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Understanding PCOS: Part 3 - The Pill

birth control pcos the pill May 01, 2020

When women find themselves diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), one of the first treatment options they’re often offered is the pill. And, it’s no surprise - hormonal birth control is the most common treatment for PCOS within conventional medicine. 

But, it may not be the best. 

If you haven’t read my first post on understanding PCOS (here) or my second on PCOS and insulin resistance (here), be sure to check those out first!

When it comes to the pill and its relationship with polycystic ovarian syndrome, there is a lot to unpack. That’s why I’ve put together the six main points you should know and consider before getting started on the pill to manage your polycystic ovarian syndrome. 

Do I think the pill isn’t a good choice for anyone? Of course not - all treatment options work differently for different patients, but understanding the risks and benefits of each is important when making the decision on which is best...

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How To Transition Off Of Hormonal Birth Control

birth control Mar 29, 2020

Are you nervous about getting off the pill or having an IUD removed? I get it. I've been there. Unfortunately, I didn't have the knowledge that I have now when I came off the pill. 

This led to me not getting a period for 10 months, developing Post Pill PCOS, and completely changed the trajectory of my life and career. 

You might be freaked out about getting off the pill or getting your IUD out, but once you reconnect with your body's natural cycles and regain your sanity it will be SO worth it. 

 

What You Need To Know Before Getting Off HBC

In order to transition off of hormonal birth control with minimal side effects and to regain your menstrual cycle there are four main areas you want to focus on:

  1. Stress management

  2. Liver support

  3. Beneficial gut bacteria

  4. Replenishing nutrient deficiencies

I'm going to walk you through each area and share tips you can discuss with your doctor before transitioning off. I also want to mention that you can apply...

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