Lisa Rinna’s daughter Delilah Hamlin claims she OVERDOSED on Benadryl and beta blockers and got hooked on Xanax after getting the COVID vaccine
Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin’s daughter Delilah Belle Hamlin has revealed she recently sought treatment after getting hooked on the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and believes it is connected to her getting the COVID vaccine.
In an emotional Instagram video, Delilah also claimed that she accidentally overdosed on Benadryl at the same time as taking prescribed beta blockers and ended up hospitalized.
The 23-year-old went public with her health struggle on Tuesday saying she was ‘in no way an anti-Vaxxer’ but that she believes the vaccine caused autoimmune diseases in her body to ‘flare up.’
Health battle: Lisa Rinna’s daughter Delilah Hamlin claims she OVERDOSED on Benadryl and beta blockers and got hooked on Xanax after getting the COVID vaccine
‘I didn’t realize that the vaccine would cause an autoimmune response in my body that basically flared up and triggered certain autoimmune diseases that I didn’t know I had,’ she claims in the 30-minute long Instagram video.
Delilah went on to state that she began suffering migraines, panic attacks, OCD (that caused her to fear eating meat), and PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections).
To treat the extreme panic attacks she went to a psychiatrist who ended up ‘overprescribing’ her Xanax (alprazolam) which is a benzodiazepine drug, used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.
Speaking out: In an emotional Instagram video, Delilah also claimed that she ‘overdosed’ on beta blockers when she took Benadryl at the same time and ended up in the hospital
She claims the psychiatrist gave her 20mg of the drug three times a day. Known as being part of the ‘benzo’ family, the medication can be highly addictive.
Delilah then claimed that she was put on the beta blocker propranolol – used to treat high blood pressure – and caused her to ‘overdose’ when she took it simultaneously with Benadryl.
‘I ended up in the hospital,’ she claims in the video, before being interrupted by loud snoring noises from her dog.
Family around her: Delilah (left) is seen with mother Lisa Rinna and sister Amelia Hamlin in 2017
Delilah went on to say that she has since been diagnosed with encephalitis, also known as inflammation of the brain, meaning she can no longer drink alcohol or fly on planes.
She credited her boyfriend Eyal Booker with being ‘so supportive’ throughout her health battle, which has also lead to a number of seizures.
The influence has since entered a treatment facility in Arizona for her Xanax dependency explaining that her ‘body was dependent on it because of how much the doctor had prescribed me.’
But apparently her seizures got so bad that the holistic facility asked Delilah to leave as they deemed her a risk.
‘They said, “We’re not a medical facility. The seizures are scaring us”‘ she claimed.
‘Mentally I am not great, today,’ she said. ‘I’m feeling hopeless since the last place I went to didn’t really work out. I can look perfectly fine and feel perfectly horrible. That’s just that. That’s something I struggle with mentally, is feeling believed.’
Delilah said she had ‘cut down’ on her Xanax though it is not clear if she is still taking the drug.
Xanax is the number one prescribed psychiatric medication in the US and deemed extremely addictive by responsible medical practitioners.