After more than a year of battling to lose the weight that I suddenly gained with PCOS, I came across Dr. Leila Sadien’s Wonder Weight program and needless to say, the results speak for themselves! The above images were taken 6 months apart whilst on my weigh loss journey and even though I was not always consistent with the plan due to other medical issues, I am so impressed with how easy it was for me to lose the weight and finally feel like myself again. The above image shows a 10kg weight difference.
If you follow my podcast or my social media, then you will most likely know that fertility is an important topic for me and one that I am quite passionate about. I got diagnosed with PCOS about a year ago and since then, have made it my mission to learn and share as much as possible about fertility that I can. This year, I have some help from the experts at Fertility Show Africa and can’t wait to share more of what I learn!
Since finding out that I have PCOS (nearly a year ago), I feel like I tried everything under the sun to help control my symptoms and help me get my period back. After about 5 months of no period, I finally took another step in this journey – giving acupuncture a try. I’ve done acupuncture years ago but it hurt quite bad (that shouldn’t have happened) so my delay in trying this for my acupuncture was understandable.
After searching for a doctor, quite a few people recommended Dr. Prinisha Jugroop from Blissful Acupuncture. I immediately made an appointment to see her and after just 2 sessions, my period returned! I’ve now been seeing her for the past 5 months and she has helped me treat issues like pain, anxiety, inflammation, help me to increse my fertility and get my period back more regularly. I chatted to her about some of the common questions I got regarding these treatments which you can read more about below:
No, I’m not pregnant” the amount of times I’ve had to answer this question recently is utterly ridiculous (BTW, if you have to ask someone if they’re pregnant then maybe consider that it’s actually not your business to know in the first place). If you follow me on Instagram, then you might have come across my post all about my PCOS and current fertility struggles. This blog post is mainly based on that very first post that kickstarted the whole conversation except now, I am going to delve a little deeper and share a little bit more about my journey, what I’ve been doing and the resources that I have been finding helpful.