I believe that a prolonged period of very severe mental and physical stress is what caused my Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)to become problematic.I developed Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in my mid 20s when I was living in Bangladesh and working for a chairitable organization. From the moment I stepped of the plane.

I was sick with any number of infectious diseases– the first was a nasty bacterial headcold, but I suffered constantly from diarrhea/dystentary, malaria, giardia, fungal skin infections, UTIs, etc., etc. Short of the really scary stuff like Yellow Fever and TB, you name it and I had it.Of course, there was also a huge amount of mental stress going on as I was working in some incredibly harsh and depressing conditions, I didn’t get along well with a few of my colleagues, I became quite homesick, etc. etc.

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