Published article 01 February 2024
Selma Blair revealed that she struggles with constant pain, in a clip where she talked to fans about the multiple sclerosis she was diagnosed with in 2018, but also about the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome that gives her more headaches.
The 51-year-old actress went into remission in 2021, but says she’s in pain all the time but tries to stay positive. Multiple sclerosis is an incurable, lifelong disease in which the immune system attacks the body and causes damage to the nerves in the brain and spinal cord.
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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, the diagnosis he now revealed, is the name of a rare condition that affects the body’s connective tissue. “I’m in pain all the time. To those of you who suffer, I understand. And for all of us who are getting older, it hurts. The muscles are not as stable anymore. Ehlers-Danlos makes me very, very stiff because I’m stretching the muscles very easy so I’m weak and I have some injuries. It’s one of those things that turns into something chronic that you have to watch. With multiple sclerosis I’m fine, it’s still in remission. I get tired, I’m stiff all the time . I’m taking it one day at a time. I’m not complaining, but I don’t think I’ll ever have the coordination, balance or strength I want again. I still feel lucky and grateful.”Selma Blair recounted, as she sat in bed with an IV in her arm.
Some people with multiple sclerosis may lose the ability to walk, others may have long periods of remission with no new symptoms.
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Recently, the actress from “Cruel Intentions” explained that her professional life slowed down significantly after the role played in “Hellboy”, a film released in 2004.
“I still feel like I’ve never reached my acting potential. After Hellboy I was so sick that I had to take a step back. I wasn’t a huge star, so no one came to ask about me.”she told Glamor magazine a few months ago.