Ashley Benson Posted A TikTok Showing Off An Anxiety-Induced Rash That Has Taken Over Her "Whole Body"

Ashley Benson revealed how her anxiety left her with a rash over her entire body.

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The actor and model, 32, spoke about her struggles in a TikTok video posted this weekend. "My anxiety takes over my whole body,” she captioned the post.

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Ashley's seen in the video wearing a white towel, with large, red spots covering her chin, neck, chest, and arms. The clip was soundtracked by the song “Overwhelmed” by Royal & the Serpent, which features these lyrics: "I get overwhelmed so easily / My anxiety creeps inside of me / Makes it hard to breathe."

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Ashley previously admitted to having “intense anxiety” and talked about how she'd been coping with it in 2016.

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"I try to take an hour nap," she told Health magazine at the time (via Yahoo Entertainment). "If I don't get sleep, I found that I get really bad anxiety. I started getting panic attacks for two years straight. I think it was 2011 to 2013. I could barely go to work. It would get so bad that I would have to leave set. Or I'd be driving and I would have a panic attack."

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She continued, recalling one particularly frightening time when she had a panic attack at work. "I had a crazy incident on set. I had heart palpitations, and I thought I was having a heart attack, so I fainted on set and turned blue. The paramedics were there. Once that happened, I was like, That's going to happen to me every single day, and it was just that constant fear. So anytime I felt some sort of weird thing, I'd be like, Here it goes…," she said.

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"That's part of why I work out, too," she added, "because it has canceled out the anxiety. I was on Xanax for a long time. It helped, but I decided I was going to be able to self-medicate through meditation, working out, sleeping, eating healthy, and drinking more water. I have this meditation app on my phone. I use it at least three times a week."

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Ashley said that while it wasn't a foolproof solution, when she did experience anxiety, it wasn't "a full-blown panic attack" like before. "It’s just, for a couple hours, I feel as if I’m going to die," she said. "I had a friend who was like that for, like, seven years. She wouldn’t leave her house, and then she finally dealt with it. Anxiety is horrible.”

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You can watch her TikTok here:

The National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline is 1-888-950-6264 (NAMI) and provides information and referral services; GoodTherapy.org is an association of mental health professionals from more than 25 countries who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy.