In a 28-minute clip shared on her Instagram page on Tuesday, the model and frequent Real Housewives of Beverly Hills guest star spoke to her fans and followers about a scary journey she embarked on after falling ill following her second COVID-19 shot.
“This is scary to do,” Delilah, 23, began in the Instagram video. “Basically, in the beginning of the year, I want to say February and March, is when I got my COVID-19 vaccine. … And after the second vaccine, I was sick for, like, 36 hours. I felt like my bones were breaking but, like, whatever. … That’s when everything kind of started.”
According to Delilah, the daughter of Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, she returned home to Los Angeles from the U.K. to get her second dose of the Moderna shot. But unfortunately, her body reacted badly to it, and after suffering a severe panic attack, she called her housekeeper for assistance.
“I didn’t realize that the vaccine would cause an autoimmune response in my body,” Delilah continued. “Basically [it] flared up and triggered certain autoimmune diseases that I didn’t know I had. … I started getting really sick, I started feeling like I had the flu. I was getting migraines, I was having panic attacks — it was like my body was in constant ‘fight or flight’ mode. It was horrible.”
In an effort to get diagnosed and find treatment for her conditions, Delilah, who noted she is not an anti-vaxxer, sought help from several different specialists and a psychiatrist. Still, after being told to take a series of antibiotics and supplements for a number of different things, including a tick-borne illness, she knew “there was something else wrong.”
“For the panic attacks, they were so bad that I had to find a psychiatrist. I found this guy and he … over-prescribed me,” Delilah went on, noting that after the doctor instructed her to take “three milligrams of Xanax a day,” her “body got dependent.”
After becoming physically reliant on the prescription drug, Delilah overdosed.
“I didn’t mean to at all. I overdosed on this one medication called Propranolol. I took Benadryl with it and, for some reason, I ended up in the hospital,” she explained.
Following the incident, Delilah found herself feeling “helpless” and “hopeless” and ultimately checked into “a beautiful place in Arizona” for continued treatment.
“I had already come down on the Xanax. I wasn’t like a drug addict, but my body was dependent on it because of how much the doctor had prescribed me,” she explained. “I thought this place was gonna be, like, a place to cure me, cure everything, help me.”
Sadly, things didn’t play out that way, and after cutting down on her Xanax use, Delilah experienced seizures and became a medical risk for the facility.
“So I was politely asked to leave after three weeks of being there,” she shared.
At the moment, Delilah, who is suffering from Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS), the Epstein-Barr virus, and Encephalitis, said she and her family are trying to figure out their next step.
“Mentally, I am not great today. I’m feeling hopeless … since the last treatment center didn’t work out,” Delilah stated.
As RHOBH fans may know, Delilah checked into rehab twice in 2018 struggles with anxiety and depression.
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