Ever since I began having my periods, they were never regular. I’d have them every six months, or so, and they’d last for 7 long and brutal days. At the age of 12, I saw my gyno who told me that I was probably just constipated and too active. But at the age of 18, I was convinced that was not the case.
I went back and she told me that I probably had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). I went through a number of tests and ultrasounds to confirm her worries. I immediately began Metformin which made me extremly tired and, being my senior year of high school, i started to fall behind. Even with the medication, my periods still weren’t regular. On February 14, 2011 I was rushed to the hospital with excruciating pelvic pain. They told me I’d be fine even though my blood sugar was sky high. My gyno ordered for me to be tested for diabetes a second time. Both came out negative. I continued to have pelvic pain and intercourse has been almost torture for me.
Everyday I deal with the pain and wish it to go away and not be on medicine all the time, but it’s what I have to do to stay healthy. Losing weight is impossible for me. I can’t tell you how much I’ve tried. On April 1, 2011 I had a laparoscopy done to test for endometriosis and to also have ovarian drilling done. I was hospitalized for the next 4 days due to dehydration. I was told everything would go back to normal, and it did for 3 months. To this day, I still don’t have regular periods and my gyno told me I’d probably never have children and that I’m not ovulating whatsoever. Being a mother is my number 1 dream in life, and being 19 and hearing this is very difficult. Having a baby may never happen for me or it’ll be many fertility treaments or artificial insemination that will grant me this wish. I try to keep my head up and hope that something good is coming my way.
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