Supporting You As You Manage Diagnosis, Symptoms And Work Out What's Best For YOUR Body
So, you've been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Maybe you were handed a leaflet on it, or maybe you were prescribed the contraceptive pill. Then, after your PCOS diagnosis, you've been sent home to wonder what on earth is this condition? And what does this mean for my body?
How did you feel after that diagnosis? Overwhelmed? A little alienated? Unsupported? Or relieved you had a label?
Have you spent countless hours deep-diving your PCOS symptoms on the interweb? Have you come across terms you don't understand and drugs people tell you should be on?
Have family and friends offered great advice that doesn't work for you (have you tried keto? / ohhh, my friend uses this great product for skin like yours / I've heard caffeine shampoo is good). Or have they dismissed it by telling you 'so many' women have PCOS, which silences you.
Or perhaps you haven't told people around you about your diagnosis, because explaining the condition and its symptoms is uncomfortable. We can sometimes carry shame in our diagnosis, when it's not our fault. We did not do anything to bring this on. It's a medical condition that affects many.
If your body has the PCOS label, you're in good company as 1 in 10 women in the UK are estimated to have it. Each individual has different symptoms.
You might struggle with your weight
You might not get periods or you might have painful periods
You might struggle with hair loss or hirsutism (excess hair on the face and body)
Your skin might be prone to acne or you might have skin tags
You might struggle with infertility
You may feel anxious or fall into depression
You may suffer from crippling bouts of low self-esteem
It's likely that a selection of the above symptoms resonate with you.
Having a PCOS diagnosis is helpful. But it doesn't help the emotional turmoil you battle with on a daily basis as you try to manage your condition. Especially in the months following diagnosis, or when you come off the contraceptive pill and all your symptoms return with a vengeance.
It took me 10 years to get diagnosed with PCOS. And another five after that to get off medication and learn how to manage my symptoms my way. It was sometimes a bumpy road.
I now feel healthy and have energy. But my PCOS symptoms will make themselves known when I stressed. As it's hard to live a stress free life in this world of ours, I have put practises in place to help me manage my condition.
And this is where I am able to offer my services to you, my fellow 'cyster'.
I've created a programme to help support you as you manage your diagnosis and your symptoms. Together in our safe space, you will be empathetically and deeply listened to as we explore what's best for your health and wellbeing.
Together we'll set you a realistic health goal and put a plan in place so you can manage your condition.
This is not about following a specific diet plan or forcing yourself to do cardio daily. This is a deeply supportive programme which is centred on you. We're going to switch you from being uncomfortable in your body to managing your symptoms and feeling more at home in it.
We will explore your feelings and work on the low self-esteem that comes with PCOS. We will spend time challenging all those things you've been saying to yourself about your body. Together we'll work on building positive feelings and high regard for yourself.
Let's get you feeling like the person you want to be. Click the link below to arrange a free call with me. We'll talk about your PCOS and how this programme can support you in getting you from where you are to where you want to be.