Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with PCOS almost two years ago. I have been poking around on the forum for a bit and decided to introduce myself.
I’m extremely uncomfortable with people knowing about my PCOS and am very private about it. However, I thought I might get some good information, and perhaps some support, here.
First off, I am not looking to contribute to the population of the earth any time soon. Perhaps in the future, but at the moment I am young and single. I am concerned with my health, weight loss and getting more hair on the top of my head and less of it on my face and body.
Two years ago, my endocrinologist told me I had PCOS; he told me that he could see it from across the room. I asked him “So, I’m basically a poster-child for PCOS?” He reluctantly said “Yeah…” I actually had an appointment with my OB/GYN that same day. When I asked her what she thought, she said [I’ll paraphrase] “Well, of course you have it.
I knew when you first came in [8 years before!] but didn’t tell you because it isn’t important. Doctors don’t tell patients about it because this isn’t important or really a disease.” I was infuriated, but eventually moved on to trying to find info elsewhere.
Following the Diabetic Exchange diet, I’ve lost about 45 pounds in the last year and a half and gotten into really good shape! I run and bike and lift weights several times a week. I’ve become really into nutrition and the whole organic/natural food world. There is still much work to be done but I’m positive that I will continue to succeed at it! However, I still need to gripe about the horror of this #$!*&%-ing [ahem! ] syndrome from time to time. Thanks for listening.
Want to connect with me? My name is PCOS Poster-child on the SoulCysters Message Board.