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The Cost of PCOS

You know what the worse part of having PCOS is? Supplements can only be used to HELP the balance. PCOS is a myriad of afflictions. Acne, hormone imbalance, no periods, weight gain around the middle, insomnia, pre-diabetic, infertility, no ovulation, etc. The first remedy is diet and exercise.


  1. PCOS diet
  2. Exercise
  3. Water + herbal teas
I spend all of this money on supplements, and I turn my nose up at over priced organic vegetables and grass fed meat that costs $10 per pound instead of the $5 I'm used to paying. I spent $14 on a bag of 3 pieces of wild caught salmon and was peeved. I literally just forked over $90 for 3 supplements that aren't going to help me full spectrum because I haven't changed my eating habits or incorporated any type of exercise.

But I can't just do nothing.

My Myo-Insositol supplement ran out days ago, and that's rule numero uno: NEVER LET YOUR SUPPLEMENTS RUN OUT! Now I feel like I'm going to be starting all over, but I have to do something. I'm even adding a new supplement to the rotation just because I have to try something.



It doesn't have to be difficult with managing PCOS symptoms, but it can get complicated really fast. Eating better and making sure to do some form of exercise is easier said than done. I tend to start a good foundation, but I'm easily thrown off the wagon. It's a vicious cycle I've been dealing with since 2013.

Tips

  1. Start your day with a cup of warm lemon water
  2. Drink a cup of plain water with your supplements
  3. Drink a cup of herbal tea + aim for 2-4 cups per day with no added sweeteners
  4. Eat more veggies and fruit than meat
  5. Drink flavored seltzer water vs juices or soda
  6. Aim to walk 30min/day or 5,000-10,000 daily steps

2018-$343
Rainbow Light Prenatal One 30 - $16
Black Cohosh 1oz - $13
Chaste Tree 1oz - $12
Fertility Stones - $10
Fertility Necklace - $45
Amazing Naturals Prenatal One 90 - $25
PCOSITOL 60 packets - $40
Traditional Medicinals Healthy Cycle Tea 96 bags - $24
Chaste Tree 4oz - $37
Dr. Christopher's Female Reproductive 100 - $15
Naturelo Women's Multi One 120 - $35
PCOSITOL 60 packets - $40
Black Cohosh 1oz - $15
Organic Fertility Tea - $16

Natural Fertility Shop (www.naturalfertilityshop.com)

2017
Radiant Womb - $27


2016
Ferility Cleanse - $99

2015
Harmonize Phase 1 & 2 - $64

2014
Fertility Cleanse - $90

In the grand scheme of things, one could say my price tag isn't that hefty considering what Fertility Specialists/Clinics charge for Clomid/Metformin etc. It's hard to hold on to my values and personal beliefs that my body is capable of doing what I was born to do, but it takes time and patience. I could just get on Clomid and conceive like other women have done and have a child now, instead of torturing myself. I still feel very strongly that's not a part of my journey, and God/Goddess willing it won't have to be.

Here's another year down, and wondering what 2019 has in store for me. I've already ran out of the Doc Christopher, but I refuse to purchase any new supplements this year. I haven't had a period in months, it's utterly frustrating.

If you have any questions about supplements and brands, drop me a comment.
X🍉, Jae

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