PCOS Journey

 I (22, female) was diagnosed with PCOS in the summer of 2019. I used to skip periods for three months during stressful times and started to experience hirsutism and hair loss. The lack of early diagnosis had left me with lower self-confidence due to the noticeable facial hair I had, and due to the psychological disturbances like brain fog and mild depression, I was experiencing. It became difficult for me to pay attention to classes due to the fatigue I was experiencing. After starting birth-control pills to regulate my menstrual cycle, I saw a drastic change in my mental health, stamina, and hirsutism. The changes were seen after taking medicines, exercising, and setting a clever eating habit for over 6 months. I stopped taking pills after a year and am regulating my periods by avoiding unhealthy food habits and a sedentary lifestyle.