Tuesday, November 24, 2009

PCOS

I don't think I ever shared this on this blog. I have PCOS, and have had it since I was 13. It is the reason for my weight problem, the cause of my infertility and numerous other health conditions. There is no cure, and only management of the symptoms is possible. I came across this video that helps to explain the disease to those whom have never heard of it.

And here is another video that describes many of the problems I have dealt with due to this disease.

2 comments:

Katie J said...

With even a 10% weight loss you can drastically reduce or eliminate the symptoms. I was diagnosed with it at one time too however eventually the cysts went away.

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

I lost 110 lbs, conceived several children ( lost several to miscarriage and stillbirth) but much the weight came back due for a variety of reasons. I am now in perimenopause and it makes any struggle that I had with this in the past seem like a walk in the park. It's not impossible to live with this, but it gets very tricky.