Your Answers: The Worst PCOS Advice (Infographic)

Posted on November 13, 2016

We asked and you answered! We posted this question: What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you? and hundreds of you took the time to respond.

What did we learn? From the unconcerned ("It will all work out") to the plain unhelpful ("Just lose a little weight"), advice is hurled at us from friends, family, coworkers, even strangers. While most suggestions are probably well-intentioned, hearing them over and over can make us feel that our condition is minimized and misunderstood.

Some of the most common answers we heard:

  • It will all work out.
  • Your acne will probably clear up naturally
  • Exercise more. Just get a trainer
  • You don't look insulin resistant
  • Just lose a little weight and you'll start popping out babies before you know it
  • It’s just not your time...
  • Just lose a little weight
  • Stop thinking about it so much

Everyone's situation is different and not all of these apply to each person. Tell us: What advice about PCOS do YOU wish people would stop telling you?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I'm 63 years old, had pcos for over 50 years. I've heard it all. I struggled to lose weight and now in the last 5 years have started to lose weight,… read more

posted about 1 month ago


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