|Jul 02 2010|
I was diagnosed about ten years ago when I was 19, and nobody really new a whole lot about pcos. I orginally was diagnosed at a not so up to date medical clinic (due to no insurance), but overthe years I have been to several different doctors, who never really got to involved and would just tell me to lose weight and all would be great! They also kept putting me on metformin and other "diabetes" as this was suppose to help. I once even had a doctor who had seen me a month before come in and tell me she was sorry but she couldn't handle my case due to my diabetes! LOL she was the one who diagnosed me with pcos, and I had to tell her that I didn't have diabetes! It was crazy!
I went through so many ups and downs, as im sure you all have! I didn't have a period in years and a doc put me on progesterone, it hurt me so much i called the doc and she said to quit taking it, still no period. Then in 2007 I started having a period that was non stop! So the doc put me on birthcontrol finally in 2008, that helped for about 2 months and then hello never ending period, and yes this continued forever, in 2009 my doc put me on metformin again and a new birthcontrol as the others I had taken didn't help and only made the cramping worse. This didn't help.
I had met my husband in July of 2009 and he is amazingly wonderful, I told him everything up front and he was ok with it all.
In november of 2009 my uncle that I was really close to passed away unexpectadly and during all the emotions and turmoil I forgot to take my medications, and low and behold I finally after almost 3 years stop having a period! This was a wonderful thing for me!!!!!!
Only dreams last forever right? I started cramping really bad, and feeling exhausted all the time, plus we wanted to start talking about having kids. I finally went to a new obgyn in april of this year! She was able to explain pcos to me like no one ever had before. She also gave me hope that I would be able to get pregnant. But she wanted me to take progesterone to jump start my cycle! I am terrified of it from the last time, and told what had happened and she said that is actually what its suppose to do! I was able to avoid for a few months, but now I cant avoid it! I have had to take a leave of absence from work, just to take it, but in the grand scheme of things it will be worth it right? All my docs recommend weight loss surgery to me, as I have steadily gained due to pcos for the past 10 yrs. I am looking into it now! They say it may reverse pcos!
Members who read this post also read:
Why does everything have to be so damned hard?
what I've dealt with so far...
Happy 4th of July....Positive thoughts this holid...