‘Bachelorette’ star Ali Fedotowsky revealed she has been diagnosed with shingles and decided to share brutal photos of the ailment with her fans on Instagram.
The reality star took to IG and posted several pictures which show spots on her forehead and eyes which she describes as “itchy and tingly.” In a video, Ali reveals the spots eventually got worse, swelled up, and impaired her vision. She shared a lengthy message, admitting she has been hiding her face on social media but is now ready to talk about the diagnosis.
“Hey, guys. Some of you noticed that I’ve been hiding my face on Instagram this week. Either by holding something over it, wearing sunglasses, or putting my hair over my left eye. Why? I was diagnosed with shingles.I don’t really know why I wanted to hide it. I think it’s mostly because I didn’t want the added stress or pressure of the Internet while I was trying to rest and heal. In fact, stress is likely the reason I got shingles. I’m sharing now because I hope my story will help others detect it early. I didn’t even think it was possible to get it at my age,” she began.
See The Brutal Pictures!
Ali continued, “For those of you who don’t know, ‘shingles’ is a painful neurological condition that usually affects seniors. It’s relatively common for people in their 60s and that’s why people are vaccinated against it if they’re 50 or older. But based on my DM‘s, I’m realizing it’s getting more and more common in younger people. From what I understand you get it from a weakened immune system due to stress or other health-related issues. (Which I’m looking into).”
The Up Close Shots!
In her message, Ali describes the key is early detection with can lessen the severity and duration of the shingles. The reality star says she was able to send her doctor a video and describe the patches as “electricity underneath my skin.” After face timing, the doctor diagnosed the issue and she has started treatment.
“I am soooo grateful that she diagnosed me early and got me on the proper medication. So early that it was a day before I even had a tiny little pimple-like spot on my face which I wouldn’t have thought twice about (see 3rd pic) & days before I had multiple spots that ended up causing swelling and blurred vision in my eye,” she continued.
It’s Like ‘Electricity Under My Skin’
In the end, Ali is going public to warn fans and followers that shingles CAN happen in your 30’s and she is hoping this might someone suffering. “So needless to say, I’m trying to limit the stress in my life and hoping my vision clears up. Today the swelling is down a lot so I’m grateful for that!” she concluded. Adding, “I plan to do a blog post next week detailing what happened on a day-by-day basis to hopefully help others who are frantically googling “shingles in your 30’s” out there right now and not finding much information.”