MPs will discuss fibromyalgia during a debate in Westminster after a Chesterfield woman started a petition about the devastating illness.
Adrienne Lakin’s online petition – which urges the Government to recognise fibromyalgia as a disability and also calls for better treatment and support for sufferers – has been signed by more than 110,000 people.
Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body and a number of other issues including fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome and problems with memory and concentration.
Under the Equality Act, the illness is deemed as an impairment rather than a disability.
Twenty-six-year-old Adrienne – whose petition is backed by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins – has suffered with the symptoms of fibromyalgia since she was 16.