Selma Blair Reveals MS Remission, Details Filming Documentary

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Selma Blair has been incredibly open about her battle with multiple sclerosis since her diagnosis in 2018, especially on social media. Her Instagram has been a place for her to share all of the ups and downs that came with her illness and treatments.

Now, Selma is back with great news: she’s in MS remission. After her diagnosis, the Cruel Intentions actress pursued many treatments but still experienced debilitating symptoms, including difficulty speaking and losing some function in her left leg.

Then, she elected to try an “aggressive” course of chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, and an extended stay in the hospital, per People. After some time, she finally noticed an improvement.

“My prognosis is great. I’m in remission. Stem cell put me in remission,” she said, according to People. “It took about a year after stem cell for the inflammation and lesions to really go down.”

Selma added that she was hesitant to share her news right away. “I was reluctant to talk about it because I felt this need to be more healed and more fixed,” she said. “I’ve accrued a lifetime of some baggage in the brain that still needs a little sorting out or accepting. That took me a minute to get to that acceptance. It doesn’t look like this for everyone.”

She also mentioned the one thing that kept her going through her painful flare: her son, Arthur. “It’s not that MS was on a path killing me. I mean it was killing me with this flare lasting so long,” she said, per People.

“I was so burnt out. If there was an option to halt me, to rebalance after being hit so hard with that last flare, it’s absolutely for my son. I have no desire to leave him alone right now.”

Another key component was Selma’s great support system, she said. “People took great care of me. I never really like life. I do now—strange, huh? Just because life’s so weird.”

“I was so scared in life,” she added. “To suddenly start to find an identity and a safety in me, to figure out boundaries, time management, and energy. I’m having the time of my life.”

On Instagram, Selma also announced that she is starring in a new documentary called Introducing, Selma Blair, which will be released this fall. She posted a sneak peek at the film’s trailer in August:…”

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