Lo Bosworth is speaking out about her mental health struggles after experiencing “the worst year ever”.
The Hills star shared a blog post and YouTube video revealing that she has been battling “crippling anxiety and depression” due to a severe vitamin deficiency.
“I started feeling very off in the fall of ’15. Racing mind, impulsive behavior, insomnia,” she wrote. “That all developed into a feeling of anxiety that lasted for almost 2 months without any relief. I mean, can you imagine having a 60 day long panic attack? I can now – I lived it.
“On top of all of this, imagine that you have no idea why your body is turning itself inside out, your brain feels like it’s on Pluto, and your sweet boyfriend is wondering what the f**k is going on. The unknown is certainly a terrifying place.”
Lo explained that she started going to therapy and taking medication early last year, and while that helped a little, she found she would “plunge back into the darkness again and again”.
Finally in September doctors ordered a complex blood test to look at Lo’s vitamin levels, and discovered that she was deficient in Vitamin D and Vitamin B12. Six months later, the reality star is feeling “100% back to normal”.
Struggle: The Hills star Lo Bosworth is speaking out about her battle with anxiety and depression
“During my struggle I could barely process my emotions, let alone work a full 9-5 on YouTube videos, Love Wellness, or TheLoDown,” she wrote. “I’ve lost so much, and gained so much on the other side too.
“I’ve grown as a human in ways I didn’t think possible. I dealt with all the ickiness inside of me that could at times make me behave badly, treat others poorly, and not take great emotional care of myself (therapy, man).
Lo added: “Depression and anxiety can be both emotional and physical, and having lived through it, all I can say is that the struggle is worth it. I resent it, I hate it, it’s f**ked up my world – but I also see it for what it is, and that’s quite beautiful.”