Louise Thompson said she had “intrusive thoughts” and developed “the worst” neck cramps in her battle with PTSD and anxiety.
The TV personality, 32, took to Instagram Stories on Wednesday to update her followers ahead of a gynecological appointment for suspected Asherman syndrome.
An emotional Louise, who is set to begin trauma therapy this week, has been candid about feeling “so trapped” in her head and said she’s been through “the worst time mentally.”
Struggle: Louise Thompson spoke about having ‘intrusive thoughts’ and developing ‘worst’ neck cramps amid her battle with PTSD and anxiety
Louise suffers from PTSD and postpartum anxiety after nearly dying as a result of a “very traumatic event in close proximity to each other” when she gave birth to her son Leo in November 2021. increase.
She also battles physical health issues, including suspected Asherman’s Syndrome, a rare condition in which scar tissue builds up in the uterus.
Keeping fans up to date, Louise spoke to the cameras while sitting in her car ahead of her appointment, tearfully sharing her fears that she’ll never get better.
She said: “I just drove to Harley Street and I have an appointment with the OB/GYN this morning.
“I don’t have very strong feelings about the appointment because I don’t know what I want to achieve at this point. .
Tough times: Louise struggles with PTSD and postpartum anxiety after nearly dying as a result of a “traumatic traumatic event” when she gave birth to her son Leo in 2021.
Health: An emotional Louise, who is set to begin trauma therapy this week, has spoken candidly about how she feels “so trapped” in her head, describing her “mentally worst times.” I said I spent
“I just had the worst time mentally, feeling trapped in my head, experiencing the worst upsets and the worst intrusive thoughts, thinking I wasn’t getting better, being stuck in my head. I have developed the worst new cramp in my neck and I feel a lot of pressure there.
“Honestly, I just want to rip my head off and feel the worst. I’ve had it for about a week, it seems my brain is constantly looking for something to catch – drugs, various Illnesses, minor OCD ones, anxiety, etc..None.My neck is cramping badly now.
“But then I randomly click and I’m totally fine and I’m like, ‘Oh, no neck discomfort.’ It emphasizes whether there is
Louise went on to admit that she feels “very nervous” and insecure about trauma treatment, saying she feels like she’s in a “non-stop battle.”
Tears: Louise admits she’s “very nervous” and anxious about her upcoming trauma treatment, feeling like she’s in a “non-stop battle.”
What Causes Asherman’s Syndrome?
Asherman’s syndrome can affect the uterus of pregnant women. There is no hereditary or hereditary factor.
The uterus is covered by two layers of endometrium. The top layer is sloughed off during menstruation, but the basal layer is necessary to regenerate it.
This trauma to the basal lamina is usually followed by D&C (dilation and curettage performed to remove placental debris after an elective abortion, missed or incomplete miscarriage or birth), allowing normal wound healing processes to resume. can cause it. Damaged parts can fuse together, causing scarring and adhesions.
Mild to severe scarring is the body’s own reaction to the procedure, not the result of aggressive D&C.
As a result, the endometrium becomes unresponsive to pregnancy hormones, which can lead to infertility, repeated miscarriages, and high-risk pregnancies.
Affected people may experience amenorrhea (absence of menses) or pain during menstruation. This indicates that the cervix is blocked by adhesions.
Many, but not all, adhesions can be removed to restore fertility.
Pregnancy-related D&Cs account for 90% of Asherman’s cases. Drug-based alternative therapies to D&C are similarly effective in her 95% of women. However, the remaining 5% of her will require D&C, increasing the risk of developing Asherman’s syndrome.
“I’ve only done a really rough patch over the past week, and I journaled last night, but I haven’t written anything in years.
“I wrote out a list of everything that bothers me now. I was flipping through
“Since I gave birth to him, I’ve gone through every single date and what I’ve done on every single date, so I know what I’ve done and have it all sorted out and put into my brain’s timeline.” I thought it would make me feel a little better, but now I feel worse.
“Like I was in the car for 45 minutes getting here, when I’m really in pain, I try to self-heal, search for answers, think logically and fight. Feels like a battle of stops.
“It’s hard to explain because I see and think the way I was. Once upon a time, free from this excruciating stress, I was just living a free life. I felt so different and kept away from them.
“I’m looking for answers, but I’m either looking for calm and trying to calm myself down with my breathing, or thinking positive thoughts and reminding myself that I’m getting better.
“But I don’t feel like I am! I feel like I’m in exactly the same place I was a year ago because it’s still happening.”
Alongside her video, she asked her followers if any of them felt “trapped” in their heads with PTSD, adding: i can’t go on with this.
An hour later, Louise shared a smiling selfie, saying she wished she could “snap out” from the “heartbreaking moment,” adding, “It’s crazy what an hour can make.”
“A kind consultant told me that I looked better (I couldn’t help but smile when I first attended the meeting last year). It really helped.
Throwback: An hour later, Louise shared a smiling selfie and wished she could “get out” of her “heartbreaking moment,” adding:
“Finally, I will be booking a hysteroscopy to cure Asherman’s Syndrome. It’s a shame the NHS have not offered to fix the problems they have caused, but at least I am in the absolute best hands now.” I know that it is entrusted to
Louise nearly died at the birth of her son Leo, whom she shares with fiancé Ryan Libby, and had a difficult year after suffering “serious complications” and being hospitalized for five weeks.
Since then, she’s battled post-traumatic stress disorder and postpartum anxiety, admitting she cried up to 20 times in one week last January.
Hospital: She had a tough year after nearly dying at the birth of Leo, whom she shares with fiancé Ryan Libby, and was hospitalized for five weeks with “serious complications.”
The star, who calls her son Leo a “little miracle baby,” spoke candidly to fans about her daily struggles, revealing that she felt her insecurities were “inexplicable,” but now Learning to “get it”.
If you have been affected by this story, please contact the Birth Trauma Association (birthtraumaassociation.org.uk).
For help and support with perinatal mental illness, please contact PANDAS on 0808 1961 776.
What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by a very stressful, frightening, or distressing event.
People with PTSD often suffer from nightmares and flashbacks to traumatic events, and may experience insomnia and difficulty concentrating.
Symptoms are often severe enough to seriously affect a person’s daily life and may appear immediately after or years after the traumatic event.
PTSD is believed to affect one in three people with a traumatic experience and was first reported in shell-shocked soldiers during World War I.
People who worry they may have PTSD should visit their primary care physician, who may recommend a course of psychotherapy or antidepressants.
Combat Stress operates a 24-hour helpline for veterans who can be reached on 0800 138 1619.