Publication date December 28, 2023

Christina Applegate embraces her weight gain post MS diagnosis and looks gorgeous as ever!

One piece of news can change your entire life, just like it changed Christina Applegate’s life forever when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnoses. If you are not familiar with MS then let me tell you a bit about it. MS is a neurological disease whose symptoms may vary from patient to patient. Christina Applegate opened up about how her life changed after she was diagnosed with MS. One thing you can take away from her interview is the actress is self-aware of her condition. The way she spoke about her condition it was evident there was not a spec of denial in her. 

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The actress has been in the game since she was a little kid and it is clear that the difference in her appearance will be evident to everyone. If you don’t follow her work then let me tell you about the final season of “Dead To Me” that was released on Netflix back on November 17 and the fans noticed the difference in her appearance. Applegate knew her fans might be taken aback by her new appearance. Talking to Alexis Soloski of the New York Times she said “ I put on 40 pounds; I can’t walk without a cane. I want people to know that I am very aware of all of that.”

She went on to add “ Acceptance? No. I’m never going to accept this. I’m pissed”. I kind of understand why she would say something like this, the diagnosis has changed her life completely. Christina Applegate dove deep into it when she started noticing that there might be something wrong. It was on the set of “Dead To Me” when she got the first clear sign of MS. While filming a dance sequence for “Dead To Me” she struggled just to balance herself and that is when she knew she needed to get herself checked. This was not the first time she experienced symptoms though, she confirmed she experienced tingling and numbness in her body from time to time for years. But the final diagnosis was made in 2021 while filming Netflix’s “Dead To Me”.

The disease has also changed her appearance a lot. In the interview she mentioned, “I put on 40 pounds; I can’t walk without a cane. I want people to know I am very aware of that”. This can be overwhelming for anybody but kudos to the actress even in all this she did not lose her grace and looks as pretty as ever. Also, she has not let her condition affect her work. She was amazing in Dead to Me: Season 3. She nailed it as Jen Harding and Christina Applegate looked better than ever on the screen. However, the filming was delayed because of her diagnosis. The filming was halted for five months but the actress was resilient and went back to shoot as soon as she could. As an audience and a fan of Christina Applegate, it really feels me up with warmth as I see how dedicated she is to her craft.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. What's wrong with Christina Applegate?

In August 2021, Christina Applegate announced that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and has since spoken openly about her experience with the disease. Applegate has used her platform to raise awareness about MS and support for those living with the condition. 

Q. Why did Christina Applegate get MS?

The exact reason why Christina Applegate or anyone diagnose with Multiple Sclerosis is unknown. MS is a complex autoimmune disease, meaning it’s caused by your immune system mistakenly attacking the brain and nerves. However, some researchers have identified some risk factors associated with MS, such as genetics and environmental factors, but they haven't pinpointed a definitive cause for specific individuals.

Q. When did Christina Applegate know she had MS?

Christina Applegate was diagnosed with MS in Augusta in 2021. The disease directly affects the central nervous system and muscle control. Applegate had been filming "Dead to Me" and the show paused production so she could start treatment.

Q. Why did Christina Applegate gain so much weight?

Christina Applegate gained so much weight because of inactivity and the medications she was taking for her Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatment. MS fatigue, steroid therapy, and depression can result in unwanted weight in people with MS. 

Q. Does MS cause weight gain? 

While weight changes are common in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), it doesn’t necessarily cause weight gain in everyone. The individual impact on weight depends on many factors like symptom severity, treatment (medication), lifestyle, and genetic predisposition. 

Q. Why do you gain weight with MS? 

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) fatigue, steroid therapy, medication, depression, and reduced physical activity all lead to unwanted weight in people with MS. However, by understanding the contributing factors and focusing on healthy habits, individuals can effectively maintain their well-being.

Q. Why did Christina Applegate quit acting?

As of 2023, Christina hasn’t announced her retirement from acting. However, she indeed took a break Christina Applegate quit acting due to her battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She is known for her roles in Anchorman and Married With Children, Applegate also recently appeared in the Netflix show Dead to Me alongside Linda Cardellini. 


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