In 2018 I was diagnosed with PCOS and at that time I was gaining weight quickly. I honestly didn’t know what was causing the rapid weight gain before being diagnosed. I was working-out three to four days a week and maintaining a fairly healthy lifestyle. But my attempts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle wasn’t working and I was quickly becoming depressed. At the same time, I was ready to start a family with my husband, but I knew getting pregnant was going to be a challenge. Since I previously experienced pregnancy complications and my menstrual cycles were abnormal. So, I started searching for a fertility doctor who could help us. At my first appointment, I was referred to an endocrinologist. Within a few days I was diagnosed with PCOS. At that time, I’ve never heard of PCOS. The doctor immediately recommended I start taken a diabetes medication called metformin for insulin resistance issues I was experiencing. Since I’ve never been a fan of taken medication and I wasn’t a diabetic; I didn’t understand why I needed to take something that wasn’t designed for a woman with PCOS. So, at that point I knew it was time to go do some research on PCOS to become an expert on how to overcome this endocrine disorder. I spent years studying to learn all I could on how to manage my symptoms. Overtime I started gaining my power back and within a year I was down 60+ pounds. My depression was gone, and I was feeling more healthier than ever before. From there I knew one day I had to help other women with PCOS, so they too can gain their power back just like me.
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