Christina Applegate announces daughter Sadie, 13, diagnosed with PoTS: ‘I’m sad’

Christina Applegate has revealed that her 13-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with POTS.

The “Dead to Me” star’s daughter, Sadie, opened up about her health on Tuesday’s episode of Applegate’s “MeSsy” podcast, saying she found new common ground with her mother, who lives with multiple sclerosis.

“I have something called POTS,” Sadie explained. “I have no idea what it actually is, but it has something to do with the autonomic nervous system and it affects my heart. When I get up I get really, really dizzy and my legs get really weak and I feel like I’m going to pass out.

Christina Applegate has revealed that her 13-year-old daughter Sadie has been diagnosed with POTS. Getty Images for ABA

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, POTS — officially known as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome — occurs when your heart rate increases rapidly after standing up from sitting or lying down.

It is a chronic disorder that affects the autonomic nervous system and blood circulation and can lead to tremors, nausea and fainting.

Sadie revealed that although she was only recently diagnosed, she has been living with the condition for some time.

The “Married…with Children” alum, 52, said she “hates” that her daughter has to suffer from the chronic illness.

“I hate this for you sweetheart. I really hate this for you,” Applegate said. “I’m sad. But I love you and I know you’ll be okay. And I’m here for you and I believe you. And thank you for bringing this to light and bringing awareness to this.

Sadie revealed that although she only recently received her diagnosis, she has been living with the condition for some time. Getty Images

Sadie – who Applegate shares with her husband, Martyn LeNoble – remembers leaving her sixth-grade classes to visit the nurse “several times a day.”

“In class, if I got up, I said to myself: ‘I have to go to the nurse. I can not do that. Or I’ll be in PE and I’ll be like, ‘I need to go to the nurse,'” she said.

“They told me, ‘You’re doing this to get out of class.’ It’s probably just anxiety. Go back to class. They wouldn’t do anything about it.

Applegate was diagnosed with MS in 2021. WireImage

“Them not doing anything definitely hurt me physically and emotionally,” she continued. “Because I was like, ‘This is rude and I feel sick and you’re telling me to go to PE and do laps on the soccer field.’ I can not do that.’

Applegate – who was diagnosed with MS in 2021 – admitted she was initially dismissive of her daughter’s symptoms.

“She wears layers of clothing on days when it’s 90 degrees and she hates PE — sorry school, she’s not a big fan of PE or physical things,” Applegate said.

“I was like, ‘Oh, I kind of felt that too.’ I feel so bad that we didn’t pay attention to it.

“I just haven’t seen him at home, baby. At home, you were fine. But it’s a bit like us,” Applegate continued.

“We go out into the world, and the stress and anxiety of the world causes symptoms that are much worse than they would be if we were in the safety and cool of our own home.”

The actress admitted that she initially downplayed her daughter’s symptoms. AFP via Getty Images

After clarifying her condition, Sadie said it helped her “understand what my mom is going through.”

“For example, when my mom says, ‘Oh, I’m kind of sore right now. Oh, I’ve got the shakes. If I didn’t have that, I’d probably say, ‘I really don’t care.’ I don’t know what you’re talking about,'” she added.

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