Female problems have me feeling like crap!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Ok, so since March my periods have been so messed up. I've missed several of them (no pregnancy) and when I do get them, they're very heavy. Last Wednesday (the 22nd) I start my period after not having one since the end of July. It's so heavy I can hardly keep up with it. (I've gone through 40 tampons already). Monday rolls around and it's still insanely heavy. I told my mom and husband about it and they both urged me to go to the doctor or the ER. Well, I didn't have any pain so I decided to go to the doctor. I go to the doctor and explain everything and he says that it sounds like PCOS (Polycycstic Ovary Syndrome) but that he wanted to do a blood test and schedule an ultrasound. So he took the blood and my ultrasound is this Saturday. He's going to look for cysts on my ovaries. Symptoms of PCOS include:
-Acne (Yes, my acne is horrible. I'm 23, it should be getting better, not worse!)
-Missed periods and/or heavy periods (I have both)
-Hair loss at the scalp (Nope, I have thick hair though)
-Extra hair growth on face, back, stomach, arms, etc. (Yes, I've been bleaching the hair on my arms and upper lip since May. I never had to before.)
-Depression (Yes. I thought I was just stressed about work but it's been a lot worse lately.)
-Fertility Problems (Hubby and I haven't used birth control in a little over a year and no pregnancy)
-Weight gain or weight loss (Obvious! I've been consistently gaining weight)
So I have all symptoms but one. The treatments are exercise (weightloss), eat healthy, birth control for hormone control, acne medicine, and diabetes medications if needed. If there are cysts, they will need to be removed. Oh yeah, and a possibility of infertility. GREAT! I feel like my whole purpose in life is to have kids. Don't take that away from me! If I find out I can't have kids at all I don't know what I'll do. I'll be lost. I want a baby so bad so that's my motivation for losing weight. The doctor told me that while I'm bleeding I need to be resting because I'm losing so much blood. As of today I'm on day 8 of a very heavy period. I'm exhausted and I feel weak. But I also feel lazy. I haven't exercised since last Thursday. I don't know what to do. I have about 50 pounds to lose. How am I going to make this happen? I need a plan. If anyone out there is reading this and has any suggestions for me, please comment. I need help.