- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I was told I had PCOS back when I was 18. I’m 26 now so I think to think I’m pretty educated about it but sometimes I just get so frusterated. Back then, they put me on the pill and on metformin to help with the symptoms. Well, I found out I was allergic to metformin and ended up in the hospital becauase of it so that was a no go.
I remained on the pill until I was about 22 when I took myself off for a short time and I gained so much weight, not that I am just blaming the weight gain on the bill but it seemed like I was gaining at least 5-8 pounds a month! And my skin was horrible.
As soon as I put myself back on it, my “periods” returned and my skin was clear. the only thing that was missing was my sex drive, which only returned recently and that was because I took myself off the pill in November of last year shortly after my wedding.
Well, now it’s almost March and I am miserable. My sex drive is back but I have put on so much weight these last 4 months and yes, my diet hasn’t been great and I just working out again but this huge weight gain in 4 months just seems off. and my skin is horrible, my back and face are constantly broken out despite my efforts to use 3 different kinds of acne cream and fash washes.
No, I am not pregnant though I haven’t really had a period since November and I will probably be visiting my DR soon but what can they do for me at this point? I don’t want to be on the pill because while DH and I aren’t trying, I’d like to actual get a period on my own since I haven’t been able to since I was 17.
Can anyone offer advice who has gone through this??