Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson has said she fears she has brain damage after enduring a traumatic birth.
Since giving birth to her son last November, the reality star has suffered from a number of lingering health issues after nearly dying twice during labour.
In a lengthy social media post, Thompson elaborated on her ongoing health struggles and her neurological issues.
Thompson wrote: "To put it bluntly I’m struggling to move on with ‘normal’ life. Every day I feel physically very unwell and every other day I seem to have an hour long period (sometimes longer) where I feel messed up in my brain - I don’t know what it is, but it feels like brain damage or a mini stroke. Maybe it’s a weird processing experience."
She added: "I go from feeling really low and agitated to then feeling a rush of something and then I get the worst cramping around my pelvis but then my brain levels out, a bit like the chemicals have been restored. I’ve been told that this isn’t a result of my mental health medication?!? Can anyone help with the physical side of things?"
Thompson also discussed her memory issues: "I feel like I have a weird form of dementia. If I think of stuff to do today I will completely forget that list tomorrow or even in an hour. In fact I might never remember it. Nothing is ongoing."
Thompson joined Made in Chelsea in 2011 and stayed on the show until 2020. She is also known for appearing on the second season of The Jump which was won by Joey Essex.
Her fiancé Ryan Libbey, who also appeared on Made in Chelsea, has been suffering from PTSD since Thompson's complicated labour.
If you have been affected by anything in this story please contact Birth Trauma Association at birthtraumaassociation.org.uk.
For help and support with perinatal mental illness please contact PANDAS on 0808 1961 776
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