LOS ANGELES- Kim Kardashian West's life will ''change'' forever after she was robbed at gunpoint, her friend of 10 years has claimed.

The 35-year-old beauty was tied up and locked in the bathroom of her Paris apartment last week whilst armed raiders stole $10 million worth of jewellery and her pal JOE FRANCIS thinks the terrifying incident will force Kim to live ''like a prisoner''. Joe, who has known Kim for 10 years, said: ''Kim is shaken up. She is in shock right now. People think she's all outgoing, but she is actually a very introverted person.

''It is a wake-up call. Kim needs way more security. You never fully get past something like this, you are so scared and Kim will end up living like a prisoner. This will change her life.'' The terrified 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star - who has children North, three, and Saint, 10 months, with husband Kanye West - is still very nervous following the robbery and has been unable to be alone since returning to the US hours after the raid.

A source said: ''Kim is competely shell-shocked and has told her family that her life has changed forever. She is jumping at the smallest sounds and can't be alone at the moment. ''Her family is making sure there's always someone with her and her security detail has more than doubled. She still has a lot of unanswered questions about what happened and has said she feels as if she's living in a nightmare.

''She knows she should feel lucky that nothing worse happened, but she's having long periods where she just feels numb.''

Kim has previously been a prolific user of social media, but will now be running everything she posts online past a private security firm first. She is believed to be working with security experts K2 Intelligence, who Jennifer Lawrence used after her iCloud account was hacked two years ago.

Joe - who himself was robbed at gunpoint in 2005 - told Grazia magazine: ''She will 100% change her outlook on her social media activity and her family's safety ... It's a nightmare. You live with full security for 24 hours a day. It's like you're in jail. You live a different life.

''She has the incredible support of her family and friends, but this is a traumatic experience. I know that because I'm a survivor and I'm talking to her as a survivor and as a friend.

''Kim is arguably the most famous woman in the world. But her whole world is going to change. I wouldn't wish what she is about to go through on anyone.'