By Published On: May 24th, 2021Categories: Uncategorized0 Comments

So, this semester at school has been a rough one and definitely one where I was at the lowest point in my life. Last year I was diagnosed with PCOS which is the acronym for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This health condition is a hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with cysts on the outer edges. The symptoms of this hormonal disorder are:

  1. Irregular periods
  2. Acne/Excessive Hair growth on chin or neck
  3. Depression
  4. Weight gain

 
This semester at school, I felt like these symptoms were more prominent and I was losing the vibrant Alex. There were times where I did not even want to be at school or did not want to talk to anybody. I even pushed my own mother away at times because mentally I was out of it. There were other things that went on that I won’t discuss here. However, with PCOS and the other personal things I was going through, I was losing who I was and I felt powerless and sad. It definitely showed up in my grades and how I would push the ones that I care about away.
 
Thank God for this short February break I have. I spent time with God and spent time by myself. I noticed that at school my faith was not where it should be. I was not confident that things would work out. I let PCOS, people, my negative thoughts take me to a low point. I promise that I will never be that low in my life ever again. There will be things in my life and in your life that will have you go crazy but do not let it tear you down all the way. It is okay to feel sad, angry, and depressed sometimes. However, if you prolong those emotions it destroys who you really are.
 
I just hope that I inspired someone who has this hormonal disorder or is going through other personal issues! Just know that you are great and you are enough.
 
If you want more information about PCOS here is a useful article (copy and paste URL)
https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/polycystic-ovary-syndrome
 
Also, if you want more articles about self care and positivity here you go (copy and paste URL)
https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/polycystic-ovary-syndrome

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