Sinead O’Connor was left suicidal, suffering mental health breakdowns, and wanting to self harm because of the medication she was prescribed.
Sinead has now revealed doctors misdiagnosed her with bipolar disorder after giving birth eight years ago.
She said: “When my third child was 5 months old I became distressed over something extremely traumatic that happened. At the time I had not been working for some years and was taking care of the three children by myself. and doing a very good job of it too, even if I do say so myself.
“I could possibly have been somewhat post-natal but I was certainly distressed because of the aforementioned traumatic event.”
Sinead has to continue taking the drugs she was prescribed until she can slowly wean herself from them.
She said: “ It is dangerous to stop suddenly or over the course of a year at least.
“This is because of how these drugs affect receptors in your brain. They are the same drugs, some of them, that are used to treat epilepsy.”
And Sinead has revealed that when she cancelled her tour last year it wasn’t because of biopolar disorder as many believed but because she had tried to stop taking her medication cold turkey.
She said: “When I became ill and left the last tour it was because I stopped the drugs too quickly and without medical supervision.
“The illness was in fact what happens when you don’t go about coming off these meds properly.
“I’m delighted to be able to say that after ten years of poisoning myself with these drugs and having to live with the extremely difficult side-effects of them I can shortly begin the very, very slow indeed, process of getting them out of my system and my life and getting my life back.”
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