Whitney Way Thore usually does not let herself get emotional, but this time she cried while talking about her polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
The “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” star said she will typically “just try not to think about” her PCOS and its symptoms – hair loss, fertility issues, and acne. However, she could not hold her emotions while talking about her hormonal disorder on her Instagram video on Monday.
In the video, she admitted that she has been losing her hair for nearly 13 years and called it her “biggest insecurity,” revealing that she uses hair extensions to hide her balding.
The 35-year-old said, “I posted about my extensions and everything and then I was just talking to a friend of mine about having kids, and he wasn’t really familiar with PCOS and everything so I was explaining it to him, and I just started crying. And it’s like, I don’t normally.”
Thore said her condition is nothing new but she gets emotional whenever she thinks about it.
“I’ve known I’ve had PCOS since I was like 21, and I’m 35 [now],” she added. “And I don’t normally get emotional when I talk about it, and I think I just kind of like, try not to think about it a lot. And I was just going through all of the symptoms and everything to explain it to my friend, and it just…it sucks.”
She continued, “Normally I just try to not think about it and push it down I guess, and just deal,” she continued. “Actually I don’t really deal that well with the symptoms, and I don’t really do a lot to manage it the way that I should.”
“I guess if you need to cry have a cry,” Thore said. “Happy f**ing Monday. If you’re happy I hope you’re feeling happy, if you’re sad, I hope you can go ahead and feel a little sad.” She ended the video by blowing a kiss to the camera and telling her fans – “Love you guys.”