Star Wars star Daisy Ridley took to Instagram this past Thursday to share a bit of a personal story with fans. In her post, the 24-year-old English actress describes her struggles with endometriosis and polycystic ovaries syndrome. Originally at the age of 15, she was diagnosed with endometriosis and later with polycystic ovaries syndrome, which would explain why she was struggling so severely with her skin.
She explains that for a large portion of her life she has dealt with the pain and skin issues with virtually no success in lessening the symptoms. But finally, she tells fans, progress is being made with the help of dermatologists and dietary adjustments. Although she’s not too happy about cutting out sugar an dairy, Daisy is ecstatic about the progress she has made towards healthier skin.
At 15 I was diagnosed with endometriosis. One laparoscopy, many consultations and 8 years down the line, pain was back (more mild this time!) and my skin was THE WORST. I've tried everything: products, antibiotics, more products, more antibiotics) and all that did was left my body in a bit of a mess. Finally found out I have polycycstic ovaries and that's why it's bad. I can safely say feeling so self conscious has left my confidence in tatters. I hate wearing make up but I currently don't want to leave the house without it on. HOWEVER PROGRESS IS BEING MADE! (With some help from a dermatologist and cutting out dairy (waah, except for spontaneous ice creams) and cutting down sugar (bigger waah but gotta do what you've gotta do)). Finally. Finally. (Throughout all this I've only had people being wonderful and encouraging and occasionally making me realise I'm being ridiculous and there's more to life)… My point is, to any of you who are suffering with anything, go to a doctor; pay for a specialist; get your hormones tested, get allergy testing; keep on top of how your body is feeling and don't worry about sounding like a hypochondriac. From your head to the tips of your toes we only have one body, let us all make sure ours our working in tip top condition, and take help if it's needed. #wasthispostlongenough #maybethesehashtagscanbulkitupabit #alsohowmanybracketsdoesonewomanneed #ifyourereadingthisiapplaudyou #thisisaclaymaskincaseyourewondering
Daisy leaves her fans with a word of advice:
“To any of you who are suffering with anything, go to a doctor; pay for a specialist; get your hormones tested, get allergy testing; keep on top of how your body is feeling and don’t worry about sounding like a hypochondriac,” She said in her caption. “We only have one body, let us mall make sure ours is working in tip top condition.”