Andrea McLean won a fresh army of fans with her grit and humour on Celebrity SAS – but some of her struggles were out of the limelight.
The Loose Women star has fought off crippling anxiety caused by the menopause.
But today she feels she is finally out of the woods, thanks to cannabis oil.
A GP prescribed propranolol pills, which helped enormously, but then she heard about CBD hemp oil and gave it a try.
It worked. Andrea said “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.”