Delilah Belle Hamlin is celebrating 6 months of sobriety!
Sharing Good News
The model daughter of Harry Hamlin and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Rinna announced the news on social media. She uploaded a video to her Instagram Story where she rocked a light yellow tracksuit while jumping for joy as she told fans:
“Hi! I’m six months sober.”
Opening Up About Her Difficult Health Journey
In November, the 23-year-old first opened up about her sobriety in a long video she posted to her Instagram account. However, the main topic she discussed was her health struggles.
“I’m on a really strict diet. I take a crazy amount of supplements to detox my body,” Delilah said at the time. “I’ve been sober from alcohol for two months.”
She shared her “scary” health experiences that occurred after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Okay, so I’m just gonna start talking. So this is scary to do because I was actually asked not to tell my story by someone close to me,” Delilah shared.
“So basically in the beginning of the year, I want to say, February and March is when I got my COVID 19 vaccine. And in no way am I saying I’m an anti-Vaxxer because I’m totally not. I just didn’t know enough about it. No one did. I didn’t really notice anything after the first vaccine, but I’m just kind of hurt, you know, whatever,” she explained.
What Really Happened To Delilah Hamlin’s Health?
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Delilah said that the second vaccine jumpstarted all the underlying conditions she had.
“I just remember getting home ordering sushi. I was home alone. And I just this panic attack came over me, and I hadn’t felt a panic attack like this since I was probably 11,” she recalled. “Actually, I had probably never felt something like this before. So it was pretty alarming. I was all alone. I didn’t want to call my parents, didn’t call my friends because I was, like, embarrassed. And I don’t want any. My parents wouldn’t drive down to my house. So I called my housekeeper, actually, and she came and stayed with me and helped me, but anyways that’s when everything kind of started — March 16 of 2021.”
According to her, she “didn’t realize that the vaccine would cause an autoimmune response to my body that basically flared up and triggered certain autoimmune diseases that I didn’t know I had.”
Delilah Got ‘Really Sick’
She continued, “I started getting really sick, start feeling really sick. I started feeling like I had the flu the whole time. I was getting migraines, I was having panic attacks. Like, I’ve never, I would never wish those panic attacks on even my like, worst enemy. I mean, it was like, my body was in constant fight or flight. It was horrible.”
Delilah added, “So I went to all these specialists and tried to find all these doctors and I guess when I was younger — when I was 11 — I was diagnosed with something called PANDAS, which is a panic OCD, a neurological disorder that’s kind of known to be caused by strep infections. So, anyways, I did a test, and I was positive for PANDAS again. So they diagnosed me for PANDAS. And that to me, that was weird, because there’s not a lot of research around PANDAS. But typically, the doctors that do deal with PANDAS think it’s just in younger, younger kids.”
She Accidentally Overdosed
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Delilah battled several illnesses, including SIBO (Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), Epstein-Barr, PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), and more. She also had an accidental Xanax overdose and was hospitalized because of it. The model’s severe panic attacks at the time required her to see a psychiatrist who prescribed her several medications.
“He overprescribed me with one medication that one of my friends takes like 10 milligrams, and he gave me like 20 milligrams three times a day, and then he gave me 3 milligrams of Xanax a day,” Delilah said. “So my body got dependent on Xanax number one, and number two, I 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.”
When Lisa’s mother died in November, Delilah vowed to be better mentally and physically for her grandmother.
In her November 15 post, she wrote: “I will never forget you nana. I love you more than you have ever probably known. You were a fighter. You taught and showed me the meaning of strength. And as one of your last wishes, I will get better for you.”