How to Start Managing Your PCOS

Often times we get used to having PCOS and we don’t realize that there are things we can do to reverse our symptoms and move towards managing our PCOS and keeping it at bay. We feel paralyzed by the amount of things we think we need to do to heal our symptoms and then we don’t even know where to start. We’re here to break it down for you!

In the past several weeks, we have covered Birth Control, Metformin, how to find the right doctor, and more! Now we want to cover how to take in all this information and help you start on the right path to manage your PCOS!

As always, we read the Win of the Week, a personal story from a Cyster and her success with managing PCOS!

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Full Episode transcript:

Welcome to a sister on her, mr. A podcast where we show you the real behind the scenes of how we balance the PCRs lifestyle in our marriage, gluten and dairy free. I’m telling your fellow sister and registered dietician And I’m C doc husband, engineer, MPC S personal trainer. We’re going to make PSUs a little less overwhelming and a lot more fun.

Welcome sisters. Welcome to Saturday for us. We had a pretty fun day. We went to the farmer’s market today. Yes. Got a beautiful day. Yeah, we got a bunch of, what do we get? Celery? We got some brussel sprouts parsley With some olive oil and shallots. Put it on the salmon again, like it did last week And we didn’t need much today.

But the fun thing about going to a farmer’s market is like, you’re outside. It’s a Saturday morning. You get some sun and you have fun with your friend or loved one partner, smarter partner. And we even got like a cool looking tree, Like a flower Bush that looks like a tree. Yeah. In the front. The funny thing is this came because Tallinn didn’t get the flowers that I ordered for her on Valentine’s day.

For those, those of you that don’t know, I ordered Tallinn flowers to be delivered on downtime’s day and they never showed up. It was just a beautiful, like, I dunno, like I forgot the color, but arrangement with the, with the vase or vase, whatever country you’re in. However you want to say it From home, sitting at home all day,

working, working, waiting for flowers to show up. Cause they had specially requested Special snacks. Gluten-free snacks. In fact that I had confirmed were going to be delivered intact with that box. So now they’re going to send it a week later. So probably when you listen to this episode, I’m probably going to post about it. That’s true. That’s okay.

We found a, what was the tree called that we got, hold on, let me look it up. That took a case, you know, a Salia yeah, yeah. It was Azalea tree. So that was us today. I hope you guys all had a good weekend from the previous week and you know, going into the week, but kind of strong so that,

you know, your piece, us and other, you know, other stuff in life, there’s always on their control and you don’t start the week off on a wrong foot. Nice relaxing week to get your head in the game and start thinking about what you’re going to do about PCOS. That goes into our episode today, which is about having peace U S versus managing peace,

U S you know, there’s a big difference between just having peace us and not being able to manage it to, to, you know, very circumstances. But then, you know, when you compare that to managing piece us where day to day, you’re doing these small little things, which add up to this huge difference in your life. Now, I’m sure you’ve seen my before and after pics on Instagram,

where I show a sister who has lost weight like a before and after picture of her. And so there’s the having us on the left and managing PCs on the right. And so the difference between having and managing PCOS is oftentimes when we have S we get discouraged and it’s really hard for us to push through and find the solution and really investigate and try new things.

And so we kind of sit there and we’re like, okay, we just have PCs and now we’re going to suffer it. Yeah. A lot of times you always focus on the way, instead of just focusing on one, the hormones and like managing the symptoms from like, from where, like it lies in the body and then that results in the weight loss and,

you know, losing weight. So you just kind of want to start in the right direction too. Yeah. And oftentimes a lot of things don’t work and we don’t want to try something new. We don’t want to go gluten and dairy free. We just want to say, okay, this is how it is. And often, and doctors even make it seem like that.

Like you have PCOS, you’re not going to be fertile. Like it’s just so cutthroat. And yeah, we like to bring the positivity to you with our content because managing PCO S if you finally find what works for your body, and you’re putting your PCs in remission, which means you’re not having any symptoms because of the little things you do each and every day that keep your hormones in check are working for you.

You’ve curated. It you’ve really investigated what works for you. Um, then you’re managing PCs and it’s kind of in remission where you don’t have any symptoms. However, if you have like a stressful life event or you go to grad school or law school, and like something happens and you get stress, then you, now you have to give yourself some like extra attention and manage it a little bit more,

like, maybe get a blood test. Oh, look, my estrogen is high. Like, I’m not sure what triggered it, but now, you know what supplement to take. So this is really the steps of somebody who’s managing. PCLs here investigating every aspect of it and dedicating, um, the, the little details of your date to having your hormones balance.

