Hey there, gals. I’m KT. I am a 22 year old college student.
I was diagnosed when I was 12. I was having facial hair problems so my mom took me to see an electrolysist. She took one look at me and started asking questions like if I had hair on my stomach (yeah) and how regular my periods were (I had had 2 or 3 like clockwork and then they just stopped). She told me that she had this thing called PCOS and that she thought I did too. She said, “You need to get to a doctor.” That scared the crap out of me.
I did go to my doctor and he referred me to a gyno who put me on birth control pills and got me an ultrasound that showed several cysts. I felt really weird being on birth control at 12. The pills forced periods for a few months and then stopped, so the doc kicked me up to a different kind. Again, they worked for a bit and then nothing. I went to my GP and got a referral to an endocrinologist. He put me on metformin and spironolactone along with the BC. It worked for maybe a year or so, and then stopped. >
After that, I was on met, spiro, premarin, and provera, along with prozac for depression/the crazies and allergy/sinus/asthma stuff. I was taking handfuls of pills a day. I know I am not alone here in being frustrated with taking zillions of pills. I was good for awhile, but eventually got fed up and was feeling really sick all the time, so I stopped.
Thankfully, my endo is a really great guy and understands my frustration. I’m now only on spiro and BC. He even is cool about my desire to get gastric banding surgery. If only my GP were on board. I am going to call his office pretty soon because I am interested in Byetta. Then maybe I could avoid being cut open.
I’ve been on the new meds for 5 or so months and there’s still no change. I have not had a period in over 3 years. I’m hoping that if I get on Byetta that I can lose some weight and my hormones will sort themselves out.
Anyway, that’s my story. Thanks!
Want to connect with me? My name is effin_fantastic on the SoulCysters Message Board.