Chesterfield woman’s fibromyalgia petition sparks Westminster debate – Derbyshire Times

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.

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