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Do You Struggle With Feeling Like You Are Less Feminine Or Less Womanly Due To PCOS // Symptoms?

A myPCOSteam Member

Do you struggle with feeling like you are less feminine or less womanly due to PCOS // symptoms? What do you do that helps you to feel better? Sometimes it is hard for me to feel beautiful, sexy, womanly, or just happy (I'd even settle with just ok) with my body. Maybe its body hair, weight, depression, anxiety, or any of the other symptoms I experience... But sometimes I feel like having PCOS means that something is wrong or broken in me as a woman and feminine being. I'm trying to find what makes me feel better and how to curb some of those thoughts.

posted October 18, 2016
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A myPCOSteam Member

Yes 🙌🏽 I struggle with feeling attractive and feminine. Hirsutism , acne , puffy face ,coarse hair , hair fall out, bloating , dry skin, deflated breasts and fatigue 🙄I have good and bad days. It’s so difficult to deal with, especially on a dating aspect .x

posted September 23, 2021
A myPCOSteam Member

ALL the damn time. Especially when I wasn’t getting my period, having the facial hair, and 5oclock shadow, shaving my face, hair in places As a girl I shouldn’t. I battle depression and anxiety everyday. The weight was/is the hardest for me to get over. I mean I try to eat healthy. I try to workout but when the depression and anxiety get to be too much. I have to force myself to look at the good things in my life it takes a while but I realize I’m otherwise healthy, I have a decent life and it gets better slowly. Everyday isn’t great, but at the end of the day I just try to thank god I made it through the day.

posted September 21, 2018
A myPCOSteam Member

Absolutely. Having to shave my face every day definitely makes me feel less feminine. My legs and arms are hairier than my fiance's yet the hair on my head has thinned (fortunately it thinned fairly evenly, so at least I don't have bald spots). So yeah, just my overall appearance makes me feel unwomanly. (It doesn't help that I'm a spitting image of my dad either, lol.)

Unfortunately, I haven't found anything that makes me feel better about myself. I hope someone has suggestions!

posted March 26, 2017
A myPCOSteam Member

They offered that to me and i said well no because i want to get pregnant so why would i get on the pill 🙄 (Idiots)
I finally come on today even though im like 3 weeks over due! Better late than never..now im bracing myself for the pain lol

posted October 27, 2016
A myPCOSteam Member

I've been on and off hormonal birth control to help with what doctors called my "period problems" since I was 16

posted October 27, 2016
A myPCOSteam Member

I've always had the worst reactions to birth control, so I haven't used any pills, iuds, or patches in 3 years. My husband and I wanted to start trying at the end of this year. All of the sudden my period disappeared and we thought I might be pregnant, and after almost 3 months of negative tests I went to the doctor and found out about the PCOS in September.

posted October 27, 2016
A myPCOSteam Member

Im sure its possible to meet others xx
I was saying to my mum the other day I know i got a belly on me but it just feels so empty n nothing inside..I know exactly what u mean by ur previous comment..have u been on n off contraception? How long have u been trying to conceive?

posted October 27, 2016
A myPCOSteam Member

@A myPCOSteam Member the option to meet people in person would be pretty sweet

posted October 26, 2016
A myPCOSteam Member

@A myPCOSteam Member everything you said is how I have felt!!! I have never miscarried, I've never experienced conceiving, but wen my period was MIA I experienced this feeling of barrenness... it's hard to explain... but even though my womb has never held life, it felt so so empty.

posted October 26, 2016
A myPCOSteam Member

I feel the same. After miscarrying in april only 2 days after finding out i was pregnant i woke up and didnt feel pregnant anymore,
I then went on to find out i have PCOS!
Doctor says im still young (26) and getting pregnant isn't impossible just sometimes takes abit longer🙄
To me it seems impossible i feel it in my body that ill never get pregnant sounds crazy but i just feel it.
Ive been trying my hardest to change my diet, not perfect but im getting there so much confusion with what i can and cant eat it does my head in!
Also feeling like the fattest thing ever when i go outside i just hate leaving my house.. the cycstic acne is what gets to me too. One goes n another one shows up. Been trying organic coconut oil so lets see if that helps..
I agree with u i feel less of a woman. Why am i here if i cant do what a woman should be able to do. Missing periods, failing to keep a pregnancy while everyone else seems to be pregnant.
Ive decided to train my mind in order to train my body.
U either let this get u down and avoid even TRYING for good things or u think F**K you ive got nothing to lose so i will swap a chocolate bar for an apple. I will do even 15 mins of exercise.
If we dont push ourselves everyday, nobody will do it for us and we will forever think What if i done this or that to improve my chances..
music mostly helps me keep a good mood going i just have to avoid the idiots because the worst thing is having a good day for some muppet to come and dampen your mood..
kiss fresh or kisstory get the oldskool tunes on and have a sing alone (windows closed) haha
I believe there should be a place for us women to meet up once a week and talk and support eachother.
How would we do that i wonder???

posted October 26, 2016

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