Jenelle Evans‘ nightmare illness just got named!!!
The “Teen Mom” star had been suffering so much pain for years that it had caused her much emotional turmoil and physical discomfort. After going for several tests and checkups, Evans has come out to reveal what has been the thorn in her flesh.
In an interview with E! News, she disclosed that her doctors diagnosed her with Fibromyalgia, a lifelong condition common in ladies between the ages of 30 and 35. Following the news of the medical report, Evans, who documented her health journey, says she is finally happy to put a name on her illness.
Read more below.
Jenelle Evans Has Been Living In Pain For A Long Time
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines Fibromyalgia as a disorder that causes pain all over the body, sleeping issues, exhaustion, and emotional and mental discomfort.
In her interview with E!, the “Teen Mom” alum remembered having sinus problems, along with neck and back pains, all recurring symptoms of the health condition.
“For as long as I can remember, I would get extremely bad tension headaches and full-body aches—like I had the flu, but was not sick,” Evans recalled of the health issues she kept experiencing. “My entire body gets in so much pain, and sometimes I lay in bed and cry. [For] a long time, no one believed my symptoms until I got a second opinion from a new neurologist recently.”
Evans did not disclose details about the location of the hospital or the time and date she went in for the checkup. Fans could only conclude that the news came very recently, given that the reality star looked distraught during the interview.
Evans Said, “Living Life Is Challenging”
Over the years, Evans had been battling the pain of the illness while furthering her career as a reality star. As expected, living in this manner took a toll on her, of which she described the ordeal as quite arduous.
“Living life every day is challenging,” she informed E! News, “because of having only a little bit of energy to be able to get my work done then [having] to go to bed early due to headaches or body aches.”
However, placing a name on her illness seemingly came with some peace, as she can now understand the issues with her body.
“I now know why my body is acting the way it does, and it explains a lot. I never knew what Fibromyalgia was until my doctor diagnosed me,” she shared.
How Evans Is Managing Her Symptoms
Due to the incurable nature of the condition, Evans has resigned to living with pain for the rest of her life. However, the reality star has taken steps to ease her suffering, such as completely overhauling her diet.
“I am now researching foods to stay away from and foods that are beneficial for my condition,” she said during the interview.
Evans’ husband, David Eason, has been accommodating throughout her health issues, taking her to her doctor’s appointments and assisting her with cooking and cleaning. Additionally, Eason helped with the kids: Jace, 12, Kaiser, 7, and Ensley, 5.
Evans Shares Her Problems With Her Kids
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Evans is not one to hide her pains from her kids; she revealed that she had explained the illness to them, saying she would not always be on 100 percent.
“I want my kids to know that some days are good and some days are bad with fibromyalgia,” Jenelle said. “Please have patience with me on my bad days, and I promise to make it up to you on my good days,” she said.
“I have private talks with my kids about my health and let them know they don’t have to worry, some days won’t be good, but I’ll get through it.”
Through this challenging period, Evans has continued interacting with fans, giving them a full disclosure about the illness via her health-purposed YouTube channel.