Tori Spelling’s daughter diagnosed with hemiplegic migraine
Tori Spelling shares a health update on her 15-year-old daughter Stella. (Photo: Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
Tori Spelling shared that her 14-year-old daughter Stella is home and doing better after being diagnosed with a hemiplegic migraine.
The Love At First Lie host posted an Instagram story of her teenager hugging a dog, with the caption: “Wanted to thank everyone for all the well wishes for Stella. She is home and feeling much better. In the ER, she was diagnosed with a hemiplegic migraine.
Tori Spelling shared a health update on her daughter Stella, 15. (Photo: Tori Spelling/Instagram)
The actress continued: “It’s a condition that affects one side of the body. The symptoms of a hemiplegic migraine attack are similar to those of a stroke, usually including sudden severe headaches on one side of the brain, weakness and numbness in half of the body”.
The mother-of-five said it can be “terrifying if you don’t know what’s going on or about this type of migraine”.
“As a migraine sufferer my whole life, I had no idea about this,” she wrote. “Grateful to everyone in the ER. They were amazing and took loving care of him.”
Spelling has taken to social media to share her battle with migraines over the years. The 49-year-old has several sponsored posts on Instagram detailing her experience living with migraines.
“It’s so hard to plan the day when you know you’re going to have a migraine attack,” she shared in a 2022 post.
In October 2011, the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star tweeted that she was experiencing terrible migraines after giving birth to daughter Hattie McDermott.
“Does anyone else have horrible migraines right after giving birth? Is it the hormones? I’ve had one for a week,” she wrote at the time. “Nothing works”.
In November 2011, Spelling tweeted “#migraine is back. Hurts so bad. Takes me away from my kids. For the record… I hate migraines!”
Spelling, who also shares children Liam, 15, Hattie, 11, Finn, 10, and Beau, 5, with actor and husband Dean McDermott, 55, has been open about navigating the challenges of motherhood. During a November 2022 interview with People, she noted that the support of friends has been huge in helping her balance work and parenthood.
“It’s really hard for me because I grew up in a family where we had a lot of support around us. I grew up with a full-time nanny, so I was always that girl who said, ‘When I have kids, I’m going to do it all myself,'” she said. “So I still do it all, but i’m still working on it. It’s okay to ask for help.”
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