Six months ago, Jacenko said she was feeling self-conscious about her weight. After being on medication used to treat breast cancer, Jacenko noticed one of the primary side effects was weight gain.
More and more recently, we've been hearing stories about celebrities using the diabetes medication Ozempic to lose weight.
After seeing many people around her speak of their experiences using the drug, Jacenko decided to try it for herself. But gaining access to it proved more difficult than anticipated.
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"I thought, 'I am reading and hearing about Ozempic all the time. I am trying it'. I went to my doctor and I begged him and he said, 'Roxy go and look in the mirror'. He made me walk into his room and look at myself in the mirror and he said, 'I am not giving you a prescription, you don't need it'," Jacenko recounted to the Daily Telegraph this week.
So Jacenko decided to find another route.
160 kilometres away from Sydney, she managed to find a chemist in Nowra on NSW's South Coast who had prescriptions available for the drug.