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Melody Thomas Scott Back to Work on 'The Young & the Restless' After Medical Crisis Sidelined Her for 6 Weeks

by Cate Meighan   Dec 19, 2014 14:15 PM EST

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Fans of The Young & the Restless may not have realized that Melody Thomas Scott has been sick, thanks in great part to her schedule being reworked, but the actress is taking to social media to talk about the last six weeks of her life. Scott, who has played the infinitely popular Nikki Newman for decades now, recently was prescribed medication for a sinus infection and apparently it ended up being the worst thing that she could have taken.

In a series of tweets Scott explained that in her opinion these meds shouldn't even be available because side effects and adverse reactions can be so debilitating. On December 14 Scott decided to share a bit of her story with her fans saying:

"Have been incapacitated w/a serious reaction 2 a medication I was prescribed 4 a sinus infection. Have just returned to work after 6 weeks of misery, a brief hospital stay, & have turned to alternative remedies, as the medical community had nothing 2 offer me. I'll B utilizing my FB (which I rarely use) to explain the horrific nightmare I've been going through. I hope 2 have the energy 2 write it tomorrow. Am thankful that I have gained enough strength 2 B back at work. The recovery has been slow, but improving. Not a secret: I'm actually looking 4 more ppl who have suffered w/this same reaction. These meds should not B available to public. Very serious side effects. God willing, I will be able to describe my agonies and slow recovery to all of you tomorrow. Thank you 4 your patience. Miss u all. Xo."

While the actress expects to explain everything that has happened to her since early November, she has yet to actually do so. No doubt being back at work while still battling to get her full health back is more than enough to have on her plate right now. Are you surprised to learn that something serious had knocked Scott down for awhile? She may not have been missing from the canvas of Genoa City but her Twitter had been quiet for several weeks and that may have tipped some off to the possibility that something was wrong off camera.

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