I was diagnosed at the age of 18 with PCOS after years of going to my family doctor, wondering, and getting tests for why I wasn’t ovulating but always feeling pains and getting weird hair, plus being very obese from childhood and a having very endowed chest. Clearly I had hit puberty. After finally hearing from my doctor at age 16 that I had a few cysts on my ovaries and that it shouldn’t be the reason, I gave up.
I moved to Toronto, and a year later, recieved this sharp internal pain, and blood started pouring out. I was scared. I was homeless at that time. I went to the hospital, and after tests and procedures, found out I had ovaries full of cysts on the inside and outside. No wonder I never ovulated.
I went to the PCOS society to get some help and was put through different medications and programs to lose weight to shock my body into ovulating. Nothing helped. All that happened was being told to go back to them if I ever managed to lose weight.
In March 2011, I started ovulating out of the blue, normally! Perfect and always on schedule! I was in a relationship with someone at the time and went to my doctor, who told me he wasn’t worried about me going on birth control pills as it takes years of specialists help to get pregnant with PCOS . Needless to say, as our relationship ended at the end of 2011, I found out I was 8 weeks pregnant!
Although I had a very sickly and dangerous high risk pregnancy, I am a proud, strong, loving single mom of a miracle baby I was told I’d never have. Never give up hope!!!!
Although my PCOS will be a problem all of my life, pain-wise, it’s all been worth it. I will continue to fight. 🙂
The informational content of this article 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.
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.