Dominican Republic mystery illness: 'The Bachelor’ star Melissa Rycroft falls ‘really sick’ after family vacation, undergoing tests
Melissa Rycroft who appeared on 'The Bachelor' season 13 and 'Dancing With The Stars' went on a vacation to the Dominican Republic and fell sick.
The Dominican Republic has been in the headlines quite frequently of late after nine tourists died after they got sick while visiting the nation known for its beaches and pleasant weather.
Recently it has been revealed that Melissa Rycroft who appeared on 'The Bachelor' season 13 and 'Dancing With The Stars' went on a vacation to the Dominican Republic and fell "really sick."
According to Page Six, a source revealed that the reality TV star fell sick during her stay at the Nickelodeon Resort in Punta Cana with her family. Talking to Page Six, Rycroft's rep revealed that she has been suffering from “major stomach issues” since she returned from the trip.
“She got an upset stomach on the second day of vacation, but it passed,” her rep said. “Once they came home, she got severe cramping,” the rep said. “It has lasted for over a week, and she’s currently getting tested for possible parasites and any other infections. She’s assuming it’s something foodborne, but no one else in her family is ill.”
Taking to Instagram Rycroft spoke about her encounter with the unidentified bug in a series of posts. Rycroft also revealed that she is currently undergoing treatment to fight her low blood pressure, high fever and severe stomach cramps.
Rycroft's symptoms have a striking similarity to the ones that have been faced by dozens of other citizens who fell ill or suddenly passed away over the past year while visiting the Dominican Republic.
Even though her symptoms seem to be severe and extreme, the TV personality is positive by telling her followers that she will have more answers when she gets her blood test results on Thursday.
"Update for everyone," she said on Tuesday in an Instagram story. "More bloodwork done today. Bloody pressure was 90/60 so they’re monitoring it. But!! New meds are making me feel so much better!!!" Rycroft added. "This is good progress."