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7/24/14 8:35 P

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Thank you ladies for all of your kind words and support!

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7/23/14 2:32 P

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I am so sorry you are struggling with cysts!

I was on birth control in my teens because they didn't have another solution for my super heavy periods that never seemed to end (sorry for the graphics), I remember the birth control made me feel horrible though and I stopped taking it on my own once I was 18 years old because it just wasn't working. I was given progesterone once by my gyno (horrible man that never listened to me and was very condescending about my issues so I got a new doctor) and it sent me into a really bad couple months of intense pain. Pain so bad I laid in the bottom of the shower crying most days till the water went cold and the worst bleeding. It was really bad and have since avoided progesterone in any form. My now doctor has me on a very low dose of Metformin and I am on medication for my high blood pressure. For the most part if I stick to very little dairy, less than 100 grams of carbs a day and consistent exercise I can feel my PCOS symptoms becoming more manageable. I also do yoga once a week and that has done wonders for my symptoms. Eventually when I am eating right and working out I stop getting headaches, fatigue, random abdomen pain and heavy bleeding but I have to give it a few weeks before I start feeling the results. These things don't go away all at once, they don't get better over night (but boy do I wish they would) and unfortunately we will have them for the rest of our lives. It took awhile for me to accept this condition and to want to learn to live with it better but I still have my days where I want to scream really loudly until it all stops!!! Hang in there :)



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7/14/14 7:03 P

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7/14/14 6:46 A

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Thank you for you kind words, it's nice to hear people out here have my back even when I don't know them.

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7/13/14 8:52 P

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@CHRIMSONFYRE, I'm so sorry to hear of your situation and your mom's diagnosis. Stress and pressure are two things that make our symptoms worse, but life does seem to enjoy doling it out, doesn't it?

I hope the doctors, for you and your mom, will have wisdom and knowledge that will lead to healing and recovery for both of you. I also hope that neither of you gives up, but will keep fighting and ultimately win your personal battles with your health.

I pray that God will grant you and your family the strength, unity, and serenity you'll need to deal with all these issues at once. It's a lot, and I'll pray that He might help you carry the weight of all you have on your shoulders right now. Keep hoping, and lean on each other.

And of course, your spark friends are always a click or two away when it gets rough and you just need a few words of encouragement. I wish you and yours all the best.

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7/13/14 8:53 A

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I am there with you both of you as well. Metformin messes with my blood sugar, I am not diabetic and when I take it at night, my blood sugar drops to the point of night sweats and nausea when I am try to sleep.
I am still over weight and have to keep changing how I eat to get any results at all. I have terrible acne, I have hair in places I don't want hair, yet the hair on my head is falling out and gotten so thin I just tie it in a pony tail any more.

I want a baby so bad it makes me cry. I am 34 years old and no children of my own, we've been trying for over 4 years now with no success. I will be seeing a new doctor come August, to see what they say about my situation. To top off all my blahs, I found out Friday that my mum has breast cancer and she said she is going to fight this and get through this, she isn't going anywhere, I haven't given her a grandchild yet. So on top of trying to get my mum healthy, now I feel a little more pressure to have a baby as soon as possible...

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WILDANGEL72's Photo WILDANGEL72 Posts: 145
7/13/14 12:19 A

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Hi. You're not alone. Right now I'm trying to deal, too, with lots of things. One of those things is deciding whether or not to stay on the medications and deal with the awful side effects of those, or go off the medications and deal with the awful symptoms of the disease. It is a little disheartening, thinking about it, and knowing that those are pretty much the only choices we get.

I can have constant pain, acne, hair where it shouldn't be, and horrible unpredictable periods; or I can keep taking metformin and have terrible GI problems (I'm in the small percentage that gets severe constipation from it instead of diarrhea), blood sugar fluctuations (I am not diabetic, but the med effects glucose levels) and be tied to taking those three big horse pills every day forever. (I am also not a fan of taking medicine, of any kind, and am already stuck taking thyroid medicine and two fluid pills for the extreme, unexplained swelling of the feet and legs I get.)

I'm sorry you're having a tough time. And I get it. Sometimes I try to put a better face on it by reminding myself of all the worse things I could be dealing with, that others are faced with every day. And it's true, there are so many worse off than me. But I also know that in the end, the plain truth of the matter is that it doesn't make your situation any easier just because some else's situation may be worse. If something you're going through is hard, it's hard--and someone else having it bad doesn't help. If I cut my finger, it doesn't hurt any less knowing that somewhere in the world someone else cut their finger OFF. Mine still hurts.

So I send you good thoughts and hopes that you find a way and the emotional strength you need to make peace with your situation. Acceptance is hard, but sometimes knowing you're not the only one at least helps a little. In the meantime, it looks like you've done an amazing job of taking off weight! Congratulations!

I hope you have a great weekend, and I wish you all the best for your self and your health.

Edited by: WILDANGEL72 at: 7/13/2014 (00:22)
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LARAESTAR's Photo LARAESTAR Posts: 56
7/12/14 12:19 P

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Adding onto my last post - Another week has past since being off of my birth control. I have been shocked with the results. Physically, I feel better than I have in a very long time. The most noticeable has been with my stomach issues. I went from spitting up after eating almost every day to not even having to take an acid reducer anymore. So with this... I obviously got my hopes up and disillusioned myself into thinking every single problem I had after starting the medication would simply go away, until yesterday when I found myself doubled over in pain with yet another cyst. It's not really the pain that is emotionally bothering me at the moment, but the disease itself. I have struggled with pain for so long that the thought of dealing with this for the rest of my life seems almost unbearable. I know I will eventually get to the point of acceptance but right now kinda sucks.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnt do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain


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