How many times have you had to explain your PCOS condition to your loved ones or friends? I am always being asked if I am still having problems with “that”, that meaning my PCOS. Since it’s an endocrine disorder without a cure of course I am going to have problems with it for the rest of my life. I think more often than not the name Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome leads people to think it’s just an ovary problem, but it’s so much more. PCOS is a complex condition that affects every aspect of your life and there is no magic pill to make it all go away.
I recently found a great online reference entitled The Hormone Center of New York by Dr. Geoffrey Redmond. He provides additional insight into PCOS and explains that while it’s a complex condition it really is not that difficult to understand. Women suffering from PCOS are acutely aware of their systems with skin & hair changes, irregular periods, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, the emotional up and down roller coaster of crazy mood swings, in addition to insulin resistance. If you have some time read Dr. Redmond’s take on PCOS, if anything it will give you more information to take back to your doctor to chat about.
In the meantime, I understand that my body doesn’t process insulin right and as a result it causes a series of other symptoms, kind of like the domino effect. So, I will continue to use exercise and cutting out unnecessary refined carbs to help control it. I am committed to do everything I can to maintain a positive attitude and continue to make healthy life style choices so that I can enjoy my future with the ones I love the most. I will not allow PCOS to be the boss of me.