Women with PCOS sometimes struggle with depression. PCOS often has challenging symptoms that can affect women’s self-esteem, including weight gain, acne, and hirsutism (excessive dark, coarse hair on body areas where hair isn't typical, usually the face, chest, and back). Other women struggle with trying to have a baby, either from infertility or miscarriages. Sometimes the treatments for PCOS include hormonal birth control, which some women have experienced depression as a side effect. Support becomes essential when dealing with these PCOS symptoms.
On myPCOSteam, the social network and online support group for women living with PCOS, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Depression is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.
Here are a few question-and-answer threads about depression:
Here are some conversations about depression:
Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myPCOSteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.
Feel free to ask a question here.