• "The worst thing about all this was not knowing what to do because the doctor's advice that was meant to help me, wasn't working." Wendy Kimani
Kenyan artiste Wendy Kimani has opened up on her journey with PCOS (Polycystic ovary Syndrome).
The mother of one says that were it not for the different things she tried to lessen the situation she would never have been able to conceive.
A hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges.
The cause of polycystic ovary syndrome isn't well understood but may involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
Through her socials Wendy shared
"I know for me it didn't quite sink in at first, then when it did I felt like, why do I have to have this extra load to carry.
Without a manual on how to manage it. It felt like a slow torture...the Glucophage (other versions of metformin) and contraceptives they prescribed that were supposed to help.
But they made me feel even worse than I did without them. I felt like a freak with the hair on my chin. Super stressed all the time about what to eat and what not to eat, dealing with fatigue first thing in the morning and insomnia every night.
The mood swings just took it to another level.
The brain fog😒The worst thing about all this was not knowing what to do because the doctor's advice that was meant to help me, wasn't working!
That's why I believe so hard in the #Cystercrew all our PCOS cysters sharing their struggles and wins.
If it wasn't for them sharing what has and hasn't worked for them, I don't know if I would have had my Son. See God!
This is why I believe in sharing our stories. You never know whose life you're saving. What symptoms are you struggling with?"