On a very serious subject,
It started with a post back on Thursday that revealed the singer was struggling with chronic pain, and she shared a short message that — little did she know — found a lot of receptive ears in others’ suffering (below):
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. Plus I got @wanaynay by my side. “Hey Girl, we can make it easy if we lift each other.” A photo posted by #VoteHillary (@ladygaga) on Nov 17, 2016 at 1:49pm PST
That alone is a sweet and important post, but it wasn’t necessarily a major story until GaGa came back to IG on Friday evening and followed up that post with a deeper look at her issues with chronic pain.
It started by sharing the photo you can see at the top of the post here (above), with a long, heartfelt message about how she copes (below):
“I was so overwhelmed by the empathy, confessions & personal stories of chronic pain in response to my previous post I thought what the hell. 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!
When my body goes into a spasm one thing I find really helps is infrared sauna. 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!
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.”
Good for GaGa for really opening up about something like this!!
[Image via Lady GaGa/Instagram.]