REAL Housewives of Beverly Hill's Lisa Rinna's daughter says an unintended Xanax addiction led to her seeking professional help at a holistic treatment facility.
Delilah Belle Hamlin, took to Instagram to explain why she has been absent from social media lately.
In a nearly 30 minute video, the 23-year-old revealed she has suffered from a variety of medical emergencies over the past year, and is only now ready to share her experiences.
She warned viewers: "This is gonna be heavy … I'm gonna start telling my story."
The model says an adverse reaction to the Covid-19 vaccine caused migraines, panic attacks, and a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that led to a fear of eating meat.
As she became emotional, she revealed: "I'm really scared to eat meat. That sounds crazy. Oh my gosh, it sounds crazy … So I started having contamination fear and that's part of the reason why I lost a lot of weight recently. I'm trying my best to eat, but that's hard."
As she sought treatment for her issues, a psychiatrist she begam seeing to help with her panic attacks "overprescribed" her with Xanax.
She claimed that she also put on the beta blocker propranolol and "overdosed" on it after taking it with Benadryl at the same time.
She confessed the dangerous combination sent her to the hospital, adding that she also fell victim to encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, which has prevented her from drinking or flying and led to a number of seizures.
In an effort to find help, Delilah explained that she entered a holistic treatment facility in Arizona for her Xanax dependency.
She said: "I wasn't like a drug addict, but my body was dependent on it because of how much the doctor had prescribed me."
While successfully battling her addiction, including, as she said: "cutting down so much on my Xanax," she claimed her seizures got so bad she was suddenly asked to leave the facility.
Delilah referred to herself as a "medical risk", adding that one day her legs "just decided not to work" and she fell and hit her head, causing a concussion.
"That's when they were like, you're a medical risk," she said. "They said, 'We're not a medical facility. The seizures are scaring us.'"
PLEA FOR HELP
Toward the end of her video, the reality star asked if any of her followers could offer up any recommendations for specialists or treatments.
Delilah admitted that mentally, she is not well: "I'm feeling hopeless since the last place I went to didn't really work out. I can look perfectly fine and feel perfectly horrible. That's just that. That's something I struggle with mentally, is feeling believed."
In the comments section, friends and family members shared their love and offered their support.
Delilah's boyfriend, Eyal Booker, said: "I love you & know you will get better. Day by day. So proud of you for continuing to fight."
Fellow model Mara Teigen shared: "Be strong beautiful. Sending love."
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