Actress Selma Blair has shared her experience of coping with spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.
The Hollywood star revealed she had the condition in an Instagram post last year, and has continued to candidly document her highs and lows on the social media site.
She often posts older pictures and tells the stories behind them.
On Tuesday, the 47-year-old posted an old photograph showing herself in a bath, covered with towels.
“So. I spin the wheel again,” she wrote. “I stop on a pic a friend took of me trying to stop spasms by lying in warm water with a heavy towel with minerals in bath. Specific minerals.
“I recall posting this at the time and kind of being made fun of by some news outlets. My skin wasn’t as tough yet. And I took the picture down. The thing is, the heavy towel helped. My body would go into a kind of palsy. I was embarrassed and tried to turn them into mouth clicks instead.
“But the energy had to go somewhere. The therapist recommended towels over me. It helped. She said it really helps her autistic patients. So I wanted to share. A warm bath with towels and a space heater in bathroom so water doesn’t have to be so hot.
“We are in this together. I don’t mind being ridiculed a bit anymore. We do what we need to do. #towelbath.”
It comes a few days after Blair, best known for films including The Sweetest Thing, Legally Blonde and Cruel Intentions, posted a picture of a horse and wrote about her desire to ride again one day, saying she was “learning and getting healthier… even as I get seemingly sicker”.
Blair recently played Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner in The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, and her upcoming Netflix show, Another Life, is due for release this week.
When she revealed her diagnosis last year, she said she had had symptoms for years.
MS is a neurological condition which affects the nerves, causing symptoms such as vision loss, pain, fatigue, muscle weakness and impaired co-ordination.
More than 100,000 people in the UK have the condition, and it affects almost three times as many women as men.
courtesy of Sky News