‘OutDaughtered’ Danielle Busby Shares ‘Alarming’ Disease Battle

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OutDaughtered star Danielle Busby recently shared her “alarming” battle with an autoimmune disease.

Danielle has been dealing with life-altering symptoms for some time. But she just recently opened up to fans about what it’s like to live with her symptoms. Both Danielle and Adam recently got candid about what it’s like to parent through the unique challenges of living with a disruptive autoimmune disorder. Read on to find out what they have to say about it.

Danielle Knew Something Was Wrong Back In 2015

Danielle Busby recently spoke with Us Weekly about her harrowing battle with her own body. She explained that she first started noticing something was wrong all the way back in 2015. At that time, Danielle had just given birth to her and Adam’s quintuplets, Ava, Olivia, Hazel, Riley, and Parker. They have an older daughter together, Blayke, who is now 12.

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Danielle Busby – Adam Busby – OutDaughtered – Instagram

Before getting pregnant with Blayke, Danielle suffered from infertility. She and Adam tried to use IVF before getting pregnant with Blayke on their own with the help of Femara. Femara is a drug that helps treat the symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). After Femara helped them achieve a first healthy pregnancy, they opted to use the medication again. This time, they conceived their quintuplets.

Danielle told the outlet that after the quintuplets arrived, her body never really recovered. She said they lived a life of “nonstop movement” and adrenaline for years. But when the younger five kids went into kindergarten and first grade and life slowed down a little, Danielle says her body “went into this shock.”

OutDaughtered Star Danielle Busby Shares Her Battle With ‘Alarming’ Autoimmune Disease

Danielle says that at the height of her symptoms, she couldn’t go upstairs without feeling like she was going to pass out. The reality tv star adds that “for my body to go so down, it just was alarming.”

The OutDaughtered star has been diagnosed with migraines and fibromyalgia but called her disease still in the “discovery” phase. Some days, she explains, she’s fine. Others, she can’t move her hands or feet. While Adam tries to support her through it, the invisible nature of her disease makes it difficult to cope with and predict what’s coming next.

Danielle Busby - Adam Busby - OutDaughtered - TLC, Instagram
Danielle Busby – Adam Busby – OutDaughtered – TLC, Instagram

Adam Busby helps his wife and parents alongside her illness. He admitted it has been tough, adding, “You don’t know what it is and you don’t know when it’s gonna flare up.” He mused that the unknowns of parenting and partnering around an autoimmune disease are the hardest parts for him.

Are you looking forward to seeing reality tv stars Danielle Busby and Adam Busby share their parenting challenges with the return of the series? Let us know what your thoughts are. And catch the Season 9 of OutDaughtered when it premieres tonight, July 11, at 9 PM EST on TLC.

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  1. Glad to see them back! I just watched the first show of the season and my heart went out to Danielle. Please, if it is at all possible, try to communicate to Danielle to query her physician if her medical issues could be Cushings Disease.

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