Symptoms of PCOS

These are some common symptoms of pcos which every female experience in their day to day life. Some might have heavy flow and some might no periods at all. It varies with their body and lifestyle, if anyone face these symptoms mentioned below, one should visit gynecologist and do ultrasound test of the overlies to make sure you are diagnosed or not with pcos.

Symptoms of PCOS

The most common symptoms are:
1. Acne
2. Weight gain and trouble losing weight
3. Extra thick hair on face and body
4. Irregular periods
5. Depression
6. Irregular periods

Every woman has different symptoms. The below are the symptoms I am personally facing.

1. Sudden weight gain
2. Swelling on face and finger (which last for two to three days)
(this happened due to intake of tangy or sour food especially
pickles and vinegar)
3. Lack of concentration
4. Frustration
5. Mood swings
6. Depression
7. Thick facial hairs, extra hairs on chest and tummy
8. Lately been facing acne from past six months
9. Irregular periods
10. Hair fall

In my future post I will write about how I overcame few symptoms which I am facing from such a long time with tried and tested remedies.

 

-Manu

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Awareness about PCOS

hope-pcos-awareness-ribbon-with-butterflyDuring 2009 I started having irregular periods. I had no idea why that was happening with me, I decided to visit my family doctor and she just prescribed me some medication which will help me to get my periods back to normal for six months. That didn’t help me as without medication I never got my periods on the basis of regular cycle, so I switched another doctor and this time it was gynecologist which she had recommended. After sonography test came we came to know it was Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

This gynecologist didn’t make me aware about what I am suffering from and just started the medications which lead to side effects in two days due to heavy dosage, so decided to stop the medication and looked for another doctor.

For next six months I was unable to find a gynecologist who would make me aware about how to overcome the irregular periods and what is exactly I am diagnosed with. Finally met a doctor who not only made me aware about what I am suffering from but also advise me how to overcome this problem. Those days I was into depression, had mood swings and hardly was able to keep up conversation with anyone.

After three months of medication with different test made a difference in my period cycle and it was slowly getting back to normal. She made me aware inner happiness is also required with medication so started meeting few friends and gradually I could see a change within me.

I came to know apart from proper medication, lifestyle has to be changed with eating right and exercise. So did I change my eating habits and stop having junk foods for a while, that did help me to gain regular periods. This is how I started reading more articles about what I am diagnosed with and how to overcome this.

And so the journey begins!

– Manu