‘Pain is demoralizing’: Sia announces she has a neurological disease

James Marshall
October 9, 2019

Sia is gap up regarding her health, revealing that she suffers not exclusively from chronic pain however a neurological disorder also. In a tweet last week, the singer-songwriter revealed she had Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) - a rare condition that can cause joint pain and extreme fatigue.

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, commonly known as EDS, is a group of genetic disorders "generally characterized by joint hypermobility joints that stretch further than normal, skin hyperextensibility skin that can be stretched more than traditional, and tissue fragility", according to the Ehlers Danlos Society's website.

Sia later told fans she also suffers from a neurological disease, and thyroid problems, among other things. "Pain is demoralizing, and you're not alone".

"I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going", Sia tweeted.

According to Sia, at one point in time in her life, she suffered from a severe addiction to Vicodin as well as Oxycodone, and at that time, she was a heavy drinker but didn't realize she was an alcoholic. "Life is fucking hard". Many people with the condition have soft, fragile skin and bruise and scar easily.

"Just to clarify, I have a neurological disease AND ehlers danlos".

"If you'd like more information it's neuralgia caused by a routine surgery three years ago", she said of the neurological disorder. "Turns out my bipolar 2 diagnosis was wrong", Sia wrote. "At least I have resources". I really feel for those struggling w/the healthcare system.

The health and wellness organization claims fibromyalgia, however, can be treated with extensive management techniques, including stress management, lifestyle changes, as well as medications.

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