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Christina Applegate Struggles with Severe MS Relapse, Unable to Shower for Weeks

Actress Christina Applegate recently shared on her podcast the challenges she is facing due to a severe relapse of her multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic condition affecting the brain and central nervous system.

Applegate, 52, disclosed that the relapse has left her unable to shower for nearly three weeks, highlighting the debilitating impact of the disease on her daily life.

In an emotional discussion with her co-host Jamie Lynn-Sigler, who also battles MS, Applegate candidly expressed her struggles with basic tasks like showering.

She revealed, “I’m gonna be honest with you, I need to buy stock in Cottonelle because I haven’t taken a shower in three weeks.

Because I can’t stand in my shower.

There’s no way I can use my shower.”

Describing the physical limitations she faces, Applegate explained how her inability to sit comfortably on a small bench in her shower has forced her to resort to using wet wipes for hygiene.

She humorously mentioned her challenges, saying, “I have such a small bench and my aass is so huge these days that I can’t sit on it, it’s like I slip right off of it.”

The actress admitted feeling self-conscious about her situation, expressing concerns about her personal hygiene and the discomfort caused by not being able to shower.

Despite using wet wipes, she shared her worries about their effectiveness, confessing, “I smell so bad.

And it’s, like, awful.

Thank God I’m always alone so that no one smells me except for Sades,” referring to her daughter.

Applegate further described the severity of her symptoms, including intense pain in her legs that hinders her mobility and causes difficulty in walking to the bathroom.

She also mentioned experiencing tingling sensations and movement issues in her eyes, making it challenging for her to sleep and raising concerns about potential optic nerve damage.

Acknowledging the impact of the relapse on her overall well-being, Applegate expressed frustration over the lack of energy and circulation in her legs.

She emphasized the excruciating pain she endures, stating, “My legs have never been this bad, so I don’t know what’s going on.

Like no energy.

Legs are just — just done.

Can’t get circulation.

I can’t get them to stop hurting.”

As Applegate continues to navigate the complexities of living with MS, her candid revelations shed light on the physical and emotional toll of the disease.

Despite the challenges she faces, she remains resilient and determined to seek the necessary medical care to manage her symptoms and improve her quality of life.