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Ashley-Jane Holmes

Ashley-Jane's Head shave for PCOS Awareness

HEAD SHAVE to raise money and awareness for PCOS for Verity The Polycystic Ovaries Self Help Group because its about time we talk about it and stop hiding!!

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Verity The Polycystic Ovaries Self Help Group

Verity is a self help group set up in 1997 to help women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The charity is completely self funded and is the only national charity for women with PCOS. PCOS affects millions of women in the UK and worldwide (approximately 5-10 per cent) .

Charity Registration No. 1097599

Story

My name is Ashley-Jane. I'm a 27 year old Hairdresser and run my own salon with my sister Hayley. I was diagnosed with PCOS 12 years ago and have been battling with symptoms such as constant cramps, infertility, facial hair, mood swings, fatigue, depression, body hair, acne, weight gain....and so on! I am one of the lucky ones, after years of complaining to different Doctors and Specialists I finally got refered to Glasgow Royal Infirmary for facial hair removal (laser) and was prescribed Metformin 500mg.  This has been my life saver, I don't know what I would do without this.  I have started to loose weight and the hair on my face has started to reduce meaning my confidence has started to grow and I am starting to feel more like a woman.  I hate knowing there is so many women out there dealing with this horrible condition in silence and feel like they have no hope and that's why I am shaving my hair.  For me, the hair on my face and body has been the hardest of all the symptoms to deal with (except the infertility part), it is really embarresing.  so I say....UP YOURS PCOS!  I MAY HAVE PCOS BUT PCOS DOES NOT HAVE ME!!

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