As a woman who suffers from PCOS, I appreciate hearing/reading about other people’s experiences with this diagnosis. This is because it makes me see that I am not alone with my struggles and gives me ideas on how to treat it.
I am sure others feel this way too.
There are celebrities that have PCOS. Since they have such a huge platform to work with, them speaking out about their diagnosis can do a world of good for many of us.
Actress, Sasha Pieterse, is one of the celebrities with PCOS and she has talked about it in the past.
Pretty Liars Fame
Most people have heard of this popular show! I myself went through a period of liking it even though I was probably a little too old for it. I never watched the last two seasons as I got sick of it.
I have no idea who “A” is, and I don’t really care to be honest.
Sasha played the character named, Alison DiLaurentis. The character is like a “mean girl.” Popular and manipulative.
I was surprised to find out that she was only 12 years old at the start of the show. Whoa! I would have never guessed that. She did a great job though.
One of the things that was noticeable to fans over the run of the show was her weight gain. She was shamed for it which was most likely really upsetting.
Sigh. I could never be a celebrity!
After a while she decided to speak about how PCOS was to blame for the gain.
What she had to say
Sasha talked about the amount of weight that she gained (70 pounds) and the fact that she did not know what was going on. She also suffered from irregular periods. It took a lot of doctor’s appointments for her to finally end up with the PCOS diagnosis.
This is unfortunately all too common when it comes to women with this hormonal disease. Things go haywire in our bodies and we have to get multiple medical appointments/tests to find the answers. Some doctors know a lot about PCOS but many do not so we might not get much help from them.
Sasha is pregnant!
I came across a recent article talking about how she is expecting her first child! Check it out: https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/893394/pretty-little-liars-sasha-pieterse-pregnant-child-pcos/
Fertility is one of the things that PCOS can negatively affect so seeing that she is pregnant may give other women hope that they can be too.
Getting PCOS in the media is very beneficial
It is important that more people know about this condition. A lot of women are suffering in silence not knowing what is going on with them and many doctors do not understand it.
Another thing that I hope PCOS in the media will do is bring light to the fact that weight can be very difficult for some of us with it to manage. I have read that quite a few women with this diagnosis get accused of stuffing their faces with junk food and being too lazy to workout. That is really hurtful for people to hear.
All PCOS sufferers deserve to get their voices heard and get a treatment plan that works for them.
Thanks for reading!
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