Selma Blair Talks About the Effect of Adrenaline on Her MS Symptoms
Selma Blair is looking back at the moment she knew something was amiss before she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
The “Cruel Intentions” star was appearing in a show for designer Christian Siriano in New York City when her left leg went numb.
“I had always wanted to be a model. And this was my first show, my only show. I thought I had died and gone to heaven,” she told SELF in a video interview.
She was so keyed up in the moment, only to discover that the rush of it played a role in her condition.
“The day of this show was the first time that symptoms from my childhood, with my leg going out, happens during this show, and I realized adrenaline brings on my symptoms now of my leg turning numb and not really being able to feel where it’s hitting or how high and I couldn’t feel my left leg,” she said.
Blair says she if she could give any words of wisdom to herself at that moment in time, it would be to seek medical attention.
“And it was like going up and down and I’m just trying to look cool and kind of expressionless and in my mind, I’m going ‘Ah!’ So I don’t even know what I tell this younger self except for ‘Oh, it’s not in your head. You have…
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