More specially, the Game of Thrones alum recently criticized Ozempic, the FDA-approved brand for the medical injectable of semaglutide that’s commonly used to treat Type 2 diabetes but has since become popular for helping people quickly shed weight.
Turner recalled the impact a negative message could have on her mental health, adding, “One night, I was playing over and over in my mind a comment I’d seen on Instagram. I was like, ‘I’m so fat, I’m so undesirable,’ and spinning out.”
But the words of wisdom given by her therapist helped her get out of that mindset.
“She said to me, ‘You know, no one actually cares. I know you think this, but nobody else is thinking it. You’re not that important,'” Turner shared. “That was the best thing anyone could have told me.”
“There are people having dramatic results—initially—and I think that motivates everybody, from ‘I need 5 pounds off’ to ‘I need a hundred pounds off,'” she said in an exclusive interview. “And we’ve had to navigate that in practice to help educate, from when is it an appropriate use to when is it not.”
However, not everyone is on board with the brand being used for dieting.
“I think we’re going to see a turn,” Dr. Bhatia noted. “Initially it was, ‘Oh my gosh, I want this, I want this, I want this,’ and that’s led to a shortage. And now you’re seeing a little bit of a backlash [from patients]: ‘Oh my gosh, this made me miserable,’ ‘I have Ozempic face,’ or ‘The weight came back right after I came off of it.'”
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