PCOS – the reality

I thought long and hard about writing this post because the truth of it is that I don’t like to admit failure. I don’t like to admit that I’m limited. I don’t like to admit a great number of things about myself that I perceive as flaws. I had grand plans for the rest of…

PCOS – Stephanie’s story

PCOS.  . . . a grouping of seemingly innocuous letters, downright innocent on their own and unimportant. Yet, the condition that they stand for and the impact it had on my self-esteem, happiness and health was anything but innocuous, anything but slight. It was only after years of misunderstandings, pain, the confidence of a sea…

PCOS and depression

Common symptoms of PCOS are anxiety and depression. It’s something many of us struggle with, either as a one time thing or on and off over the years. Mental health is something that’s really difficult to talk about because of the stigma that comes attached to it. Because of that stigma, it’s often quite difficult…

PCOS and milk alternatives

I wanted to talk a little bit about milk alternatives today. We’ve already talked about diet and how it’s necessary to cut out things that may cause an inflammatory response and one of those is dairy. It’s a real struggle for a lot of people, myself included. I thought I would be okay with it…

myPCOSteam

Yesterday (and earlier in the month) I mentioned myPCOSteam, which is one of the PCOS forums I use and which was responsible for opening up this whole world of research and treatment I had no idea about. The site is a year old and has more than 13700 users at present. It’s part of a…

PCOS on the interwebs

If you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS there’s a strong temptation to go out and look for information and resources, especially with an illness like this where most doctors have a sad and concerning lack of knowledge about it. Unfortunately, the peril of the internet is that anyone can upload information to it. I’ve seen “advice”…