Welcome to PCSOS, the lifebelt for women living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
I'm Lorna. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2010 at 27 years old. Was I in extreme distress when diagnosed? Yes. Did I want to cry for help? Absolutely. Please read my story, I'll be amazed if some of it doesn't resonate and I would love to hear about your experiences.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal condition amongst women of reproductive age in the world, with at least 1 in 10 women living with it. More recent research suggests it could be more like 1 in 5. Yet, PCOS is rarely in the media or high on the national health agenda. As a result, for many women, PCOS can remain undetected and undiagnosed or simply that 'thing' that they feel they are dealing with alone. With a host of challenging symptoms, PCOS can be difficult to understand and feel like a hurdle to manage.
There is no known cure for PCOS but the condition can be managed and women can live a happy and healthy life. PCSOS is designed to raise awareness of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and be a resource for women living with the condition, providing practical help, tips and expert advice.
If you are living with the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, think you might be, or know someone clise to you who is, let PCSOS be the lifebelt that you have been looking out for.