Meghan Trainor got vulnerable during her appearance on the latest episode of Chelsea Handler’s Dear Chelsea podcast. The 29-year-old bared all as she opened up about getting treatment for panic attacks and depression despite judgement in her family.
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During the episode, which aired on January 26, Trainor explained she took a number of trips to the emergency room in her early 20s with symptoms that had her believing she was “allergic to something.” After a few trips, the “Made You Look” singer was able to conclude the symptoms she was experiencing were caused by panic attacks and immediately followed up with a psychiatrist.
“I saw a psychiatrist who said, ‘We can give you anti-depressants,’ and I was like, ‘No body in my family on those, I don’t know anything about those. I just heard so much came growing up of, ‘You’re on a pill?’” Trainor said before she admitted she was open to anything that would bring her relief.
“I was desperate and he [the doctor] told me there’s four different types, and one might work for you, one might not, and the first one I did worked and it was like all the scary noise stopped,” she continued. “I’m on 20mg of Citalopram — that’s what I pop every night. It was amazing and I’ve never had a panic attack ever since. I’ve been on it for like, 5 years.”
Trainor went on to detail the positive experience she had while taking anti-depressants throughout her first pregnancy and encourages other Moms to remind themselves of the phrase, “Happy mama, happy baby.”
To hear more about Meghan’s experience with anti-depressants and more about her plans to expand her family check out the episode of Dear Chelsea above.
Dear Chelsea is a weekly advice podcast hosted by comedian and author, Chelsea Handler. Each episode features Chelsea and co-host, Catherine Law as they welcome celebrity guests and answer listener questions with hilarious edge and honesty — no topic is off limits.
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