If you stop taking the thing that’s treating the problem, then yes, I’d guess the problem would come back. Women with PCOS have hormone imbalances. The hormone imbalance is what causes things like acne and hair growth. BC keeps your hormones in check thus lessening the occurrence of acne. But perhaps there are other methods of controlling your hormones. I don’t know, check with your doctor.

If you stop taking the thing that’s treating the problem, then yes, I’d guess the problem would come back. Women with PCOS have hormone imbalances. The hormone imbalance is what causes things like acne and hair growth. BC keeps your hormones in check thus lessening the occurrence of acne. But perhaps there are other methods of controlling your hormones. I don’t know, check with your doctor.

Anonymous asked:

Do you know of something that works with the acne having PCOS? :(

Yes! Birth control pills. Ask your doctor to see if this would be the best option for you. I used to have bad acne because of my PCOS. The birth control pills definitely helped because you need to regulate your hormones.

Anonymous asked:

Hey I'm 17 and was recently diagnosed with PCOS as well.. (HW: 220) so I'm on a clean diet and got a gym membership too. But I don't really know any workout routines that I should follow at the gym. Can you recommend any? You're an inspiration. :)

If you’re new to the gym, I think it’s a good idea to try out a few different fitness classes to find out what kind of work outs you like the most. Try kickbox, zumba, dance, conditioning, cycling, etc… You can also work on running, or the the eliptical, or the weight machines.  Your best results are combing cardio and strength training. Google some beginner’s workout plans for the gym and see if you can find something that works for you.

Best of luck!

Anonymous asked:

Hey, i just came across your page and its really inspiring! My doctor recently said that i have PCOS and it explains why i have trouble losing weight, but knowing how you can lose so much even with PCOS, motivates me to keep going!! I've been trying to lose weight even before i found out about my PCOS and so far ive lost 10 pounds! To me thats amazing! I love that i can actually make a difference and exercising helps me clear my head (: your journey is so helpful i love it <3

This message makes me so happy! Great work. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much farther you’ll get if you stay consistent and positive. 

H: 5’3.5” HW: 213 CW: 127 (86 lbs down!) GW: idk anymore, I just want to build some more muscle now.
The picture on the left might be the only one I have near my highest of 213. It’s almost difficult remembering how uncomfortable and completely unhappy I was. Not just because none of my clothes fit, but because I knew I was terribly unhealthy.
I reached a point where I couldn’t stand being obese anymore. I wanted to be strong and healthy, and so began my journey. There have been ups and downs and a learning curve, but I didn’t give up and I didn’t look back. You’ll fall off the wagon, it doesn’t matter, get back on. You’ll slip up once in a while and have meals that aren’t the healthiest and aren’t ideal, it doesn’t matter, get back on track. Push yourself, don’t give up, keep learning and fighting for yourself.
It doesn’t take any insane diets or crazy exercise routines. It requires learning about health and nutrition, feeding your body positive and delicious foods, and finding work outs you enjoy.
It took a lot of work, and I still have work ahead of me, and it is all worth it.

H: 5’3.5”
HW: 213
CW: 127 (86 lbs down!)
GW: idk anymore, I just want to build some more muscle now.

The picture on the left might be the only one I have near my highest of 213. It’s almost difficult remembering how uncomfortable and completely unhappy I was. Not just because none of my clothes fit, but because I knew I was terribly unhealthy.

I reached a point where I couldn’t stand being obese anymore. I wanted to be strong and healthy, and so began my journey. There have been ups and downs and a learning curve, but I didn’t give up and I didn’t look back. You’ll fall off the wagon, it doesn’t matter, get back on. You’ll slip up once in a while and have meals that aren’t the healthiest and aren’t ideal, it doesn’t matter, get back on track. Push yourself, don’t give up, keep learning and fighting for yourself.

It doesn’t take any insane diets or crazy exercise routines. It requires learning about health and nutrition, feeding your body positive and delicious foods, and finding work outs you enjoy.

It took a lot of work, and I still have work ahead of me, and it is all worth it.

Thankfully I procrastinated forever and ever and hadn’t sent in my 10” hair donation until today. I had heard rumors about Locks of Love’s lack of financial accountability, seeing as over 6 million dollars worth of hair donations went unaccounted for. My bad.

So I took the envelope out of the mail this morning and rerouted my hair donation to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. I was considering donating to Children With Hair Loss, but seeing my mom struggle with handfuls of hair falling out day after day due her illness made Pantene hit a little closer to home. And besides, I hope CWHL is getting oodles of attention because of TFIOS.

And off it goes. Thanks to those who gave constructive input. Crisis averted!

Anonymous asked:

You shouldn't donate your hair to locks of love, they are a scam, and throw away or sell the majority of the hair they receive. Locks of love is a corrupt "charity" which operates just like a normal wig company, charging extortionate prices to kids with cancer, while reducing their costs by convincing people to donate hair to them. You should look into Pantene Beautiful Lengths, Children With Hair Loss, or Wigs for Kids, not Locks of Love!

I was considering Children With Hair Loss before Locks of Love. Hmm, maybe you’re right… I’ve heard some rumors that Locks of Love isn’t financially accountable, so far I found a 2013 report stating a large number of donations have gone unaccounted for (so allegedly sold separately for profit). 

Anyone else have any knowledge on this? My envelope is still in the mailbox so I still have time to change my mind. Of course I’d like to donate to an organization who maximizes donations to help people, without an exorbitant cost.  

humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

"I’ve struggled with my weight my whole life. When I was twenty-one, I decided I wanted to be skinny. I thought it was going to bring me love, happiness, everything I wanted. I barely ate. I exercised three times a day. I got down to 130 pounds and I was more miserable than ever. I hated myself. And after that I gave up on trying to be thin. Now I’ve gotten to the point where I have to lose weight again—- but this time for my health."

"but this time for my health"

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve struggled with my weight my whole life. When I was twenty-one, I decided I wanted to be skinny. I thought it was going to bring me love, happiness, everything I wanted. I barely ate. I exercised three times a day. I got down to 130 pounds and I was more miserable than ever. I hated myself. And after that I gave up on trying to be thin. Now I’ve gotten to the point where I have to lose weight again—- but this time for my health."

"but this time for my health"