Polycystic Ovarian Syndrom
Hey there! Today I want to get real with you guys, not that I haven’t ever been but I guess what I am saying is I want to be serious with you guys for a minute.
There is a disease, that unless you or a family member has it, most of the time you don’t know about it. It’s called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and I have had it since I was about 20-21 years old. Some women are born with it and some acquire it. I acquired it. It makes having babies hard, real hard and makes your cycle even harder as it does whatever it wants instead of what it is supposed to do, lol.
There is not a cure at this time; there are only ways to manage it. I currently take Metformin to help manage my cycle, there are other things that you can take to help manage the symptoms as one of the symptoms is weight gain, I take melatonin to help maintain that as it is an all-natural way to help lose some of the weight not a lot but it helps, and of course exercise and a good diet always helps! Another wonderful side effect of PCOS, as it is called, is hair thinning or loss. I usually take Biotin and Coconut Oil to help keep my hair thick and shiny, some people eat more of the Coconut Oil, I personally don’t care for it so I take a capsule of it.
This disease is something like a lot of other diseases don’t get talked about enough. It can cause depression and anxiety and a lot of women don’t realize they have it until they have been trying for a baby for over a year and they can’t get pregnant or lose the baby. I understand, this is difficult thing to go through and when you do finally get pregnant and it’s a healthy pregnancy you are so excited and feel like you are normal again! That is why when I meet with a momma for the first time to talk about what she wants out of a session that is one of the things I like to find out, is this a rainbow baby or a miracle baby? All babies should be celebrated and treated as a miracle baby, but when the mom goes through something like that I understand and try to be a little more sensitive to the subject.
There are several groups that are out there to help women with PCOS and keep them up to date on the latest medical updates as far as what helps and what doesn’t what you should eat and what you shouldn’t. I feel like what has helped me a lot is trying to stay as unstressed as possible and eating right. I know that is easier said than done, but it’s something that I know works, so I meditate or sit and breathe before bed. You can always follow these groups on Facebook and Instagram, these women are a big help and there are a lot of useful articles on there.
I just want women to know that they aren’t alone in this fight and that’s the problem is this disease is not talked about enough, because a lot of women are scared to talk about it, like they are the problem like there is something wrong with them and they aren’t normal. Well you are normal this is a normal thing for a lot of women, unfortunately.
Women we have to talk to one another and be there for each other, a little bit of sympathy and kindness goes a long way, let’s spread it everywhere!