Leah Messer Opens Up About Anxiety Medication: “I Want to Bring Awareness”
Real talk: Leah Messer had a pretty rough time during this week's episode of Teen Mom 2. After admitting to having anxiety as a result of dealing with three kiddos all on her lonesome, Leah started taking medication to calm her nerves — and her reaction to the meds is somewhat dramatic.
Leah spent most of the episode strung out and slurring, and could barely get through the day without feeling — to quote Barbara Evans —HIGH, HIGH, HIGH. Luckily, she was able to sleep off her medication buzz, and took to Facebook to thank fans for understanding.
"Thank you guys!" Leah posted. "For your love and support I know I can always count on each of you! Xoxo I'm not worried about the episode tonight I want to bring awareness to those that are afraid to admit they have anxiety, but also to make sure they are on the right medication for anxiety."
Leah admits that her foray into the world of prescription medication was a "very scary time," but says "when I finally got to lay down through filming working etc...I passed out and slept until I finally felt normal."
It's great that Leah chose to be open with fans about her anxiety issues, and her reaction to meds definitely isn't the norm! The important thing is that girlfriend sought the advice of a medical professional and got help. Talk about a great life lesson for impressionable Teen Mom 2 viewers!