I have just joined this site and am yet to read stories of other peoples situations, but i need to talk to someone who understands how i feel and can giveme some support.
A brief rundown of my condition:
I was diognosed with PCOS when i was 17 years old. Although alarming, i went on a estrogen only pill and once my periods regulated, i disregarded it, assuming it would correct itself. Since that time, over the past 5 years, i have packed on an amazing amount of weight, i eat well (am a vegetarian) and exercise semi-regularly. I went to the doctors recently who said my cholesterol levels were great (as in low), but there was a problem with my insulin levels.
So basically thats me up until yesterday. I got in the shower to wash my hair, i was just about to get out and i looked down, to see clumps of my hair in the drain. I have been steadily loosing hair for about 6 months, but nothing like this. I know male pattern baldness is a symptom of PCOS and i also know it can be irreversable.
I am finding it increasingly hard to deal with this situation. While my friends and family are supportive, they dont really understand how i feel, how degrading this syndrome really is. Excess weight, facial hair, acne, infertility, balding. Has anyone else been through this?
I never took my polycystic ovaries all that seriously, now i am scared and feeling very alone about my future. Any support or advice would be greatly appreciated to help me through this difficult time.
Want to connect with me? My name is kylie_maree on the SoulCysters Message Board.