About Hello PCOS

Hello PCOS is the go-to place for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome who want to take control of their lives, treat their pcos, and live happy and healthy. 

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It is my hope that this website will grow me as a person and provide a space for women to get help in figuring it all out. PCOS is confusing, complicated, and a pain in the ass- but that doesn’t mean that you have ignore it, run from it, or fear it. In the face of adversity, you have to greet your challenges with a “hello” get in the driver’s seat, and kick some ass.

  • I believe that you have the power to treat your pcos in a way that works for you with where you are in your life. I’ll share my knowledge with you and respect that you might not identify with my experience. Talk to me in the comments, this is a collaborative experience!
  • I know that staying on track is difficult. There’s always a “Monday” around the corner and it can get easy for to your push off getting your shit together until then. I’m going to motivate you. Hopefully, my progress will remind you that today is as good as any day to start.
  • I believe that you deserve balance in life… mind, body, and soul. PCOS doesn’t just wreck havoc on your body, there are emotional, relationship, and self esteem issues that come with the diagnosis. I’ll share my positivity and advice on situations that occur in my life.

To sum it all up… we have pcos, it sucks, but we can find healthy ways to live with it and get on with our lives.

 

So, who am I?

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Hi, I’m Chris. I like blogging, diy projects, and going to the beach. Oh yeah, and I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

I created this site to give support to women like me while keeping myself accountable and on the right track with treating my pcos naturally. I have a master’s degree in counseling psychology and I believe in the power of change.

I was diagnosed with PCOS at the student clinic on my college campus in 2011. I came in for a birth control refill and I left finally having a culprit for my hairy face, absent periods, insulin resistance, and difficulty losing weight. I went home and did the first thing most of us do, I googled it. Although I finally had a name for everything that was happening to me, I have no idea of the journey ahead of me of how much more I had to learn.

My google search yielded a websites filled with acronyms I didn’t understand and women who weren’t in the same life space as me. So, I ignored the PCOS, suffered the symptoms, and lived in dismay. A leading motivation for me creating this site is to provide a little corner of the world wide web where both younger and older women can find answers. A lot of the other sites were tailored to older women who were diagnosed when they had trouble conceiving. Which makes sense because many women don’t know they have PCOS until they have trouble conceiving; however, there are plenty of young women with PCOS who want to take control of their lives and not have a baby right now. I rarely found articles for forum posts targeting experiences as a young woman with PCOS.

I hope to provide that place for you here. I don’t claim to be a medical professional and you should discuss any changes to your diet or exercise with your doctor. I promise to offer you my honest experiences, opinions, and to always discuss new and relevant news in the PCOS world. I’m not a professional, I’m on a journey, and I’d love for you to join me on my journey, so that we can help each other along the way.

DO YOU HAVE A PODCAST, RADIO SHOW, OR WEBSITE?

Do you have a podcast, radio show, or website and are looking to learn more about PCOS or more about Chris’ journey? Are you interested in Chris providing a guest post in order to share information with your audience? Would you like for Chris to guest speak at your engagement?

I’m available for collaborations and appearances. Email Chris@HelloPCOS.com for more information.