My psychologist thought I must be bingeing. I was like, 'I'm not! Stop making me feel worse! I'm eating my meal plan.' He just couldn't understand why the weight was going up so quickly.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome often struggle with mental health, in particular with depression, and also with difficulties with self-image and body image.
I don't think PCOS is taken seriously. It certainly wasn't my first thought when I realised something was wrong. I hadn't heard of PCOS before then, and PCOS was not the first thing that doctors thought it might be: they thought it was bloating, they thought it was gas, they thought it was cramping.