PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a problem in which a woman's hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your cycles and make it difficult to get pregnant. If left untreated, PCOS can cause diabetes and heart disease. It affects about 5 million women in the US!
Ever since stopping the pill, I gained weight, became fatigued and moody easily, very irregular cycles but never knew what was causing these symptoms.
PCOS is extremely hard to diagnose without numerous tests involving ultrasounds. I've completed these tests in our infertility journey and my RE (reproductive endocrinologist) has officially diagnosed me with PCOS.
Since we now know the cause, I've completely changed my diet (bye-bye carbs and WINE!) and picked up yoga. With the help of Metformin (diabetes medication to help regulate blood sugar) and these changes, I feel a lot better and hope to see the results in our fertility journey.
In honor of PCOS Awareness Month, I've changed my profile picture to include the Teal ribbon to get the word out about this condition. With monitoring and lifestyle changes, this won't ruin my dream of becoming a mother!
Learn more: http://www.pcosaa.org/