A few weeks ago, several outlets reported that Ashley Olsen was suffering from a severe, debilitating case of Lyme disease. In Touch Weekly (via Jezebel) reported how Ashley contracted the disease a few years ago from tick bites. She’s experiencing constant flare ups that are “affecting her day-to-day life,” and her condition is growing worse. Ashley was reportedly seeking alternative treatments in Europe, and it all sounded very scary. I don’t know if the story is true, but countless outlets ran with the tale, and Olsen’s camp never denied anything. A new account from Radar says Ashley’s case isn’t getting better:
Ashley Olsen‘s struggle with debilitating Lyme disease has taken a turn for the worse.
The petite 28-year-old is suffering from low energy and “she’s in a lot of pain,” an insider close to the star reveals to In Touch.
As RadarOnline.com reported, Olsen contracted the incurable disease, which is spread through ticks, several years ago.
“Her symptoms have gotten worse,” the insider notes. “She’s had to take a step back from her business. She used to be in the office all the time, but lately she’s often just not well, so she rests a lot at home. She’s really having a difficult time.”
Unfortunately, Olsen’s moods are all over the place as she battles the disease that often causes sufferers pain that feels like pins and needles or burning as well as brain fog and forgetfulness.
“She’s really struggling, and it comes out in anger — she’s at the point where she’s having a hard time dealing,” the insider says. “She just seems all-around cranky. Between her pain and her exhaustion, “she’s really having a difficult time.”
[From Radar Online]
Ugh. This source doesn’t understand what people go through when they have Lyme disease. Of course someone will be irritated and angry when they’re in constant pain, and doctors can’t do anything to help. Radar adds that Ashley is trying to manage the condition with physical therapy and exercise, but the results have been “a major disappointment.” I hope Ashley finds some relief soon. The realities of the disease can ruin lives and end careers. She’s so young (28), and a single tick can cause so much damage. Avril Lavigne recently revealed her own battle with the disease. She’s finally feeling a bit better. I hope the same happens for Ashley soon.
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