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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. PCOS

SammyMay

Registered Member
Im 20 years old, and have just been diagnosed a few months ago with PCOS. Not sure what to say about it, as I am confused and scared and feeling pretty alone..

Suppose that's why I am making this thread, reaching out.

Does anyone else relate to me who can help me through this time?

I'd really appreciate a helping hand.
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
My sister had it. She had it diagnosed and went to a couple of experts just to confirm her options. Mostly when this happened to her, she was scared for her fertility. She underwent operation and had an ovary removed. She was past her 30s then. She also just gave birth last year to her first child.
 

SammyMay

Registered Member
What a great story, her child is healthy and well I presume??

And yes, this is what I am most fearful for. I always had a big plan in life to be a mom. And thats the only thing I've ever been certain for. Hearing that it may not be in the cards for me, is quite dis-heartening.
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
She did have difficulty conceiving but I guess it was also her age. She was 38 when she gave birth. You are young and have more chance than her. I also don't know if operation is the only solution, but even if it is, I know that women with one ovary have about the same chance of conceiving as those with two. The thing is to find the treatment for the pcos first. Goodluck!
 

Starfire86

Registered Member
I also have polycystic ovarian disease, and I'll tell you now it's probably the biggest annoyance in my life. Periods that never end, hormonal imbalances. I've spent a fortune on feminine products. My doctor put me on birth control, and that shrinks the cysts in my ovaries and gives me a somewhat normal cycle, but you can also take a diabetes medication called Metformin which has the same effect.
As far as having children is concerned, I doubt I will be able to conceive. Ovarian cysts are said to cause sterility. If I'm not having a never-ending period, I'm not having one at all because my ovaries won't produce eggs. It's kind of sad, but if you really want a family you can always adopt.
 

SammyMay

Registered Member
I also have polycystic ovarian disease, and I'll tell you now it's probably the biggest annoyance in my life. Periods that never end, hormonal imbalances. I've spent a fortune on feminine products. My doctor put me on birth control, and that shrinks the cysts in my ovaries and gives me a somewhat normal cycle, but you can also take a diabetes medication called Metformin which has the same effect.
As far as having children is concerned, I doubt I will be able to conceive. Ovarian cysts are said to cause sterility. If I'm not having a never-ending period, I'm not having one at all because my ovaries won't produce eggs. It's kind of sad, but if you really want a family you can always adopt.
I'm sorry to hear.

We are almost on the same page you and I. But, I dont get a period when im not on birth control and when im taking birth control i get a never ending period for 28 days or LONGER. Its crazy. So i have decided to stop with the BC. I've tried so many times with different types and it puts my body through so much strain, I get bad headaches, etc.
I just cant handle it.
My doctor has given me something called Provera, to induce a period after 3 months of no period. Which works. but i am not supposed to depend on it, so now she has referred me to a gyno. To discuss further my problems, and see if we can find something to help a little more.

I hope I can conceive, and figure this out sooner than later, as there is an age difference between my significant other and I which puts a damper on our timeline.
 

Starfire86

Registered Member
You should ask about Metformin. I liked it because birth control makes me get sick a lot of the time, but my current doctor wants me on b.c. because of the progesterone.
And it's not so bad, not being able to conceive. I think of it as nature weeding out unwanted genetics. There's a lot of alcoholism and mental issues in my lineage, so I'd like to spare a child from ended up with some sort of condition.
 

Jeanie

still nobody's bitch
V.I.P.
I'm sorry to hear that, ladies. My cousin was diagnosed with it as well.

My understanding is that the earlier the diagnosis, the better your chances of being able to conceive.

Good luck to both of you.
 

Jeanie

still nobody's bitch
V.I.P.
I was talking to my aunt about this last night. Apparently I have two cousins who were diagnosed with PCOS. One of them cut soy out of her diet, because soy mimics estrogen in the body. It's very difficult to do, you have to read every label, but it might be worth it.
 

Rebeccaaa

yellow 4!
sorry about your troubles, girls. honestly, I'd never even heard of this before the other day. by pure coincidence, I somehow stumbled upon a video of a girl talking about PCOS. she talks about it in detail from about 12 or so minutes in.

even if you don't want to watch the video (it's long), I just thought you might find some support in the comments. apparently there's a lot of girls that watch her channel who write on there.

YouTube - My Weight Gain Story
 
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