Chrisette Michele Reveals Her Struggle With PCOS
Chrisette Michele is dishing on her personal life with fans and revealing that she struggles with an illness.
In addition to the endocrine system disorder, Chrisette says she has fibroids, ovarian cysts and endometriosis.
“My cramps were so bad every month that sometimes – this happened twice within a couple years span – I had to be rushed off of an airplane or an airplane had to land to rush me to the hospital because I was in that much pain,” she recalls. “So after some time I decided there’s no way this is normal. And so, so many of my sisters – by ‘sisters’ I just mean girls in the struggle – were like, ‘You know what? That happens to me,’ and I was like, ‘You know what? I’m gonna talk to my doctor about this.’”
Chrisette also told the site about a previous health scare where she had to have emergency surgery.
Even with the focus on eating better, she was still experiencing extreme discomfort ‘down there.’ One night she was rushed to the hospital and they removed one of her ovaries. “It was the scariest thing that ever happened to me…It was overwhelming.” This was a turning point for her to learn more about PCOS and really start talking about her struggle. “I wanted to let other people know because I kind of wanted people to know that they weren’t by themselves. And, I wanted to see who else was in this struggle with me.”
Chrisette is now no longer Vegan because it conflicts with her PCOS and is leading a Paleo lifestyle instead.
Kudos to Chrisette for being so open with fans about her health.
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