Married at First Sight star Elizabeth Sobinoff has opened up about her experience living with chronic illness by sharing a candid snap of its side effects with fans.
The 29-year-old made the vulnerable admission in an Instagram post where she revealed how hair loss is part of her auto-immune condition’s symptoms.
“This is an unfiltered image of myself. I am someone who struggles on a daily [basis] with chronic health issues,” she wrote alongside the image.
Lizzie’s side effects
The reality star then went on to detail the extent of the conditions she lives with—hallmarked particularly by one very visible side effect.
“I have lost a lot of hair at the back of my neck due to an autoimmune condition and have a rash that is psoriatic in nature that flares up in any light, artificial or natural,” she wrote.
Lizzie also mentioned the lengths she goes to to hide the symptoms from becoming publicly visible.
“I wear hair extensions to protect my scalp, acting like a hat. I have to treat my scalp every second day with a steroid otherwise it is uncontrollable,” she wrote.
“It’s uncomfortable and I wish I could wear a high ponytail or even feel my scalp.”
Back up the aisle
Earlier this year, Lizzie opened up about living with two chronic health conditions—a blood disorder, Porphyria as well as a mild form of Lupus.
“My hairline has receded, I’ve lost a huge chunk of my hairline,” she told 9Honey at the time. “It only started to grow back this year and I was so excited.”
The MAFS alum first found fame when she was paired with lothario Sam Ball on the program earlier this year but has recently been rumoured to head back up the aisle in 2020 in a second search for love.
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