Tanya Bardsley reveals she suffered a seizure after being prescribed new medication for her ADHD 

‘They didn’t agree with my brain’: Tanya Bardsley reveals she suffered a terrifying seizure after being prescribed new pills for her ADHD

Tanya Bardsley has revealed she suffered a seizure after new medication she was prescribed ‘didn’t agree’ with her brain.

The Real Housewives of Cheshire star, 41, who was diagnosed with ADHD back in 2020, candidly admitted that she had been taking antidepressants for the majority of her adult life and adding more chemicals to the mix proved too much.

Speaking to New magazine she said: ‘My brain chemicals were all messed up, they [the new medication] didn’t agree with my brain and I ended up having a seizure’. 

Shock: Tanya Bardsley, 40, has revealed she suffered a seizure after new medication she was prescribed 'didn't agree' with her brain 9pictured in 2018)

Shock: Tanya Bardsley, 40, has revealed she suffered a seizure after new medication she was prescribed ‘didn’t agree’ with her brain 9pictured in 2018)

The reality star famous left the ITVbe show last year and told the publication she did so because her mental health ‘was not in a good place’. 

The terrifying seizure occurred in April 2021 when she was promoting her clothing brand MyGlamStyle.

An ambulance was called to her mansion in Wilmslow, which she shares with her footballer husband Phil Bardsley, 37, and their children.

Candid: The Real Housewives of Cheshire star who was diagnosed with ADHD back in 2020, candidly admitted that she had been taking antidepressants for the majority of her adult life and adding more chemicals to the mix proved too much

Candid: The Real Housewives of Cheshire star who was diagnosed with ADHD back in 2020, candidly admitted that she had been taking antidepressants for the majority of her adult life and adding more chemicals to the mix proved too much

An insider told MailOnline at the time: ‘It was absolutely terrifying and everyone was screaming fearing the worst. She’s now been discharged but this has obviously been an extremely scary 24 hours for the family. 

‘She’s so grateful for the incredible ambulance and hospital staff, who were nothing but amazing throughout’. 

Despite claiming at the time it was simply exhaustion she told the magazine that her newly diagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder was actually to blame.

Love: nThe beauty went on to say that she had luckily not suffered from any further seizures and thanked her footballer Phil (pictured) for helping on her road to recovery

Love: nThe beauty went on to say that she had luckily not suffered from any further seizures and thanked her footballer Phil (pictured) for helping on her road to recovery  

She admitted: ‘It was the ADHD, the new medication. I was completely overworking myself because my brain was going 100 miles an hour’. 

The beauty went on to say that she had luckily not suffered from any further seizures and thanked her footballer beau for helping on her road to recovery.

‘My husband puts me in what I call Tanya jail, I wasn’t allowed on my phone – he would hide it. He was like, ‘You’ve got to stop doing so much’.  

Bye babes: The reality star famous left the ITVbe show last year saying her mental health 'was not in a good place'

Bye babes: The reality star famous left the ITVbe show last year saying her mental health ‘was not in a good place’

It comes after Tanya revealed that she has given up alcohol after drinking left her ‘crippled with anxiety’ and feeling depressed.

The television personality admitted she decided to go teetotal in the new year as hangovers would leave her mental health in a ‘dark place’.

She told Closer magazine that although she didn’t drink often, when she did she would go on 10-hour binges, which left her feeling depressed for a week.

Fresh start: It comes after Tanya revealed that she has given up alcohol after drinking left her 'crippled with anxiety' and feeling depressed (pictured with sons Rocco, 12, Renz, eight, Ralphi, five, and Gabby, 19 - and her footballer husband Phil)

Fresh start: It comes after Tanya revealed that she has given up alcohol after drinking left her ‘crippled with anxiety’ and feeling depressed (pictured with sons Rocco, 12, Renz, eight, Ralphi, five, and Gabby, 19 – and her footballer husband Phil)

Speaking about her hangovers, she admitted she would end up feeling bad about herself and ‘snap’ at her children – as she was short tempered.

She told the publication: ‘The next morning, I’d be crippled with anxiety, which would go on for about a week. My poor husband would have to drag me out of bed, and you just lose all motivation for life.’

Tanya also admitted said drinking alcohol would make her mental health even worse.

‘If you’re feeling low or have any kind of mental health problem, it’s [alcohol] like pouring ethanol on to an open fire,’ she added.

ABOUT ATTENTION-DEFICIT / HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural condition defined by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. 

Symptoms typically appear at an early age and become more noticeable as a child grows. These can also include:

  • Constant fidgeting 
  • Poor concentration
  • Excessive movement or talking
  • Acting without thinking
  • Little or no sense of danger 
  • Careless mistakes
  • Forgetfulness 
  • Difficulty organising tasks
  • Inability to listen or carry out instructions 

Most cases are diagnosed between six and 12 years old. Adults can also suffer, but there is less research into this.

ADHD’s exact cause is unclear but is thought to involve genetic mutations that affect a person’s brain function and structure.

Premature babies and those with epilepsy or brain damage are more at risk. 

ADHD is also linked to anxiety, depression, insomnia, Tourette’s and epilepsy.  

There is no cure. 

A combination of medication and therapy is usually recommended to relieve symptoms and make day-to-day life easier. 

Source: NHS Choices 

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