A DESPERATE mum has told how she tried to kill herself after using a controversial weight loss injection promoted by Kerry Katona.
Roxanne Davis, 46, was rushed to hospital after overdosing on a cocktail of pills.
Roxanne Davis, 46, says it’s irresponsible for celebrities to endorse these products[/caption]
And she was stunned when medics at the hospital in Eastbourne told her they had treated five other patients who had attempted suicide after taking the Skinny Revolution jabs.
Roxanne had become depressed within weeks of starting the injections. The firm behind them is run by Ampika Pickston, star of the hit TV show The Real Housewives of Cheshire.
Roxanne said: “I decided to try it after reading an interview with Kerry about her dramatic weight loss. I had no idea it would nearly kill me.
“The hospital told me to come off the jabs straight away and my mental health adviser said there had been five reports of suicidal thoughts and self-harm in a year.”
Roxanne had begun injecting the hormone Saxenda after a brief Skype consultation with a Skinny Revolution nurse.
After overdosing in June, police found Roxanne slumped in her car – and immediately got her to hospital.
She said: “I was crying all the time and didn’t know why. I just felt terrible and when I went on the company’s Facebook page to complain, was blocked from the page.
“When I approached Skinny Revolution they brushed me under the carpet and began ignoring my complaint.”
“I feel it is really irresponsible for celebrities to promote this product when it seems so little is known about the possible side effects.
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On the Skinny Revolution website Kerry says: “ I started Skinny Revolution back in 2017 and within 2 months I had lost a staggering 2 and a half stone and I have kept it off!!!
“I have done and tried so many weight loss programs, diets, fads and nothing has ever worked like this. My self confidence and self worth is through the roof.
“I love my new body. Skinny revolution changed my life and if you give it a whirl it will change yours.”
Roxanne was advised to come off the weight-loss jabs immediately[/caption]
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