Update: Diem Brown died on Friday, Nov. 14, at the age of 32 after a long battle with cancer. The reality-TV star announced in August that doctors found cancer in her stomach and colon. The cancer had spread to her liver and lymph nodes.

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MTV star Diem Brown was hospitalized after enduring unrelenting pain, People magazine reported Monday. She took to Twitter to ask her followers some advice about how to deal with the excruciating aches.   

Brown, 32, was hospitalized in New York City Friday in hopes of easing the chronic, incapacitating discomfort she has described as feeling "like a broken tailbone. It's unending." 

The MTV star has experienced symptoms so severe she is down to 100 pounds, which is 15 less than what she needs to be to undergo chemotherapy scheduled for the end of Oct.

The only relief Brown has found is medical marijuana. "I asked my doctor about it, and I'll be totally honest -- I had never smoked before in my life," she told People before her most recent hospitalization. "But I kept hearing everyone mention it. I'm taking all these synthetic drugs and they're not working, so I thought, 'I want to try it.'" 

New York has become one of the latest states to allow medical marijuana. "I did the vaporizer and it took away the pain and I finally felt like I was able to eat," she said. "That's what got me a pound higher." Some of her favorite comfort foods are Cheetos and pizza.

The reality star and People blogger has battled two bouts of ovarian cancer. When she revealed she was diagnosed with colon cancer, Brown said she was not going to give up. "You can count me out all you want," she said on Oct. 2, a week before her latest setback. "But I'm not out. I'm fighting. I want to be here." 

Her family and friends have stood by her side and wrote following on her MedGift page: “It feels strange having to create this Diem support page on the very site she’s dedicated the past 7 years of her life building. Diem has always been a strong candidate for her own page, but she never wanted the focus of MedGift to be about her obstacles.”

She has used Instagram and Twitter to connect with fans and said she takes the encouragement from social media. "I read every single Instagram comment, and the reason why I favorite a lot of Tweets is because I want people to know I'm reading them," she told People. "Sometimes I can't respond, because my mind is foggy or I just get really tired. But I want people to know I'm reading them and I'm so thankful." 

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