Andrea McLean reveals she used cannabis to cure menopause hot flushes and crippling anxiety – Latest ANDREA McLean has revealed she used cannabis oil to help cure her menopause hot flushes and crippling anxiety The Loose Woman star, 49, was recommended to try CBD hemp oil to help her as well as being prescribed propranolol pills – both of which have helped her massively. She told The Mirror: “It has massively taken the edge off things with the flushes and it has made me less anxious because anxiety is still a key thing for me. “Unless you have experienced it like I have, where it feels like there is a tiger in the room, then no one really understands what it is like. It is awful. Before I started taking CBD oil my doctor recommended taking propranolol and it did change my life within a week. I am on the lowest dose and it has literally made me feel like a different person. “It is not an anti-depressant but what I no longer feel is that sensation of being on high alert.” Andrea, who is mum to Finley, 16, and 11-year-old Amy, credits her husband Nick Feeney, for also helping with her anxiety. The presenter underwent a hysterectomy in 2016, which she opted to have after a long struggle with endometriosis and the perimenopause – and it brought on early menopause. She recently appeared on Celebrity SAS, where viewers saw her face her fears and it gave her the confidence to sign up to her very own one-woman tour. Inspired by her latest book, Confessions of a Menopausal Woman, the presenter is due to travel across the country to share her life story, from showbiz secrets to top tips to getting through the menopause. Andrea told The Sun Online: “I’m keen for women to known the menopause is something that happens to half the planet and although it’s a part of you, it doesn’t define all of you. “We need to normalise it and give people information so they can get the help they need. “It’s definitely not a power point presentation on the menopause. Everything is done with a sense of humour and lightness of touch. “It’s an evening with me chatting about all kinds of things in my life.” Got a story? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
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