Yeah. And this seems, this, I know, sounds like a big ordeal, like big tasks to do, to manage your piece yours on a day to day basis. However, it just adds up like all these small wins that you have along the way, like one of them is like going gluten and then going dairy free and doing these things,

like taking some specific things out of your diet. It’s all these things add up after a day, two days a week after a year. And then like, after a while, it’s become so easy for you to like, do it on a day. Like when you’re going through something very stressful, then it’s very easy then, because you’ve just done it for such a long time.

And you’re like, you know, you’re an expert at it. Yeah. And sometimes like going into that, people are sisters, we feel like, okay, like, I’m trying to go gluten dairy. And then you kind of miss a meal. One of your meals ends up having gluten and dairy in it. You couldn’t resist or something. And then you feel really guilty.

And then you’re like, now, what should I just give up? You know, that’s not managing pieces. Managing PSUs is accidentally eating the gluten and being like, Oh, okay. Like, I don’t feel too good. You know, if you don’t feel too good. And then continuing to try The rest of the day, like doing something to fight that bad feeling.

Like you’re whatever feeling you have in your stomach doing something to fix that. And then there you go. You’ve just managed your piece, yours, even though maybe you accidentally messed up here or there you’ve just fixed it, that’s it. You manage it. And then you just move on to the next day. By the way, dad just reminded me I’m in the sisterhood.

I was reading a comment and she said, or issue, she made a post saying that like today I was at the office and was, it was late. And I left and I was really hungry. And like, you know, by the time I get home, it was going to be a while. And she passed by like all of these fast food joints.

And like, imagine you’re driving you pass by Wendy’s or McDonald’s, or like, you know, all of these things and trying to get home. And you’re so hungry. And she, she said she had to pass each one and it felt harder and harder, but she got home. And then she had a gluten free, you know, bread with some peanut butter as a snack and then had a meal.

And like, just goes to show you that like, well, I should say like all those little, like fast food places that she passed by was a winner. Each one was a way like, boom, I got that boom. I got that. And I got home and I made this snack and there you go. Like, you’ve just like,

you won your day. Like that’s so good. Yeah. Great motivation to like, go on to your next day. Now, Even if she had stopped at Owen did something you still like can pick up from where you, that you can order gluten and dairy free there, or the next day just eat better. Alright. Tell him, I mean,

what happened? Can we take it easy? I’ll just cut that out. Alright. Okay. So this goes, yeah, I’m fine. So this goes into the, I’m sorry I made work for you. So this goes into the mindset of PCLs management and I’ve been getting a lot of DMS lately about stress feeling guilty for accidentally eating gluten or like,

you know, I’ll never get, I’ll never be able to get through this because I keep, you know, paling and this and that. It’s like, if you even just have one gluten and dairy free meal and feel good afterwards, you’re winning truth straight up. And the same goes for PCOS, weight loss. Sometimes you don’t see results immediately. You know,

not everyone’s going to lose a bunch of weight. Like initially, sometimes you just, Oh, like my skin cleared up, my mood is better. My digestion’s better, but my weight’s not moving well. That still means that you’re doing something good for your body. And you’re managing PCs in some ways. Yeah. So, I mean, eventually the weight will start coming off cause you’re doing the right.

You’re taking the right steps to get everything under control and you’re continuing to investigate what’s happening with your cell metabolism. Do you have blood sugar issues? Is there something happening in your blood work that can give you a clue into why your weight isn’t going down? And so this is the process of managing PCs versus having it and just letting it run you down.

Yeah. And to, to a time set, like when you’re going through your day, like your day is not black and white, like if you have something bad, doesn’t mean that’s it, you’ve had a bad day. Like you can fix that and just, you know, make your day still a good path forward in your, in your journey with PSUs.

Yeah. That being said, I’m sure people are wondering what to do to manage PCs. Okay. So, you know, we know gluten and dairy free. We’re always talking about it, trying to get on consistency with that, but then there’s other things you can, um, you know, there’s skincare, there’s mood, there’s things like that. We have other episodes.

