Teen Mom Jenelle Evans admits she suffers from 'nightmares' & 'extreme fear' due to anxiety battle amid health crisis

TEEN Mom Jenelle Evans revealed she suffers from 'nightmares' and 'extreme fear' due to her battle with anxiety, as she is dealing with a health crisis.

Jenelle, 30, took to her Instagram Stories to open about her struggles, including having "major social anxiety."

She started the Q&A asking: "I have anxiety. Anyone else?"

Her fans quickly responded with their experiences living with anxiety, which Jenelle agreed with.

One fan said they had "debilitating anxiety with nightmares," to which Jenelle replied, "Yes, nightmares are bad for me too."

The TV mom "smiled" when one fan revealed they watch Jenelle on old episodes of Teen Mom to help them with anxiety.

When one fan admitted they had "health anxiety," Jenelle also revealed "that's what a lot of mine is."

She replied "me too" to another person who said they have "major social anxiety."

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The mom-of three then described what anxiety feels like to her.

Jenelle wrote: "The feeling of extreme fear for certain situations or no reason and can't figure out why… I'm worrying about the dumbest things that haven't even happened."

She finished off the discussion by paying gratitude to her fans with her honesty.

She wrote: "Thanks for talking with me! I love reading everyone's feedback.

"Anxiety is so real! I'll read more tomorrow."


Jenelle has been open about her health issues, as she revealed she has a series of "painful" tumors, including two in her spine and one in her neck.

The reality star gave a sad update about her health in a TikTok video, responding to a commenter who said they were a "huge fan."

"Hey, thanks for the support," Jenelle said while laying down on a bed. "I've just been taking things easy lately.

"I'm making my health number one right now, so if it seems like I kind of lost my spark or motivation, I kind of have.

"I've recently been diagnosed with, you know, two tumors in my spine.

"They also recently found out I have a tumor in my neck which hurts pretty bad… I've just been in a lot of pain lately and my neck is just killing me."

The former Teen Mom 2 star, who shared her struggles with her spine disorder before, said she has an "update" with her neurosurgeon next week.

Jenelle suffers from the disorder syringomyelia, which causes fluid-filled cysts (called a syrinx) to develop within the spinal cord.

The symptoms include headaches, pain, loss of reflexes and muscle weakness.

In some extreme cases, they can lead to paralysis.


She posted about how she "found a few tumors in my spine" in December in a somber Instagram Story, asking for "#PrayersPlease."

Earlier that month, she also posted a gloomy TikTok screaming along to an emo song, lip-syncing the lyrics: "I don't need drugs, because I'm already high enough."

She then wrote over the clip, seemingly quoting her doctors: "When you already have a growing cyst in your spine… and the doctors 'can't help you. When you become paralyzed go to the ER.'"

The star first broke the news about her condition on her Instagram Stories in March, saying she was "in shock."

She elaborated in a YouTube vlog called, "My Neck, My Back."

The mother of three said she was battling daily headaches and dealing with her neck "cracking 10 times a day."

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