TEEN Mom star Kailyn Lowry revealed she recently went off her new PCOS medication after being “overwhelmed and very discouraged” by the side effects.
The 29-year-old reality star admitted to having a “mental breakdown” after feeling like the whole situation’s out of her control.
Kailyn Lowry admitted she’s been ‘struggling’ with her PCOS[/caption]
On the new episode of her Coffee Convos podcast, Kailyn was asked by her co-host Lindsie Chrisley for an update on her journey with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which affects a woman’s hormone levels.
Lindsie asked about the medication she started on back in March, but Kailyn revealed she actually stopped taking the drug.
She shared that she took herself off of it because she was having major stomach issues that were disrupting her everyday live.
Warning listeners, Kailyn started off her explanation by telling them: “TMI, if you guys don’t want to listen to poop you don’t want to listen to this part.”
The mother of four revealed she went off her medication because of the side effects[/caption]
Kailyn said she was having terrible stomach issues[/caption]
She then admitted: “I literally couldn’t go anywhere without needing a bathroom at all times.
“It’s an hour drive from where I live to where Lux stays with his dad, and I would pull over two to three times in the hour because I have to go to the bathroom. I can’t live like that.”
While the TV personality thinks she’d be able to handle it if she worked an office job, she said it didn’t fit into her lifestyle of running all around for different gigs and for going all around with her kids.
She’s been off of the medication, which is called metformin, for a few weeks now and has decided to ask her doctor about trying the extended release version, which she hopes will not have the same side effects.
The Teen Mom shared she couldn’t go anywhere without needing to go to the bathroom multiple times[/caption]
Kailyn said she’s really frustrated by it all, adding: “Part of it is because I think I expected it to be so much easier to do less carbs when I was on metformin because it doesn’t really mix well with carbs, but that being said, I didn’t realize that everything is essentially a carb, and I need to figure out what my carb tolerance is.
“That’s what I was struggling with. So, that was a struggle a little bit.”
Continuing wanting to be honest and open with her listeners about her health journey, the Teen Mom said she often has “super heavy periods” but in April she didn’t have one at all.
When she woke up with her period in May, after having missed a month, it only added to her feelings of “not understanding any of” PCOS and what she’s dealing with.
The Teen Mom said she would drive an hour to get her son Lux from his dad’s place and would need to stop two or three times[/caption]
Kailyn said the issue might not be such a big deal if she worked an office job but is difficult since she’s often on the go[/caption]
Kailyn said she’s been feeling “very unmotivated, very discouraged,” and she recently had a “mental breakdown.”
Cleaning out her garage was how she decided to deal with her emotions, which she explained is often how she deals with feeling like she’s not in control.
“I think part of it was my period coming and not knowing because I hadn’t had it for a month, so I didn’t know when it was coming, and I guess I just – hormones,” she said of her breakdown.
“And I was just overwhelmed. I needed something out of my garage, but I have so many boxes in my garage and clutter makes me crazy.
The 29-year-old revealed she’s going to try to see if her doctor can get her on a new medication to try[/caption]
As she hasn’t yet found something that works for her, Kailyn admitted she’s been feeling ‘overwhelmed’ and ‘very discouraged’[/caption]
“I literally can’t handle clutter, it makes me feel out of control. And then also, if I feel out of control in something in my real life, I clean everything off my counters.
“It’s this weird compulsive thing that I do.”
Kailyn, who already has four sons – Isaac, 11, Lincoln, seven, Lux, three, and eight-month-old Creed – is also focused on planning for her future and the possibility of having more kids.
The mom of four said she recently had a ‘mental breakdown’ because she’s been feeling ‘out of control’ in the situation[/caption]
Aside from dealing with her PCOS, Kailyn has also decided to go through with the egg retrieval process[/caption]
“So during this appointment [the doctor] was able to do what she had to do and then she let me know that I was scheduled for my sono next week, which is something they do with the uterus,” she told fans.
“This is where they’re going to check my uterus because of my super heavy bleeding.
“I’ve had super super super heavy periods so they’re going to check to see if there’s anything abnormal going on in my uterus.”
She wants to freeze her eggs, just in case she decides she wants to have more kids in the future[/caption]
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The reality star went on to explain more about her difficulties with PCOS, though she said she didn’t experience complications with infertility as some women do.
“After my sono next week I’ll be curious to know if my heavy bleeding is related to PCOS or if it’s related to something else.
“I’ll be curious to know what stuff I find out next week and how I’ll respond to ovulation meds,” she closed.
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The TV personality previously told Us Weekly: “I don’t have any intentions any time soon to have more children, but I’m going through IVF and egg retrievals so that I can potentially have the chance in the future, if that’s what I want.”
On her podcast last month, Kailyn said she’s really only freezing her kids in case she ends up with a partner who really wants “children of their own.”
Kailyn has had issues with co-parenting with her three baby daddies, and previously shared that she “doesn’t receive child support at all” from any of them.