Fibromyalgia: 'Like red hot lava radiating through my body'

Fibromyalgia: 'Like red hot lava radiating through my body'
Fibromyalgia: 'Like red hot lava radiating through my body'

Fibromyalgia is a common, little-understood condition that is seven times more likely to affect women than men.

It is characterised by widespread pain and fatigue and can be difficult to diagnose.

This week, Kirsty Young announced she is taking time off Desert Islands Discs because of the condition.

Journalist Lucy Hancock, who also has it, attends a gentle movement class for sufferers to hear about what it's like to live in chronic pain with such an unpredictable illness.

Filmed and edited by Tom Beal and Ruth Evans

Illustrations: Kat Jenkins

Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

PREV News24.com | Uganda's opposition pop star Bobi Wine set to return home
NEXT Wales 0-3 England: Phil Neville hails 'great night for women's football'