Davina McCall says past drug addiction put her off getting HRT during menopause

Davina McCall revealed she didn’t want to get HRT during menopause due to her past drug addictions.

The star, 53, battled with addictions in her 20s and has been open about her past struggles.

She now presents endless shows, including her own titled Davina McCall: Sex, Myths and the Menopause where she destigmatises taboos on those topics.

“When I found out I was peri-menopausal, I just thought I can do this,” she said about not getting Hormone Replacement Therapy.

“I mean I have been through a lot in my life. You know, I am a recovering addict. I was a heroin addict.”

She continued on the Channel 4 documetarty: “I haven’t had a drink in 30 years, I don’t even like taking over-the-counter pills for headaches and things so I was just not going to go down the medical route.”

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The former Big Brother presenter recently opened up about how strong her addiction to heroin was.

Speaking during Advertising Week Europe 2021, she said: “I dealt with a very difficult, alcoholic, drug-addict mother and in turn ended up a drug addict myself. But it’s just made me a much stronger person and a person that doesn’t take no as the end of the line.

“I was a heroin addict – that was my drug of choice. I loved heroin, more than my family, more than myself.

“I hated myself, but I loved heroin more than anything. I would have stolen, I would have got myself into terrible mixes to try and get it or have it or get money to have it.”

Originally from https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/davina-mccall-says-past-drug-24097278

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