Hello, I am Davi’Ana Allen, and I am 18 years old. I’m here today expressing my grief about my diagnosis of PCOS. At the age of 10, I had my very first period. It was scary. But as I grew older, my periods became more of a problem than they already were. I had missed many days of school because I would be in so much pain from my periods and, occasionally, would have two periods in one month. I told my mom about it, and we went to the doctor, and they said it should regulate.
Eight years later, more dilemmas started to arise. I am sexually active now, and I have had sex unprotected every day for a whole week before and didn’t use the pull out method or anything and still didn’t get pregnant. I always wondered if there was something wrong with me due to this.
January 7th 2015, I had a period, but I did not get one the following months, and I was scared of being pregnant, even though I was doing things to put me in that position. So 8 negative HPTs later, and still no periods. I scheduled an appointment with my OBGYN. I had a pelvic ultrasound done, and behold on the monitor, there were about 6-8 mid sized “follicles” in both of my ovaries. I was so devastated. That plus being told what all comes along with having PCOS is enough to drive the most sane person crazy.
I’m only 18. I have years ahead of me, and the most joyous thing about being a woman is childbirth, and I was told I can’t release eggs to get fertilized. 🙁 I guess it’s better I found out while I’m still young than to have found out when I’m older and set on having children and then hearing that I can’t. I don’t even know where to begin changing my life around due to this disease. I just need help coping and starting a healthier lifestyle. I’m so sad cuz everyone around me is having babies, and I can’t experience it for myself. 🙁
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