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Denise Drysdale’s Son Peter Reveals The TV Star’s Crippling Struggle With Fibromyalgia

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Denise Drysdale’s son, Peter Milne, has been keeping her fans updated on his mother’s condition after she was hospitalized in September for a rare nerve condition.

Speaking to her Studio 10 co-hosts, Peter revealed that Denise, 72, suffers from fibromyalgia.

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread muscle pain, weakness, and fatigue.

Rare: Denise Drysdale’s son, Peter Milne, has been keeping fans updated on his mother’s condition after she was hospitalized in September for a rare nervous condition. Denise is pictured in 2017

“Mom likened it to a kind of jarring pain in the back of her eye that caused electric shocks,” he explained.

‘It comes in waves, and [had] little triggers like being on the phone, texting, laughing, anything she had to use her brain for just sends these horribly debilitating pains.”

He continued, “We’ve been in the car and had to bring the car to a complete stop and wait for these waves to come through.”

Struggle: Speaking to her Studio 10 co-hosts, Peter revealed that Denise, 72, suffers from fibromyalgia.  Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread muscle pain, weakness and fatigue

Struggle: Speaking to her Studio 10 co-hosts, Peter revealed that Denise, 72, suffers from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread muscle pain, weakness and fatigue

Peter went on to say that the pain had “disappeared” to some extent with Denise undergoing “high-intensity acupuncture” several days a week at a local clinic.

Denise has trouble eating, her son confirmed.

“She recently managed to eat a nice plate of spaghetti and she hasn’t eaten anything in over a week. She tried to spoon small chunks of yogurt and couldn’t swallow.”

He also told the TV star’s co-hosts that she handled the disease as best she could.

“It comes in waves, little triggers like being on the phone, texting, laughing, anything she had to use her brain for just sends these horrible debilitating pains” he sadly

“She’s been great. She still has her sense of humor. She did say she thought she had come face to face with death but just realized it was her reflection,” he joked.

‘But she’s fine. She still has all her jokes, she jokes about the situation she’s in, but she’s been great… she’s a real trooper, as we all know.”

It comes after Denise was hospitalized with a rare nerve condition called trigeminal neuralgia.

The comedian was hospitalized in late September after experiencing “painful” pain that she compared to a lightning strike.

He also told the TV star's co-hosts that she managed the disease as best she could:

He also told the TV star’s co-hosts that she managed the disease as best she could: “She was amazing. She still has her sense of humor. She did say she thought she had come face to face with death but just realized it was her reflection,” he joked.

Studio 10’s showbiz reporter Craig Bennett said, “You may have noticed that you haven’t seen anyone on this couch or on this show in a while.”

‘Why you haven’t seen her on the show for a while is for this reason: last week [Denise] was taken to hospital after suffering “unspeakable pain,” he added.

Craig recalled how Denise had told him the pain was the equivalent of “being struck by lightning” or being touched with “a red-hot poker.”

“It turns out she suffers from a rare nerve condition that affects the face, called trigeminal neuralgia,” he explained.

Setback: It comes after Denise is hospitalized with a rare nerve condition called trigeminal neuralgia.  The comedian was hospitalized in late September after experiencing

Setback: It comes after Denise is hospitalized with a rare nerve condition called trigeminal neuralgia. The comedian was hospitalized in late September after experiencing “painful” pain that she compared to a lightning strike. Pictured when she was hospitalized in October 2020 after a fall

Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain.

Craig said he was in regular contact with Denise, who is “slowly recovering.”

“I know we all wish our Denise Drysdale a speedy recovery,” he concluded.

Pain: Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain

Pain: Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain

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