Hello All, I am not sure where to start with this. I have been reading over different threads the past few days and well becoming very over whelmed.
I was diagnosed with PCOS back in 06 or 07 when I was 17 years old. But my grandma insisted that I had this condition she heard about for years before that. But lets back up a bit. I hit puberty and never got my periods so I taken to an ob at age 15.
I was put though vigorous testing and CTs and MRIs to no eval….I was told I had a tumor on my ovary, but the doctor was unable to see it in through all those tests. I was told we had to operate as soon as possible. Pretty much being an exploratory surgery, I was terrified.
In my fog of coming out of surgery I was told the tumor was a baseball sized removed from my left ovary and he also found I had my appendix burst and the toxins congeal into a mass, instead of being released into my body, I was told I was VERRRY lucky that happen or I wouldn’t be here. Went to see dr after full recovery and I was told to give my body a few month to let itself heal and my periods would start. Well it never happen and at this point I was moving out of state and lost all insurance.
Was in another state I didn’t know, no insurance and no doctors. Lived there for almost 2 years and this is when I started to see a lot of the signs of PCOS. I had already had the unwanted hair. Specially facial hair that we tried electrolysis on (about 6 very painful sessions) to no eval back around my surgery time.
I also had a 2 dozen skin tags removed from my neck. I was noticing the darkening of skin, under my arms and around my neck and ankles and groin area. So now I am almost 17 going back it AZ and seeing a doctor for why I still have not had a period. Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes from blood work done. Now going to see a OB again and Diagnosed with PCOS. Having no idea the two were connected at the time.
I did my reaseach and thought okay well now I have to live like a lobster for the rest of my life, I can’t have sugar and I wont ever have kids. Been to too many doctors since then and am in no better of a boat than i was then. Now I am 22. I do not do well with the diabetes thing. I love my soda. Can’t seem to get away from it.
I dont have the will power. Everything else I am okay with. I have been on a handful of different birth controls and not liking the way the make me feel so I stop them and deal with the fact that I don’t have periods. And asking my dr if it does harm to my body not having them. Which I was lied to about. I have been on both metphormin and er met with bad results.
My tummy cannot take the drug. And now reading the threads on here there were things I could of done to make it go smoother that I wasn’t aware of back then. Until I stumbled upon this site I never knew PCOS was so connected with EVERYTHING to do with being a human being I guess you can say. I am just baffled and very over whelmed.
So as of now. I currently have no insurance. I am on NO meds. And am not on any kind of diet. I am 5’4 I weigh 170 give or take. And I am a size 9 jeans. I have not have a period in over 8 months. Until about 2 weeks ago I started bleeding (after feeling HORRIBLE for 3 days) but I was only bleeding MAYBE a tsp all day. I would of called it more spotting than anything, but it lasted a good 5 days.
This is my story. I am just trying to reach out and see what others think and can help. I KNOW i need a change in diet really bad, i need to find the will power (and money) to be able to do that. My mood swings are horrible. I’ve been told by loved ones I can be straight up MEAN, with no intentions of doing so what so ever. I also feel like absolute dog poo a good 1-2 days a week if not more.
Thanks for reading this!!! Much appreciated and willing to hear what you all have to say.
Want to connect with me? My name is honeygirl31 on the SoulCysters Message Board.