Why Your PCOS Treatment May Not Be Working For You?

Since I was a teenager, it was clear to me that I wanted to become a Gynaecologist. I wanted an answer to my monthly suffering and a long term solution to my irregular painful periods, PMS and skin breakouts.

Dr Disha Sridhar

I am a Gynaecologist Obstetrician ( MD, DNB OBGYN )with an emphasis on INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE.

My dreams came true and I finally became a Gynaecologist and went on to get three postgraduate degrees in Gynaecology. I was doing well and I thought that I knew everything but deep inside I was not satisfied as I had not figured out the answer to my very question, why do I have to suffer from my period every month. I always had a mild PCOS to begin with and I was taking birth control pills off and on to mask my acne and regularise my cycle and painkillers to mask my period cramps. I was also prescribing the same to all my clients with similar issues.

Giving birth control pills and other medications to women to regulate their periods, manage their period pain is like masking the symptoms but not addressing why the symptom is happening in the first place. It’s  like  putting a piece of tape over the flashing indicator light on the dashboard of your car and pretending you have addressed the engine problem rather than looking under the hood and dealing with the underlying issue. As a board-certified ob/gyn, I spent years and years being indoctrinated into finding better and more sophisticated pieces of tape (in the form of drugs) to put over the indicator lights of women with hormonal imbalances. But deep down I always knew that there had to be a better way.

Then came the final storm in my mid thirties when I was diagnosed with Autoimmune Thyroid disease and premature menopause. I was devastated but little did I know that it was the best thing that ever happened to me.It forced me to take a break from whatever I was doing in my life including my OBGYN practice and  I decided to  throw myself into researching integrative medicine,  nutrition, supplement, and lifestyle biohacks to ease my symptoms. Western medicine didn’t have the tools that would address the root causes of a chronic condition like PCOS and Autoimmune Thyroid, so I decided to figure out  on my own. My research into hormones, Epigenetics, Nutrigenomics lead to to a rabbit hole of discoveries and this fun journey of taking charge of my health and life …my symptoms vanished naturally and I could experience a healthy pregnancy in my 40s. After getting my life back,I made it my mission and passion to make the same solution available to like minded women and Truhealing was born.

 If you’re struggling with the same diagnosis, I’m here to tell you that weight issues,infertility, and a permanent dependence on  medications and synthetic hormones does not have to be your destiny. Even if fertility is not your concern, getting your Hormones balanced and aligning with your feminine energy and periods can change your life for the better.

In the last post, we saw that different pcos may have different ROOT CAUSE and fixing it from root could be the key. Here we will discuss the prognosis and treatment in detail and why what you are doing may not be working for you.

CAN YOU CHANGE THE PROGNOSIS GIVEN BY YOUR DOCTOR?

If you’re seeing a conventional doctor, you’ll probably hear the list of long term complications which come with PCOS.

They may tell you that not only is PCOS incurable, but may need long term management with medications.(mostly prescribed are OC pill/ BC pill / synthetic oral contraceptive to “regulate” your period, Metformin, an oral diabetes medication used to control blood sugar levels, and antibiotics, spironolactone to control acne if there’s any.).

As if this idea of long term indefinite dependence on medications was not bad enough for you to digest,your doctor may also  tell you that you will have compromised fertility requiring ART like IUI and IVF.

And finally, if you just make a wishful thinking that may be this suffering will end after childbearing is complete, you may also be told you’re at an increased risk for diabetes, cancer, Autoimmune disease and heart disease etc…

How did that sound?  This is what I knew when I was diagnosed and was told by countless number of Doctors I consulted then. When I shared with an endocrinologist that I don’t want to sign up for this life long endless medication roller coaster, he immediately advised that I could go on antidepressants as obviously I was depressed about my future prognosis. That was the time I stopped seeking others opinions and started doing my own research quitely. After many years of research, trial and error, I could reverse almost all of my symptoms and got the honour and priviledge to help thousands of women.

Relax! This Doesn’t have to be your future either,you can change your destiny!

If above prognosis has been given to you are not alone. I understand your panic. Whatever your Doctor has told you is completely true but it’s not the end of story. There’s a different path if you choose to take that. The other path is about taking personal responsibility, it’s not easy, it’s not for everyone and finally whichever path you choose really comes down to your personal belief system. But from my own personal experience and from what I’ve witnessed in so many of my clients, I can tell you that none of the above mentioned scary forecast of your future has to happen to you, you can change your destiny, you can even  change your genetic expression says EPIGENETICS.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

We have an epidemic going on in the world of women’s health and hormones. The incidence of period problems, irregular periods, missing periods, cramps, PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis, infertility, thyroid disease is on the rise. One of the underlying root cause behind most of these conditions is INSULIN RESISTANCE..read it here

PCOS is a condition of estrogen dominance, which means that Balance between estrogen and progesterone is disturbed… wreaking havoc on your menstrual cycle. Liver congestion and unhealthy gut are not helping either to metabilse excess estrogen. The environmental chemicals , even in your cosmetic s and cleaning supplies are messing with your hormones, not to mention the pesticides and plastic s.

HOW DO I TREAT MY PCOS:

Now that you understand all the ROOT CAUSE S, you may have understood that you have to create a lifestyle around balancing hormones and only popping pills may not help. 

The following steps of TRUHEALING PROTOCOL will help..

Step 1: Balance Insulin.

Step 2: Balance Cortisol.

Step 3: Balance Estrogen.

Step 4: Balance Oxytocin .

SHETO METHOD :

SHETO METHOD is a specially-sequenced food and lifestyle therapy program that balances your endocrine function.

Want to dive deeper into science behind the protocol, do check following links

Read My Blog on SHETO METHOD

Download the FIT FAB FERTILE GUIDE.

If you want to start feeling better right now, check the free resources I have created for you. I am not the only one who has used this to get my healthy regular period back, thousands of women all across the globe have benefitted from this knowledge.

Many of you will be able to use above knowledge and apply it, but if you are someone who needs more support and handholding, check 101 with Dr Disha ,which is a private coaching program.

One-On-One with Dr. Disha (Private Coaching Program)

Cheers to all the mothers!

Love

Dr. Disha

Originally published July 14, 2021 by Dr Disha Sridhar