Welcome to the team. I just joined this week and I hope we can learn together. In short, I'm almost 49 and still haven't been officially diagnosed, but I have hope I will be because I recently changed doctors and he mentioned it to me. I have all the symptoms. And it scares me to know that I am entering the more serious end of it. My bp is up so I'm on meds for that and I'm on the edge of getting diabetes. I'm hoping we can start treating this before I become diabetic.
Pounds lost: 38.0
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Hi, I am actually relieved to both being diagnosed (took them long enough) and to find others who struggle just as much if not more than I do. Honestly, I can't say that I know what it is like to never have a cycle...from the age of 13 until my ablation I had cycles that made the healing after a pregnancy seem subtle. I miscarried when I was 20, and thought I was just having an unusually long cycle. I did lose my military career due to undiagnosed PCOS...I worked out all of the time, but consistantly missed the BF percentage by one or two percent....which if the diagnosis had been there would have waived the Body Fat portion of the Physical Readiness Test....I remember 3 hours a day in the gym ....I didn't have the support system necessary for all of that and be a parent too. 5 miscarriages, and 2 almost didn't make it out of delivery live births later....here I am....I do have the acne and the hair growth issue....I always had the hair growth issue...I am just ready to not let this disorder consume my life anymore. I am glad that I have answers that have been overlooked for years...and I realized something huge...I don't want to travel this road by myself. Life is a dance....and dancing is always better in numbers...My BP is low enough that the only medication they will start me on to help catapult things is Metformin. My average BP is 112 / 63 so it isn't really a concern yet. Thank you guys for everything ...including the road to come. For those of you who struggle more than I have or than I do...thank you for being an everyday inspiration to me. I really had no idea how many women really struggle with this disorder.
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