I am a stay-at-home mom with one daughter from my previous husband and four stepdaughters with my current husband. My husband and I would really like to have a baby together. I was diagnosed with PCOS [polycystic ovary syndrome] in 2018. I already had a suspicion I had PCOS or was infertile after several trips to the doctor about not getting pregnant after so long. The doctor just kept writing it off to timing.
I got different insurance and found a new doctor. She immediately tested me. It kind of shook me, but I dealt with it. I had a series of surgeries to help. I started medication the doctor prescribed. I’m struggling with dieting and weight.
At first it didn’t bother me much that I wasn’t getting pregnant. But, as each cycle came and went I had been getting a little more on the sensitive side. I joined myPCOSteam to connect with a community of women who have PCOS. It has often helped me a lot. I find myself on it several times a day. It helps having women who know what I’m going through and understand.
My husband knows about the PCOS and he understands the best he can. He supports me and is there for me. I have a few friends and family who have it as well who understand. My doctor actually has PCOS herself. That’s probably why she is super positive this treatment will work for me! I take it one day at a time and do what the doctor says. I am constantly looking to better myself and my chances [for pregnancy].
My advice for anyone who has PCOS is to never give up. Always listen to your doctor. Always look for more options; keep your options open. Be open to your doctor’s suggestions. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, to talk about what is going on. It often helps more to ask questions and open those doors of exploration with your doctor than to just let things slide by. If you feel your doctor is not doing enough or not understanding or not helping, look for a second opinion.
Never give up! It will be tough; it will weigh on you. But don’t give up. You’ll miss your chance. If it comes to options you can’t afford, talk about other ones you can. Look into it. Never give up. I would also suggest if you’re not a member, join myPCOSteam. It can make it easier on you.
This article was written by myPCOSteam member Jessica as part of the Member Spotlight Series. Jessica was diagnosed with PCOS in 2018 and is a stay-at-home mom.
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