Molannen described the disorder as a “beast” that caused her to consider suicide on several occasions. She admitted to reporters that she tried to commit suicide last March by breathing in carbon monoxide. She tried to commit it again three weeks later by slitting her wrists.
“This isn’t living. I think about suicide all the time. It doesn’t mean I want to do it,” Molannen told reporters. “I don’t want to do that. I want to enjoy life. I used to love life.
“I had a great life and I could have a wonderful life, but this has destroyed it,” Molannen described about her unrelenting disorder.
Her constant stimulation kept her from keeping a job. Molannen had to depend on her boyfriend to pay the property taxes on her home that she inherited from her parents.
Local reporters said she sent them an email after the article was published thanking them for the opportunity to share her story with others.
“Thank you for your patience with me and for devoting so much time to this,” she said.
Reporters said that another woman suffering from the disease reached out to them about sharing her own experience after seeing Molannen’s story.