Fatigued from PCOS?

by Kelly
(League City Texas)

Hi, my name is Kelly and I have PCOS as well. I was diagnosed last February but have been dealing with it for quite some time.

I was wondering if any of you experience extreme fatigue? There are times when I can sleep all day. I have zero energy and my period goes on for sometimes months. I will hopefully have a hysterectomy in March and I pray I can have my energy and life back.

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Think carefully about hysterectomy
by: PCOS Editor

Hi Kelly, PCOS by itself does not cause "extreme fatigue". There is something else going on. Consult with a doctor to find out the source or sources of the problem. For example:

Are you anemic? If your period is going on for months, you may be experiencing blood loss. If your red blood cells are too low or too deficient, they cannot carry oxygen to your cells. Without enough oxygen, your cells cannot optimally function and thus you have no energy. Get a "complete blood count with differential" test.

Are you hypothyroid? You can think of your thyroid gland as the "thermostat" for your body. How is your "thermostat" working? Get a COMPLETE thyroid profile. Most doctors will only do a TSH test. That is not enough for someone with extreme fatigue. In addition to TSH, I would suggest "free T3" and "free T4" tests.

Do you have an undetected viral or fungal infection? Epstein-Barr virus? Lyme disease?

There are plenty of other possible causes of fatigue, which I won't go into here.

Think very carefully about a hysterectomy and what it means to function without your reproductive organs for the rest of your life. A lot of people think "well, doctor knows best, so I will always just do what he says". The fact is, YOU are responsible for your health, not a doctor. So make sure that YOU also know what's best. If you don't know, do some research and thinking so you do know.

There are a lot of things you could do to control dysfunctional uterine bleeding besides a hysterectomy. To learn more about your options, I suggest you consult The Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine by Dr. Tori Hudson

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