Louise Thompson cries "20 times a week" due to PTSD following birth of son Leo
"My road to recovery will take the form of a jagged line."
Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson has shared that she has post-traumatic stress disorder following the complicated birth of her first child Leo.
Both Louise and Leo became very ill after the birth in November, and she spent five weeks in hospital afterwards recovering.
In a recent Instagram post, Louise gave an update on her experience with anxiety.
She said: "60,000 thoughts passing through my head each day. If I can try and get 30,001 of them to be non anxious thoughts then I am sort of winning. Honestly I’ve never known anxiety like it. It feels inexplicable. But it’s not, and I’m starting to make sense of it."
Louise then thanked her friends and followers for showing her support, and for being so patient as she takes her time to reply.
She wrote: "I want to say a big thank you to everyone for the outpouring of love, your kind words, your cards, flowers, gifts and your super supportive/constructive messages… most of all I want to thank you for being so patient, sorry if I’m being slow. The days are moving strangely quickly and I can’t seem to get much done. Even thinking about that sends me into a bit of a panic. I don’t know whether I want to speed up the healing, or slow down the precious moments."
The reality star went on to explain that the past week has been difficult but that she's aware her recovery won't be "linear".
"My road to recovery will take the form of a jagged line... much like my fitness transformation all those years ago," she said.
Louise then shared some positives from the past week, which included a good night's sleep and being able to talk herself out of her "'I'm going to die' mentality".