Fans rally around Jenny Mollen after she shares shocking picture of postpartum weight loss and reveals she may have Graves' disease
The actress first started to speak on the issue of her weight loss on Friday, when she was asked about her “rapid weight loss” by fans and followers
Jenny Mollen seems to be really struggling with her health, as she shared a shocking image of her figure in an Instagram post recently. The mom-of-two, who gave birth to her second child just six months ago, shared a picture of her postpartum weight loss on the social media platform.
“Not anorexia, it’s a thyroid issue,” wrote the star. “I don’t know what it says about me that I got this thin and didn’t think there was anything wrong.”
Mollen, who welcomed her son Lazlo last October, said that she discovered “a bulge” in her neck on Friday which prompted her to seek out a doctor.
“I’m STILL waiting on blood work but my doc thinks it’s Graves,” she said. “If you just had a baby and have lost an inordinate amount of weight, feel like you are on cocaine, are suddenly heat intolerant, and can’t stop losing hair, and feel like your husband is being a dick it might just be your thyroid!! Get checked.”
According to to the American Thyroid Association, Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease which can lead to overactivity in the thyroid gland. Symptoms of the disease include anxiety, bulging eyes, chest pain, elevated blood pressure, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, and increased sweating. The most recent person, before Mollen, to have suffered from the disease was TV host Wendy Williams, although she's now made a recovery.
Mollen also addressed her health scares on her Instagram stories, revealing that she wouldn't get her test results from the doctor until the weekend. “I can’t wait until Sunday,” she said.
Mollen first started to speak on the issue of her weight loss on Friday, when she was asked about her “rapid weight loss”, in response to all the people who had “written and asked” about her body change.
“Weight loss that to be honest, I couldn’t really explain until now,” she wrote on social media. “Though I am not certain, I have good reason to believe it is some sort of hyperthyroidism. Apparently, this is common in women AFTER PREGNANCY. “
Mollen is married to “Orange Is the New Black” star Jason Biggs, and has two children with him, Sid and Lazlo.