Selma Blair says she cried tears of 'relief' when diagnosed with MS

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Stepping out on the red carpet in a gorgeous gown and custom cane at Vanity Fair's Oscar party Sunday night, she's now spreading that hope to everyone else.

The disease's impact can be seen and heard in the interview, affecting even the way the actress speaks.

MS is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system.

"I don't do anything the way I was once able", the actress wrote. "And there was some relief in that because ever since my son was born, I was in an MS flareup and didn't know".

"And I was self-medicating when he wasn't with me", she said. I was drinking, I was in pain. After a fan asked him what's it going to take for him to take a woman seriously, during his most recent #AskMeek Twitter session, Meek responded: "She gotta match me and I gotta match her". "And I laugh and I don't know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best".

"I think it's very inspirational for people to see that". As fans know, Kourtney has been single for almost six months, following her August split from her 25-year-old boyfriend, Younes Bendjima. It was at this point that Selma had been given several different causes to her symptoms, including exhaustion from single parenthood or stress of financial burdens.

Blair said that's why she "cried with some relief" when she finally got the answers she was looking for, thinking to herself, "Oh, good, I'll be able to do something". I used to be so athletic with him.

"I said, 'I don't know who to tell, but I am dropping things". "He got in touch with me and we began conversations". So he really helped me...

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The actress had experienced symptoms for quite some time before learning she had MS, so receiving an official diagnosis gave her a sense of relief; especially after months of "giving it everything to seem normal" around her seven-year-old son Arthur.

Though she was in the middle of a flare-up, Blair said she was doing well and was happy to be able to raise awareness of what being in the middle of an aggressive form of multiple sclerosis can look like.

Though Blair says she can no longer raise her arms to brush her hair, the actress told Vanity Fair: "There's a humility and a joy I have now, albeit a worn out joy". "I've never been one who handled alcohol like a lady. And he was like, 'OK!'"

She's also learned to be optimistic about her future while also accepting of her limitations.

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She admitted she was initially scared of talking, let alone in public.

Joked the smiling star to GMA, "No one has the energy to talk when they're in a flare-up, but I do because I love a camera".

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