I’m 25 and was diagnosed with PCOS in December. I’m not over weight, I’m very active, I’m a vegetarian and eat a good diet. And that’s where the positives end.
I was on the pill for 7 Years and 3 years ago I decided to come off, and my periods were all over the place then last year they just stopped. I hate going to the doctor, trying to arrange an appt is like trying to arrange tea with the queen. I was referred for a lot of blood tests for hormones and thyroid and everything came back normal. I was advised to take vitamin B as my levels were a little on the low side, and then I went for a scan which confirmed my fears.
I had PCOS. Then I became depressed, my mood swings were so bad my Fiance left me after 10 years of us being together. After the scariest, loneliest week of my life we talked and I promised to get help from my GP and he moved back in.
And that’s where the biggest problem is. I get no support from my gp. I spoke to her about my depression, my mood swings, my unexplained anger, the pain my ovaries give me. And she just put me back on the pill, which I didn’t really want the solution to be.
I’ve been in so much pain before my period even started I was crying in front of my boss, who terrifies me, but I work in pharmacy and he was very sympathetic and I told him a little of what I was feeling. He insisted I went back to my gp, which I did today.
And now I’m feeling worse than ever. I felt like a hypochondriac explaining the pain I was in, and that my heads all over and my breasts are in agony, I was given a prescription for Naproxen and was informed I’d booked an emergency appointment and my time was up, I hadn’t been in 10 minutes. I don’t know if I’m being referred, I don’t know if she wants to see me again. I just drove home and cried for an hour. I just don’t feel there’s any support or understanding. I hope someone has some helpful tips!!