At 15 Jessica was put on the Birth Control Pill to help regulate her hormones and decrease her acne. After being on the pill for 7 years she decided to go off of it , only to discover an absence of period.
After not getting her period for 2 years, she started questioning what was going on with her body. Jessica experienced many physical and emotional symptoms, such as weight gain, hair growth, hair loss, anxiety, pelvic pains, mood swings, insomnia, poor immune system, and cystic acne. She sought out advice from doctors who advised that her symptoms were normal due to being on the pill for so long. She was told given many suggestions and opinions as to why she was experiencing her symptoms including: exercising too much, not eating enough, maintaining a stressful lifestyle, genetics, and hormonal imbalance. Not satisfied with her advice, she pushed to have her symptoms investigated further, which is when she finally got an ultrasound test done. This test revealed that she had cysts all over her ovaries, and an enlarged left ovary. Blood tests later confirmed that she did not have any progesterone, minimal estrogen, and a dominance of testosterone and androgens. Due to a process of elimination, she was diagnosed with PCOS 2 years after her symptoms began. Jessica , was told to go on the pill again to alleviate her symptoms, and was given no other options.
It was then that she began seeking alternative medicine therapies such as Chinese Doctors, Homeopaths, Naturopaths, Dieticians, and Nutritionists. In 2017 after gained knowledge and independent research, Jessica decided to go off the pill and try and cure her PCOS naturally. Jessica discovered that she couldn't find any user friendly information or videos out there for women with PCOS, especially on Youtube. That's when "Jessica Diana" was created. She wanted a safe space for women to chat about PCOS, hormones, health, fitness and nutrition, and explore together the many ways in which PCOS has affected their lives.
Jessica hopes to one day have an answer as to why PCOS effects some women, as well as why there are an increase of women with PCOS. She hopes to spread PCOS awareness, and be a leader in the PCOS community.
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