Being a teen is hard enough am I right? But what can make it even harder you ask? Being diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome. I was 16 when I was first diagnosed. When I heard that I was diagnosed with PCOS I felt so alone, scared, and confused. All I wanted to do was cry and that’s what I did every chance I had to be alone.Read More
When you look up PCOS on the internet or the doctor starts talking to you about it one of the first things they say is one of the symptoms or indicators that one might have PCOS is being overweight. But what if you aren’t overweight? What if you are actually considered underweight for your frame/build? The doctors refer to this as being “thin PCOS”.Read More
To be honest I think being a mother with PCOS is not that much different than being a mother with out PCOS in the mothering aspect. I have the same feelings, struggles, heart bursting with love, tears, fears etc. as every other mother.Read More
“So after some time I decided there’s no way this is normal. And so, so many of my sisters – by ‘sisters’ I just mean girls in the struggle – were like, ‘You know what? That happens to me,’ and I was like, ‘You know what? I’m gonna talk to my doctor about this."Read More
As the symptoms are multifactoral, I think it is hard for anyone who is not living what you are living to completely understand the impact a syndrome or disease can have on you personally. For many who support you, they have to sit back. offer support and in essence let you go through a very personal process. I was confused, anxious and desperate to find answers and solutions, which put a strain on all of my interpersonal relationships.Read More
For women to make informed decisions about their health management, the information upon which they base their decisions should be accurate, current, based upon well-performed research studies, and obtained from well-informed and well-trained physicians and other caregivers. This information must be easy for the general public to find and understand. There are many sources of information available on the internet please visit us on Twitter to be connected with more information and professionals treating PCOS and their symptoms and support initiatives such as the PCOS National Initiative petition
PCOS Petition over 14k signers:
Vitamin D deficiency affects upwards of 90% of women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Did you know that Vitamin D is actually a hormone within the body? Don’t worry; I did not either! I believe this is why being deficient can cause such an uproar within our bodies. Vitamin D3 is fat-soluble vitamin and dissolves within the intestinal tract and also helps our bodies absorb calcium.Read More
The blog below is written by Ashley Rogers. Ashley is one of my Admins on our PCOS Facebook support group. She has spent many years researching and reading studies in order to help her own PCOS symptoms. Like many of us Ashley does also see her doctor regularly, but also is aware that Natural treatments seem to sometimes be are best bet with ridding ourselves of certain symptoms. We both love spearmint and when I requested she write a guest blog for me, we both instantly said Spearmint! I also firmly support the use of spearmint tea and capsules and have seen the benefits. You can grow your own, as it grows very easily in a planted in a pot or outside in a garden, purchase the dry leaves or tea online and/or get the spearmint in capsule form. The best price I have found is from Swanson brand vitamins. To talk more with Ashley, please click the tag above to join our private Facebook group. She always makes herself available for advice.Read More
Author: Ashley Levinson
(April 6, 2016 Sewell, NJ)
Up to 10% of women worldwide are affected by a syndrome known as #PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, an endocrine disorder affecting multiple body systems. However, many of these women, medical professionals and the public have no idea of what PCOS is or why it matters.
So, lets break down Why PCOS Matters....
For PCOS Awareness month, I wanted to share other cysters’ stories with you. These particular cysters are the admins on our closed Facebook group (you can access this group by clicking the teal bar at the top of the page). They are all from different walks of life, but will always have one bond: fighting against PCOS!Read More
Autumn is here! To me that means I add pumpkin to everything! And I mean EVERYTHING…….
Below I am going to share my favorite chilly fall Sunday morning breakfast.
Stove Top Pumpkin Apple OatmealRead More