Made In Chelsea's Louise Thompson has shared that she think she may have been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder following the birth of her son. The reality star, 32, welcomed her son Leo-Hunter with fiancé Ryan Libbey in December, and has since been open about struggling with depression.
Writing on her Instagram stories, Louise wrote: ''Last few days have been so rank, I feel like I've been misdiagnosed. How can I be so up and down and they suddenly so so down on this medication with nothing happening in between? Surely I have bipolar?' She's also said that she doesn't think she's able to drive, as those with bipolar can face a fine if the DVLA doesn't know about the condition.
A couple of weeks ago, Louise shared that she went out for dinner for the first time since she had given birth, to celebrate her mum's 60th birthday. Posting photos of the occasion on Instagram, she wrote: 'A couple of major milestones: I went out for dinner for the first time in nearly 7 months, woooooo… and (my mum will kill me for this one) My mum celebrated her 60th. Feeling like such a big brave dog. Admittedly my conversation stopped at 9pm on the dot, but it felt so good to spoil her and to see her smile!'
Louise has been open about the lows of parenthood with her fans, especially following a traumatic birth. In one post on her first birthday since becoming a mum, she wrote that 'severe anxiety and depression are not things you can just fix using “mindfulness” or cbt… sometimes you need mind-altering drugs to pluck you out of a really deep hole.' She also candidly admitted that, at her lowest point, she asked her mum and her partner if she 'couldn’t have just died on the operating table because that would have been easier.’
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