Thank you to all the women here who post their stories and advice. Especially those of you who struggled to get a diagnosis and the treatments you needed.

It is because of this community that my diagnosis was relatively pain-free.

1: Decided to start family – figured it would be a problem since I’ve had irregular cycles (3-4 periods a year) since I was 12.

2: After researching anovulation and reading about PCOS symptoms on this message board, asked primary care physician for a referral to a reproductive specialist. I’m in the normal weight range so an additional thank you to thin cysters out there, otherwise I might not have correctly identified the issue.

3: Went to specialist yesterday, they did an ultrasound – saw many cysts on my ovaries – prescribed me Met, provera to induce for (insurance confirmation) a day 3 FSH test. Will start clomid after FSH test.

When the PA told me I had PCOS I wasn’t upset and didn’t have many questions for the doctor — because this site had already answered most of them. I think they were surprised that I took it so well until I told them I had already guessed that was the issue and was very familiar with the syndrome.

I am just so thankful to have such a quick diagnosis. I started a low-GI diet yesterday. I am a lacto-ovo-vegetarian so started brainstorming low-carb recipes with beans, eggs, cheese, tofu, Boca Burger, etc. I have noticed some hair loss and am afraid of becoming diabetic, so I am so thankful to be on Met. (We’ll see if I’m so thankful after a few more days and the side effects kick in .) Of course, because of this site I already know what Met’s side effects are and some mechanisms for coping with them.

So thank you again everyone!

Want to connect with me? My name is sunE on the SoulCysters Message Board.