced this condition as a disease 30 years ago. Since then, fibromyalgia was classified under code M-79-7 within The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10).
Due to constant pain and mood changes, people suffering from fibromyalgia often need to take more sick days and visit their doctor more frequently, which poses an economic burden for both the health system and society as a whole. On the other hand, this condition has been poorly understood and has fallen under skepticism since its existence, meaning that those suffering from fibromyalgia might be struggling with stigmatization.
Recently, fibromyalgia has begun to be seen in a different light since Lady Gaga postponed her European concert tour. She revealed that due to chronic disabling pain, she would be unable to perform during the long-awaited tour.