Martine McCutchen admitted she felt “losing her mind” during menopause before praising her “game-changing” hormone replacement therapy for easing her symptoms.
Martine McCutchen says she felt as if she was “losing her mind” going through menopause.
The 46-year-old actress took to her Instagram page this week to share a clip of her talking about going through perimenopause and switching to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help treat her symptoms, which she called a “game changer.”
Former EastEnders star Martine praised TV presenter Davina McCall for speaking out about her menopausal experience and thanked her doctor, Naomi Potter.
Tough time: Martine McCutchen, 46, says she felt as if she was ‘losing her mind’ going through menopause
She said of her HRT: “It has completely changed the rules of the game for me, there are still some tweaks and adjustments to be made.
I have been really fortunate to have been guided by the power of nature that Davina and Naomi Potter are a godsend for women living at this time.
“When we’re all out of our minds, this lady is calm, composed and very wise about the whole situation.”
Speak out: The actress took to her Instagram this week to share a clip of her talking about going through menopause and transitioning to hormone replacement therapy.
It comes after Davina, the former Big Brother host, said her menopause symptoms left her feeling like she had a “brain tumor or Alzheimer’s” after a mistake on TV.
Sophie Raworth told BBC One Sunday morning that her menopause had left her feeling “embarrassed” and “irrelevant”.
Davina, who recently wrote a book on the issue called Menopause, said the brain fog she experienced during perimenopause led her to make a mistake in her job.
Offering hope: Martin praised Davina McCall, 54, for speaking out about her severe menopausal symptoms and how it made her fear she had a brain tumor or dementia.
She revealed that during a particularly sensitive moment, she burst into tears, thinking she had a “brain tumor or Alzheimer’s disease or something”.
“During perimenopause, hormones go up and down and up and down, so you think you’re going to go completely crazy,” Davina said.
I felt like I was getting older, and I felt it would make me irrelevant, and I was embarrassed because I always felt like I was at the top of my game.
“I’ve been in TV at that point for 20 years, and I really knew what I was doing, and I was so proud of my kind of list-making and my logistical practicality and the fact that I could multitask,” she said.
But Davina revealed that her skills were hampered by menopause because she remembers making a mistake on TV.
“Someone asked me if I was okay because I messed up on a TV show, and I said yes, and when I shut the door and went, I burst into tears,” she told Sophie.
And the presenter added, “Because I thought ‘I’m not okay, I think I have a brain tumor, or I have Alzheimer’s or something, help me’.”
Disturbing: She revealed that during a special moment of weakness, she burst into tears, thinking she had “a brain tumor or Alzheimer’s disease or something”