My name is Robyn and I am a Holistic Nutritionist and woman with PCOS.
Right from my very first period at the age of 12, I experienced extremely heavy, painful and irregular menstrual cycles.
To add insult to injury, I was covered in deep, painful acne, my hair was falling out and I have to shave my face every day like a man.
After coming off the birth control pill when I learned of its nasty potential side effects, I didn’t get a period for 4 months.
My cycles continued to be irregular in this way and my doctor was not convinced I should be worried.
Being in nutrition school and knowing about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome as a condition, I knew better.
All my symptoms fit- the facial hair, hair thinning, acne, irregular cycles and copious weight gain.