Posted: 4:06 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
By Mehera Bonner
Kailyn Lowry has made a lot of progress when it comes to her anger issues. This girl hit rock bottom after a physical altercation with her husband, Javi Marroquin, on Teen Mom 2, and she started seeing a therapist shortly after. While Kailyn's made steps in the right direction thanks to therapy and kickboxing, her issues are ultimately genetic.
"My mom is bipolar and it turns out I am too,” she told Starcasm shortly after her altercation with Javi.
Kailyn's diagnosis explains a lot about her dramatic mood swings, and medication has definitely helped. However, this gal hasn't been medicated for almost a year thanks to her pregnancy and subsequent breastfeeding!
"I have bipolar disorder and haven't been treating it while pregnant & nursing," she recently admitted to a fan.
Most mood-stabilizing medications aren't safe to take during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, as trace amounts can enter breast milk and can be passed into an infant's digestive system. Clearly, Kailyn is prioritizing her son's health over her own, which is admirable to say the least.
The good news is that this blonde bombshell seems to be doing pretty well despite being unmedicated, and presumably is able to de-stress by working out and relaxing with her kiddos. Plus, she has her saintly husband right by her side, and anyone who's seen Teen Mom 2 knows that Javi is just about the best guy ever. He's so sweet and patient, and don't even get us started on his lips.
Are you surprised that Kailyn isn't taking her bipolar meds? Hit the comments and let us know what you think of her bold decision!