- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Today I am feeling a bit weird about everything. Here’s my story.
I stopped hormonal birth control last year and ever since my acne has gotten worse with each cycle. I thought I would wait a year for it to settle before seeking profesisonal help. Last week I went to my doctor, who referred me to an Acne clinic and ran blood tests for my hormone levels.
Well today at the acne clinic, I was telling the doctor about my symptoms, and he said it sounded like I have PCOS and should report back to my doctor to go over my symptoms again (He can treat the acne though, which is good). Basically, in addition to the acne, I have excess hair growth in places I didn’t before (breasts, stomach, lower back, face), after puberty my voice has gotten progressively more husky, I have a libido that is through the roof, and recently I have noticed more prominent pelvic pain in the middle of my cycle.
I am not overweight and my blood sugars are good. But now I am a bit uncertain about how to feel. I understand the risk of infertility, but my main concrn is around diabetes, heart disease and cancer risks since this is already prevelent in my family. My mom had similar symptoms and had a full hysterectomy at age 38 because of uteran cancer, and had a lot of trouble conceiving me. I was also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder last year, but just successfully got off the meds (Yay!), so I was surprised to find out anxiety and depression are also symptoms of PCOS.
I guess I’m just a little in shock and would like to hear from any Bees who have gone through this and can give me some reassurance that it will all be okay?