“Again, I have just spent another couple of hours outside the consultants’ office, waiting to hear my number being called out so I can have just 5 minutes of his precious time…
Just like before, I am not given the opportunity to ask my questions or voice my concerns about the treatment I am getting, or the lack thereof. Instead, I got those dreadful words: “We are going to stop your
medication for now because it does not seem to be working for you…”To make a long story short, I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Still not sure what that is? Well, it means that you have difficulty in getting pregnant naturally, among a whole list of other things. What Is PCOS exactly and what are the symptoms?PCOS refers to multiple cysts on the ovaries and a host of other problems that go along with them, including lack of ovulation and menstrual abnormalities, facial hair, male pattern baldness, acne, and obesity.These are some of the symptoms you might be experience: Not ovulating, or it becomes infrequent
Having trouble falling pregnant
Experience excess hair on the face and body
Gaining weight steadily for no real reason
Experiencing high blood pressure
Suffer from high cholesterol
Develop elevated insulin levels, or insulin resistance
Suffer mood changes
You suffer from acne
Your periods stop, become irregular or painful & your hair thins Where my PCOS all started.I have been diagnosed with PCOS about 2 years ago but I now realize that this is something I have been living with since childhood. Since my diagnoses I have been seeing one doctor after the next, following
this and that advice, been referred more times than there are lottery numbers to choose from and it still makes you want to choke the next person who tells you “It will all be fine, you’ll see.” Well, not really, but you
do feel like it, don’t you?
What makes matters worse is that I got another letter from my doctors asking me to come back in about 2 months time for more tests because someone “forgot” to file the results of my previous tests, or
something!Have you been there before?
If so, just do not give up hope!Trust me, you are not the only one feeling alone, frustrated, depressed and even angry because you are suffering from PCOS
In fact, PCOS is something that is VERY frequent among woman and can happen to anyone! Some sources say that it is estimated that 1 in every 4 woman has PCOS that affects their daily lives in one form or
another, other say roughly 10% of all woman… Whatever the real figures are, the point is that you are not alone!
We literally have more than 9 close friends who all suffer from PCOS, and out of those 9, 5 couples were still able to have children with infertility treatment. Good news for all of us, but, they still have PCOS. This is
the stage where we are at now.