Kailyn Lowry Suffers Breakdown Over Bodyshaming
Kailyn Lowry recently shared with fans that she was diagnosed with PCOS.
This condition, which her costar Maci Bookout has, can result in complications in the ovaries due to cysts, as well as hormonal imbalances.
But in the process of getting diagnosed, Kailyn had a very frightening experience.
“I was having such heavy periods. I was bleeding through three and four changes of clothes per day during my period… and I would bleed through my mattress. I would bleed through everything,” Kailyn shared on her podcast, Coffee Convos.
However, the gynecologist soon found that Kailyn had ten cysts on one ovary, and a large cyst on the other.
“… the first thing that came in my mind, I’m like ‘oh my god I have cancer,'” Kailyn shared. “I’m like crying. I don’t want to die… I literally cried myself to sleep.”
Kailyn later took to Instagram to share her experience.
“A couple weeks ago I talked about my heavy bleeding & scared to learn the answers & what was going on with my health,” she shared via Instagram.
“This weekend we recorded an episode where I share my diagnosis & what I’ll be doing to (hopefully) help @coffeeconvospodcast new episode drops on Thursday,” she added.
And now, we’ve learned more about Kailyn’s diagnosis and experience with PCOS.
On Coffee Convos Kailyn said, “I will say the hardest part for me in all of this is very superficial maybe. The comments that I get about my weight on social media and being on the show has been the hardest part for me.”
She went on to explain that they’ve caused her to become very emotional.
“And that’s where I get emotional because I didn’t expect it and it’s not something I’ve been able to control. I’ve tried,” Kailyn continued. “And so when people comment and they’re like pig, cow, this that and the third, I’m like well f*ck. Something is wrong.”
She added that she doesn’t usually mind what people say since her weight is constantly in flux.
“Normally I don’t care this much because my weight has fluctuated. So I’m like I’ll just lose the weight, and it’ll be fine,” she said. “And I’ll feel better about myself. For a little over eight months, I have gone through- like do I get surgery. What is wrong with me that I can’t lose weight?”
But since PCOS affects a woman’s reproductive system, Kailyn has decided to take some precautionary measures.