Vicky Pattison was ‘a disaster’ during an interview after admitting she had been diagnosed with a serious medical issue.
After years of suffering from agonising symptoms, the Geordie Shore star and all-round TV celebrity boldly came up about being diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
PMDD is defined as “very severe,” causing acute physical and emotional symptoms a week or two before a person’s menstruation.
Vicky confessed she wept when she finally obtained a diagnosis after feeling unheard by medical experts – and has now admitted she was a’mess’ during an interview with Mae Muller.
Vicky’s The Secret To podcast is slated to include the Eurovision icon in a forthcoming edition, and it seems like it won’t be one to miss, since Vicky previewed the episode by describing herself as a ‘wibbly mess’ throughout it – thanks in part to her PMDD symptoms.
Vicky posted a screenshot of their video discussion on Instagram, with Mae pouting cheekily and Vicky laughing on the other side.
Pointing to her face, she wrote in a caption: ‘What even is that?’
She added: ‘Just had the unbelievably beautiful, funny and talented @maemuller on @thesecrettopod.
‘On a normal day, that would be intimidating as she’s just so f*****g cool… but today, with the Red Devil coursing through my veins it was all too much and I was just a wibbly mess.’
Vicky revealed her illness last week in a brave and honest post that included several photographs of herself appearing troubled and in pain.
She said that her misdiagnosed symptoms had ‘damaged her relationships, employment, and quality of life’ for years.
According to Mind, PMDD ‘is a very severe form of PMS’ and ‘occurs during the luteal phase of your menstrual cycle,’ and symptoms include anything from mood swings to ‘headaches, bloating and muscle pain’.
Vicky admitted the symptoms had led her to ‘dark thoughts’ and feeling ‘like I was going insane,’ and ‘that terrifies me.’
‘For years I have been to see doctors & spoke at length about my concerns & in best case scenarios I was pacified – repeatedly told: “let’s take out your implant”, “periods do get worse as women get older”, “that will be your cyst” etc.
‘And in worst case scenarios I was made to feel like I was hysterical & unable to deal with the physical & mental ramifications of a period like every other woman could. I was made to feel weak.’
However after finally getting a diagnosis, she ‘cried’ with relief, and ‘for the first time in ages, I feel more positive.’
Source My Celebrity Life.