If You're In Constant Pain, You May Relate to Corpse's Reason for Abruptly Leaving a Video
What happened: YouTuber Corpse Husband, aka Corpse, addressed his challenges with chronic illness after fans were concerned about his well-being when he left a livestream halfway through on Tuesday morning. Corpse, whose has not publicly revealed his true identity, is best known for his horror story narration videos and livestream of video games, including playing “Among Us” with U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.) in late October. Corpse was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2019.
I’m in pain every single day. It’s something that I constantly try to overcome, but sometimes it just gets too overwhelming. — Corpse
Sorry if I worried anyone earlier
For those of you who don’t know, I’m chronically ill, & have been for years.
I’m in pain every single day.
It’s something that I constantly try to overcome, but sometimes it just gets too overwhelming
im all good tho, thank u for everything ????
— Corpse Husband (@Corpse_Husband) December 22, 2020
The Frontlines: Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness characterized by symptoms such as chronic pain, fatigue and sleep issues. Typically, statistics suggest twice as many women are diagnosed with fibromyalgia compared to men. But fibromyalgia may occur much more often in men.
- A 2012 study from the Mayo Clinic suggests that men with fibromyalgia are often undiagnosed.
- A 2018 study suggested around 4.8% of men worldwide may have fibromyalgia.
- Other evidence has found almost half of male veterans diagnosed with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also meet the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia.
A Mighty Voice: Mighty contributor Mark Petersen wrote about the struggles he faces living with fibromyalgia. “Over the years pain had become ‘normal.’ I always thought I just had to push through the ‘growing pains.’ I was a competitive swimmer, training morning and night, and the ‘no pain, no gain’ mantra seemed to be prevalent during that period, so I thought pain, muscle knots, fatigue, fuzzy brain, exhaustion and bouts of weakness were all part of being ‘normal.'” You can submit your first-person story, too.
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Other Things to Know: Dealing with fibromyalgia or chronic pain in general can take a mental and physical toll. You can check 0ut the stories below to see how others cope with chronic pain:
- To the Person Who Asked Me How I Cope With Chronic Pain
- 9 of the Worst Side Effects of Fibromyalgia – and How to Cope With Them
- 13 Pillows That Help People With Fibromyalgia Sleep Better
How to Take Action: To learn more about fibromyalgia, including symptoms, how it’s diagnosed, potential treatments and more, check out The Mighty’s Guide to Fibromyalgia here.
Image via Twitter/Corpse Husband