Louise Thompson almost cut holiday short after ‘excessive bleed’ sent her into ‘panic mode’

Reality star Louise Thompson has taken to her Instagram story to share with fans that she almost cut her holiday short after suffering an “excessive bleed” which sent her into “panic mode”.

The former Made in Chelsea star, 32, shared the scary experience with her 1.4 million followers from her current holiday on the island of Mykonos with the extended Thompson clan including her parents, brotherSam Thompson,29, Sam’s girlfriendZara McDermott, 24, as well as Louise’s fiancé Ryan Libbey, 31, and the couple’s son six month old son Leo on the trip.

The reality favourite was diagnosed with a condition called Ulcerative Colitis (UC) in 2018 which, according to the NHS, is the inflammation of the lower end of your digestive system.

As a result, small ulcers can develop on the colon’s lining and can have a drastic impact on energy levels and mood, which affects an estimated 146,00 people in the UK.

Taking to her Instagram on Saturday, Louise shared a video of pouring herbal tea and described the frightening ordeal of the bleed.

She wrote: “Radio silence yesterday because I had a very scary UC situation where I started bleeding A LOT without any muscular contractions and it sent me deep into panic mode. As you can imagine I find excessive bleeding pretty triggering.”

She went on: “Couldn’t get too grips with the idea of a 1 hour air ambulance to Athens if things got bad so I booked a flight to come home but after a chat with a wonderful gastro I’ve decided to stay.”

Louise also shared a snap of her “colitis friendly” breakfast which consisted of eggs, salmon, white bread and melon.

She shared a final part to her story with a bathroom mirror selfie and the star looked well with her dark mane scraped back and a bright pink loose fitting shirt. She smiled and had one hand in the air as she posed in front of the incredible foliage covered mirror showing off a grey stone looking sink.

She wrote: “Today is a new day.


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“In other news I’ve decided that I’m going to commission a piece of artwork made from lichen when I get back home.”

Louise previously teamed up with the Crohn’s & Colitis UK charity to help raise awareness of the condition.

She said at the time: “I'm thrilled to be supporting Crohn's & Colitis UK. I'm really happy to support a charity that does some amazing work supporting those with the conditions as well as funding research to try and find a cure.”

She spoke about living with the condition to OK! in 2020 and explained: “You have it for life and there’s no cure, but you have periods of remission and then you also have flare ups.”

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