Yeah. Also toxins. I’m like, I’m trying to not have things with BPA. Yeah. Like, like a water bottles that contain BPA and just things of that nature. But Yeah. Doing acupuncture, taking, you know, throwing out any BP, any water bought plastic, water bottles or plastic food containers, swapping them out for glass that’s BPA free.

Um, also, you know, I like to do like a Jade roller on my skin cause that really helps with the inflammation and breaking up like cystic acne that might come if I like have dairy, I feel like cystic acne coming. So then I’ll do some Jade rolling and like facial, like massages to get the blood flowing, um, you know,

working out, of course it should be looked at as a self care and like PCs management type of thing, like doing that is going to help. Whether you do it three times a week or two or one, whatever you feel you can do. Because oftentimes we have a lot of stress, you know, and sometimes you in your body and your fatigue and you don’t want to work out a lot.

So even if you go once and you feel good, you’re doing something for PCOS. Yeah. And it’s just about growing like this, this great habit within yourself. Like when you’re managing your piece us from this day and like for weeks, for months, it’s, you’re building this habit. That’s gonna last for a lifetime because sometimes when I’m a fortune,

unfortunately people get, when we get diagnosed with PCOS and because they don’t get enough resources, they go like sometimes weeks or years without properly administrating their symptoms. So then it just develops like this, this bad habit of like, not wanting to deal with it because it seems like this big task. So like, you want to, it’s hard to get rid like habits like that.

And like these, these things we’ve done for awhile. So you want to just find a way to motivate yourself, you know, which is getting look at our posts. Yeah. And like trying to like, what results do you want, you know, rebalancing your hormones and you know, losing weight or any of that thing. Any of those things you want to find your goals and try to get there slowly,

not like try to rush it there because that never works. That’s always not sustainable. When you rush like a, like a gluten dairy free is very important. Um, thing you like to do to manage your PCs, but you don’t have to do it all in one day. You don’t have to just cut it all out. And that sit on gluten dairy free.

You start slowly, you don’t cut out gluten dairy and like slowly. And then you get there Part of the reason why it’s so overwhelming. And oftentimes we get so disappointed so quickly is because there’s so many components to it. And I felt this way when I went to the doctor when I was initially diagnosed and I went to like naturopathic doctors, a couple of,

you know, if you listen to dr. Nirvana in our last episode, she was one of my doctors. And it, to me at that point, I was like 18 or something. And it was too much information. It was like way too, like the BPA and the organic and like, you know, and gluten and dairy free and like don’t eat soy and,

and this and that, like, Oh my God, like I was in college. I didn’t know what I was doing. Like how can you do all of these things? So what I recommend is to just start with that, It’s not very professional To just start with the one thing that’s most doable. Say our friend is quieter than your phone right now for those that probably nobody,

nobody knows our friend Niari is actually here in the corner of the couch. She’s been laying here, like those British guards that just stand there without making any sound. But we love having her here. But yeah, But anyways, why, the reason why I’m saying this is because Niari told me that the book I recommended to her, um, beyond the pill by dr.

Jolene Brighton. So excellent. But sometimes when we pick up a great book about PCO is about hormone management, this and that. And we haven’t even started our dive into this world. And this is the first step. Oh my God, it’s so overwhelming. Like, it’s like, where do I begin? This is way too much information. Like,

I don’t know what these words even mean. So what I’m saying is meant part of managing PCs is being, um, persistent and like investigating and learning one thing at a time and just, you know, there’s no rush. Like you don’t need to be overwhelmed. Just like, um, again, I only recommend gluten and dairy free on my Instagram page because I think that’s the first stepping stone.

That’s feasible for somebody who, um, has been diagnosed and is overwhelmed by multitude of things you can do to help yourself. So I say, just start with this, see how you feel. And then once you start feeling better, then you want to do more. Yeah. There’s so much to do. And now you’re like, Oh, this works.

Like, let me try that. You know exactly. Yeah. We’re here for it. And you know, this goes into my other point. Have you heard of the term like fighting PCO? Yeah. It’s just, I get what it’s trying to entail, but I don’t like to wait, like the message of fight. Peace, us fight peace.

Yeah. Yeah. Like I can understand like fighting the, um, feeling of being discouraged and pushing through. But what I don’t like is that sometimes the word, the term fighting peace to us is used in the context of, um, like pushing your body to limits that don’t need to, that it doesn’t need to be pushed to over-exercising cutting carbs.

