To say that I suffered needlessly for too many years is an understatement, but that is the reality of many women who deal with the symptoms caused by PCOS. Though I was a plant-based vegan for years and even successfully gained back my period after months without a cycle, I was still left with the most obvious and frustrating symptoms of them all. I suffered from constant hormonal acne and hirsutism (facial hair), as my ovaries were producing too many androgens (“male” hormones), and my body was stuck trying to balance itself out.
Years later, I am still experimenting, and I have naturally conquered my symptoms through simple lifestyle changes. Below are some of the products and methods I have used to successfully manage my skin issues, PMS pain, and sluggishness that came with having PCOS. Remember, this worked for me, but it might not work for you. It’s best to check with your doctor or another healthcare professional who can provide treatment options based on your health history.