Social Media Star Complains About Headaches, Then Dies At 30
Jehane Thomas had over 77,000 followers on TikTok and over 35,000 followers on Instagram. She was a mother to two young boys, and she also suffered from debilitating migraine headaches.
On March 11th, she posted a picture of herself with her two boys who had surprised her for a visit at the hospital. In the picture, she is smiling in her hospital bed while she hugs her boys and holds a bouquet of roses. What the picture doesn’t show is how bad she was feeling.
Thomas wrote that her migraines were so severe that she had been in the hospital for six days at this point. She mentioned “pressure” in her head, and she hoped that she would be able to go home to recover in another day or so.
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Thomas told her fans about her migraines on Instagram on March 5th, explaining that she finally knew what was causing them. She wrote, “I was diagnosed with Optic Neuritis a few months ago after nearly 2 years of being told my migraines were stress related. They then thought I had MS which was ruled out (for now) but now the pressure in my head literally takes me off my feet.”
Despite the diagnosis, she was still in horrible pain, so bad that she went to the hospital and documented her stay on social media.
On March 15th, on TikTok, she posted a video of herself trying to rest in her hospital bed. Text over the photo was her attempt to update her followers on her condition. She explained, “I am still waiting to go down for surgery. The reason they didn’t do it last week was because having fluids in me would solve the issue. I have 4 liters of fluids in me and my head this morning is horrific. I’m waiting to see if I can take one of my Frovatriptan before surgery because no other pain relief is taking this pressure or if I need to ride it out and hope the surgery gives me instant relief.”
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That was Thomas’s final TikTok. Two days later, on March 17th, she died, leaving behind her two young boys. Her friend, Alyx Reast, set up a GoFundMe with the goal of “raising some money so her beautiful boys can have the best childhood, make memories and make sure they are comfortable. Nothing will bring the boys their mum back, but we hope it will bring some relief to her family, knowing how loved and supported they are.”
Her followers are devastated at the news of her sudden death, and they are urging her family to get an autopsy separate from the one provided by the hospital to verify cause of death. Her fans are also grateful that Thomas documented her hospital stay on social media so that her story could be told accurately.
Just four weeks ago, Thomas was home and looking like she felt fabulous.
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Now, she is gone too soon. She was only 30 years old.