‘So much pain’: Singer reveals health battle

Bebe Rexha has revealed that she was in urgent care two weeks ago after bursting with a cyst due to her battle with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), an incurable hormonal condition.

“It hurt so bad,” he did I’m a mess The 34-year-old singer shared a new video on TikTok on Wednesday.

“My doctor… thought it was appendicitis. It was so bad. It was actually a cyst that burst.”

Rexha explained that she was given Tylenol and Advil to calm her systems, but “they didn’t work.”

“Guys, I felt sick. The pain was so bad,” she added, before recommending the use of a heating pad to anyone with similar problems, as it worked for her.

In the candid video, in which Rexha appeared comfortably dressed without makeup and with her hair tied back, she listed some of the other symptoms she had to contend with due to PCOS.

The I’m okay the singer said she used to experience flare-ups, but considers herself “very lucky” that it wasn’t extreme.

Actress Keke Palmer, who also struggles with polycystic ovary syndrome, said in December 2020 that her acne problems had gotten so bad that people in her industry offered to pay her to fix them.

“I did all that, I ate all the ‘right’ things, my blood tests were fine,” he said Password the 30-year-old host explained at the time. “But it took me personally looking at my own family history of diabetes and obesity to understand what was ACTUALLY happening to me.”

Although Rexha has been partially spared this health issue, she also said in her video that she gets “super bloated” and has irregular periods, noting that she had a 20-day menstrual cycle in February.

“I’m not going to get my period for a few months — super, super irregular,” she said. “The only thing that really got me back on track was metformin.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, metformin helps lower blood sugar in people with insulin resistance, another symptom of PCOS.

Rexha – who has previously said she gained 13kg due to the syndrome – detailed her weight struggles in her latest video.

“I put on a lot of weight in about four years. Very much,” she told her followers.

The Me, me and me the singer said she weighed her food every day, ate just 1,400 calories a day and worked out once or twice a day to try to burn 500 to 700 calories — but nothing worked.

“A doctor once told me that a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome could eat a bowl of blueberries, which would be the same as a normal person eating an entire pizza pie,” she added.

Rexha then concluded, “I’m not a doctor, but I can give you the knowledge that I know because I know that polycystic ovary syndrome is really difficult and just plain nasty.”

Fans in the comments section praised the Grammy nominee for speaking out about her struggles.

“PCOS warriors unite! Your story resonates and the struggle is real. Keep sharing, it’s empowering!” one woman commented.

Another wrote: “Thanks for pointing this out. Pcos is very frustrating! You are the queen️.”

In addition to Rexha and Palmer, other stars also spoke about their problems with this condition Pretty little liars stars Sasha Pieterse, Lea Michele and Victoria Monét.

This article originally appeared on Page Six and has been reproduced with permission

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