What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you?

What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

When people tell me "just relax and it'll happen". No, relaxation does nothing when there no egg for the sperm to meet. Not to mention all of the other annoying problems with that statement.

To eat better and change up your workout routine" I already eat high fiber, high protein and low carb/sugar diet. I don't know how much better than that I can get. Also I do cardio and weights but unless I kill myself in the gym for 2 hours a night, it's very hard for me to lose a couple of pounds.

Not advice but other comments like "don't you want kids? How old are you now? Have you tried counting calories? Weight Watchers? Are you seeing the right doctor? And my favorite which is when it's been 30+ days since my last period, "oh, you must be pregnant!" Lol

Also, the adoption comments. It's almost rude how dismissive that is and how it makes you feel like less of a woman.

posted about 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I wish people would stop telling me that I should adopt kids because I can't physically have them (due to the PCOS). I also hate it when people try to emphasize their point by telling me I'd be a great mother.

posted about 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

That PCOS isn't that serious, just don't eat..........pretty much anything and workout 6 hours everyday. My aunt died from issues related to her PCOS, my mom is in the hospital right now fighting issues from her PCOS. Ya, its not a serious health issue, and its my fault. Has nothing to do with it being hereditary and it attacking my endocrine system. I am truly blessed I was diagnosed at 22, had my first baby at 32 another at 36 and a third at 41. The easiest pregnancy was at 41, it only took 3 months to naturally conceive. Its crazy, because its pretty much up to God not me. Doesn't mean I'm not on thyroid meds & metformin the rest of my life, I still have to deal with PCOS the rest of my life :(

posted about 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

First thing PCOS related - It's very annoying to hear "exercise and lose weight." I have tried every diet there is just about and cannot seem to lose more than 5lbs. I gain 10-15lbs every year or 2 even when I'm dieting. It's already hard to lose weight and then add to the fact I have Hypothyroidism also which makes it almost impossible to lose weight. Some doctors just don't understand!!

Second thing thyroid related - I just want to punch any doctor in the face that responds with "your labs are normal so you should feel fine. I'm explaining my current active symptoms and telling you I don't feel fine so obviously there's more going on than you think yet they don't bother to dig a little deeper.

@A myPCOSteam Member - I find it very hard to get out of bed just about every morning! It really is a daily struggle.

posted about 3 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

When people look at you and immediately assume because you're full figured you don't eat right or exercise - I've always been a super active person, my brother is a chef and herbalist and so I've always had a good diet too, but have always been very heavyset. Looking a certain way does not mean you're lazy.

posted about 3 years ago
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