Kim Kardashian appeared on NBC's Today Show Tuesday, and opened up about pursuing treatment after her antibodies tested positive for lupus. (That revelation was made on Sunday’s premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.)
The 38-year-old mother of four said she found out more, and while she didn’t spill details, she did give hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb a picture of the mental anguish she went through.
Kardashian said: “I did find out, we’re gonna talk about it next Sunday. But I was able to find an amazing doctor, Dr. Wallace, and we figured out what the problem is. And I unfortunately had to be put on medication to stop the symptoms. I tried everything natural for the longest time and we chose the best route for me and luckily right now everything is under control. But autoimmune issues are really scary. When you get a diagnosis, and I didn’t realize I would be was one of those people, but before I knew what it was, when it was really up in the air, you get in your head and you think of every worst possibility of what’s gonna happen and how you’re gonna live your life. You really get into this little depression for a minute, I got myself out of it, but it was really scary to get myself through that.”
On Sunday’s show, Kardashian revealed that her joints were hurting, and even her bones. “Lately, my wrists are starting to hurt again but it’s definitely a different feeling,” she said during the episode. “I feel this in my bones. It’s starting to really worry me. I really have to look into this.”
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that leads to inflammation in tissues and organs, according to the Mayo Clinic. There’s no cure, but there are treatments available to treat symptoms.
Kardashian is having a busy week: she is in the middle of law school and just launched her shapewear line.