Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

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    I have #PolycysticOvarySyndrome . I found out I had it after I gave birth to my son and I basically never got a regular period again. I had regular ones before pregnancy. For a few years I didn’t get one at all and had to take a pill to induce it each month. Well, I’ve been working on a healthy lifestyle lately and I’ve lost 35 pounds! Today, I GOT MY FIRST PERIOD ON MY OWN IN NEARLY 5 YEARS!!!!!! I’ve never been so happy. I cried. #BodyPositivity

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    I’m new here!

    Hi, my name is Hayley I'm here because
    my whole life has been a struggle. I was diagnosed with ADHD at 6 but my parents gave in to the pressure of the sigma around ADHD and stopped my medication. I was then diagnosed with depression at 8 and grew up thinking that was my identity and doctors “tried” to diagnose with me ADHD when I was just depressed. I’m now 30 and have been diagnosed with ADHD again only last year, this time on my terms and my belief. my life is still a constant struggle and I often wonder if I’ll ever be truely happy. I still suffer from depression and PMDD, which i am surprised it wasn’t listed in the mental health condition when signing up. PMDD is real and it’s more likely to affect women with ADHD as we are more sensitive to natural hormonal fluctuations. just when I thought I’d found the cause to all my problems, I was then diagnosed with PCOS. although it was hard dealing with PMDD, I had figured out exactly when I was going to struggle just by tracking my cycle. but now with PCOS my cycles are irregular and I just feel all over the place, I’ve become extremely emotional and cry very easy now. doctors constantly tell me to just take the pill, to which I refuse to as it makes my symptoms worse, I tried the mirena for a year and I look back now and wondered how I survived, it made me extremely suicidal and I had constant disturbing thoughts. I have 3 children. 2 girls and 1 boy. my 5 year old son has just been diagnosed with ADHD and he has recently become extremely aggressive and abusive. my girls I also suspect have ADHD but to get anyone to listen is a different story as they mask their symptom’s just like I do. I constantly feel like my family would be better off without me and that it’s my fault my kids are now struggling with life too. my husband is nuero typical and i often feel like I’ve just ruined his once peaceful life. I sometimes wish I never met him so he could have a happier life, I also sometimes wish I knew before having kids that ADHD and depression are hereditary. I’m sick and tired of fighting everyday to get support for myself or my kids. especially my son, I have constantly been told he is too complex and people don’t have the qualifications or skills to deal with him. so if there’s no one that can help us what are we meant to do? I’m exhausted from fighting for happiness.
    #MightyTogether #ADHD #Depression #Anxiety #OCD #pmdd #exhausted #suicide

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    New to group

    I was just recently diagnosed with PCOS and endometrial hyperplasia, at age 34, after having absolutely no trouble conceiving my 3 kids. It was a shock, especially as I had been holding out hope for one or two more, once my husband was ready. I have so many older mom friends, so I figured I still had a few more years.

    I’ve also had fibromyalgia for years, and frequent migraines when I was younger.

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    Scary

    I have a lot of exciting stuff happening but it is also very scary. I am getting married and moving to a new town in April. So much preparation needed. And I will be leaving the job I love and taking a new job (with the same company). I am so worried that it won’t be like the job I have now. I love my job! Anyway….just soooooo much to think about and do. Scary!

    #ChronicMigraineSyndrome #Sarcoidosis #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #UndiagnosedAutism #ADHD #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #ChronicDepression

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    I'm new here!

    Hi, my name is shasha123. I'm here because

    #MightyTogether #PolycysticOvarySyndromePCOS

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    Accept YOURSELF

    I was reading here on the mighty about acceptance and it got me thinking....overthinking in fact, so much so that I wrote a poem about it. It’s not great but I hope it gives comfort to some of you who feel like you can’t be accepted for who you are.

    Accept yourself

    Acceptance and love people claim comes from above..

    Yet when it comes to it is “acceptance” in most instances real?

    Is it some fictions phrase or is it something YOU feel?

    Is it something you really need from anyone else?

    Or is it something we can give to ourself?

    Can you come and put this on for size??

    With most people they say they “accept” you but that’s only lies..

    What then is true acceptance?

    Is it love? Unconditionally provided to you?

    Or...is it something else worth working to?
    Give YOURSELF!

    Because you can and will..Find others’ acceptance still..

    The true kind..the kind you’d always wished you’d find..

    For now just work on yourself..

    That is true acceptance

    So put the nasty opinions of others back on the shelf..where they belong!

    You only need acceptance from yourself because YOU are strong! - a short poem by camron botha

    #Poetry #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Selfacceptance #ADHD #overthinking #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #MightyPoets #Selflove #Youarestrong #LoveYouMore #loveyourself #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #ChronicFatigue #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Abuse #youareworthy

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    It is going to be a good day #ChronicDailyHeadache

    Feeling good this morning though I woke with a migraine (as I do pretty much every morning). Praise God for good meds. I got up early and took my meds and laid back down. They always help but this morning the migraine is totally gone. That like never happens!!!! Yay!!!! So now I can go to work and truly enjoy my day. I hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday!! #Sarcoidosis #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Migraine #Depression #Anxiety

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    Ignorance + stupidity = Me

    I first noticed I had a (new) problem last January, when my like-clockwork period never showed up. Pregnancy was not a possibility. I assumed it was just due to being overweight and getting a little older. Then, my problem went completely to the opposite problem, a period that never stopped, and I kept making the same excuses for 5 MONTHS, thinking surely it would turn back around, again. Until I looked it up and realized that it could be a sign of something more serious. I finally scheduled an appointment with an NP, for which I had to wait *another* month. They did the bloodwork, biopsy, etc., (everything came back normal, thankfully) diagnosed me with #PolycysticOvarySyndrome and #endometrialhyperplasia (a precancerous condition), and gave me a prescription to “stop” the bleeding until I could get in to see the actual doctor, in yet another month. Yeah, the bleeding has only gotten worse since then, and it’s driving me crazy. I feel disgusting, and am afraid to leave the house, because I have to rush to the bathroom so often. My appointment is in a week, but I’m just so exhausted and frustrated. It woke me up 5 times last night. I’d be surprised if I’m not anemic, now, even though I wasn’t before. Apparently, it can take up to 6-10 months for this hormone therapy to resolve my problem. I have 2 reasons to be wary of this: 1) the bleeding has gotten progressively heavier from the beginning, and it shows no sign of changing that trend, and 2) my mom almost died from the same thing (Literally. The doctors said if she’d arrived 15 minutes later she wouldn’t have made it, because she’d lost so much blood.). Now, I know better than to wait as long as she did before going to the ER, but each day as it gets heavier, I wonder if I’ll know when I should go. Hopefully, I can manage it until my appointment, but I’m not 100% sure I’m going to be able to fulfill all my commitments until then. Anyway, I just needed to rant in a safe space, where my husband and mom won’t panic.

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    So sick of feeling bad #ChronicDailyHeadache #Headache #MigraineWithAura

    Struggling with a headache today. Have been all week actually. I took meds and it is starting to go away but it has done this several times just to come back. Ugh!!!! #Sarcoidosis #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #ChronicMigraineSyndrome #Depression #Anxiety