Can PCOS Go Away?

08 Nov

Can PCOS go away?

The short answer to this question is no. Unfortunately for some of us, PCOS can be devastating and horrifying. I have had PCOS since I was 10 or 11 years old. I knew from a young age that I had it, and was fortunate enough to have hair stylists and estheticians in my life that understood PCOS. 

We have all heard the horror story of the doctor that told their PCOS patient to "just lose weight and it will go away.". Sadly, that's not how this syndrome works. There is no known cure for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Although in 2020 there is more knowledge about the subject than in the past, there is still very little known about PCOS and how to cure it (if possible).

So what can be done to alleviate some of the symptoms? Weight loss has been noted as one of the best ways to lessen your symptoms, but this is not proven for every woman. Insulin resistance is a major issue with most women who suffer from PCOS which contributes to being overweight, and having issues losing that excess weight. Diet is to be taken serious and you can research the many different diets out there. Personally for me, I went dairy free and had some success in losing weight, as well as felt better overall. This isn't to say that going dairy free would benefit everyone for this issue. 

There have been a few things that I have learned over the years, and that is PCOS is a constant changing battle and you must be able to adjust your lifestyle to accommodate your symptoms.

  1. PCOS is hormonal.
  2. PCOS can contribute to diabetes.
  3. PCOS can contribute to hirsutism (to be discussed in a later post).
  4. PCOS can be managed, but not cured.
  5. PCOS is often misdiagnosed.
  6. There are friendly doctors, salons, spas, and other service providers that completely understand PCOS.
  7. You are not alone!

Make sure that you reach out to the many groups that support PCOS. I am personally a member of about 4 or 5 different groups on Facebook, TikTok, and Youtube that are supportive and informative. If you have any trouble finding a group, here are a few of my favorite PCOS communities:

PCOS Support and Chat

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Support Group

Mama Doctor Jones

JJ Medicine

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