MARTINE McCutcheon has explained how she thinks she’s perimenopausal in an open and honest social media post.
The 45-year-old actress, most well-known for an extended stint on EastEnders, took to Instagram to open up to fans about the symptoms she’s been experiencing.
Sharing a wide-eyed frowning selfie, Martine wrote: “Today’s vibe ‘Oh s***, b***er, b******s and every other naughty word on the planet!’
“I’ve had the worst stomach bug and I just can’t get my shizz together the last week or so.
“On top of the Lyme disease and fibromyalgia, I definitely think I’m perimenopausal, too.
“I’m having symptoms for two weeks of the month and it’s getting worse!”
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Back in 2011, Martine, then-34, was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition that causes long-term fatigue and flare-ups after accomplishing even small physical or mental tasks.
She was later diagnosed with Lyme disease, a condition that can causes rashes, fever, headaches and tiredness, in 2017.
Martine also suffers from fibromyalgia, a medical condition that can cause chronic pain and cramps.
This is thought to be the first time she’s spoken about being perimenopausal, which the NHS explains as the time when women experience symptoms a few months or years before their periods stop.
Martine joked that the phrase perimenopausal makes her think of chicken” from Nando’s.
Martine’s post, which has been liked more than 5,000 times in just four hours, as Martine attempts to poke fun at her symptoms.
She shared a link to the post on her Instagram story, with the backing track of Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy to further joke about her feelings.
Martine’s post comes just a week after she and pal Denise Van Outen stepped out in gorgeous dresses for a live show of The Masked Singer in Sheffield.