Truth bomb: PCOS sucks.
It's the leading cause of female infertility. It's associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and more. It can mess with your digestion. It can make your periods feel a million times worse. It brings back the breakouts you thought you left in adolescence, and tacks on facial/body hair growth. It's isolating. It's confusing.
In short: it's a lot to deal with. But to be honest, none of those are even the main reason PCOS sucks. Want to know my #1?
It's that no one is talking about PCOS well. Or sometimes, at all.
“I was literally told to ‘eat less carbs’ and that was about it”
“Docs just shrug when you ask for something other than birth control and diets”
“I’ve basically been told not to worry about it unless I want more kids”
“[It] makes me feel like because I am not on a restrictive ‘clean’ diet, I am the reason I continue to have PCOS”