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9/10/08 4:27 P

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Sometimes I wonder if these doctors had a clue at all what we go through. They may read it in some text book but they have absolutely no idea what we deal with on a daily basis. Ok, we are overweight, there is a cause for us being overweight, we are depressed because our bodies are not working the way they should be. We are depressed because so many people tell us to lose weight and no matter what we try it seems to never go away. We have mood swings and when we try to explain them everyone looks at us like we are crazy. As I said I think doctors are completely clueless.

You have joined a good group here though and we will support you and offer you as much help that we can through our own experiences. Education is the key and if you have to print off information for your family and your doctors by all means do so.

In my family, I believe this whole thing about PCOS stopped with me. My mom had problems with cysts on her ovaries, as well as my grandmother, and her grandmother. What is weird is all of us were the middle child. My sisters never had a problem with it. They both were very fertile, never had a problem with periods, only problem they both have is they are both borderline diabetics. All of us, in my family, who have had problems with ovaries all have very low blood sugar. I am not saying PCOS is hereditary but it sure looks that way.

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9/10/08 3:40 P

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Yeah, I have tried to explain this to my family and all they say is they have never had that problem - I beg to differ.

I have been to countless dr's and even the endo doc and the consensus is that I am over weight lose weight and that will alleviate my symtoms. I went to my primary once and explained that I had a problem with depression can he give me something to help - he explained my bmi was high that I was obese - I would feel less depressed if I lost weight - so I went home and canceled my insurance immediately.

I started my period when I was 15 and only had one a year until I started taking vitex - I have had a monthly period since. I lost 120 lbs on the atkins diet and was finally able to conceive after 6 1/2 yrs of marriage. I just can not get back in the groove after I had my son. I feel like I am literally pregnant every two weeks - swings, boobs hurt, crying, emotional, crazy, vomit it is just crazy.

I need some major help - I am going to a gym tomorrow and hopefully the endorphins help a little... LOL

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9/10/08 1:02 P

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Hi Char3578,

My hubby is a truck driver, he is hardly here when I go through the mood swings. Which is probably a good thing. Some women go through more severe mood swings than others. It is all part of this wonderful thing we have. As far as your husband and family talking behind your back, you might talk to them and educate them on what it is that you have so that they are able to understand it better and understand the mood swings. My family always thought I was just plain b****y all the time. I never educated my family with any part of it. I figured it was personal and that it would just eventually go away. I was diagnosed when I was 11. I am now 42. I never knew anything about PCOS or that it was even a syndrome. I figured it was just part of growing up. It wasn't until 4 yrs ago that I was told it was a syndrome and that was from a pain doctor that I was seeing for an unrelated problem. I was never put on anything except the pill when I was very young. I had 7 surgeries from the time I was 15 to 21. When I was 21, they had to do a partial hysterectomy because the cysts were so bad. I still have my periods because they only removed half the uterus, one tube and one ovary. Since then, my mood swings have not been as extreme as they were. You might talk to your doctor to see if there is any medication that you can take that will help lessen the degree of your mood swings.

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I was diagnose with PCOS a few months back. They put me on met (of course) but made me sick and blah mooded, so I stopped taking it. My pms/pmdd/pcos symptoms got 10X worse since the birth of my son 3 1/2 years ago. It is getting to the point that I think I need to be committed (not seriously). My family (husband included) is discussing my condition behind my back - because it is just so hard to deal with me (I wish they felt it from my end). My anxiety really got better when I found 5-HTP (serotonin).
My real question for you is this severe hormone imbalance from the pcos that makes me crazy or is it just clearly that I have pcos with pmdd????
ANY ADVISE is welcomed.....
Please help me fix it - I did once - just can't get the balance back after Lar's was born - HELP!!!!

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