Since I was 12 I struggled with getting a regular period, weight gain, general fatigue, and various fainting. I never felt that my body was at ease always feeling tense and uncomfortable. I got diagnosed with PCOS, Polycystic ovary syndrome, knowingly caused by elevated androgens (male hormones) in females bodies. Some signs of PCOS include irregular or no menstrual periods, heavy periods, excess body and facial hair, acne, pelvic pain, difficulty getting pregnant, and patches of thick, darker, velvety skin. I mainly had three symptoms: Irregular periods (coming only twice a year), irregular ovulation, and 6 follicles/cysts. For 7 years I took non stop the strongest types of anti-pregnancy pills. Through those 7 years, I ended up going from 69 kg to 96 kg, getting Hypothyroidism, severe asthma, sleep apnea, and colon problems. I was unhealthy, depressed and nothing seemed to work. The day came where my doctor said you can no longer take the anti-pregnancy pills as I suffered from all its side effects. What those pills did was to artificially give me the two main hormones responsible to induce your period every month. I started taking them every other month until they stopped working, I then upgraded to every month.
Needless to say, I suffered! I moved to Germany and the miracle happened! My mom's gynecologist said to her your daughter is taking a pain killer instead of curing the cause. She then prescribed I take a type of herbal supplement for 6 months and my period will surely come in the 7th month! I felt that was non-sense I tried for years to get a period and failed and an herb from Amazon will solve my issue?! I had nothing to lose though so I did what she said.
I am happy to say that 4 years later from that 7th month I never missed a period!! I hope this post brings you hope. And know that you are not alone you can ask me anything in that regard I will be more than happy to help. Here I share the important things I learned and did to bring back my period.
Agnus Castes Al
This is the magical herbal medicine I mentioned in my story and yes yes yes it helps!!!! I don't know what is it exactly but from basic research, I found that it's coming from Vitex agnus-castus also called vitex, chaste tree, chasteberry, Abraham's balm, lilac chastetree, or monk's pepper. It's said that it may boost fertility and reduce symptoms of PMS and menopause.
Click here to get it.
Defeat PCO caused acne
That is a tough one that I am still trying to figure out. But watching Dr. Berg's video opened my eyes to what can naturally help me in that department. I mainly take Zinc and Cod-liver (omega-3) organic supplements. This magically helped a lot I can't tell you how I am grateful to them my skin got way better. Cod-liver had Vitamin A naturally and zinc helps fight androgen levels.
Watch this and this video to understand more.
Stress is the enemy
Our body evolved since the stone age immensely, yet the stress still induces hormones the way you will be stressed running away from a lion in the woods. Your body can't know the difference. I suggest trying meditating use guided 10 mins meditation daily it really helps. Or sign up for a sport to relieve that stress. Remember a few small steps that last better than big ones that you quit too soon.
Supplements help the symptoms
I read two blog posts that really inspired me and helped me. Every PCO patient has a different set of symptoms that needs to be tackled and reading those lists every now and then helps me stay focused on living with PCO instead of fighting against it.
Read this and this blog post.
I need to be honest here, lose weight! eating healthy has a direct effect on your ability to be fertile and have a healthy reproductive system. You need something stronger than a diet and exercise plan. You need a lifestyle change, small changes have the biggest impact. I made a video a while ago about losing weight with tips that work. Try intermittent fasting it also helps. Change things like regular sugar I use this one and it has no after taste which is amazing! I had to go through a gastric sleeve surgery to lose weight as I was in a late stage of sickness I shared my story in this video. But it helped me overall be healthy and radiant.
After all I hope you always stay healthy and remember the stomach is the root cause of all disease. Good luck xx