I have had PCOS since I was a teen but it went Undiagnosed tell I was in my early thirties. I have suffered from almost every symptom to an etreem level.
Irregular to no periods, painful cramps, Cysts, back pain, jont pain, overweight, acne, headaches, hirsutisim (severe), hair loss (severe), skin tags, fatigue, enlarged uterus, NAFTLD (liver conditon), and mood swings plus depression and at times SA. My first surgery was when I was 17 to remove a cyst.
I have felt angry, sad depressed, suicidal, and at one point attempted suicide. I spent years feeling alone and confused, doctors could never give me answers, treated me like I was crazy or just said you need to loose weight.
I have suffered alone and still do, family does not understand or take my condition seriously, I lost almost all my hair and was even told I was faking it. I wanted to disapear, and to make things worse I have extreem facial and body hair. I have delt with all these conditions for years and I still feel overwhelmed and find myself in tears over the whole thing.
I have had little luck with doctors and when I was diagnosed, I had no insurance and the doctor did not want to help, then a couple years ago I had another surgery to remove cyst on ovary, one of my ovarys and a dermoid cyst.
Now I do have medical (just this month) and seen my Primary doctor and I told him all this and all he wanted to do was give me depression meds, and some pain killer cause of all the pain I have been in. I told him I did not want either but wanted to find a way to treat all this. I am now going to see a gyn and hope to get some help.
Want to connect with me? My name is HeidiR on the SoulCysters Message Board.