You gotta fight this. Yeah. Take that mentality like harder. The harder you work, the better results you will get. And you don’t like that’s, I feel I got the fighting. Does it sound, something like that? Where like, you know, you’re, you’re a soldier, you’re this, like you just know, whereas what do you need to be is a professional knowing of your body and knowing when to push it or when to like specially cut back are the important things.

Like if you wake up and you’re feeling especially tired, maybe because of the adrenal fatigue or like, you know, your sugar is low. So you’re feeling like you’re like a headache maybe because you know, insulin resistance. Yeah. So like, definitely don’t go and like do a crazy workout or like some sort of like, um, you know, exercise.

That’s going to make that worse. The thing like people, sisters, um, we were trying so hard. We really want to help ourselves. And the term fighting makes you all hyped up. And then when you look on Instagram and people are doing these crazy workouts and PCLs weight loss is like being screamed from the top of a mountain. And you feel like,

Oh, I have to do this too. And so you push yourself beyond the limits. Like you said, like beyond your own limit and it actually worsens your hormonal imbalance. It seriously makes it worse to not listen to what your body needs and just do things because people are doing it and yeah, Exactly. Because your body is basically telling you, it’s giving you a signal,

like, Oh, things are, we need to, like, we need a day to recover. We need to repair this. Like, that’s why you’re feeling a certain way when you wake up and you’re not, you’re not like you’re not there. You’re like, you’re tired or you’re just not feeling right. It’s your bio try and give you a signal.

And then you go ahead and maybe do like a hard exercise. And then your body’s now like in an emergency mode. Cause now like it needed a rest. But instead of getting rest, you’re pumping all this. Now it’s in stressful. Yeah. Yeah. It’s now straight now. You’ve like, you’re like, I’m going to fight peace to us.

So then you go, this is, I can totally relate this. I was kickboxing when I was initially diagnosed. And I was like, I have to fight this, this weight loss. Like I have to lose weight. So I Kickbox like once a day, every day of the week, maybe even twice a day. Cause I was fighting PCLs and it didn’t do anything.

I didn’t lose any weight and I felt worse. Yeah. And that’s, uh, from there I can give you like a good like metaphor. It’s a metaphor or analogy. I don’t know which one it is, but imagine like you’re, you’re working out and like you’re trying to build muscle. Like, are you going to go to the gym? And you’re going to do the heaviest way?

Like, it’s probably doesn’t apply to like more sisters, but are you going to try to go to the gym and do the heaviest weight? Or are you going to slowly get there? You know, you’re not going to go out and do heavy sweet cause you one your body’s like and be able to push it to you’re going to get hurt and three God knows what else.

Instead you want to slowly get to that like very heavyweight or like whatever you may be trying to do. So like think of it that way with managing your PCs. Like you want to, You want to listen to yourself and if you feel weaker and fatigued and like, you just need a moment and you want to sleep in, instead of wake up at 6:00 AM and work out,

like I used to do, then, then start small, go to sleep and then maybe take a yoga class when you’re ready and just ease into it and then start, you know, with the weights and the pushing yourself a little bit more. Yeah. And like one of the hard things about, um, that we’ve heard about women managing PCs or wanting to manage a piece versus like one,

like they didn’t know. So they just, they just could never get a good story on it. And two it’s been such a while and they haven’t been able to, so, Or it was masked by birth control. I had no idea how bad it was under the birth. Yeah. So it just be like, it’s this unfortunate situation, but like just don’t let that deter you and you can still get back on it.

And it’s very important to when you’re diagnosed. I like to build that habit of like starting to manage your piece us from there because it’s very easy to like, be like, Oh, I just got diagnosed, but like I have time and I don’t need to like, uh, thinking about that right now. I have like all these things happening, which is true that his life is always crazy.

But starting from the beginning is going to build this great habit to build like this great system in your body that, you know what, no matter what happens, I can always, um, manage it, like going back to what time You figure out what your body needs before everything spirals. Yeah. Cause when you wait it’s spiral. Yeah, exactly.

