AceShowbiz - "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Jennifer Fessler was hospitalized for trying to get slimmer. In the Monday, December 4 episode of her "Two Jersey Js" podcast with Jackie Goldschneider, Jennifer revealed that the weight-loss medication gave her an uncomfortable side effect.
"I have been on, and I'm not going to call it Ozempic - that's been the umbrella name," the "RHONJ" newcomer shared during the episode. "But I've been on semaglutide for over a year now, and I've lost maybe 22 pounds."
Jennifer also admitted to be "a raging hypochondriac," adding that her anxiety went "out the window" when it came to things involving her "physical appearance." The Bravolebrity continued, "I'm not afraid of Ozempic and I will tell you I have had an experience that was not good - and I'm pretty positive it was about the semaglutide - where I had to go to the hospital for an impacted bowel … and I'm still not nervous about it."
Jennifer later revealed one of the "side effects" of the drug can be "constipation," but she ignored the signs. She further divulged, "I was drinking no water, eating no vegetables because something that happens, a new experience for me, is being able to eat what I want even when it's not the most healthy choices and still lose weight. So maybe for the first time in my life, I'm losing weight on pizza and bagels and ice cream."
She added, "Having said that, I noticed there was constipation, I didn't do anything about it. I wasn't taking Miralax, that you take every morning, or any kind of stool softener. I hadn't gone in a week, then it was a week and a half." Jessler admitted that she's also "to blame for ignoring them and allowing them to escalate to the point where I became impacted."
Thankfully, she noted that she hasn't had any more issues after she started drinking more water, eating healthier foods and taking Miralax. She's also hired a personal trainer to deal with the muscle loss. Jennifer also stressed that "you have to be proactive about" it, adding, "Am I worried about it? No. Am I aware of it and a little disappointed in myself for not addressing it sooner? Sure."