It's easy to think that celebs have it a lot easier than us mere mortals, but really they are just like you and I (just with a lot more money and bigger wardrobe space). Proving that, Lady Gaga, who btw is an all round girl boss, just took to Instagram to share her personal struggle with chronic pain.
This is something we never knew about Lady G, but her heartbreaking caption was remarkably open. "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."
Joanne was Lady Gaga's aunt, who passed away and was also the inspiration for her latest album. Her Instagram post struck a chord with many, so she followed up with another post, sharing some of her personal chronic pain remedies.
"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 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 saunas 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 not to 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."
With the influence that someone like Lady Gaga has, it is commendable that she is sharing her personal health problems to help others in the same situation.
And we thought we couldn't love her anymore.
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