My Pcos StoryWhen I was 21 and trying to get pregnant, I kept searching the web for the reasons it wouldn't happen. I was 21, newly married and wanted kids so bad. But no matter how much we tried, nothing came of it. One of my web searches turned up PCOS, I knew I had several of the symptoms, but dismissed it because I was young and invisible to disease.
Fast forward to age 31. I had my third baby and was at my top weight. I had acne like a teenager and my hair is falling out. I have awful periods and only get them about every 3 months. Something isn't right. I had just had a tubal with my last baby and attributed the changes in my body to that. A trip to the Dr. and she took one look and said, I bet you have PCOS. I was shocked. I knew what it was and wish I had done something at age 21. She did blood work and sure enough, PCOS with IR. Thus the weight gain.
I am now on Metformin since July 07. I am doing better, have normal cycles, acne is almost gone, now I am stuck with my hair falling out and the other hair issues that go with PCOS. I am not sure how to solve them. I don't know anyone who has and I wish I did. IF anyone out there can help, I would be most appreciative. I have lost almost 30 lbs since getting on the drugs and my health is improving slowly. I just feel 31 is so young and I want to get my life back.
Lookin4GreenerGrass 31-35, F 7 Responses 0 Feb 1, 2008