The Emotional Truth of PCOS

Be kind to yourself, don’t blame yourself, listen to your heart and to your body as they are the best indicators when trying to understand what the right choice is for you…

Nicole Granato is a certified Health and Wellness Coach with a passion for helping people enhance their overall quality of life.

For those women who have been told that their bodies are not functioning properly as women, let me just say I hear you. It happened to me.

The first emotion most of us feel is just plain confusion, followed by an unnerving need to understand, then fear of what may never be; for most, that means the chance at having a family. Whether or not you want children, being denied eve the CHOICE to do can send nearly anybody into a spiral. Perhaps one of the most traumatic parts about being diagnosed with a disorder such as PCOS (PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome) is that most women are not afforded knowledge about its origins or how to heal themselves. While there are many medication options available, do we really want to be merely masking an issue so great and close to our hearts?  This decision alone is an extremely emotional one. The fear of not making the right decision and diminishing your chances to regain wellness… that is truly difficult. 

But what I can tell you is that it does get better, as most things do. You may make a wrong decision when deciding the best way to heal, and guess what? That’s totally fine — there is another option waiting for you on the other side.

Be kind to yourself, don’t blame yourself, listen to your heart and to your body as they are the best indicators when trying to understand what the right choice is for you. Do not follow the others, because everybody is different. Don’t let anyone rob you of your hope. And most importantly, remember that no one can or should convince you of anything without your understanding it first. If you are diagnosed with cysts, ask for an ultrasound. If your blood work shows imbalance, read the results yourself. If you are not getting answers to your questions, find someone who WILL help. Standing your ground and standing up for your body will transport you from an emotional helplessness place to a becoming a powerful woman who demands control of her body, and questions anything.

Once you give it a try, you’ll soon notice that questioning and answering for self will appear in other aspects of your life. In other words, you’re becoming a major badass.



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Stephanie Fisher
7 years ago

Thank you for this beautiful advice Nicole! I was just diagnosed this July with PCOs. It has been a major roller coaster of emotions. I have been told to take medication and lose weight. I think this issue goes much deeper than that. I feel like my body and I are strangers. None of my doctors talk about the emotional side of PCOs and it makes me feel hopeless. But I am still searching for the right doctor and being an advocate for my health. Thank you!

7 years ago

Thank you so much for addressing this. So few people know about PCOS and as someone who has struggled with it for well over 10 years, I’ve often felt betrayed by my body. I hope people will keep spreading the word about it so women won’t feel so alone.