American movie actress Selma Blair is famous for her role in the movie “Cruel Intentions.” She has recently opened up on Instagram to say she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and that she has been living with the symptoms for several years.

As reported by the BBC, Blair said in her Instagram post that she is disabled and that she sometimes falls or drops thing. She went on to say the diagnosis is “overwhelming.” Multiple sclerosis is incurable and affects the spinal cord or brain and causes balance, muscle and vision problems.

Selma Blair diagnosed with MS

Selma Blair opened up on Instagram about her diagnosis on October 20, 2018. Blair is filming Netflix show “Another Life,” and went on to thank costume designer, Allisa Swanson for inspiring her to open up about her condition.

In the Instagram post, Selma went on to say that she is currently “in the thick of it,” but said she wants to give hope to other people with MS by talking about the diagnosis. While the news is not good, Blair is relieved that she has finally been diagnosed.

Blair went on to write that she has a foggy memory and that her left side is seeking directions from what she termed a “broken GPS.” However, Selma said she wants to play with her son again, to walk on the street and be able to ride her horse.

She ended with the words that she has multiple sclerosis, but she is OK.

Besides her appearance in “Cruel Intentions,” the actress also appeared in the “Hellboy” series and the film “Legally Blonde.”

After Blair posted on Instagram, actress Rose McGowan sent her wishes on Twitter saying that she is a “stellar being” and that her honesty and truth about her condition would help many people.

McGowan closed by sending Selma her best wishes.

Award-winning journalist Victoria Brownworth also tweeted to say she was diagnosed with MS at the age of 30.

She said she is grateful for all celebrities who share their stories about multiple sclerosis.

MS is an incurable condition

The NHS website reports that the condition is two to three times more likely to affect women than men and its cause is currently unknown. The multiple sclerosis diagnosis is normally made in people who are in their 20s and 30s.

As reported by Yahoo News, the Mayo Clinic says that the immune system of MS sufferers attacks the myelin or the sheath that protects and covers nerve fibres, causing communication problems between the sufferer’s brain and the rest of their body.

Multiple sclerosis currently has no cure, but treatment can be given to manage the symptoms, including medication to reduce nerve inflammation, physical therapy to help with stiff muscles, painkillers and other drugs to slow down the progression of the condition.