What is It Like Living With PCOS

What is It Like Living With PCOS

May was 17 when she found out she suffers from PCOS. Her symptoms were starting to get embarrassing she said. She already noticed the weight gain, acne, and hair growth in her chest and chin, and covering them wasn't enough any more..

20 Jul, 2022

May was 17 when she found out she suffers from PCOS. Her symptoms were starting to get embarrassing she said. She already noticed the weight gain, acne, and hair growth in her chest and chin, and covering them wasn't enough any more.

"I was often made fun of in school because of my face. I was called 'pimples girl' for a long time"

She knew something was wrong, but didn't know what it was. She finally worked up the courage and asked her mum to take her to see a doctor. After a series of tests, PCOS was ruled as the diagnosis. She was told that there wasn't any need for treatment since her symptoms weren't severe and she was still relatively young.

"Before the diagnosis, I didn't know anything about PCOS. So I read everything I saw on PCOS. I think that helped me, because after that I requested to see a specialist and things got better".

Changes were made to her lifestyle and things got better. Years later she had trouble conceiving, then she became worried. She met with a new specialist and an evaluation of her overall health was done. IVF was determined the best choice for her to get pregnant.

"I won't say it was easy, after a couple of miscarriages, I finally have birth to a healthy boy. I want to believe proper knowledge of PCOS and changes in some aspects of my life helped me—that and a good specialist".