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Louise Thompson Shares Update Amid Mental Health Battle

Louise Thompson Shares Update Amid Mental Health Battle

Louise Thompson said her feelings are a 'constant rollercoaster' in a new Instagram post.

Warning: This article discusses mental health and trauma which may be triggering to some readers

Louise Thompson has described her emotions as a 'constant rollercoaster' as she gives her followers an update amid her mental health battle. Watch the full video below.

The Made in Chelsea star has kept fans up to date about her struggles on social media in recent months amid her hospitalisations.

Louise said she wanted to record and post the video to help others who ‘might be suffering in silence or feeling alone’.

In the video’s caption, the 32-year-old mum said she kept experiencing ‘wild racing thoughts at night’ about four months ago.

“I REALLY wanted to talk about my experience because I really wanted to help people,” she explained in the video's caption. “I waited, and waited and waited for a peaceful (or balanced) moment but it turns out I’m not going to miraculously get better so let’s just get on with things.”

Describing the past year as ‘a bloody rough ride’, during which she had a traumatic experience giving birth to her son Leo in November last year, she opened up further about the life changing experiences she dealt with.

“My life went from a 9/10 to a 1/10 in the space of about a month,” she said. “I didn’t do anything to deserve it, but sh*t just happened.

Louise shared how she was feeling on Instagram.

“I survived a house fire, a few near death experiences, a long old stint in hospital, and some CATASTROPHIC mental health breakdowns.

The reality TV star also delved into the health problems she has experienced in addition to mental health and shared in the video that she is on 'an awful lot of medication' and almost had colon surgery. She added in the caption: “More recently I’ve been readmitted because of some severe colon problems where I was about two days away from ending up with life changing surgery.

“It doesn’t get any easier, although at least this time round I actually knew where I was and what my name was. I was tripping BALLS for the months before. I guess that’s some nice perspective for me to cling onto.”

Louise confessed that despite being a main cast member on the hit E4 reality series, opening up about her struggles on camera can be difficult as she urged her followers to ‘show empathy to others.’

She wrote: “It has taken me a great deal of strength to get to where I am today and even more strength to record this video. Despite being on TV for a decade it doesn’t come easy. I had everything racked in my favour and yet it all went wrong”.

In July Louise opened up on her and her fiancé Ryan Libbey's battle with PTSD following her son's traumatic birth.

She was kept in hospital for a month after she 'died and came back to life' following serious complications during her little one's birth.

As a result of the traumatic experience, Louise has been fighting depression, anxiety and PTSD.

In an Instagram post shared on 6 July, Louise said Ryan had recently revealed he was also suffering with PTSD. "When I feel good I spend all my time with my Leo because I want to take the pressure off of Ryan because he is really struggling with his own PTSD etc. (which he has FINALLY admitted to me)."

The previous week Louise was rushed to hospital after receiving some alarming test results. At the time, Ryan posted an update from hospital on his Instagram Stories.

If you've been affected by any of the issues discussed in this article, help is available through Mind.

Featured Image Credit: @louise.thompson/Instagram

Topics: Celebrity, News