Alyssa Milano Gets Honest About Devastating Effects Of Miscarriage On Her Mental Health And Living With Anxiety

June 5, 2018 14:56

Alyssa Milano broke into television scene at the age of 12 when she was cast as Samantha Micelli in hit TV series Who's The Boss?

She ultimately became a household name owing to her role in Charmed as a charismatic witch Phoebe Halliwell.

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Since then, Milano has been enjoying occasional film and TV roles as well as success from her most known shows.

But, as it often happens, Alyssa's personal life had a few bumps in the road.

Dealing with miscarriage and anxiety

Alyssa first faced issues with her anxiety disorder after her miscarriage.

The 45-year-old actress married her second husband David Bugliari in 2009, and the couple immediately knew they wanted to become parents.

Unfortunately, Alyssa's first pregnancy ended with miscarriage the same year she tied the knot with David. It was a challenging time for the actress, but she never gave up.

Finally, in 2011, Milano was with a child again, and she was beyond happy.

In 2011, two years after suffering a miscarriage, I learned that I was pregnant with my first son, Milo — and it was a dream. My miscarriage was heartbreaking, but this pregnancy was beautiful.

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Sadly, her anxiety reappeared in the form of postpartum depression. Milano continued to fight it, but paralyzing fear and anxiety attacks would come back almost every day. 

Every night, after working 16-hour days, after I was finally able to hold my child and put him to sleep, my day’s anxiety would culminate into a debilitating anxiety attack.

Alyssa says she's able to cope with her mental illness thanks to her therapist and psychiatrist. She says it's important to seek help and not be afraid of accepting that you have a problem.

Happy mother of two

Today, Alyssa keeps her mental issues under control. She's finally able to enjoy spending time with her son and daughter.

The actress' family enjoys playing sports, and Milano notes it's one of the activities that keeps her anxiety attacks at bay.

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