What is Fibromyalgia? Disorder explained as Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans opens up on headaches and flu

Jenelle Evans (Image via Instagram/j_evans1219)
Jenelle Evans (Image via Instagram/j_evans1219)

After years of health troubles, Teen Moms alum Jenelle Evans has finally learned about her illness known as Fibromyalgia. She has been experiencing frequent headaches and body aches that made her completely weak. The 30-year-old mom revealed more about her illness to E-News on March 11.

Jenelle has also been documenting her sickness journey on YouTube since March 2021. She is currently spending time with her three kids, Jace (12) Kaiser (7), and daughter Ensley (5), and making them learn more about her disease along with ensuring them that she will get through the good and bad days of her sickness to be there for them.

Everything that you need to know about Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is an incurable disease that can only be eased with medications. Physical trauma, surgery, infection, or significant psychological stress are some signs of the disease, whereas sometimes it kicks in without any symptoms.

In an interview with E News, Jenelle revealed her illness, saying:

"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,"

In March 2021 while documenting her unbearable headaches, the former Teen Moms star also told her fans that she had developed a fluid-filled cyst in her spine. It made her feel really sacred as she felt that with every advancing day she was losing control of her hands.

Being diagnosed with a disease that the North Carolina resident thought had never existed makes her feel optimistic as now she finally knows what is wrong with her health. The Mayo Clinic describes the illness as:

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain and spinal cord process painful and non-painful signals.

Moreover, the disease is more likely to happen to women than men. It can happen due to causes related to genetics, infections, or physical or emotional events.

As Evans has been patiently dealing with the disease, she is grateful for her husband David Eason’s immense support and cooperation.

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