Penny Lancaster praised for sharing her experience with menopause and anxiety 2 weeks ago

Penny Lancaster praised for sharing her experience with menopause and anxiety

Penny sought specialist treatment to help with her anxiety.

Fans have been heaping praise onto Loose Women star Penny Lancaster, who openly discussed her experience with menopause and anxiety.

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The chat show host spoke about how her anxiety levels were "through the roof" as she went through the menopause on today's episode of Loose Women.

Penny said that she sought medical attention to help with her mental health.

She said: "When I spoke to my GP, the first thing they said is, ‘Well, let’s put you on an anti-depressant.’

"And I was like, ‘I need something to balance and take the edge off the upset, frustration and anger’.

"It did help a bit, but it was another band aid and wasn’t addressing the real problem."

Penny added that through her connections at Loose Women, she was able to see a specialist, who put her on treatment. Thankfully, she shared that her anxiety is improving a little.

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She added that it was useful to talk to her husband, Rod Stewart, about what she is going through.

"I've stopped the hot sweats, I'm still suffering from anxiety. I'm getting there. Being able to talk to my husband is an absolute number one priority."

Penny has since received praise for sharing her experience so candidly.

Her co-host Charlene White tweeted: "I'm SO proud of Penny for talking about her menopause anxiety on @loosewomen. A few weeks ago we all sat talking about the signs of menopause - that chat changed the course of Penny's menopause journey & so many others who were watching. Talking and sharing makes us feel less alone."

One fan praised the dialogue, saying: "Ladies thank you for talking about this topic.  That journey made me wonder which was worse, monthly periods, pregnancy or menopause. All three for me was something to write about."

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Another fan tweeted: "So good to hear the menopause being talked about."