Born with PCOS

by Mya

I was born with ovarian cysts.

Nobody in my family at that time had been diagnosed with it except me. I started reading up on it when I was around 11.

It stated that it affects the heart, which may explain why I had a heart murmur. I had very bad acne and very thick hair, some symptoms.

My period started at 12, and was never regular. My period would be late, very long then skip a few months. Then, I read about PCOS, which causes ovarian cysts. I learned that my great-aunt also had PCOS.

When I read it could hurt my ability to bare children, I was devastated. I had always dreamed of a big family. My great-aunt had 3 kids with her ovarian cysts, so I am praying I can at least have a few kids.

My experience with PCOS has not been so bad. I hope things get better. I do not know if I've ever been treated but I remember as a young girl going in to get an ultrasound of my ovaries.

If you are struggling with PCOS, I hope you can fulfill all your dreams even with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

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by: PCOS Editor

Hi Mya. The good news is that polycystic ovary syndrome can be controlled to a large extent, even though you may have been born with it. I was surprised to hear that you had ovarian cysts when you were born. That suggests that your mother had some significant hormonal imbalances or possibly exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals while she was pregnant with you.

Some individuals experience improvement in their symptoms and are able to ovulate on a more regular basis if their vitamin D levels are in the optimal range. I suggest you get a vitamin D test to find out where you stand.

As you may know, a diet with a low glycemic load and lots of vegetables is critical to your success.

If you're not exercising much, you'll discover a big improvement in your symptoms and hormone control if you increase your level of exercise and physical activity.

And let's not forget nutritional supplements. Fish oil, berberine extract, NAC and inositol powder are some of my favorites.

By the way, research has shown that you can shrink ovarian cysts by improving your diet, such as reducing consumption of meat and cheese, and increasing consumption of leafy green and other vegetables.

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