Jenelle Evans has often talked about her body pains over the past several years. In February 2022, Evans received criticism from fans after stating that she might have ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. It appears, she finally has an answer to what has been causing her pain all these years.
On March 11, 2022, Evans told E! News, she has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, an incurable condition characterized by chronic pain. She added, “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,”
Jenelle recalled that she also exhibited sinus problems and neck and back pain, among other issues. Evans shared, “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 also told the outlet,
“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.”
The mom of three, 30, has been documenting her health journey on YouTube. In March 2021, she revealed, for months her neck “kept cracking over and over again” and that she suffered from headaches. She told E! News,
“Living life every day is challenging, 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.”
To manage her symptoms, the Teen Mom star plans on changing her diet. She further said, “I am now researching foods to stay away from and foods that are beneficial for my condition,” Jenelle said her husband David Eason has been “super supportive,” driving her to her doctor’s appointments and helping with the cooking and cleaning.
Meanwhile, you can check out her March 2021 video below.
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