For those that do not know, I was diagnosed with Pcos at the age of 16. Through out the years, I did not take care of myself at all. I drank like a fish and ate really bad. When you don’t feel something physically, you tend to ignore it. I lived like I didn’t have PCOS. Long story short, I did not take care of myself and NOW I am paying for it.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. PCOS also may cause unwanted changes in the way you look. If it isn’t treated, over time it can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes and heart disease.
Most women with PCOS grow many small cysts on their ovaries. That is why it is called polycystic ovary syndrome. The cysts are not harmful but lead to hormone imbalances.
My hair has been falling out for some time now. I noticed it about 6-7 months ago, but it wasn’t that bad. It was more than normal, but , it was nothing to cry about. These past 2 weeks have been tough for me, my hair is everything! I love my curls. I love big hair ! And now, I’m suffering the consequences of not taking care of myself for so long. Between depression and getting sober, this year was a little bit tough. I’m seeing the light and I thank God for that every single day. I feel like I’ve conquered my demons. I’ve stopped running and dealt with everything head on. 2017 has been a year of growth and healing. I am super proud of myself for getting to where I am at now. PCOS will not be the reason why I’m miserable.
When I washed my hair and realized how much hair I was losing, I cried. I cried because it was random. How is this happening, God? What is wrong with me? I panicked. I had a feeling it was due to my PCOS, but, I was also thinking , what if it’s something else? It wasn’t. It’s my PCOS acting up. I’ve been through a lot. I’ve fought like crazy to get to where I am at, the last thing I will do is be sad about this whole situation. At the end of the day, it’s just hair. As long as I keep up with my workouts and clean eating I will be okay and my hair problem will fix itself.
So for all my PCOS sisters out there, take care of yourself. You may not see any side effects now, but , they will appear if you continue to neglect your health. Food is so important when it comes to treating our PCOS, do your research, and put YOU first.
Treat your body like crap, and it will fail you.
I’m doing this for me and my future family. I will lose weight, I will get healthy, and I will have beautiful baby’s one day!
If you have PCOS, do not give up on yourself. You are amazing and you will become a mother. God’s timing is everything. Do everything you have to do on your part, and, God will do the rest.
God bless you.