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PCOS Story: Rachel on never giving up hope on her fertility journey

Post by Rachel, Verity chair (CN: mention of weight loss and miscarriage) One of my earliest memories is being 3.5 years old and playing mummy with my cabbage patch doll. It’s all I ever wanted to do and be and I knew I would do whatever it took to make it happen - one way… Continue reading PCOS Story: Rachel on never giving up hope on her fertility journey

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iHOPE PCOS programme

Guest post by Carol Percy What is the HOPE programme? HOPE is an evidence-based self-management programme that supports people with long term health conditions to cope more effectively. That includes eating well, staying physically active, and following any necessary medical treatments, as well as managing stress, dealing with the emotional impact of their condition and… Continue reading iHOPE PCOS programme

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4 things that help me deal with period problems PCOS causes

It’s important to remember PCOS affects everyone differently but I wish I had access to this kind of information at the beginning of my journey. Here’s four of my biggest period problems and what I’ve found that helps.

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PCOS Story: Tara Johnston trusted her instinct when seeking her PCOS diagnosis

Hi, I’m Tara Johnston, I’m 20 years old, an English Literature student at De Montfort University and I have very recently been diagnosed with PCOS. I wanted to write this blog for Verity because I believe that PCOS and the issues and symptoms that arise due to this condition are too often overlooked by both… Continue reading PCOS Story: Tara Johnston trusted her instinct when seeking her PCOS diagnosis

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Research call out: Living with PCOS – a structured education programme

Polycystic ovary syndrome is diagnosed in one out of every ten women at reproductive age. Thecondition is characterised by irregular periods, increased levels of androgen manifested as acne orexcessive hair growth, and multiple cysts that can appear in the ovaries on an ultrasound scan. Many with PCOS experience difficulties in maintaining a healthy weight, having… Continue reading Research call out: Living with PCOS – a structured education programme