TEEN Mom Jenelle Evans revealed her terrifying medical diagnosis after she had been suffering "so much pain" that she had to "lie down in bed and cry."
Jenelle, 30, revealed she has been suffering from fibromyalgia in an interview with E! News.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain all over the body, sleeping problems, fatigue, along with emotional and mental distress.
An individual with fibromyalgia is more susceptible to pain.
The Teen Mom 2 alum remembered having sinus problems, along with neck and back pains, and other issues.
Jenelle said: "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."
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She added: "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 MTV star explained how "living life" has been "challenging" for her.
She went on about "having only a little bit of energy to be able to get my work done" and "having to go to bed early due to headaches or body aches."
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The MTV mom realized: "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."
The Teen Mom star mentioned that her husband, David Eason, 33, has been "super supportive."
She also revealed how her kids – Ensley, four, Jace, 11, and Kaiser, six – have been taking the medical news.
The TV star asked them to "have patience with me on my bad days and I promise to make it up to you on my good days.
Jenelle has also given "private talks with my kids about my health and let them know they don't have to worry.
The TV personality explained to the little ones that "some days won't be good but I'll get through it."
'ARE YOU FEELING BETTER?'
Back in February, the reality star replied to a fan's question in a TikTok video.
The fan wondered: "Hey sweetheart are you feeling better with your hemangiomas & cysts? Were you able to get help? Praying for you!"
Jenelle revealed: "I got a second opinion from a different neurologist and she's going to be checking me for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
"Since she has told me this, yes, I've been freaking out in my head a lot. I've been crying a lot."
She concluded: "But we're redoing all my bloodwork, we're redoing my nerve study.
"I have to go get another nerve study done next week because that checks for more diseases."
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is an incurable condition characterized by chronic and widespread pain.
The condition causes pain all over the body, sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. The cause of fibromyalgia is not yet known, but it can be effectively treated and managed.
The most common symptoms of fibromyalgia are pain and stiffness all over the body, fatigue and tiredness, depression and anxiety, sleep problems, headaches, and problems with thinking, memory, and concentration
Fibromyalgia should be treated by a doctor or team of healthcare professionals who specialize in the treatment of fibromyalgia and other types of arthritis, called rheumatologists.
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