AceShowbiz - Jenelle Evans is offering an update on her health after hospitalization. The "Teen Mom 2" alum, who shared about her fibromyalgia diagnosis in March, told fans that she might actually have a new updated diagnosis soon.
"Lately, I've been taking time out for myself to focus on my health," she wrote in a recent post shared to her website. "As you might have heard, I was hospitalized not too long ago for extreme chest pain. They ruled out heart and lung issues in the ER."
The reality TV star went on to say, "Since following up with my neurologist, their office has referred me to someone else who specializes in Myasthenia Gravis (a chronic autoimmune disorder similar to fibromyalgia) for a confirmed diagnosis."
She revealed that "this new office will run more tests and one of them being another type of nerve study." The whole thing apparently took a toll on her as the mom of three admitted, "I have anxiety about all of this every day, and have been mentally and physically drained."
Additionally, Jenelle gave fans insight into how her kids, sons Jace and Kaiser as well as daughter Ensley, are doing. "My youngest is about to start school in July of this year and I will officially be kid-free during the day," she wrote of Ensley, adding that she's "hoping to dedicate more time to my fans and audience to keep everyone updated with l i f e."
Jenelle opened up about her health issue in an interview with E! News back in March. "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," Jenelle recalled. She also said that she also exhibited sinus problems and neck and back pain, among other issues.
"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," she continued. "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."
Jenelle divulged she would try to talk about her health with her kids as a way to teach them that life has its ups and downs. "I want my kids to know that some days are good and some days are bad with fibromyalgia," she shared. "Please have patience with me on my bad days and I promise to make it up to you on my good days. I have private talks with my kids about my health and let them know they don't have to worry, some days won't be good but I'll get through it."