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Selma Blair on “Self-Medicating” Before Official MS Diagnoses

Selma Blair on "Self-Medicating" Before Official MS Diagnoses

The ‘Cruel Intentions’ actress Selma Blair made a triumphant return with her first public appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party.

In 2018, Selma Blair was officially diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Read on to see what she had to say about how would “self-medicate” and “drink” alcohol to help her cope with her chronic pain…

Selma Blair on "Self-Medicating" Before Official MS DiagnosesCelebNHealth247.com reports that Selma Blair opened up about her diagnosis with the illness, which affects the central nervous system.

Selma Blair disease also disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body.

The 46-year-old star has now revealed that when she finally got her diagnosis for MS in 2018 was a “relief.”

Selma explains that she was struggling to be “taken seriously” by doctors.

She opened up to ‘Good Morning America’ on Tuesday (26.02.19), saying:

I was self-medicating when [Arthur] wasn’t with me. I was drinking, I was in pain. I wasn’t always drinking, but there were times when I couldn’t take it. And I was really struggling with how am I going to get by in life. There were times when I couldn’t take it and I was really struggling with how I’m going to get by in life not being taken seriously by doctors.

She adds:

I dropped my son off at school a mile away and before I got home I’d have to pull over and take a nap … it was killing me. And so when I got the diagnosis, I cried with relief. I am doing very well. Being able to just put out what being in the middle of an aggressive form of Multiple Sclerosis is like. So my speech, I have spasmodic dysphonia right now … It is interesting to be here to say this is what my particular case looks like right now.

Selma concludes by saying that she “had tears” of “relief”:

I had tears. They weren’t tears of panic, they were tears of knowing that I now had to give in to a body that had loss of control and there was some relief in that. No one has the energy to talk when they’re in a flare-up, but I do because I love a camera.

Selma Blair on "Self-Medicating" Before Official MS Diagnoses

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