I was officially diagnosed when I was pregnant with my first child after they did the ultrasound. I was hospitalized for a ruptured cyst 4 months after he was born when I was 18 (I swear that pain was more painful than his birth). At the time I was about a 120 pounds lighter and my OB/GYN recommended treatment via birth control pills to balance out my hormones. I didnt want to do that though because I wasnt through having babies - went on to have 2 more actually. I didnt have any physical symptoms beyond that UNTIL I gained weight and got older.
The last 2 years and obviously 120 pounds later I have 2 periods a year, my testosterone levels are ridiculous and right now I am considered infertile due to the condition. The PCOS and weight gain has affected my pancreas and created a very high insulin resistance (my doctor said it was the highest she had ever seen) and a complicated Metabolic syndrome... To top that off I developed alllllll of the other classic symptoms of PCOS that I am sure you are all familiar with too.
My treatment plan is Metformin. Within 3 weeks of taking it - I had a period. Unfortunately for me I am one of the few that gets all the HORRID side effects of Metformin that make taking that medication a true nightmare.
PCOS is such a nasty nasty cycle. You gain weight - but its hard to lose it. You gain hair in places you never imagined you would have it. You have difficulty getting pregnant. It messes up your inner zen lol. Overall it is AWFUL! I feel for all of you. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Best advice - go to the doctor and follow a treatment plan now before you are spinning out of control like me.
There is never failure, just the next choice.
| Pounds lost: 61.0