When was the last time you slept well?

When you become a new parent, there is one thing you become obsessed with: sleep. You see, newborns come with their own ideas of what is day and night. As they get older, these patterns change umpteen times. There is really no predicting whether your child will sleep on a particular day or night at…

Products I use to Cope with PCOS Symptoms

I’ve mentioned about a million times since I started The Cyster Story, that PCOS and its quirks are no joke. It pretty much raises hell on every aspect of your being, and certainly not in a good way. My symptoms have always made me pretty self-conscious. Every time I notice my side burns coming in,…

Have you kept your resolutions so far?

It is already day 16 of January 2018. Wow, time really does fly. I’m a little bit disappointed with myself as I write this. I haven’t kept my new year’s resolutions for this year so far. What were they? Well, for one, I had resolved to start taking better care of myself. Take my vitamins,…

Hello, acne.

Acne was one of the PCOS symptoms I thought I lucked out with. My skin has been fairly clear over the years, probably thanks to hereditary dry skin. However in the past few weeks, I have been getting a few stray pimples here and there. Currently I have one on my forehead, one on my…

Surprise surprise..

Does PCOS improve after a pregnancy and delivery? From what I had heard and read.. no, not r´┐╝eally. But I got my second post partum period after 43 days. This is really good given my menstrual history and I am pleasantly surprised. People who get regular visits from Aunt Flow must think I’m crazy to…

Who was I? Who am I? What will I become?

I had a dream last night about my past. It wasn’t anything very intense, but I remember the emotions that came with it. I woke up and opened my eyes to my present life, my son sleeping soundly next to me. I was confused. Was I really that person once upon a time? I thought…

My first postpartum period. Also, I’m back!

Just like many women with PCOS, I have very low expectations from my periods. Fact is, I really haven’t had many natural menstrual cycles in my life. So I was pleasantly surprised when Aunt Flow arrived on her own without coaxing her with medicines at nearly 11 months post partum. I didn’t even have any…