Frankie Bridge has revealed she has been going through withdrawals from antidepressants after running out of her medication over Easter.
The singer, 32, took to her Instagram story to tell her followers why she hadn’t been active on the social media platform after forgetting to pick up a new prescription before the Bank Holiday weekend.
She revealed that she had been ‘really out of it’ after going around ‘five or six days’ without her antidepressants.
The Saturdays star explained: ‘Just before the Bank Holiday I realised I’d ran out of my anti-depressants and obviously I couldn’t get any until after the Bank Holiday was over.
‘And I still haven’t got them, so now I’ve been getting really bad withdrawals.
‘It’s really weird, the only way I can describe it is you know that first thing when you have had a drink, and your eyes feel a bit funny and your head feels a bit numb and it feels like you’re in a bit of a dream?
Frankie Bridge opened up on why she had been absent from social media (Picture: Instagram)
‘So I feel really out of it, like I can’t really concentrate on anything and I’m getting bad headaches, I’m tired, I’m feeling sick. Just really not feeling myself.’
Frankie revealed that she was due to receive her medication that day and has since set herself reminders on her phone to try not to forget to order her tablets when she is due a new lot.
She also joked that husband Wayne Bridge ‘deserves a medal’ after the past week, as she is also on her period due to the seven-day break in her pill, adding: ‘I’m going between that feeling of wanting to cry, scream and shout all at the same time.’
Frankie joked that husband Wayne ‘deserves a medal’ after the past week (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX)
Frankie has often spoken about her mental health, and was named Mental Health Game Changer at Glamour’s Women Of the Year Awards 2021.
She said at the ceremony last month: ‘I always say that I was someone who was born anxious.
‘As I grew up in the public eye, I realised that I didn’t have much control over my own life, and it got to a point where I felt like I was coming into work and I was being “Frankie from The Saturdays,” rather than just Frankie.
‘I started feeling that I didn’t want to be around anymore, I didn’t want to live my life anymore. I wasn’t able to cope with day-to-day normal life without crying.
‘I found I wanted to spend all my time in bed and hide away. That was when I realised that maybe my depression and anxiety had taken over me rather than me having control over it.’
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