TEEN Mom Jenelle Evans has revealed her terrifying medical diagnosis after suffering ‘so much pain’ she had to ‘lay in bed and cry’.
Jenelle, 30, shared that she has fibromyalgia in an interview with E! News.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain throughout the body, sleep problems, fatigue, and emotional and mental distress.
A person with fibromyalgia is more sensitive to pain.
The Teen Mom 2 alum recalled having sinus issues, as well as neck and back pain, and other issues.
Jenelle said: “For as long as I can remember, I had extremely severe tension headaches and pains all over my body, like I had the flu, but I wasn’t sick.”
She added: “My whole body is in so much pain and sometimes I lay in bed and cry.
“For a long time no one believed my symptoms until I recently got a second opinion from a new neurologist.”
The former MTV star opened up about how “living life” has been “difficult” for her.
She went on to say “only having a little energy to be able to do my job” and “having to go to bed early because of headaches or body aches”.
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The mum-of-three realized: “I now know why my body acts the way it does and that explains a lot.
“I never knew what fibromyalgia was until my doctor diagnosed me.”
The former TV star mentioned that her husband David Eason, 33, has been “super supportive”.
She also revealed how her children – Ensley, four, Jace, 11, and Kaiser, six – took to the medical news.
The star asked them to “be patient with me on my bad days and I promise to make it up to me on my good days.”
Jenelle also gave “private talks with my children about my health and let them know they had nothing to worry about.”
She explained to her little ones that “some days won’t be good but I’ll get through it”.
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In February, Jenelle answered a fan’s question in a TikTok video about her health.
The fan wondered, “Do you feel better with your hemangiomas and cysts? Have you been able to get help? Pray for you!”
Jenelle revealed at the time: “I got a second opinion from another neurologist and she is going to check me up for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
“Since she told me that, yeah, I’ve freaked out a lot in my head. I’ve cried a lot.”
She concluded: “But we are redoing all my blood tests, we are redoing my nerve study.
“I have to go do another nerve study next week because it checks for more disease.”
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is an incurable disease characterized by chronic, widespread pain.
The disease causes pain throughout the body, sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. The cause of fibromyalgia is not yet known, but it can be treated and managed effectively.
The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are pain and stiffness throughout the body, tiredness and fatigue, depression and anxiety, sleep problems, headaches, and problems with thinking, memory and of focus.
Fibromyalgia should be treated by a doctor or a team of medical professionals who specialize in the treatment of fibromyalgia and other types of arthritis, called rheumatologists.
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