PCOS in a nut shell.
I showed this to my husband tonight and he tried to be nice and said that at least 70% of this applied to me. But if I am being honest with myself at least 90-95% of this list is applicable to me. Some of it is periodic and some if it I can control or hide even but there are many physical and emotional effects from this disease. I feel like PCOS is being used more and more these Days, some young girl has a bad case of pms and now she has PCOS. For me this is real. I went misdiagnosed and undiagnosed door so many years. Even when the cysts first started for the 1st year, every other month I was in the doctors and they kept saying I had a bladder infection and sent me home with antibiotics.
So today I have added to my daily suppliments. And have been doing more research and will probably be adding even more soon.
I am now taking a prenatal multivitamin with DHS and folic acid
I am taking vitamins B12, D3, E
I am taking fish oil and glucosamine (to help my joints because of the workouts and weightlifting I've been doing)
I am taking calcium and fiber suppliments as well
and I am taking ovaboost which is supposed to help with egg quality and reproductive health.
it's a lot! Vitamins vitamins vitamins! But I obviously can't give my body what it needs on my own.
I use lavender and tea tree oils to help with the acne and hair growth (we will see if it works)
I've been using the lavender oil to help me sleep at night and so far that has helped some I do notice a difference with that so far.
And I rub a mix of several essential oils on my abdomen each night as well in hopes that some or any or all of this voodoo witch doctor stuff (as my husband calls it) will help improve my chances of concieving.
Sleep is very important to my body and my stress management and I am determined to get my sleep schedule back on track too... so goodnight ;-)