Once you receive a PCOS diagnosis, it is likely you will be offered the contraceptive pill as a ‘solution’.
Before taking this medication, I urge you to read the advice in this guide, and consider which option is right for you.
The contraceptive pill works by shutting down ovulation and your natural hormone production.
Because of this, it can suppress some of the common annoying symptoms of PCOS like acne and hair growth.
Unfortunately, the contraceptive pill works as a band-aid solution to PCOS by masking the symptoms, rather than addressing the root cause.
The pill has also been shown to worsen insulin resistance which, as you’ll learn later in this guide, is one of the primary drivers of PCOS.
If you decide to take the pill for your PCOS, know that you are suppressing some of your symptoms, which can feel good in the short term, but you will ultimately be faced with the same symptoms once you stop taking it.
This is because the pill does not address the reason you are suffering from PCOS in the first place.
My aim in this resource is to guide you towards identifying your unique driver of PCOS, so that you can start healing your root cause.
Doing so takes work, but it means that you are able to control, and in many cases reverse, your PCOS.
This not only improves your quality of life now and your future fertility, but it also lowers your lifelong disease risk.
Women with PCOS have been shown to be at a higher risk of heart disease, endometrial cancer and type 2 diabetes.
This means that even after you stop menstruating and aren’t dealing with irregular ovulation and excess androgens anymore, you still need to take care of your health to reduce your disease risk.
Taking the pill does not address your lifelong disease risk, or current driver of PCOS, it simply masks the problem by shutting down ovulation.
Many women find that after coming off the pill their acne and other androgen-driven symptoms increase as a temporary androgen surge can occur.
I don’t share this information about the pill with you to scare you, but rather so that you can make the most informed decision when or if you are offered the pill for your PCOS.
I urge you to explore the other natural treatments covered in this guide, and view the pill as a backup plan if you aren’t able to find results elsewhere.
Ultimately though, this is your own choice about your body.
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