Whenever you are diagnosed with a medical condition, you might feel like the only person in the world it has ever happened to. In fact, in life we often feel alone, even if we know everyone is going through similar things! I just got off the phone with a girl friend who is feeling bad about getting older. She feels alone every though everyone in the world is going to deal with that subject at one point of time. No matter what you're going through, it's hard to feel alone. There are many women around the world who have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) just like you. We don't want you to feel alone whether it's PCOS, getting older, or anything in life! This being the case, there are many places to find support - both in person and online.
The newest and our favorite being our online S'moo Babe Facebook page. Where other women struggling with PCOS are connecting, and everyday women are talking about their hormones and health in a safe space!
However, here are even more suggestions. Use a combination of these ways to get the help you need because you matter and we don't want you to feel alone!
Crisis Text Line - Text PCOS to 741741 from anywhere in the United States or UK, 24/7. We will text about whatever is a crisis to you - addiction, anxiety, assault, bullying, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, and suicide.
PCOS CON 2021 takes the place of our prior Medical Conference and Reveal the Teal Celebration - 2.5 day event that will allow for over 200 attendees. 30 speakers over the 2.5 days that will offer different tracks to include panel discussions and fireside chats. https://www.pcoscon.org
myPCOSteam is a free social network that makes it easy for you to get the emotional support you need from others like you, and gain practical advice and insights on managing treatment or therapies for PCOS. https://www.mypcosteam.com/
Amazon has a great amount of sources that our friends over at PCOSAA have listed for you: https://www.pcosaa.org/amazon-affiliate?rq=support
and like we said before there is the S'moo Babe Facebook page with women connecting and asking each other questions in a safe space! https://www.facebook.com/groups/201464091053405/Every woman with PCOS is different, but getting hints and tips from those who have been living with the condition for some time can give you help and hope, and plan a clear path forward to better health.
At the Support Groups site, the PCOS group has more than 21,000 members. You can post information, chat, read the threads and more. https://pcos.supportgroups.com/
Other Social Media Options:
Women with PCOS and other hormonal imbalances are all over social media, especially instagram. Try out these fun accounts @thesmooco, @the.pcos.dietitian, @pcos_sisterhood, @pcosdiva, @pcos_to_wellness, @jessicaashwellness and there are so many more! Connect, share the love, share the hurt and frustration. Know that you're not alone.