Cynthia Bailey Says She Was In a 'Dark Place' Before Receiving 'Amazing' Fibroid Treatment

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star is using Women’s History Month as an opportunity to tell fibroid sufferers that a hysterectomy isn’t the only path to relief

Cynthia Bailey can still remember the physical and mental drain from having fibroids — even though it’s been a decade since they were treated. The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star says that having the benign tumors growing in her womb left her in a “dark place” mentally and impacted so many aspects of her life that she felt like a “disaster.”

“It’s very hard to be in a good space mentally when you’re bleeding all the time and when you don’t have any energy, and you’re anemic and you don’t have the sex drive you used to have,” Bailey, 55, tells PEOPLE.

The former model is reflecting on that time of her life during Women’s History Month for a special reason. She has teamed up with USA Fibroids Centers to educate women about a non-invasive, non-surgical way to treat the condition that plagued her for 14 years.

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