pcos awareness month
The first time I came out about my PCOS & set up this blog, the personal messages and emails I got were incredible. So many women contacted me saying they had PCOS, and didn't want to talk about it, tell their family or friends. Basically, no one wants a pity party! Even some of my own friends opened up about it, and I hadn't a clue they were going through it either.
So lets take this month (September), as an opportunity to grips of PCOS. If you're reading this, and you're a Cyster - girl, don't worry. I've got your back! <3 This website was designed for YOU!
1. PCOS stands for Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome.
2. PCOS is a metabolic disorder that impacts 1 in 10 women.
3. PCOS creates hormone imbalances which impact many women with irregular monthly cycles.
4. PCOS symptoms are both physical (like severe weight gain, skin issues & irregular periods) and emotional (very prone to severe anxiety and depression).
On the emotional side of things, trust me, it ain't pretty. The only way I can describe it for someone that has a regular cycle 👉 Imagine the one day of your cycle when you feel like crap, you could bawl at the drop of a hat, you feel so low and every time you look in the mirror you feel all horrible.
Imagine that one day was your ENTIRE cycle!!! Told you it wasn't pretty!!!!!
5. PCOS symptoms can be managed naturally. Lifestyle is EVERYTHING if you want to regulate your cycle. It means changes in to your diet 🍏 it means regular exercise 🏃it means reducing your toxic load ☠it means managing stress 😣 and requires some really cool confidence boosting techniques like affirmations 🤗💪
To honour this really special month, I have shared some posts on how I tackle my PCOS symptoms. Hopefully you'll take some inspo from them, and if you can relate why not give them a try. As always, I love feedback so please keep me posted on how you get on.