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SharkMom1215

665d

what's the biggest struggle with pcos?

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    • KimberyK

      472d

      Managing Weight and facial hair. I started to weight lift it’s helping with weight loss.

    • KimberyK

      472d

      Managing Weight and facial hair. I started to weight lift it’s helping with weight loss.

    • GooseMcDweeb

      475d

      Societies reactions to a women with facial hair, chest hair and thinning head hair, as well as the excess weight and weight distribution. They're logically the least offending issues but they're the ones on show to the world and people are just really awful sometimes, I waste too many spoons dealing with managing other people's expectations of me so my mental health doesn't take knocks. It's ridiculous really.

    • GoddessWinter

      476d

      For me the long periods when I finally do bleed, I bleed anywhere from 1 to 12 months at a time now. The cramps are a close second.

    • Stargazer84

      482d

      Yes the hair loss is the worst, but facial hair comes a close second, someone who I used to work with had pcos the same as me and they got free laser hair removal on the NHS and I'm just like, why did they get that and not me? It's a little bit unfair when I have begged the doctors for help and they just say lose weight, I went to bupa and was told I would receive help if I could get a referral letter from my gp but he refused to give one, then told me that it's just cosmetic, not life threatening and to just live with it.

    • ArdenIris

      541d

      Medical OCD giving me extreme anxiety about my period and the weight gain. I've been body shamed by my own friends and family all of my life, even after I was diagnosed.

    • kikihpfan

      542d

      Weight gain! It is rapid

    • Agradine

      662d

      Weight lose, the not knowing when my period will come and how long it will be or if the bleeding will be heavy. Just all stuff like that.

    • FlutterCry

      663d

      Hair growth. Maintence on it is so painful and expensive. The hair alone flairs up my depression.

    • SharkMom1215

      664d

      I been having problems losing weight I weighed the heaviest I ever been and I hate it

    • mesay

      664d

      Trying to lose weight and change my diet

    • lostgirl98

      665d

      My biggest issues is fertility. I have gotten pregnant 3 times but all 3 times I miscarried by the end of the first trimester.

    • 100Percent_K

      665d

      For me it’s the cysts- I have endometriosis on top of PCOS and whenever I create cysts it presses on scar tissue and lesions in my pelvis. So it just doubles my pain and throws off the balance I finally had 🥲

    • Mad.Hatter

      665d

      Mine is losing weight, my extra weight is exasperating other health issues, and infertility. I get so sad that I can't have another kiddo.

    • SharkMom1215

      665d

      I ended up getting pcos after having 2 kids n they are both boys but I want a daughter really bad but struggling like I am I don't see it happening 🥺

    • B_renee

      665d

      Trying to transform my whole lifestyle (diet and exercise) :/ I want to try to heal my PCOS as naturally as possible. Also the mood swings have been terrible.

      • swtrwthr

        538d

        @B_renee i’m struggling with the same exact thing!! i’m trying to heal it naturally too so i’ve been eating low-glycemic (so avoiding sugar, processed foods, potatoes, etc etc etc) and it really helped with the pain but i miss not having to worry about what i’m eating all the time :(

    • Charlie1901

      665d

      For me it changes, I’ve had it for so long that I’ve kind of grown use to all of the symptoms. Doesn’t make them any easier… But right now the one that is bothering me the most is the thinning hair. Its been getting worse lately and it’s really hurting my mental health at the moment. And the infertility is another big one for me.

      • jacquep

        660d

        @Charlie1901 I agree on the thinning hair. I find it funny I can grow a thin mustache but I'm losing the hair on my head.

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