This might sound funny, but going to a Coldplay concert led to my diagnoses of having a chronic illness. If I could thank the band, I would. I had gone to see their world tour when they came to Seattle, Washington this past summer. I was up on my feet for the amazing 2 plus hour show dancing and loving it. But the next two days after, I was not loving it. I felt like I had been hit by a truck, with chronic pain from head to toe in every joint and muscle and exhaustion that was indescribable. Knowing my own body, I was angry because I knew this was not normal. I also knew I had given two of my doctors I see regularly a list of symptoms the last two years that kept getting worst and they basically blew me off and told me to “go for walks and get more sleep.” I had even asked them to test me for Lyme disease, and both laughed it off and said it was very rare and again…get more sleep.
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