Written by Kristeen Cherney
Celebrities with fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a painful condition with unknown causes. Common symptoms include:
- widespread pain
- digestive issues
- numb hands and feet
- fatigue and sleeping difficulties
- anxiety and depression
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about 2 percent of American adults have fibromyalgia. It’s also most common in middle-aged women, although the reasons for this aren’t know.
There are many unknown aspects of fibromyalgia that need attention to better help people with this condition. A small percentage of the population have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. But the actual number could be much higher from undiagnosed cases.
Like other diseases, fibromyalgia doesn’t discriminate. More celebrities with the condition are speaking out more than ever before. Learn about what they have to say about fibromyalgia.