Hello World, I am a PCOS Boss. What is that you ask? It’s me deciding that I am the Boss over my condition “PCOS” and not the other way around. I believe that having PCOS won’t stop me from living the life I love. This is the first of many blog posts of me living with PCOS and Hypothyroidism. Last year I made an appointment to see an Endocrinologist after some nudging from my mother. I had confided in her about how despite my efforts with eating better and exercising, I still experienced issues with managing my weight, constant fatigue, migraines, horrible depression, mood swings, anxiety, cold intolerance, hair growth in all the “wrong” places and pelvic pain. She said that both her and my grandmother were diagnosed with hypothyroidism and I really should just go and talk to my doctor about it.
I did and several test later my Endocrinologist said that I had PCOS in addition to hypothyroidism. This explained so much about why I felt the way I did and shed light on the past 15 years of my life. I have always struggled with having enough energy to get through my day. I would sleep 10 – 12 hours a day just to get through work, school, and raising my family. Some perceived this as laziness and they could not understand how I could sleep as much as I did and still be so exhausted. There were other signs too, I would go for months, even years without menstruating and I gained fifty pounds that was a nightmare to work off.
Well here I am today and happy to say that I am a PCOS Boss! Easy to say, but not so easy to accomplish. I can say that I believe the hardest part is behind me as long as I continue to make healthy lifestyle choices.
This blog is important to me in the on-going process of healing. I thought about everything I went through and realized I am not alone in this. There has to be other women experiencing the same thing as me right? My diagnoses has inspired me to share my personal experiences with the goal of helping others. So, let’s talk about it and support each other.