JENELLE Evans gave fans a scare, revealing that she’s being “checked for ALS” amid struggles with other health conditions.
The Teen Mom alum told fans in March 2021 that she was diagnosed with a spinal cord cyst.
Jenelle shared the news in a TikTok video, responding to a fan.
The controversial reality star was asked: “Hey sweetheart are [you] feeling better with your hemangiomas & cysts? were you able to get help? Praying for you!”
Sitting with a hand on her cheek and a worried look on her face, she responded.
“So, yeah, about that. Let me tell you guys a little health update and sorry you’re going through the same thing.
“I got a second opinion from a different neurologist and she’s going to be checking me for ALS.
“Since she has told me this, yes, I’ve been freaking out in my head a lot. I’ve been crying a lot.
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“I’ve been crying, like, every single night by myself.
“But we’re redoing all my bloodwork, we’re redoing my nerve study. I have to go get another nerve study done next week because that checks for more diseases.
She went on: “She referred me to a neurosurgeon about the cyst in my head and the cyst in my spine so we’re going to check that out in March.
“She’s also having me go to a lung doctor because I have a hard time breathing and catching my breath and I’m not sick.
“Since I have cysts popping up everywhere, my doctor wants to check my lungs to see if there’s cyst there too. My hands are really shaky and my thumb grip is almost completely gone on my left hand.
Jenelle concluded: “Hopefully I’ll get answers soon.”
Fans flocked to the comments with some wishing the North Carolina native well, some suggesting other potential diagnosis’, and others slamming the ex MTV star.
One commenter wrote: “Please have them check you for Lyme Disease!! It can often be misdiagnosed with ALS and it’s completely treatable!! Sending Prayers for you!!”
Jenelle responded: “Thanks for the support and prayers”
Another commenter wrote: “Have you been tested for Ms lovely x. I have Ms”
The star again replied, saying: “Yes I have been tested and I don’t have that either.”
A third fan asked: “Yikes!!! Why do they suspect ALS? Thats scary! praying for you!”
Jenelle revealed: “My stomach feels like I’ve been doing ab crunches while sitting.”
Another commenter chimed in: “I pray more then anything in the world you do not have ALS, my dad passed from that in 2014, I wouldn’t wish it upon my worse enemy.”
The Teen Mom star responded: “Me too! I hope I get good answers. I would have to prepare a lot in my life and it’s heartbreaking to think about. I’m sorry about your dad.”
On Reddit, fans were far less kind.
One user posted Jenelle’s video, writing: “Janelle you do not have ALS.”
A commenter replied to the thread: “Is she doing all this s**t to get a disability check?? Like, wtf she’s just pulling s**t out of her a** at this point.”
Another wrote: “Can someone please make a power point presentation of all the illnesses and symptoms she’s claimed over the years
“This is important work.”
Someone else added: “Lord, the hypochondria.”
In 2021, Jenelle made a shocking revelation to fans.
The star said she was “in shock” after her doctors diagnosed her with a “rare” spinal disorder called syringomyelia.
Syringomyelia is the development of a cyst (called a syrinx) within the spinal cord, which causes pain and weakness and, in some, cases can lead to paralysis.
Symptoms include headaches, neck pain, arm and back pain, loss of reflexes, and muscle weakness and wasting.
Jenelle shared the news with fans via Instagram Stories, saying she was “in shock.”
She elaborated on her condition in a YouTube vlog called “My Neck, My Back” on Monday evening.
The mother-of-three said she had been battling daily headaches and dealing with her neck “cracking 10 times a day.”
The Teen Mom alum said she had been having tests done for months and not getting any answers, which she described as “really frustrating.”
“It’s pretty concerning. That’s not good. None of this is good,” she said fighting back tears.