I’m 20 now, and just after my 18th birthday, I got diagnosed with PCOS. Just over three years ago, I was on the pill to regulate my periods because I’d had a period every 6 months, and it would be heavy. I came off the pill about 2.5 years ago because, in the short time I was on it, I put weight on. And when I was 17, something happened to me, so since then I’ve been depressed and had anxiety, not wanting to leave my mum’s side or even my house.
Because I’d not go out, I put weight on, and I would exercise. I bought loads of stuff to help lose weight. Nothing worked. I was always doubled over in pain, so I went to the doctor. He sent me for blood tests and a scan which came back that I had PCOS! I was 18. He didn’t tell me anything about what it is, just little cysts on my ovaries. I then got sent to a gynecologist who then confirmed it again, and I went back to the doctor’s saying, I’m having really bad pains. He then sent me for another scan which came back, and he told me it didn’t show why I had pains. Every time I’d go to the doctors I’d tell him about my pain and how bad it was getting and how often it occurred. He sent me away with tablets that didn’t work. Now recently, he’s told my I have IBS which I know I don’t! I just feel like he’s not trying to help me, nor is he trying to give me the right treatment.
I now have a boyfriend, and one day we hope to have our own family. We don’t use protection because I feel in my head that I can’t get pregnant, so what’s the point?! Anyway, I’m just wondering, has anyone else had a doctor like mine or really bad pains, dizziness, nausea, back pain, groin pain, constant headaches etc. and if anyone has any tips on how to cope with these pains? Would mean loads. Thank you in advance. x
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This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.