Victoria Derbyshire, 51, reveals a secret battle with depression that makes her & # 39; absolutely knackered & # 39; felt and doubted her competence
Victoria Derbyshire has revealed that she has suffered from two periods of depression that her & # 39; absolutely knackered & # 39 ;, & # 39; somewhat anxious & # 39; and have left doubts about her competence.
The broadcaster, 51, told more than 500 business leaders at Women Mean Business Live in London The Telegraph& # 39; s Bryony Gordon she felt insecure earlier this year about her job at her lowest point.
The mother of two received treatment for depression for the first time ten years ago when she had her own show on BBC Radio 5 live, and admits that the menopause only caused a second spell a few months ago.
Secret fight: Victoria Derbyshire has revealed that she has suffered two periods of depression that her & # 39; absolutely knackered & # 39 ;, & # 39; somewhat anxious & # 39; and have left doubts about her competence
& # 39; I came to a point where I was overwhelmed and woke up at 2 am & # 39; at night and then did not sleep between 2 o'clock & # 39; in the morning and 4 o'clock 30 o'clock & # 39; "When I usually get up in the morning," she said about her illness earlier this year.
& # 39; I was absolutely broken and a little bit anxious. I thought, "I'm not good at my job anymore." & # 39;
Victoria, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, worked for a week where she slept & # 39; hours and hours & # 39; before she returned refreshed.
She talked about the moment she cried for her doctor after she & # 39; nice and nice & # 39; for her, prescribing antidepressants and recommending two weeks of work.
Presenter: The mother of two received treatment for depression for the first time ten years ago when she had her own show on BBC Radio 5 live (in the photo as host for her show)
& # 39; Hours and hours & # 39 ;: Victoria, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, worked for a week where she slept & # 39; hours and hours & # 39; before she felt refreshed
& # 39; I went to the doctors and said I wasn't sleeping, and after giving the long list of symptoms, I said & # 39; but I don't think I'm depressed & # 39 ;. The doctor said, "I think so." & # 39;
After recovering from the disease, she has since stopped taking antidepressants.
Victoria underwent breast amputation and chemotherapy after being diagnosed with stage 2 lobular breast cancer four years ago, before she got everything in 2016.
In a candid interview with The Times & # 39; Magazine, Victoria told how Tamoxifen, which she must take until 2026, & # 39; grim & # 39; has side effects.
She explained: & # 39; It is designed to help prevent the cancer from coming back.
& # 39; The side effects are fairly grim: debilitating joint pain. Sometimes I felt like an 80-year-old woman with arthritis.
Open and honest: Victoria talked about the moment she cried for her doctor after she & # 39; nice and nice & # 39; had been for her, prescribed antidepressants and recommended leisure time
Long-term: the 51-year-old broadcaster has reportedly opted for a modest affair with her radio producer Beau on their Surrey Pad after a 16-year relationship, reports The Sun
& # 39; It appears to be difficult and painful to & # 39; get out of bed in the morning when my hips, neck and shoulders are completely stuck.
& # 39; I hated tamoxifen and considered getting rid of it until Mark had a word.
& # 39; & # 39; Sorry for the pain it gives you, but I and the kids really need you to stay, so you'll have to go on with it. & # 39;
& # 39; Then I felt guilty, because being in a position to take tamoxifen meant that I was alive. & # 39;
The BBC star says her first thought after her diagnosis was to marry her 16-year-old boyfriend Mark Sandell.
In the fall of 2018, Victoria took the knot at an intimate ceremony for family and friends.
She spoke earlier about how her sons Oliver (14) and Joe (12) held her hand as she walked down the aisle while a 15-member choir sang The Beatles & All You Need Is Love.
Diagnosis: Victoria suffered from stage 2 invasive lobular breast cancer. The television star discovered she may have had breast cancer after she & # 39; inverted nipple & # 39; had googled
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