And it’s never too late. It’s not too late. Scissors. You have your entire life to, to live and manage your piece us. And no matter how old you are, it does not matter because you have your entire life to manage it. And to not worry about those symptoms, because once you do, you’re gonna, Once you start it and everything starts,

you know, working for you and you really figure out what your body needs and what you need to be eating and this and that start getting used to it. The next thing you know, you’re bouncing back. You feel like your old self. Yeah. But yeah, it does snowball. If you ignore it, like let’s say you start with some inflammation and you know,

that’s the root issue of your most PC? All of our PCOS is everyone. We have inflammation going on in our bodies. And when that chronic inflammation of ourselves is not treated in any way and just aggravated more and more by the things that we eat, gluten, dairy, whatever, if that’s more aggravated, we become more insulin resistant. So now you have insulin resistance and inflammation,

two types of PCLs and that insulin resistance means that your cells are so inflamed. That insulin can’t get the sugar from the food that you’re eating into your cells to burn for energy. So what happens? It stores as fat, we have high testosterone, this and that, and this chronic inflammation triggers more issues like stress hormones. So when you’re pumping stress hormones,

you’re not producing enough progesterone instead you’re producing cortisol. And then not just that insulin resistance turns into thyroid issues. So that’s also rooted. Yeah. Yeah. And it just turns into these four different underlying issues of PCOS, insulin, resistance, inflammation, adrenal fatigue, and hypothyroidism. And so the more you just leave it and not do anything and further aggravate it with lifestyle habits that you’re not changing.

The more it turns into this mess. Exactly. And if you’re trying to get on the path of managing a piece, you is, I had the last episode at dr. Nirvana’s office where we went to, uh, to the doctor’s office to interview her is a great episode to like kind of understand what to do and how to start, because like we talk about one,

finding the correct doctor, you know, how to, whether you should go to like a regular doctor or a doctor who specializes in, um, things like, you know, like a gynecologist or an naturopathic doctor medicine. Exactly. So that’s a great start getting her blood work done, you know, like all of these are ways of managing your pieces and not,

and not something that’s, you know, something small to ignore because it’s a big deal to go to the doctor and like ask them questions and like face the facts and just be like, Hey, I need help here and there. And, and then, you know, getting those answers at the end of the day will really benefit you. So yeah,

that’s a great way to start. I like the term investigating PCLs instead of fighting PCOS, because now we are walking into this with a curious mindset, open mindset, you know, we’re willing to try things. Whereas fighting is like, Yeah, it’s constant battles. Like you’re always losing, right? Yeah. That’s what it sounds like. That’s a good,

yeah. Like a war, like world war two, where we’re fighting the, or something, we gotta win this war and there were three. Okay. But I liked what you said earlier. It’s a constant battle. It shouldn’t be a constant battle. It should be, it should come to a point where it’s you constantly taking care of yourself and there’s something lovely about that.

Like we should be whether we have PCs or not. Yeah, totally. I asked in the Instagram story, um, in veins, they asked an Instagram, the Instagram, the Instagram, what does fighting PCs mean to you? Because I just wanted to know if other people are interpreting fighting PCs the same way. I think that they’re interpreting it as like over exercising,

over pushing it. Um, someone said, let’s see fighting PCs to me means fighting against stubborn acne, sad face crying face. Okay. How about we twist that into, um, fighting PCs means investigating why I have stubborn acne. Yeah. And how I can do like these small things to get rid of it. Yeah. Yeah. Just, just try some,

like, you know, go to a naturopathic doctor. If your dermatologist is not giving you the answers that you want. You know what I mean? Like investigate why you have acne? Is it because of dairy, maybe cut it out, see how you feel. If that helps. It does take a month or two to really, really see its impact.

But again, you’re investigating, you’re trying to figure it out. You’re you’re not frustrated, crying and sad and giving up. Okay. Fighting PCs means, um, losing weight, battling infertility and feeling like myself again. Okay. This has like a more positive. So it’s feeling like myself again, like you’re fighting it so that you can feel like yourself again.

Okay. Still negative. Yeah. You’re still trying to take back what you wanted in the first place. It’s a daily struggle, but when I hope to conquer, Ugh, like I don’t want to hear a daily struggle. I want more positive vibes, ladies. More like a daily process where I have to, I like to take the time to manage,

you know, to, to incorporate certain things in my lifestyle to help me manage peace to us. And hopefully one day I will figure out what those important things to my body are and really conquer it. Cause if you go into with like this negative, negative feeling or this cycle, high intense energy, you’re gonna like get mad at the small things that happens throughout that journey.

