"This can result in impairment of motor, sensory and cognitive functions to a greater or lesser extent," explains MS Australia."It can be benign - in rare cases apparently disappearing altogether after one or two episodes.
Like Sigler, most patients are diagnosed between the ages of 20-50.And she has a happy home life with her new husband, baseball player Cutter Dykstra (the son of Mets and Phillies great Lenny Dykstra) and their son, Beau, who was born in 2013.Thank you to my sweet friend @annievovan for reminding me to take a minute during these hectic times, and allow her to capture the sweetest moments with me and my family. Xoxoxo A photo posted by @jamielynnsigler on "Things are manageable now," she told the magazine."It takes a fighting attitude to deal with all this.This disease can absolutely take over your life if you let it."Multiple sclerosis is named for the sclere, or lesions, that appear on the white matter of the brain and spinal cord in patients and is characterised by the fraying of the myelin sheath, or insulating covers for those nerve cells.She explained her decision to speak out about the disease."I'm at a point in my life with my son, with my new marriage, it's a new me," said Sigler, who has appeared on "I don't want to hold a secret where it feels like I have something to be ashamed of or have something to hide. This has been a part of me, that for many reasons I was terrified to share for the last 15 years since I was diagnosed.I've finally found the strength to come forward and be ok with who I really am and trust that life will still have things to offer even though I have this disease.
It's (MS) part of me, but it's not who I am."On Thursday, Sigler also uploaded a shot of herself playing baseball with her family to Instagram, writing that she'd finally found the "the strength to come forward and be ok with who I really am". It has slowed me down and it can make things hard, but there is still a lot I CAN do.
I hope I can be an example to anyone struggling out there to push through and past your circumstances.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who played the emotionally conflicted daughter of mobster Tony Soprano on the Emmy-winning drama, has gone public with her struggle with her nearly 15-year battle with multiple sclerosis.
She shared her story with and experiencing feelings of tingliness and heaviness in her legs.
She says she kept her illness a secret on the set, telling the magazine that, "Sometimes all I needed was like five or 10 minutes to sit and recharge but I wouldn't ask, because I didn't want them to be suspicious." She told the magazine that she had been symptom-free for several years but it caught up to her in the last decade. "When I walk, I have to think about every single step, which is annoying and frustrating.".
"I can't walk for a long period of time without resting. "You'd think that after all these years, somebody would be settled with something like this, but it's still hard to accept."She added that Gandolfini, "was very aware and protective in general, but was especially after I told him." Sigler is in a better place today, taking a twice-daily dosage of Tecfidera, which stabilises her symptoms.