Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

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    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is thatmilagirl. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story.

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    #PTSD

    #AutismSpectrumDisorder

    #EhlersDanlosSyndrome

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    I’m new here!

    Hi, my name is joseycreates. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story.

    #MightyTogether #BipolarDisorder #PTSD #polycysticovarysyndrome(PCOS) #ChronicKidneyDisease #AnorexiaNervosa #SchizoaffectiveDisorder

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    Recommendations for seeking a diagnosis?

    Hi everyone! I've jumped headfirst into the world of chronic illness thanks to a flare up with my high intensity workout routines suddenly being too much for my body and another following my second Pfizer shot. I was diagnosed with thyroiditis with the exercise intolerance and have gotten my meds sorted for that since, but my fatigue never improved much. I ended up reading about EDS a bit more and realized how much it matched my experiences growing up, but the reason it took so long to look at EDS in depth was because, well, my PCOS and thyroid have me prone to weight gain and my stature is short, short, short. So I never thought it was even an option until I did the research.

    My question is, for those of you who received diagnoses, is there anything you feel helped your doctor understand you and take your concerns seriously? I have a doctor I trust but I'm concerned she'll want me to see a specialist (she's internal medicine, MD), and I have had bad luck with referrals most of my life. In particular I've had some really upsetting experiences trying to get my fatigue treated prior to my current doctor, and the thought of being dismissed or insulted by someone who doesn't know me or my medical history again gets under my skin in a way that makes me so anxious. Any advice would be great—and I hope it's okay to post in this group even without an official diagnosis! If not I'll be sure to delete my post.

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    Hard to find a good endocrinologist

    Very upset. My endocrinologist office wanted me to recently see his nurse practitioner who thinks I am making things up. I been seeing him for three months. I believe years ago when eighteen my car accident messed me up more and caused my thyroid problems and other problems. I am having a hard time treating my thyroid levels, and medication is up and down I am frustrated and also have Pcos, insulin resistance not a type 2 diabetic in true nature plus on alot of blood pressure medicine also my estrogen is elevating alone and no concern when that means my pcos is getting worse. Last visit my endocrinologist had the deer in the headlight look. And I am worried he is done. #PCOS #Hypothyroidism #estrogendominance #insulinresistancenotdiabetes .

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    I’m new here!

    Hi, my name is calirhi. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story.

    #MightyTogether #Anxiety #Depression #BipolarDisorder #AutismSpectrumDisorder #pcos #pmdd #OCD #EatingDisorder #ehlers-DanlosSyndrome

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    I’m new here!

    Hi, my name is user051. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story. I’m a 24 year old senior biology major / psych minor in college currently struggling with C-PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD, PCOS, a mood disorder. College directly exacerbates the majority of my symptoms, so it’s been a very difficult process trying to keep up with my mental illnesses during the semesters. I deal with a lot of shame, insecurity, and isolation. I’m in a depressive episode right now (on month 3), and haven’t heard from my therapist in weeks, so I am in a particularly bad place at the moment. Not the worst state I’ve been in, but certainly not the best. I guess I’m trying to find support as I wait to hear back from my therapist. Thanks!

    #MightyTogether #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #PTSD #ADHD #PanicAttack #complexpost-traumaticStressDisorder #polycysticovarysyndrome(PCOS) #EatingDisorder