Georgie Kovacs, founder of Fempower Health, interviews Megan Pearson. Megan founded and runs the PCOSAA (PCOS Awareness Association).
Georgie: I’d love for you to share with us your story and what made you decide to create this amazing organization.
Megan: when I was about 9 years old, I started showing symptoms of PCOS. At the time, there wasn’t much known about it. My mother didn’t know what was going on with me. I was gaining weight even though I was an active child. I gained something like 50 pounds in a short amount of time.
It was very apparent that something was wrong. I was losing my hair, I had acne. That was excused due to adolescence. My mom was my biggest supporter and advocate and I really appreciate her efforts beginning at this young age.
She took me to the doctor, who told me to just lose weight and that my symptoms were “normal.” My mom pushed back and said all of these issues just didn’t seem right. We jumped from doctor to doctor to doctor between the ages of 9 and 16.