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I'm proud of you

Hey, friends. Here is a picture of my hiking boots. I took a trip to a local rock beach and splashed around a bit in the mouth of a creek. I felt happy, and even if my week has been much less than happy so far, I'm holding on to the fact that I felt happy a few days ago. And I will feel happy again.

Some really empowering words that I don't hear often enough are, "I'm proud of you." Although I don't feel like I deserve to hear these words, I need them. So I wanted to share them with you. Wherever you are in your health journey, whatever progress you've made this week, whatever your struggle looks like right now... I am proud of you.

All the best, friends. :) #Arthritis #AutismSpectrumDisorder #ChronicFatigue #MentalHealth #PolycysticOvarySyndrome

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Hi everyone.

My name is Alexis I'm 26 years old.
I'm new here and I joined to make friends and feel less left out I have many chronic conditions... Asthma, bipolar 1, Pica, anxiety, atopycal dermatitis, IBS, fatty liver disease, Hay fever and pcos.
I love drawing, writing stories, I love a lot animation in 2d and learning stories and I'm good at baking.
My first language is not English but Spanish.

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PCOS never goes away

I am 73, and I have PCOS. I have suffered from irregular periods since my teens which is also when I started to gain weight. By the time I was 18, I was overweight, depressed and had horrible periods. I went to a doctor who prescribed amphetamines and birth control pills. He never mentioned PCOS but I don’t think doctors knew much about it back then. It was 1968 and the drugs worked for me, although I would not recommend them since amphetamines are very addictive. But they helped me lose weight and lifted the depression. I kept the weight off for about 10 years but the depression crept in a few years before that. The birth control pills regulated my periods and hormones. I stayed on birth control pills until I was 24 when I wanted to get pregnant. When I never started my period after going off the birth control pills, my doctor gave me Clomid to start my period and I got pregnant the first time I took it. I had my daughter on Valentine’s Day 1976. I was never able to get pregnant again and the weight gain and depression started back in my late 20's. I was in my thirties when my doctor diagnosed me with PCOS. I had never heard of PCOS at this point in my life and all the doctor told me is that I will always have a hard time losing weight and getting pregnant. A few years later, around 1982 I had a cyst on my ovary burst and had to have one ovary and fallopian tube removed. It was extremely painful, I had sepsis and I was in the hospital for my daughter’s 7th birthday.

My daughter began to gain weight around age 9. She was diagnosed with PCOS when she was a teenager. She was having the same menstrual and weight problems that I had at that age. She was able to get pregnant, after 9 cycles of Clomid at age 26. My grandson was born in 2003. They wanted more children but were unable to get pregnant again. My daughter and I are both very grateful that we at least got to experience motherhood, since the disease causes infertility. We have both suffered from obesity, excessive body hair, irregular periods, anxiety and depression. We have had periods that last for months or I once went for two years without a period. We both have been on antidepressants and anxiety medicine. I now take 14 pills every day. I haven’t been able to lose weight since my late 40’s. I had a hysterectomy in my 50's so that took care of the menstural problems but not the PCOS.

I have heard a lot more about PCOS in the media the last few years and doctors seem to be much more aware of it now than when I was younger. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before they figure out this terrible disease and maybe cure it someday.

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My mom's boyfriend just humiliated me. I have PCOS and my mom was explaining it because her boyfriend didn't know what it was when my cousin asked about it and her boyfriend said." That's fake! No female should have testosterone in their body. I just got my period too so everything hurts more emotionally. #PolycysticOvarySyndrome


Fat but not jolly about it

So, lately I’ve been like it doesn’t even matter if I work out hard at least 3 times a week. Clozapine hijacks my metabolism and I’m up 10 lbs from the 22 I lost a year ago because “I’ll only eat when my hunger is a level 6-10” isn’t sustainable. I can’t skip breakfast, go to work with needy Alzheimer’s folks and eat when I finally have low blood sugar. I truly can’t tell sometimes which came first, anxious cortisol secretions or low blood sugar. I think they are connected.

Any and all wisdom and experience on going down the scale while on not just clozapine but lamictal, caplyta, oxcarbazepine, high thyroid meds, hormone replacement with a preexisting metabolic disorder, PCOS and a craving for sugar (which I do have in moderation aka 6 bites of pudding or 2 squares of chocolate?

Im 60 lbs overweight. Considered morbidly obese, 47” waist. I’ve been on every diet including the “new way of eating”—a cloak for diet!


i don’t date anymore I have no body confidence and when I see my side tummy profile I’m depressed for a week. So, yeah… HELP