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Any other women get so overwhelmed the more we learn about our bodies and waht women have to deal with? Like PCOS, Thyroid, hashimotos, chronic pain, hormone imbalance, leg pain, endometriosis, undiagnosed ADD, birth control effects, PMDD etc. WHY didn’t we learn about this is health class???? Would have saved me so much struggling as adult had I been more educated on my body, what to look for and how to help it😭I hope anyone going through it knows you’re not alone!

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This is SO REAL! I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism shortly after college but it took me a year and 5 different doctors before someone (a woman, no surprise there) ran the correct tests and figured it out. I also was diagnosed with ADHD at 22 and feel like 5 years later I am still learning to understand how my ADHD affects my day to day life and work. Happy to share my journey with anyone who is struggling - just know you aren’t alone, it gets better, and our medical system (and most systems in the US) fails women constantly.

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Thank you HRC1! Can I DM you?

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I always thought I was a super healthy person until I started TTC. I had no idea I’d spend so much time sobbing over my uterus and having transvaginal ultrasounds. Wtf is this

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Got it!

This. I’ve been managing PCOS in college for about 2 years, but I regret going undiagnosed for so long and missing the chance to take care of myself with PCOS in mind. Any tips from your experience on how to manage health conditions while working full-time & with travel?

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Endometriosis took over my mid 20s. I didn’t know it was endo until much later. But the weight gain was the hardest to deal with. It was then followed by infertility and more weight gain! Now in my mid 30s, along with the endometriosis, I have severe foot pain.

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been battling PCOS and hormone imbalance since 18 as well, which has led to a slew of issues with BV and other ph imbalances… this gave me SO much stress once i started working and almost became unmanageable. I will say that working from home has greatly helped me because I have the privacy to go about my routine and eat proper nutrients and supplements

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Just got diagnosed with PCOS and hormonal imbalance. It's been a wreck on my body and I am just learning to be patient with myself

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I had pelvic inflammatory disease and it’s destroyed at least one of my Fallopian tubes. In the process of getting diagnostic testing. Send good vibes.

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I had no sex drive and was exhausted throughout most of my 20s until I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and was put on thyroid hormones. If someone has taught me about this earlier I sure as hell would gotten on medication right away and wouldn’t have spent so many years thinking I was just a tired chubby person who was never going to enjoy sex.

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Just tell the doctor to add to your chart that you asked and they said no. They’ll do it

Why indeed? I'm reading Dr Jen Gunter's The Menopause Manifesto. Basically, patriarchy ....? https://www.amazon.com/Menopause-Manifesto-Health-Facts-Feminism-ebook/dp/B08GYBZNMR?ref_=d6k_applink_bb_marketplace

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For the first I feel seen… thank you ladies for sharing your stories. PCOS and trying to conceive is so heartbreaking. Without a period there’s no ovulation and when I finally got pregnant I miscarried. It’s been one hell of year. Then gaining weight with every missed period is a night mare😩😩

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Harmonal imbalance killed my mid 20s. I used to get rejected by guys for tb extra flab I added on my body. It took so many years to balance it out /:(

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Accenture1 how did you turn it around? Cant seem to shed this weight or get out of the slump

I’m so sorry to see so many ladies going through it:( but I’m also relieved to see I am not alone. Women have to put up with so much. Stay strong everyone!!!

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Also… I didn’t know I had PCOS. I was on birth control that masked it. I’m all for birth control but I had no idea how it messed with my hormones. I gained 15 lbs over 12 years. When I went off it, I lost it quickly. While it’s vanity, I hate seeing what it did to my body. I just had a baby and don’t want to go back to hormones.

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Went on the pill when I was teen for hormone imbalances. Now I feel like it has only caused more hormone imbalances😒wish I have never gotten on it but scared to get off too

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I wanna get checked for endo because I have all the symptoms but really scared to get myself checked. Will go soon

This is interesting... I don't know much about it but my SIL is having surgery this month for it. From what I understand it's exploratory and they may end up doing a hysterectomy depending on how bad it is.

Granted I don’t have health issues, but I learned so much about my body trying for and having kids that was so cool, but also disappointed that no one told me about these things and I had to find out on my own in my 30s

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