Louise Thompson gave fans in insight into her PTSD battle (Picture: @louise.thompson, Instagram)
Louise Thompson has refused to sugarcoat her struggles with anxiety by giving her followers a raw glimpse at a breakdown she suffered months after going through a traumatic childbirth experience.
The Made In Chelsea star welcomed son Leo-Hunter with fiance Ryan Libbey, 31, in December 2021.
However, Leo-Hunter’s birth turned into a terrifying ordeal when Louise suffered complications that resulted in her spending five weeks in intensive care. She was later diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and continues to fight her extreme anxiety daily.
The 32-year-old gave fans a rundown of her day in her Instagram stories on Wednesday, which included enjoying a swim with friends and a relaxing bath.
Louise then shared heartbreaking photos of her crying on her bedroom floor, while explaining: ‘And then I had an absolute catastrophic breakdown out of NOWHERE. It’s like my brain thought I was full on dying again. Couldn’t think straight or function for 40 minutes.
‘Absolutely petrifying. Literally don’t think I was triggered by anything.
The Made In Chelsea star said nothing in particular triggered her emotional breakdown (Picture: @louise.thompson, Instagram)
Louise spent five weeks in intensive care after giving birth to her first child, son Leo-Hunter (Picture: @louise.thompson, Instagram)
Ryan Libbey has been supporting fiancee Louise through her mental health struggles (Picture: Getty Images)
‘I had to take myself away because I don’t like lowering the mood for Ryan or others and then I found some photos of myself as a child in my bedroom and I started screaming, “Why did this have to happen to me?”, feeling so angry and sad for my innocent vulnerable self. Honestly what is going on?’
She continued: ‘My new anti depressant is quite good for sleeping so I take it in the evening and at least that helped me go to bed and reset to start today as a fresh new day, but WOW when I’m stuck in those moments I want to DIE in a big way.
Louise later updated her followers and said she struggles to find the words to explain her ‘suffering’ but keeps telling herself to ‘keep going because ‘light is around the corner’.
Earlier this year, the mum-of-one revealed how she found help in modern medicine and is ‘so grateful’ she took it.
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