Selma Blair: A Brave Multiple Sclerosis Warrior


Hollywood actress Selma Blair made a bold and beautiful appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscar party on 24th February 2019. Dressed in a delicate Ralph & Russo gown and carrying a customized cane covered in black patent leather, she looked like a queen. It was Selma’s first public appearance after she announced in October 2018, about her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. In severe cases, it may cause paralysis or loss of vision.

Blair had been experiencing symptoms of multiple sclerosis since her son was born in 2011. Selma admitted that she tried her best to cope up with the intense fatigue, emotional distress, and loss of physical control. In August 2018, she was finally diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It has affected her speech and made it difficult for her to walk without any support.

“I was ashamed and I was doing the best I could and I was a great mother, but it was killing me,” “And so when I got the diagnosis, I cried with some relief. Like, ‘Oh, good, I’ll be able to do something.” -Selma Blair

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Selma’s voice faltered when she spoke. But among people suffering from multiple sclerosis, her speech was quite loud and clear. Multiple sclerosis started when Selma was a teenager and the vision in her left eye got blurred. There were many more signs as she grew up, but she could realize it’s seriousness when about 10 years ago, she was with her kids to an ice-skating rink and suddenly realized she couldn’t stand straight on her skates.

“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,” “I have MS and I am ok.”  Selma Blair

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There have been many kinds of research to find out the exact cause of multiple sclerosis but none has not been able to do so. The disease seems to be genetic, but there are also a number of other factors such as deficiency of vitamin D, childhood obesity and smoking which can trigger MS.

Selma Blair told that doctors often miss to diagnose the disease could be difficult to diagnose early because the symptoms like numbness, tingling or fatigue can be common in other diseases as well besides multiple sclerosis. People suffering from MS often go through a cycle of worsening and recovery. Multiple sclerosis is often treated by steroids, which help patients to recover from relapses or therapies which modify disease, which usually focus on managing symptoms in the long term.

Selma Blair is definitely an inspiration not just for all those battling with multiple sclerosis but many other weakening diseases. She is motivating people to come out of their shell and admit openly all their flaws and rock the world with them. She is truly a wonderful woman who is spreading hope to live life normally even after suffering from serious diseases.

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Comments (6)

  • Celia Olson 11 months ago Reply

    I was diagnosed in 1996, before symptoms started. I am a pianist, suddenly unable to open my hands wide enough to get 8 keys. Nobody in my family had MS, nor my grandparents. Last year a cousin younger than me had MS, she is 40. I have primary progressive MS. I do not walk for the last 18 years, I was born in 1962. I have had 6 strokes and 1 heart attack.The Rebif (beta-1a) did very little to help me. The medical team did even less. After roughly five unending years of trauma in the family my MS developed into progressive. There have been many changes in the last 3 to 4 years. Many falls, many fractured bones, and three moves all in five years. I have gone downhill. Considerably. We tried every shot available but nothing was working. There has been little if any progress in finding a reliable treatment for Multiple Sclerosis, I started on MS Herbal Treatment from Kycuyu Health Clinic, the herbal treatment immensely helped my Multiple Sclerosis condition, i had huge improvements.

  • Debbi Spence 2 years ago Reply

    I am a 64 year old female, I was diagnosed of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2008, my symptoms started out with severe fatigue, poor balance, numbness, double vision, heat intolerance and anxiety. I was unable to go back to work, I tried Betaseron for about 6 years. Tried every shot available, all made me sick.In November 2015, I started on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Herbal formula from Mayaka Natural Clinic, the treatment worked incredibly for my MS condition. I used the Mayaka MS Herbal formula for a total time period of 4 months, it totally reversed my Multiple Sclerosis. I had a total decline of all symptoms including vision problems, numbness and others. Sometimes, i totally forget i ever had MS. Visit Mayaka Natural Clinic web-site ww w. mayakanaturalclinic. com. I am very pleased with this treatment. I eat well, sleep well and exercise regularly. My attitude is extremely positive.

  • Debbie Spence 2 years ago Reply

    Few months on the treatment, my tremors mysterious stopped, had improvement with balance and walking. When I completed the treatment, symptoms were gone, this MS Herbal treatment relieved my symptoms significantly. Thank you for giving those of us with Multiple sclerosis a new hope (ww w. mayakanaturalclinic. c om).

  • Michele Medley 3 years ago Reply

    After an MRI i was diagnosed of MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. After years on medications, my Multiple Sclerosis, symptoms worsened with tremors on my right hand, numbness and tingling, muscle weakness and loss of speech. Fortunately last year, I learnt about Mayaka Herbal Clinic (ww w. mayakaherbalclinic. c om) and their effective MS Formula treatment through an MS support group on facebook the Multiple Sclerosis treatment made a great difference, most of my symptoms including balance, weakness, falling alot and others gradually disappeared. I improved greatly over the 4 months treatment, its been a year since the treatment, i have no symptoms. I have a very good quality of life and a great family!

  • Karen Lanzetta 4 years ago Reply

    Selma Blair is amazing. I have MS myself so one of my friends pointed me to her Instagram after she got diagnosed. She had such a positive mindset.
    Thank you for spotlighting her.

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  • jenny 4 years ago Reply

    Wow. I didn’t know. How beautiful and brave she is. There are lots of treatments these days to slow the progression of this disease. I hope she has found something that works for her.
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