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Why Does Kim Richards Act Like She's On Drugs?

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If you've been keeping up with the Kardashians Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, then you know Kim Richards has been acting pretty weird lately!

Her speech slurs, her eyes kind of glaze, it's all just a big mess. But why is it so??

A few episodes back, Brandi Glanville accused her of using crystal meth in the bathroom. That didn't end well…

And since then, it's really heightened the conversation to a new level. People really have been wondering what's wrong with Paris Hilton's aunt!

Finally, on Monday night's episode, all was revealed. It turns out that Kim is in fact on drugs.

…they're just not he illegal kind some had been speculating.

According to Kim and co-star Dr. Paul Nassif, she's taking three kinds of prescription drugs to treat anxiety and prevent seizures: Lexapro, Trazadone, and Topamax.

Dr. Nassif told Kim he was becoming suspicious too so he was really happy when she opened up to him. The doc says taking all three can induce slurred speech and a hazy look.

Kim expressed her fear of everyone thinking she was doing recreational drugs when she insists that just isn't so.

So that's that! She's NOT doing crystal meth. But we hope she takes very good care of herself. Prescription drugs can be just as deadly as the illegal ones!

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21 comments to “Why Does Kim Richards Act Like She's On Drugs?”



  1. 1

    You're so right Perez .. Inappropriate use of P drugs can be quite dangerous ..
    KR is clearly having some 'issues' & 2 be honest, I feel kinda bad for her .. Yes, we all have free-will but she's behaving like this on camera … it just doesn't jive.
    I hope she'll be alright!



  2. 2

    Kyle you need to give Kim back her house, this can not be helping Kim's anxiety…besides the way you did it was so not cool.



  3. 3

    I call bull crap. I've been on those meds together and it doesn't cause those side effects. Topamax makes you ditzy but that's it. Her boyfriend was obviously using drugs too, didn't you see him snorting and sniffing the entire time he talked? Give me a break. Doesn't mean I don't feel bad for her!



  4. 4

    I think her & her new ugly boyfriend do coke, how about all that sniffing he did once he was introduced on the show? Yep…coke heads!



  5. 5

    IMO I think that there is more to the story. She is doing something else along with prescription meds. If her situation is really as bad as it looks on the show someone better help her or she is going to end up dead very soon. I don't think that new "boyfriend" is helping her, I think he is an enabler. Along for the media ride. I don't think Kyle or her other sister Kathy really care either. All they think about is the almighty buckaroo.



  6. 6

    Trazadone- used for tx of depression, but I am on it for SLEEP, Lexapro-used for anxiety, Topamax-seizures or severe headaches. I have been on these meds for a while, and they do not give a 'glazed look'-UNLESS she is taking the trazadone during the day, and then yes, it can make you VERY sleepy. The big question-HOW MUCH IS SHE TAKING???? Also, a side effect of the Topamax, which UNFORTUNATELY I NEVER GOT-is Weight Loss. Something she does not need. Still, the Lexapro is supposed to CALM YOU DOWN! She has be HOSTILE in some scenes.



  7. 7

    The thing though, is Kim Richards has ALOT OF PROBLEMS. Look how she introduced herself (and continues to do sometimes). 'I was a very very famous child actor'. Uhm, yeah, I knew who she was when she was young-'NANNY AND THE PROFESSOR', Hello Larry' and she did 'Escape to Witch Mountain' and other disney crap. But, I am HER AGE. I do not think most people could even picture her if they remembered these shows. Famous, for a while, but not a Mackuley Calkin. I remember her sister, Kyle more-she became a reg. on Little House on the Prairie towards the end of the series. You still see repeats of those. Kim was another one of those child actors who did not grow up into a good adult actress (like Jodie Foster-who is around the same age). GET OVER IT AND GET ON WITH THINGS!!!!



  8. 8

    I also am amazed (?) how all these blonde middle age women -LOOK ALIKE!!!! Same nose job, same facial looks, all the same blonde shade, and frozen botox experssions. Crappy DRs and they (blondes) do not know when to say NO! If they are going to get this 'work' done, find a BETTER DR.! They are all starting to look like a younger JOAN RIVERS.



  9. 9

    I have a great deal of respect for Kim because as a child star in the 70's and 80's, she was the only one supporting her family. She literally bought the house, cars, groceries, insurance, utilities and all income into the home. She totally supported her mother and Kyle for many years. Even buying Kyle's first car.



  10. 10

    Re: iloverickymartin – and Kyle took the house when their mom died!!! smh that's fucked up! She paid for it she should have got it



  11. 11

    She is taking Lexapro for depression. Trazadone is generally taken at night, bc it's an anti-depressant that also has strong sedative properties - so it is actually nice for those who have insomnia along w/ their depression. A very well known off-label use of Topamax is alcoholism (as well as binge eating/bulimia). Also used to prevent headaches. I doubt she is on it for its main use, which is anti-seizure.



  12. 12

    When I was a kid, I wanted to be her. She is the only reason I watch. I would love to know more about how she grew up. Hollywood in the 70's was an interesting place.



  13. 13

    I 2nd the call for BS! I too have taken Topomax & Lexapro and didn't experience those side effects. You are supposed to take the Topomax @ bedtime, it can make you a little sleepy. So…she is either not taking them as instructed (i.e. @ taking the Topomax & sleep aid during the day) or she is drinking while on the meds. Either way there is still some substance misbehavior going on. And I don't get the boyfriend either, I don't automatically say "coke head" in response to sniffles, but something doesn't seem right.



  14. 14

    …. Thanks for the recap of what happened on this weeks episode..?



  15. 15

    If not drugs, why was she in the bathroom every five minutes? She seemed drugged to me!



  16. 16

    Hey Perez how about giving this woman her due, she was a Disney child star long before Paris Hilton existed! How about refering to her as former Disney child star instead of always refering to her as Paris Hilton's aunt. Kim actually has talent as an actress, has class and is a true Celebrity because of her acting past.



  17. 17

    I can't stand these women, but I watched it once with my mom and that's what I guessed - she's on some kind of prescription drugs. Don't think anyone would need to take all those three at once…obviously it's too much…she has a problem (other than being a complete airhead).



  18. 18

    I swear I hope I am never on any prescription drugs. They all sound so scary.



  19. 19

    Re: heatherroses – AGREE WITH YOU 100% she's snort cock or meth and MAYBE taking the prescription drugs too…and i agree with the other poster who says she isnt taking topomax for for anti-seizure reasons but for headaches…ANna Nicole Smith was also on this..and Michael J if im not mistaken. None of these get you looking like that…looking tired or out of it, yes? she talks waaaaaaayyy to much and is hypersensitive..symptoms of uppers…these 3 keep you down



  20. 20

    Yeah. ok.



  21. 21

    Self-medicating Kim presents with the typical ignorant, elitist, bigoted mentality regarding drug abuse. Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith, Marilyn Monroe etc. are just as dead as Janis Joplin, John Belushi etc. Will moronic Kyle find comfort in the fact that her sister died of prescribed medication as opposed to 'street drugs', God forbid that should occur in this case? Can't imagine why their movie careers didn't flourish outside of their childhoods. These women are dumber than a box of rocks!