I have facial hair since my childhood days but once I was diagnosed with pcos I could see more dark thick facial hairs on my face. When I first saw the difference I was shocked that this one of the symptoms of pcos is affecting me now, my whole face slowly was covered with thick hairs which made my face look more dark and dull. It was visible if one observed my face well. It was embarrassing as being female I wanted to have a beautiful face and this thing was ruining my face. I couldn’t take it but I researched a lot and couldn’t find anything that could help me out, mostly was looking for some home remedies that could make a difference but nothing worked. I tried few mask but it didn’t do what it claimed so started looking for other options.
Had heard about laser treatment was expensive and skeptical about it, so went this cheap and painful method to see how that will remove the facial hairs and it did work for me. I bought it online and it was cheap. I watched few videos to check how to do it and get the reviews about the product and finally used it. It was more like treading but doing it with a spring by ourselves. It was painful as those hairs were so thick and they were coming out.The different can be seen with before and after photos and yes acne or hair bums may arise but fades in two or three days.
Though the pain did it work, I saw the difference and it was pretty good, could clear almost all my thick facial hairs and it took me around an hour half for the first time as I was slow and couldn’t bear the pain when the hairs were being plucked by it. My cheeks were red and I washed my face with mild scrub and then pat dry, applied moisturizer cream. I found this helpful and now I continue doing it, hairs does grow due to hormonal imbalance but it takes time like for me in two months hairs are fully grown but it may differ from person to person. I am planning to buy a electric tweezers in future but for now I will work on my thick facial hairs with this.-Manu
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:
2. Weight gain and trouble losing weight
3. Extra thick hair on face and body
4. Irregular periods
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
5. Mood swings
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.
A lot of females like me don’t really know what is PCOS and doctor doesn’t make you aware of what are you diagnosed with and how to overcome the problem what you are facing in your monthly cycle.
PCOS is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome where there are multiple ovarian cysts in an ovary. (Ovaries surrounded with multiple tiny cyst) This leads to irregularity of periods and hormonal imbalance which again leads to major disease like type 2 diabetes, thyroid, high blood pressure, obesity and infertility, if not taken proper care. Every female body differs with its symptoms and with proper treatment one can control it.
There is no evidence of how is one diagnosed with pcos but as far as I can tell with my experience is that it might be due to the unhealthy lifestyle where I used to consume junk food everyday. There was no proper nutrient intake and no exercise.
Slowly I stopped having my monthly cycles and eventually could see the difference in my weight, I had gained five kg in few months. I didn’t really care about anything those days and that lead to symptoms of pcos which I will explain in my next post.
My husband bought a new watch for me and it’s a fitness tracker with three months coach app, so far I am loving this app and watch as it records all my steps and sleep patterns. The coach keeps a track on my food intake and regularly interacts with me. It’s like a push to be fit and I love it already. I am positive about this and sure going to show results in one month.
The best part about this app is I can update all the food intake with pictures and coach can guide me with what to eat and what not. 😉 I have even started drinking water on regular basis. I am focused to drink 3 liters of water every day so far I can go is around 1.5 or 2 liters.
It has being three days and I have already started eating junk food due to valentines day but again back to healthy diet and sure I would like start with HIIT workout as well. I will update you soon about the results in 15days.
During 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.