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‘My Brain Is On Fire’: Selma Blair Shares Heartbreaking Health Update

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Jan. 14 2019, Updated 8:34 p.m. ET

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Selma Blair is remaining transparent about her harrowing ongoing battle with multiple sclerosis. The 46-year-old actress used Instagram to provide insight into her everyday struggles with the disease.

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In the picture posted to her account, the Cruel Intentions star was cuddled in bed with a grey sweater and a stuffed animal.

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Under the snap she wrote in the caption, “There is a truth with neurodegenerative brain disease. It is uncomfortable. It is a stadium of uncontrollable anxiety at times. Going out, being sociable holds a heavy price.”

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“My brain is on fire,” she wrote. “I am freezing. We feel alone with it even though the loving support has been a godsend and appreciated. People write me asking how I do it. I do my best. But I choke with the pain of what I have lost and what I dare hope for. and how challenging it is to walk around.”

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“But my smiles are genuine,” she insisted. “This is ok. Life is an adventure with many shards of awakening. I can’t sleep at night but daytime I have trouble staying awake . I am a grown woman holding onto a bear that belonged to a sister type of mine. ( thank you @k.d.w.r ) We do what we can.”

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Selma admitted that she was doing her best to find the bright sides. “But like many of us, I am praying. Soaking in love where I can. It’s not easy. That’s ok. I send love to you,” she added.

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Selma revealed her MS diagnosis via Instagram back in October 2018. At the time she wrote in part, “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.”

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What do you think about Selma’s post? Let us know in the comments.

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