Daniella Moyles has revealed she had a brain scan and heart tests because she felt so ill last year.
The former Spin 1038 radio star is a regular at local racecourses and is in demand as a judge for Best Dressed Lady contests.
She revealed suffered from panic attacks daily and spent a number of months in therapy to help her recover.
Daniella told how her symptoms got so bad she felt physically ill.
The 29-year-old added: “I had chronic panic attacks everyday and for me, what I felt – and it’s always subjective – was unbearable symptoms that stopped me from living my day-to-day life.
“It wasn’t something I could ignore. There wasn’t a tipping point or a moment where I realised.
“I was sick, really sick to the point where I didn’t know it was anxiety.
“I had an MRI on my brain, I went for a check-up on my heart – I really, truly believed I was sick and didn’t know it was anxiety for a little while.
“I was still in Spin and still working, burning the candle at both ends.”
Last summer, Daniella packed in her radio gig to travel the world and has since visited much of Europe, the US and South America.
Speaking on the latest episode of Jarlath Regan’s An Irishman Abroad podcast, the brunette admitted in hindsight she found hosting an early-morning radio show tough.
She added: “For me, I always seem to be able to organise and compartmentalise my life.
“I’m always ploughing forward and getting things done.
“This is something I can understand looking back on my time in radio.
“It’s not that I experienced it at the time but in hindsight that job was so so challenging and taxing for me.
“To get up every morning at 4.30am to be so vulnerable – you have nothing to fall back on when you’re in that studio.
“Thank God for my co-host Cormac [Moore], we got on so well and had each other’s back.
“I don’t know if it was because of the pressure of that job or the disruption to my sleep cycle or the fact I generally wasn’t doing just that.
“After the show my day would also be full of freelance jobs... I just found it was so anti-social in its hours.
“I don’t know if it was that or other aspects of my life but I ended up with massive anxiety and in therapy for a few months.
“I’m out of it now and on the other side of it, but at the time it was a nightmare and the worst thing I’ve ever gone through."
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