Being diagnosed with PCOS whether you knew you had it or not can be a lot to deal with mentally. In my case, I always knew I had a problem because of my mother but she never knew what it was called so I did the research for years off and on until finally I had a name for it. Once I had a name I began to tell family about it. It's so personal and affects so much of our bodies why would you want to tell anyone?
Alas, over time, I relented and decided that it was better for me both personally and socially when I shared with strangers and friends. People are curious about it and often times I've found that someone always says, "Hey, that sounds like this problem my cousin has" or "You know, a friend of mines has irregular periods and facial hair too. Maybe she has PCOS." It doesn't feel good to experience PCOS; however, it always makes me feel better to discuss it with people that I meet because it helps them to respect my situation as well as helps someone they may know who suffers the symptoms and doesn't know what to call it.
I would suggest coming to grips with it yourself first before attempting to share it with your friends and just explain to them that you were just diagnosed and that all you need from them is their support not for them to feel sorry for you because you have a supportive network here at SP and you can visit www.soulcysters.net and join in with the rest of us who suffer PCOS.
Good luck on your journey dear.
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