TEEN Mom Kailyn Lowry admitted she is not handling PCOS struggle well because she’s been “overwhelmed with information.”
During an Instagram Q&A, a Teen Mom fan asked the reality star: “How are you [sic] handing pcos?”
Kailyn, 29, responded: “Honestly, not well. I thought I was going to just be able to cut out the foods I needed to but it’s way harder that I thought.
“I’m overwhelmed with information. Not really sure where to start again.”
Kailyn has been quite open about her battle with Polycystic ovary syndrome – a condition that causes enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges.
She previously opened up to her podcast co-host Lindsie Chrisley, admitting she “was having such heavy periods” before her diagnosis.
The MTV star recalled: “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 said her gynecologist ordered lab work and an ultrasound, which found she had almost 10 cysts on one ovary and the other had a cyst that was half the size of the organ.
Before speaking with her doctor, the Teen Mom 2 star googled what the lab work results could mean.
She said: “The first thing that came in my mind, I’m like ‘oh my god I have cancer.’ I’m like crying. I don’t want to die… I literally cried myself to sleep.”
However, Kailyn then learned she had PCOS.
Kailyn previously explained her decision to freeze her eggs as she deals with the condition.
She said in another episode of her podcast: “I feel like it’s easy for anyone to say oh I’m choosing to be done having kids.
“But when the option is completely taken from you, and I’m not saying it has for me, but I feel like I’m speaking for a lot of people, I feel like it’s not fair right.
“Like we always want what we can’t have, and now you’re taking the option away from me to decide on what I want…”
She went on: “… I don’t have a partner, and who’s to say I won’t want to have kids with somebody or they won’t want to have kids of their own. And I’m still young enough to do that…”
Kailyn concluded: “Like, I could really have more kids until I’m like 40 if I wanted to.”
Kailyn has four sons, Isaac, 11, with her ex Jo Rivera, Lincoln, seven, with her ex-husband Javi Marroquin and Lux, three, and Creed, eight months with former partner Chris Lopez.