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Patience with the Process

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Flash-forward to today. I’ve been diagnosed, unsurprisingly, with PCOS. The low-carb ketogenic diet my new (finally local) doctor prescribed is a big adjustment after already living with a tidy collection of dietary restrictions for many years.

I’ve been navigating challenges with my body for a long time. Starting when I was eighteen, I’ve spent years (and thousands of dollars) with different specialists and healers trying to sort out the strange symptoms that have ailed my body. Finally, a few years ago, I felt like I had made real progress. I was beginning to feel like my healthy self again.

Then I moved across the country. I was stressed and I had no access to my regular care. I did my best to manage my health with the wisdom I knew—and by flying back to see my main functional medicine doctor more than once–but a year ago, I started to notice a real change. In spite of a healthy diet and sensible level of activity, I was steadily gaining weight. I was breaking out a lot more than usual, and my always irregular periods were on the fritz again. Then I started to have pain in a place where I’d never felt it before.

My doctor told me I likely had ovarian cysts, which were caused by a too-long blood sugar imbalance. I got better about my blood sugar, and things started to improve—until my next major stressor appeared. I gained at least 10-15 pounds in one month, and I couldn’t get the weight off. All the other symptoms reappeared as well and dug their heels in.

Flash-forward to today. I’ve been diagnosed, unsurprisingly, with PCOS. The low-carb ketogenic diet my new (finally local) doctor prescribed is a big adjustment after already living with a tidy collection of dietary restrictions for many years. I’ve been disappointed to learn that this is likely going to be a long-haul situation after already putting in so many years to make my body better. But I’m glad to have access to resources and stories and strategies that I know didn’t exist not too long ago. One of the first things I did was buy a box of fertility tea; I’ve had great experiences with other Your Tea products in the past, so I’m optimistic about the help this will provide. We’ll make it through together, cysters!

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