I have never had a place to tell this story to and not feel judged or alone. I hope this helps my mental state of mind. Any advice would be amazing.

I am 22 years old. I have struggled with what I believe to be a form of PCOS since I was 13.

My first few periods were normal. For half a year I would say. When I turned 14 they started becoming irregular. Like, bad. I would bleed constantly for a full month and then never bleed again for like 6 months. Finally at 16 it go so bad that I finally went to get checked out.

After a LOT of tests the doctor mentioned PCOS and the hormonal based symptoms.

Heres what I experience:

Abdominal pain like crazy
HEAVY bleeding. Soaking a super tampon every half hour. Clots, whole nine yards.
Violent mood swings.
facial hair, chest hair, arm and lowerback hair.
dark patches on my neck, inner thighs, arm pits.
anemia.

now i was tested for anything thyroid or diabetic wise and im clean. i also dont have any sign of cysts or anything which always confused me.

anyway. i was never fully diagnosed with this but ive researched it for years and i dont feel their is any other explanation.

hormones dont work. birth control doesnt work.

i really just want a hysterectomy. can anyone give advice. is it worth it? do you know a doctor that will do it without hassle in the rhode island area?

Want to connect with me? My name is b0wsa on the SoulCysters Message Board.