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Selma Blair suffering from multiple sclerosis

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Actress Selma Blair has revealed she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Blair, 46, shared on Saturday that she received the news in August, after finally seeing a doctor at the urging of fellow actor and friend Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, reports dailymail.co.uk.

"I was in this wardrobe fitting two days ago. And I am in the deepest gratitude. So profound, it is, I have decided to share," Blair wrote in an Instagram post.

"The brilliant costumer Alisa Swanson not only designs the pieces Harper Glass will wear on this new show ('Another Life'), but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have multiple sclerosis."

Since her diagnosis at 10.30 p.m. on August 16, she has had love and support from her friends, including actresses Jaime King and Sarah Michelle Gellar, reports dailymail.co.uk.

"And the biggest thanks to Elizabeth Berkley who forced me to see her brother Dr. Jason Berkley who gave me this diagnosis after finding lesions on that MRI. I have had symptoms for years, but was never taken seriously until I fell down in front of him trying to sort out what I thought was a pinched nerve."

MS is defined as an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The CRUEL INTENTIONS star got candid about the challenges she's been facing while dealing with her MS.

"I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it," she wrote.

"And I laugh and I don't know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best."

 

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I was in this wardrobe fitting two days ago. And I am in the deepest gratitude. So profound, it is, I have decided to share. The brilliant costumer #Allisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflix show , but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have #multiplesclerosis . I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix , I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it . And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best. Since my diagnosis at ten thirty pm on The night of August 16, I have had love and support from my friends , especially @jaime_king @sarahmgellar @realfreddieprinze @tarasubkoff @noah.d.newman . My producers #noreenhalpern who assured me that everyone has something. #chrisregina #aaronmartin and every crew member... thank you. I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself. You can’t get help unless you ask. It can be overwhelming in the beginning. You want to sleep. You always want to sleep. So I don’t have answers. You see, I want to sleep. But I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow. I want to play with my son again. I want to walk down the street and ride my horse. I have MS and I am ok. But if you see me , dropping crap all over the street, feel free to help me pick it up. It takes a whole day for me alone. Thank you and may we all know good days amongst the challenges. And the biggest thanks to @elizberkley who forced me to see her brother #drjasonberkley who gave me this diagnosis after finding lesions on that mri. I have had symptoms for years but was never taken seriously until I fell down in front of him trying to sort out what I thought was a pinched nerve. I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know. And share. ???? my instagram family... you know who you are.

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She ended the post with the stark realisation that she's been battling this disease without even knowing it for a very long time, and now that she has the knowledge, she's also gained a small amount of relief. "I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know. And share," she wrote.
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