Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with PCOS a couple years ago but I have had symptoms since I was 10. Now, I also have Hypothyroidism and it's awful. I hear there is a connection between the two. Guess we will have to wait for more research.
I have tried Metformin but it gives me terrible stomach issues. I don't want to spend 40 minutes to an hour in the bathroom twice a day. I know it works for a lot of people but for me it really didn't do anything. I wish there was something else. :(
The worst thing about PCOS for me is the periods. I have always suffered from very heavy periods. Sometimes it was two weeks. Sometimes three. When I was younger, I missed so much school because of it & I wasn't always able to work because I would bleed through my clothes. I would have to put a towel down on the couch or a chair. Ever since taking my thyroid meds, it has been a lot better but as of yesterday, that's not the case. I have tired birth control pills but they just piled a lot of weight on. I am so upset by the thought that I will go through this forever and not lead a normal life. :(
The endocrinologist tells me the only other thing I can do is weight loss surgery but I don't want to go down that road. I have thought about the Paelo diet but I have to be more flexible because I live with my family and we can't just afford to buy particular foods.
Going through two conditions that deal with your hormones has been very hard and depressing. I just need support from people who understand.
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