I Consider It a Curse.
Where do I begin with this. As young as I was to say 8 or 9. I remember waking up in my sleep and hurting so bad I would cry. Momma said "OH its growin pain" I would be walking in the groc. store or out playing and I would double over with pain.Still being told (even by the Dr) that " You're ok your just growin!" .
When I was 15 I got sick. High fever , pains like I have had what seems my whole life. Well this time it was my appendix. If I had been 30 min. later I would have died they said.
ANYWAYS.... When they got inside to take my appendix out there was a problem with my left ovary. 1. It was enlarged. Dr said ... " her overies should be the size of a small lemon. BUT they are as big as grapefruits. " 2. There where several cyst covering that one ovary.
Dr said that is probably what had given me so much pain when I was younger. Momma gives him the ok to remove the cyst and "TRY" to reduce they size of my ovary. They said they cut wedges out the overie and sewed then back together reducing the size.He did caution us that the cyst could come back.
( My cycle started when I was nine. Then as I got older I had fewer of them. I have gone a yr or longer with out a period if I don't take meds )
Sure enough almost a year exactly, I was hurting and doubling over with pain. Went to the Dr that found the problem to begin with. He did tests... he found more cyst but this time on the right & overies enlarged once again. So here I go again back in the hospital to have my right ovary taken care of.
They still didn't diagnose me with PCOS then. They did not warn me of anyother signs to watch for. All I was told " Don't expect to have children, we actually recommend a hysterectomy. But your mother will not agree with that at this time."
I thank GOD everyday that they where wrong on that.Because my daughter is the best thing in my life.
I am 38 now. I wonder still WHY didn't they give me more info.
I couple of years ago I started hurting again & went to a differant Dr , she had ran test and did the blood work and a week later told me I did in deed have PCOS.She told me it is very important that I cut carbs and lose weight. I would see wonders if I followed her orders.
I have lost quite abit of weight. Now I am still waiting for the wonders.
PCOS is not just a strain Physically. But emotionally as well.
MEN and KIDs have been the most inssensitive that I have ever seen . The Kids , I can over look. Because they probably wasnt taught any better. I have had a child in my family to ask me questions. Once I explained it was not something I could help or somethink I like at all. She was differant in a good way. She had been "mis-informed" all together .
The MEN... may I say this... WE DID NOT CHOOSE to have hair to grow where it shouldn't. We know what we look like and where we have hair or the lack there of. If there where a magic pill to make it all go away don't you think WE'D all be taken it.
Recently ... (meaning with in the past yr) I have been cutting carbs, dieting , exercising and losing the weight.Taking my meds everyday. My cycle has become pretty regular over the last 10-11 months. Also I had read an artical "Spearmint Tea May Reduce Hirsutism in PCOS "
Stating "The researchers state that "spearmint can be an alternative to antiandrogenic treatment for mild hirsutism."
At the time there was not a LOT of info on it. It just said 2 cups a day for 5 days. So I just started drinking it. All the time.
I have noticed a great differance.
Here is one of the links I found it on in case any one is interrested.
Just don't let you men drink it . FOR REAL it can interfer with their libido and reproduction function.