On health issues: Kris Aquino begs supporters for prayers

Former TV host-actress Kris Aquino pleaded with netizens for continued prayers and urged them not to give up on her, as she revealed on social media her complex health condition.

“How badly i wanted to keep this private because i’m scared baka mawalan kayo ng gana to keep praying for me & my doctors, my sons, and my sisters. Hindi ako sumusuko, sana wag rin kayo sumuko? Please?”

She further disclosed that she has now five or possibly six autoimmune disorders.

She is currently taking a “new biological injectable” to help bring down her IgE (Immunoglobulin E), the number of allergens in her blood which, according to her, remained “very high”.

“Naiyak na lang ako sa frustration because my blood panel numbers were bad. I won’t bore you with the details but my chest CT scan showed scarring & micronodules in my right lung,” Kris said, adding that her doctor had a difficult time convincing her about methotrexate as she felt that her immune system wasn’t ready yet.

But when she saw her inflammatory numbers and ANA (antinuclear antibody) test were high, Kris eventually gave in to her doctor’s advice. She started taking methotrexate slowly, increasing the dosage to 7.5 milligrams per week.

“Roughly 13 hours ago, I started my 1st ‘baby dose’ of methotrexate,” she said. According to her, methotrexate is in a class of medications called antimetabolites.

“Methotrexate treats cancer by slowing the growth of cancer cells. Methotrexate treats psoriasis by slowing the growth of skin cells to stop scales from forming. Methotrexate may treat rheumatoid arthritis by decreasing the activity of the immune system,” Kris expounded.

In the video she shared, she was seen beside her doctor, eating what seems to be a pastry, and taking her medicine.

“My gratitude post will follow,” Kris promised.