Is she overmedicating herself out of stress?
Leah Messer was totally on point when she showed up at the MTV Music Video Awards last month with a total hottie on her arm. Yet, there’s something going on with her that just doesn’t seem right. Leah’s behavior following a serious health scare with her daughter Ali is a growing concern for her fans, and they’ve started speculating about what exactly it could be. What do you think is wrong with Leah now?
Not So Happy
Leah Messer has been leading a fairly uneventful year compared to her co-stars that are getting married and having more and more babies. Leah already has two marriages under her belt, three kids, and she’s dealing with medical issues, so she doesn’t have time to date and deal with dudes.
But her fans are wondering if she’s started sinking down into depression yet again, as she has in the past. More so, they’re wondering if she’s resorted to illicit substances to get her through her pain.
Leah claimed to be taking anti-anxiety medication after Ali was diagnosed with incurable muscular dystrophy. She was also prescribed Hydrocodone, Percocet, and Tylenol 3 after the epidural she was given while giving birth to Adalynn. Leah was filmed multiple times in her home and driving, looking extremely tired or even nodding off, but she said that it was simply a result of taking what she was rightfully prescribed.
She adamantly stated that she was not abusing drugs. She said, “I’ve had to take drug tests, and not just a regular pee drug test. I’ve had to take hair follicle drug tests.” No drug misuse has been confirmed.
Corey Simms grew so concerned about her behavior that he filed for full custody in 2014, saying, “People would randomly come up to me in public, around our small town, telling me how bad they’ve seen you on drugs.” For her children, Leah checked into rehab in 2015 but said that it didn’t have to do with drug abuse.
In a recent episode of Teen Mom 2, Leah looked rather exhausted while she was driving to the doctor’s office to talk about Ali’s health scare; the child started having trouble catching her breath while she was at her father Corey’s house. Because of her disorder, her muscles will become less and less able to carry the weight of her growing body; she’s already experiencing breathing, eating, and walking issues.
Leah found out that Ali’s breathing problems weren’t related to her muscular dystrophy, but she was feeling overwhelmed regardless. She almost seemed like her physical state was altered while she was in the car on this day. Her fans grew concerned since they’ve seen her like this before.
Redditor tickingtimebags said about how she seemed, “She is a drug addict though, and I honestly can’t imagine facing what Leah is facing with her daughter’s health and not wanting relief for a moment. Relapse happens. Hopefully that isn’t what is going on, but if it is, I hope she is taking her addiction seriously and seeking support for herself. I really feel for her, she’s a lost little hillbilly in a very painful situation.”
AngelxDust concurred, “She ran over some curb or something and looked REALLY startled. First thing I thought was that she looked really HIGH and out of it. I rewinded it over and over and I’d lay money on her being on something.”
Then, Redditor ROFL_stiltskin put it all in perspective, “Top of FormI don’t think so… although I do think she seemed a bit preoccupied but IMO this can be attributed to having a lot on her mind and worrying about her daughter’s health.
“However, it wouldn’t surprise me if she was on some sort of anxiety medication, but not abusing it like we’ve seen it past episodes. I think what we witnessed was just a stressed out and worried parent.”
Do you think that Leah is on a downward spiral of drug addiction, or just reeling from her daughter’s health issues? Let us know what you think in the comments and SHARE this story!