What to do after just finding out you have PCOS

It is every other day that we hear women getting diagnosed with one hormonal disorder or the other. It’s never an exciting experience and frankly, we wish to go through life without having to deal with it. However, if we ever get that news, just know that there’s nothing we can’t handle and overcome. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal disorders that affect women so let’s talk about it.

So, you just found out you have PCOS, right? First off, we want you to know that it’s totally okay to feel a rush of emotions. We’re here together on this journey, and it’s alright to take a moment for yourself. PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, sounds very clinical, but we’re going to break it down into something simpler, like a chat between friends, which this is.

Think of PCOS as a condition where our bodies decide to do things a bit differently when it comes to hormones. These hormonal differences can lead to some annoying occurrences like weight gain, acne, or irregular periods. And honestly, it’s more common than you think. Many women around us are navigating through PCOS, just like we are.

First things first, let’s take a deep breath together. We know it’s hard but try not to panic. To us, finding out you have PCOS is the first step towards understanding your body and what it needs a bit more, and we think that can be empowering. That’s one way to look on the bright side.

Now, we understand that PCOS does get triggered by certain things so it’s important that we identify our triggers. Everyone’s body is unique, and certain things might make PCOS symptoms more noticeable for some than others. We think it’s kind of like being a detective with your own body, figuring out what makes it feel good and what doesn’t.

Doing your research is very essential too. We don’t mean diving into the scary deep end of medical articles on Google but finding reliable sources that talk about diet and lifestyle changes. We’re talking simple replacements or additions to your day that could make a big difference. And please remember, this research phase is about finding out what works for your body system alongside the advice of your qualified doctor. What we’re not doing is finding a one-size-fits-all solution because we’re all so different.

Finding your community can be exactly what you need at this moment. Trust us, knowing there are others out there who get what you’re going through can make a world of difference. It’s like having a group of friends who are always there to lend an ear, share a tip, or just offer a hug when you need it.

Lastly, we encourage women to get regular pelvic checks. It’s like doing a routine check-up to ensure everything is running smoothly. When we understand what’s happening in our bodies, it gives us power – power to make choices and decisions that are right for us.

In all of this, remember to be kind to yourself. Adjusting to a PCOS diagnosis isn’t about making huge leaps overnight. It’s about small steps, patience, and loads of self-love. We’re all in this together, navigating through it one day at a time. And we’ve got to say, we think you’re doing an amazing job already.


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