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Dealing With Pcos

I'm Kaitlin and I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 13. The week after I turned 14 I had surgery to remove a cyst that wouldn't go away. The whole thing started about two months after I turned 13. I started having really bad pains on my left side for about a week before my parents took me to a children's hospital. I was told I had a cyst on my ovary and that it would go away in a few weeks and I was perscribed pain killers. This was the beginning of '06.

I was okay for a few months after that. That May I stopped having my period entirely until about September. In October I had my period, but it lasted for a month. My parents decided to take me to another doctor to find out why my period was lasting so long and that's when I found out that I had PCOS. The reason that my periods were off kilter was because I had a large cyst on one of my ovaries. I got that removed in November of '06 and I started taking Metformin to treat PCOS in January of '07.

I know that just because I am alright now that doesn't mean that I won't face problems in the future. I want to have children when I get older and I know that it will be hard for me. I know that I would have never found out about this condition if I wasn't diagnosed with it, even though it is quite common.

I'm 16 now, and I'm a normal teenager except that my PCOS has made me retain a lot of weight. I am what people would say morbidly obese, but I am trying to lose the weight.

Kaizykat Kaizykat 16-18 2 Responses Mar 23, 2008

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hi there i am 30 now but i have been dealing with this since i was 16 all i can say it watch what you eat try to excuse as much a poss dont worry they told me when i want a child they wil just need to help me i am doing ivf now so so far so good. just keep reg check up and dont worry....

oh man i know what you mean. Im 17 but i luckily haven't had to get any cysts removed(yet) but i know a lot of what your talking about. I am overweight as well and from my understanding being overweight feeds into the problems. I know its all such a vicious circle.

right now(aside from medication) im just trying to get that damn weight off!

Good luck to you :)