September is an interesting month for me – It’s PCOS Awareness month. PCOS or Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age and I am one of the many women suffering with it. Ever since I found out about it, I have done my best to share my story and encourage other women to speak out about their experiences.
And that is what today’s post is all about.
Instead of me doing my usual thread about PCOS on Twitter, I asked for women to submit their stories. I figured people are tired of me sharing my own story and I wanted to share other people’s experiences as well. This is also a way for people to see how PCOS affects different women – we may have similar symptoms but they all affect us differently.
I want to say a huge thank you to everyone that submitted their stories. I know it is not easy talking about this but I feel like we need to talk about it more because a lot of women have PCOS but don’t know. You may thinking sharing your story won’t do much but believe me, it does.
Here are the stories below:
1 – For people that think you can’t get pregnant with PCOS
2 – How being health conscious helped her (kinda similar to mine)
3 – How understanding her condition has given her better control over her life
4 – This story is a bit long but worth the read. This story shows how some doctors in Nigeria are not really equipped to handle PCOS
5 – How research helped this young lady
6 – My own story
Again, a huge thank you to the women that shared their stories with me. I truly, truly appreciate it.
If you have PCOS and would like to share your story, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to share. Please share this post with your female friends – you never know who might need to hear/read this. If you need more information, go here. It’s an amazing resource and has helped me a lot.
Thank you guys for reading and sharing! I love you all!