- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I have PCOS and it’s been symptomatic again lately. My sister has it and had horrible issues with pregnancy that were nearly fatal. Right after that, I started to watch out for any signs of PCOS because apparently it runs in families and you’re much more likely to have issues if your sister did. I am about 116 lbs, 5’3 and most people including a lot of doctors think it’s virtually impossible to have PCOS when you’re on the skinny side like I am. My sister is also thin, but not as thin as I am. The hardest thing for me is that I’ve been told by my gynecologist that exercise is the onlyl thing that I can do to keep the symptoms at bay (weird hair growth & acne, weird periods, weird cramping feelings that don’t correlate with periods).
It’s just frustrating because I don’t want to lose any weight and I do exercise, but apparently it isn’t enough and when I see signs of PCOS, it makes me crazy because I don’t want to be a crazy exerciser who looks like I’m wasting away. I am proud of my curves and I like how I look. I’m basically at the skinniest I’ve ever been and it just sucks that it still isn’t enough to keep the symptoms away. I’m not on the pill and don’t want to be on it–I was for many years but it made me really overly emotional all the time to the point where I felt out of control.
Is anyone in the same situation?? I didn’t mean to exclude any other bees with PCOS from venting or giving their two cents, but I was just wondering if anyone else was going through the same thing as a skinny bee.
Thanks for listening