Selma Blair reveals multiple sclerosis diagnosis

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ACTOR and activist Selma Blair has revealed in an Instagram post that she has multiple sclerosis.

Selma Blair has shared an Instagram post detailing her MS diagnosis. Picture: AP

Selma Blair has shared an Instagram post detailing her MS diagnosis. Picture: APSource:AP

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She wrote that she was diagnosed with the disease on August 16, and described the effect it has had on her life.

Selma Blair in 2008. Photo: AP

Selma Blair in 2008. Photo: APSource:AP

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“I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy,” she wrote on Saturday.

“And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it.” She also expressed gratitude to her doctor, saying that she had been trying to get a diagnosis for a long time.

“I have had symptoms for years but was never taken seriously until I fell down in front of [Dr Jason Berkley] trying to sort out what I thought was a pinched nerve.

I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least. And I am relieved to at least know.”

The Mom and Dad actor also expressed optimism for the future.

“I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others,” Blair wrote.

“And even to myself. You can’t get help unless you ask.”

“I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow. I want to play with my son again. I want to walk down the street and ride my horse. I have MS and I am OK.”

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