Marina Reveals Her Ongoing Health Struggles
Marina Diamandis has taken to social media to inform fans about her ongoing health struggles and recent diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome.
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In her Instagran post, the singer described “symptoms like deep fatigue, numbness, tingling, brain fog, rashes, insomnia and a feeling of being ‘poisoned’” to fans, and said that she had struggled with the issues for so long that it has “been hard to remember what healthy feels like”.
“My baseline energy has been at 50 – 60 per cent for a long time. Aside from a few periods of remission, the last 7 years have consisted of relying on adrenaline and willpower to push me through each day,” she added.
“After a lot of research, I now understand that these symptoms are a result of a hypersensitive nervous system, developed in response to chronic stress. My body has felt stuck in ‘fight or flight’ mode and there were many warning signs it gave me before the worst symptoms set in.”
She revealed that her recovery started two months ago, after she suffered a flare-up which included “shooting pains and burning sensations all over my hands, legs, and back.”
“I am feeling better today than I have in a long time,” she continued. “My energy levels are around 65 – 70% most days and the dips I have are shorter.”
“I’ve also cultivated a deeper empathy for the millions of people who live silently with chronic illness… It’s hard to maintain optimism when the world feels like it’s moving on without you, but hope always exists. Answers always exist,” she wrote. “The body wants to heal — and what I’ve learned is that you have to work with it, not against it.”
Marina’s latest album is 2021’s Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land.