Like, Oh, I didn’t do this. Oh, darn it. Like, and then you get mad because you have this feeling of, I want to fight it. I want to get through. We all want to, we all want everybody to like get through it, but it’s just like that different mindset. You have create some different journey because you have more,

um, relaxed and less stress, stressful, like impact on your body. Someone writes, um, I’m lost and struggling. And I don’t know where to turn that, you know, as a response to what is fighting PCs. So I try to bring the platform to you as much as possible. We try to make viral posts so that, you know,

you can turn to us to try something. But you know, now that you found this podcast, you’re not that person who does know where to turn because you found us. Yes. There’s there are steps. And we try to like give this information through different ways. And we hope that like, yeah, you know, it’s, it can be a lot like,

like we said earlier, there’s always like all this information coming at you, but we hope that you guys will be able to apply them one at a time slowly. And like, through that, you’re just able to like, just get through everything like easily. And I, and just so you know, listening to this podcast is part of managing PCOM because you’re actually taking the time out of your day to stop and nourish your soul and brain with something that will motivate you.

And maybe after this podcast, you’ll want to eat a gluten and dairy free meal. Well, yeah, we have scissors who tell us, I listened to the, to the piece, us and birth control podcast four times. And now I know this information and I feel like I know exactly what to do. And I know exactly. Would you say to someone when they ask me something A huge one,

because now that she’s informed and she’s able to make the right decision and she feels like she’s managing her piece, she was in the best way. Right. And that comes just like tired from listening to one episode or doing something in life. Exactly. Someone says many things, fighting PCs means many things, staying gluten free and dairy free and fighting for everyday pains from inflammation and fatigue.

Okay. I mean, um, yeah, I can understand there are everyday pings to it. Yes. It’s a little negative, but you know what? She kind of has the right mindset. Yeah. She does have a good mindset and it is hard because you get pain and like, you don’t see the results you want or like something like, you know,

freaks you out. It’s natural to feel like, you know, like a bad feeling or like stressful feeling. But like we said, it’s a slower process of, you’ll not, you’ll eventually get to the point where you don’t, um, like react to things like that. Like Tallinn is so calm and collected when she reacts to certain things. And I’m like,

Matt, who was me, I’ll be like, wow, I scored on call Cross. Right now. There could be a building on fire and I’ll just be like, Oh, call nine one one. Yeah. So you know why though? You know why I’m like this it’s because in college I had so much stress or I didn’t have any stress management whatsoever.

And I like took myself to such a degree of insanity. What would like PCOM, you know, being diagnosed and all that at the same time at learning how to manage it. And like, it just didn’t serve me at all. And I just feel like stress and, um, anger and like these emotions, I feel them so rarely because I,

it just does not serve me. And I know that it makes my PCs worse. So I try really hard to minimize my reactions, to like negative things and be solution oriented, because it’s not good for my health Counteractive to, you know, My health first. Like I really put my health before a lot of things. And I really like don’t care how anyone feels about it.

Like, if I’m offending you, because I’m eating gluten and dairy free at your house, it’s not my problem. I’m being as nice as possible, as gracious as possible. They were seeing you’d be like, exactly. They frequently, you never say that you always, everything. People don’t even know, like, you know what I mean? But if you choose to get offended,

um, and this is an issue for a lot of people, like they don’t during the holidays, especially you go to someone’s house. It’s hard to manage a piece during those times Food. And my answer is I don’t care how you feel. I’m being as nice as possible. But if you want to take this and make an issue out of nothing like that is not my problem.

I’m here to be an advocate for my health and take care of myself and everything I do is Yeah. And that goes to saying like, don’t feel guilty for managing your peace to us and not eating something at someone’s house or certain thing, you know, you’re managing a piece of yours, your health. You’re not being rude to anybody as if like,

you know, as long as you’re not being rude. But yeah. Obviously I don’t think anybody really is. So gluten free. Yeah. I’m pretty sure nobody’s really doing that. So because of that, don’t feel guilty for managing your peace to us. So yeah. That’s like the messages, like just to take home from this and we’ll read some,

uh, one of the weeks now from sisters, you know, we always get messages and, you know, success stories from a lot of sisters who like, just out of the blue, we’ll get an email like this great story. And it’s a great to hear. So we want to share them with you and like kind of show you guys like how managing your PCs,

you know, it can result in these beautiful things that happen in your life. Yes. One step at a time. So this message is from Hannah and she is in the sisterhood. She said, um, let’s see what she said. I’ve waited is, Oh, this is half the message this month marked my one year of going gluten and dairy free and taking tall.

