One of the main reasons I went to the docs all those years ago is because I experience awful “menstrual” pain as a result of doing vigorous exercise.
This happens regardless of where I am in my cycle, not just when I’m on my period.
I enjoy HIIT sessions and weight training, and realise the importance of this more than ever that now I have the PCOS diagnosis. The pain is bad enough that I have to stop in the middle of a session and go sit on… read more
I've read that HIIT can be detrimental to those of us with PCOS because it can increase cortisol levels (which we tend to already have high levels of). Im sorry you are struggling with pain though.