Elizabeth Sobinoff of Married At First Sight speaks courageously about being sexually abused and suffering from ‘drug-induced schizophrenia’
In the coming days, she returns to Married At First Sight, after her first appearance in the show ended in a broken heart last year.
And as she prepares for her second chance at love, Elizabeth Sobinoff has courageously talked about some of the darkest moments in her life.
The jeweler manager, 28, told the Beyond Beautiful YouTube channel that she was sexually abused by another child when she was six years old.
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Harrowing: As she prepares for her second chance at love on Married At First Sight, Elizabeth Sobinoff has courageously talked about some of the darkest moments in her life
Years later she started harming herself to cope with the trauma.
Around this time, doctors made her the wrong diagnosis with depression and then bipolar disorder, which prescribed her the wrong medication.
“I was on lithium, I was on everything,” she said.
“I reacted poorly to all medications … I hallucinated … I had a drug-induced schizophrenia for almost six years.”
Elizabeth attempted suicide twice before deciding to rid herself of the medication that she believed caused physical and mental pain.
Trauma: The jeweler manager, 28, told the Beyond Beautiful YouTube channel that she was sexually abused by another child when she was six years old
She was later told by doctors that her health problems had nothing to do with her mind and was eventually diagnosed with porphyria (a condition that causes blistering when exposed to the sun) and lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease.
Lizzie spoke WHO magazine on Thursday about her life now after the first misdiagnosis.
“I could cry now. I’m from [being on] a disability pension for 10 years. It has only been two years since I was out there, “she said.
Mental health problems: years later she started harming herself to cope with the trauma
In terms of her health, she said “every day is different,” but she is in a “good place.”
“My skin condition is basically the same, but I have been able to give my body a break so that I can feel more like myself,” she explained.
Elizabeth will return to Channel Nine’s social experiment next week.
She is this year linked to former footballer Seb Guilhaus, after her first ‘marriage’ to Sam Ball in the 2019 season ended in a disaster.
Married At First Sight will continue on Channel Nine on Sunday at 7 p.m.
Make a comeback: Elizabeth will return to MAFS next week. She is this year linked to former footballer Seb Guilhaus, after her first “marriage” with Sam Ball ended in disaster in 2019