And for that reason, I’ve had my period for a whole year after going without any period in 2018. And let me tell you, telling your advice. And the sisterhood has been a blessing. I was diagnosed with PCs back in November, 2018 because my stress level, but levels were high, like high, high, all caps. My doctor was shocked, but her advice was you’re young.

I was 23 at the time and you’re not looking to get pregnant anytime. So don’t worry. Even though I had gained 15 kilograms, which is around like 35 pounds and my skin was breaking out and I was only getting four to five hours of sleep every night. So after a meltdown and crying my eyes out, I found your page in January, 2019, that was last year.

And you gave me the strength to try to tackle my PSUs. And for that, I am grateful. You go girl, one year, this girl spent dedicating her energy to going gluten and dairy free. That’s a great, there’s something great. And a lot of the things she said, there was stuff that we were talking about. Her doctor said,

Oh, don’t worry about it. You’re not there yet. You don’t need to worry about this or that. See, like, that kind of attitude can result in like this long ordeal later on where you, like, you’re trying to, you trying to fix. And then the lack of sleep, you know, all of these things, Not all able to sleep cause their cortisol up.

Like, this is what I’m saying about investigating. Like, why can’t you sleep for more than five hours? Maybe your cortisol hormone is out of whack. Like managing PCLs is in your hands and you can’t wait for your doctor to be the person who has all of the answers for you. You have to be an advocate for yourself Questions. Yeah. Yeah.

Always of course, go to your doctor and get the right advice and like, you know, go in the direction that your doctor is advising you when it comes to like, you know, prescriptions and, and taking different things, make sure your body’s able to, you know, do those things. But yeah, you just have to be an advocate asterick questions.

Yeah. And we did this episode on Metformin and so many people said that they feel so sick on it and that they want to switch to Avesta. My answer is if you feel sick on Metformin for a years and you’re sick for years, like why are you not being an advocate for your health? Like always advocate and try to investigate. And, and they did because they found our page and they’re listening to our podcast and now they want to switch.

And that’s wonderful. So that’s the type of mindset that we’re here for. Those are very smart. You know, most of them obviously are very smart. Tell them you’re not feeling good. Tell them for years, you know, it hasn’t helped me. And if they’re a good doctor, they will change, investigate and help you out. And if not,

then you go and find a different doctor. There’s no limited supply of doctors in this world. Yeah. So, and, um, yeah, that’s a great story. I love hearing sisters who like, you know, they, they add this and they do that. And then they’re able to just now like get on this path. That’s like very easy.

At this point, it took a whole year for her, just like it took me a whole year. And she had the sisterhood to where she would chat in the chat forum and ask things and investigate like, Hey guys, do you deal with anxiety too? What do you do about it? And then people comment and respond positively. Not like Facebook chat forums where everyone’s like,

what do I do? Like in misery, like giving each other about advice I’m in there and the sisterhood replaying. And like, And like before we, before we sign off, like this episode, like me and time, we’re thinking like, Hey, like the last five, six episodes were given a lot of like valuable information to the sisters and it’s a lot to take in.

So like we had a podcast episode about birth control. We had one about Metformin. We had one where we went to the doctor’s office and lots of information and lots of other episodes as well. Like when we talk, we’re talking about these big things. So now you have all this information and we’re like, okay, before we give more, you know,

like more, more direct content about these specific things, let’s explain how to absorb it, how to manage it, how to like, go like, Hey, I need to do this first. Instead of doing that first, I don’t need to Russian. So we hope that this episode did that for you. And now, like maybe you feel more confident in the decisions you’re going to make and just getting started with it,

which is like really important to just get started, get this avalanche going, you know, Exactly. Boom, and then DMS and tell us how you’re doing. Yeah. So I think that does it for this session. Wraps it up. I hope this was motivating. Ladies Find us as always on Instagram, peace USA, weight loss, and the podcast.

Instagram is a sister and her Mister we’re also available this episode on YouTube, if you want to watch it. Yes. And yeah. Thank you for listening and thinking. I refer for guarding us. Yeah. Silently guarding. Let’s talk to you next time ladies. Bye. Bye. Bye. If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, you have to come check out the sisterhood.

It’s my monthly membership site, where sisters just like you are learning how to move through the stages of PCs from stage one, cold and alone at the doctor’s office to stage five, nailing the PCs lifestyle, gluten and dairy free. Get ready to finally feel in control of your body. Again,

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