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Confused About Everything

Confused About Everything

I was diagnosed with pcos I'm March this year been ttc for 3 years having symptoms like mood changes, hair loss/growth, pelvic pain, irregular periods and acne just after I was diagnosed with pcos I moved and unfortunately my records got lost some were and have had to start all over again. Had bloods and ultra sound done same outcome but was put on metformin and clomid but they made me really ill and I had to stop them I'm worried about it all and so confused about it all I don't feel like a… read more

posted almost 5 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

@A myPCOSteam Member -- I suggest that you read Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. It will explain a lot about the menstrual cycle, and will help you understand what is going on with your body. Technically speaking, a period where no ovulation occurs is not a period. What happens in your case is that the estrogen drops off and causes the uterine lining to shed. Heavy bleeding can be caused by high levels of estrogen, or not being opposed by progesterone. PCOS is a endocrine disorder, but it does result in not ovulating. I'd also suggest checking out Lara Briden's Period Repair Manual or the PCOS Diva website. Good luck!!

posted almost 5 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

@A myPCOSteam Member You are not alone in how you feel. I was very confused when I was first diagnosed. Do you have support from family or friends? It was helpful for me to have a family member come to my medical appointments for support. It was hard for me to understand the doctor because I was so scared about the diagnosis I wasn't hearing clearly. Do you see a Primary Care Physician, or an OBGYN? It was recommended to me that I see an Endocrinologist. If your initial medication is not effective seek second opinions. I have the same thoughts about feeling masculine & that is a common thought shared by women with PCOS. PCOS does not define you. You are beautiful inside and out.

posted almost 5 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I'm confused about symptoms and treatment I always used ton think that u had to ovulate to have a period but with me I cant work everything out dates and to what the consultant said is that I don't ovulate so how come I have periods and bads ones at that

posted almost 5 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Hey Leonnaayers! What are you confused about? About why you have the symptoms or what options are available to you for treatment?

posted almost 5 years ago
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