Selma Blair is in Remission from Multiple Sclerosis

Actress Selma Blair says she's in remission from MS as a result of a stem cell transplant and chemotherapy.


"My prognosis is great," she said. "I'm in remission. Stem cell put me in remission."

She added: "It took about a year after stem cell for the inflammation and lesions to really go down."



Stem cell treatment it is not a cure for MS but can help to improve disability.


In February 2018 is when she felt the first alarming symptom. She was set to walk in a New York Fashion Week show for designer Christian Siriano.


"It was on that runway, with the thrill of walking in the show, that I suddenly lost feeling in my left leg," she told the magazine. "But I was on a runway and thinking, What do I do?"


Six months after the runway show, in August 2018, Blair was diagnosed with MS.


Blair said she had been experiencing symptoms for years before she was officially diagnosed.

“I’ve been carrying around some sort of chronic illness, either building up or had for a long time, so it wasn’t a surprise to me,” she said. “Just the name was a surprise.”



But now it seems like things are looking better for the Legally Blonde actress.


“It took about a year after stem cell for the inflammation and lesions to really go down, so I was reluctant to talk about it because I felt this need to be more healed,” she said. “I don’t have any new lesions forming.”

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