Roxy Jacenko says ‘cancer was a walk in the park’ compared to black market Ozempic overdose that landed her in hospital with seizures

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Roxy Jacenko says ‘cancer was a walk in the park’ compared to black market Ozempic overdose that landed her in hospital with seizures

Roxy Jacenko has revealed that the health problems she endured during an Ozempic overdose were worse than her battle with cancer.

The former owner of Sweaty Betty, 44, used the drug in a bid to lose weight, but she had bought it on the black market, having two pens worth delivered from Nowra, New Wales from South, to Sydney in an Uber which had cost him $2,500.

But she took one milligram of the diabetes medication on her first dose, four times the amount prescribed to her by a doctor.

“The consequence is I think I’m going to die,” she revealed to 7NEWS Spotlight on Sunday.

“In the morning, I went to work by car. I was sweating. I was so hot and then I kept throwing up non-stop.

Roxy Jacenko (pictured) has revealed the health problems she endured while overdosing on Ozempic were worse than her battle with cancer.

Roxy Jacenko (pictured) has revealed the health problems she endured while overdosing on Ozempic were worse than her battle with cancer.

“That night I ended up in the hospital. They had never seen this before. It was the first time they had seen an Ozempic overdose, Roxy explained.

“It was like I was shaking, my whole body was shaking, I couldn’t control my legs. It’s like I have no control over my body.

Roxy says she spent three days recovering from epileptic seizures.

She added: “Literally, I really thought that was it. I have been ill in my time. Cancer was a walk in the park compared to the pain I felt during those three days.

Roxy had obtained the drug illegally in a desperate attempt to lose 30 pounds, paying $700 for two doses.

“The consequence is I think I’m going to die,” she revealed to 7NEWS Spotlight on Sunday.

“Actually, I was like a drug addict. I look at it now and I was like a drug addict,” she said.

Roxy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and underwent a six-week radiotherapy program in August that year, before undergoing partial ablation surgery.

She said she was “desperate” to lose the 15kg she gained while treating her breast cancer with the hormone therapy Tamoxifen.

“I thought I was actually going to die. I had cancer, radiotherapy, all that. It doesn’t even compare to the pain I felt when I took this medicine,” Roxy told the Saturday Telegraph.

Ozempic has been a hot topic in Hollywood with stars either admitting to using the diabetes drug for weight loss or outright denying it.

The former owner of Sweaty Betty, 44, used the drug in a bid to lose weight, but she had bought it on the black market, having two pens worth delivered from Nowra, New Wales from South, to Sydney in an Uber which cost him $2,500.

The former owner of Sweaty Betty, 44, used the drug in a bid to lose weight, but she had bought it on the black market, having two pens worth delivered from Nowra, New Wales from South, to Sydney in an Uber which cost him $2,500.

Roxy obtained the drug illegally in a desperate attempt to lose 30 pounds, paying $700 for two doses.

Roxy obtained the drug illegally in a desperate attempt to lose 30 pounds, paying $700 for two doses.

Semaglutide is sold under the brand names Ozempic and Rybelsus as an antidiabetic medication used to treat type 2 diabetes.

It is also sold under the Wegovy brand as an anti-obesity medication for long-term weight management.

The medications act like a hormone in the brain, making people less hungry and slowing the elimination of food from the stomach, which promotes weight loss.

Ozempic and Wegovy have gained popularity since they became the first drugs proven to help with weight loss.

Celebrities like Elon Musk, Remi Bader, Chelsea Handler, and Amy Schumer have revealed that they use the drug to help lose fat.

“Actually, I was like a drug addict.  I look at it now and I was like a drug addict,' she said

“Actually, I was like a drug addict. I look at it now and I was like a drug addict,’ she said

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