Bachelorette Alum Ryan Sutter Explains Symptoms Of His Mystery Illness

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Former Bachelorette contestant Ryan Sutter is still searching for the cause of his mysterious illness after experiencing unexplainable symptoms.

On Tuesday, Sutter, who competed on Trista’s season, opened up about his ongoing health issues in a number of posts on his Instagram. He explained the various symptoms he’s been experiencing and shared that he is still undergoing tests to determine its cause.

He began by explaining that he started feeling ill after an 18-week training course with the Denver Fire Department this past February. “Towards the end of that process I felt more and more worn out and began feeling occasional ‘flu like’ symptoms,” he recalled in the post.

“I was tested for COVID multiple times but never tested positive. I completed the academy and believed/hoped I would begin to recover and feel better.” He continued, “It’s been five months now and, if anything, I feel worse.”

“Though I am functional and continue to work my regular fire schedule, I am experiencing a battery of symptoms which include: fatigue – sometimes almost paralyzing, deep body and muscle aches, fevers, night sweats, full body itching with no rash, headaches, neck and throat swelling, congestion, light headedness, nausea, and just general all around not feeling good.”

He explained that he’s had “several blood tests and a CT scan,” and added the procedures determined that he has “a high ANA Titer and low WBC but nothing else has proven anything conclusive.”

“I am not taking any medications, maintain a healthy diet and am doing my best to get rest. Most days I feel about 70%. Somedays [sic] I feel a bit better and somedays I can barely get out of bed. I don’t believe I have anything contagious as no one else in my family has been sick nor has anyone I have worked with or associated with been sick,” he shared.

“I appear to be sick for some unknown reason,” Ryan wrote in another Instagram post. “The struggle to find answers in the medical world and support through the insurance industry is frustrating and lacking.”

“One must truly and persistently advocate for himself/herself if they hope to find answers or, at the very least, rule out possibilities. I am concerned that we are bearing witness to the effects of our lifestyles and the relative lack of understanding as to how we live on a daily basis influences our health and well being and the health and well being of others,” he continued.

He concluded by sharing, “Please don’t worry about me. I will be fine. If you must worry, worry about each other. Support each other. Be there for each other,” he added.

“The outpouring of support I have received has been humbling and therapeutic. I could not be more grateful. I can not imagine the healing power that amount of love and caring would have on the world should we all choose to apply it?  Maybe let’s find out…”

Check out Sutter’s full series of posts explaining his mysterious illness below:

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Olivia Di Pede

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