A Little Ray of Hope in Spite of PCOS
by L Gilmore
First, I want to thank you all for sharing your stories and building up the courage to tell them.
I was also diagnosed with PCOS when I was 16 years old and at that time you are not worried about having children so you kind of shrug it off and take the birth control prescribe and move on.
However, I suffered from depression from that day until now due to hyper hair growth on my face and my looks changing drastically.
Well now I am 31 years married for about 2 and 1/2 years and no baby.
I went to my regular OBGYN and he stated that he couldn’t help me anymore and referred me to an infertility clinic where they gave me an HSG test and the results came back normal.
Shortly after that they discovered I had type II diabetes and did not want to give any hormonal shot, meds or anything until I see endocrinologists. The Endocrinologists did blood work and informed me that my male hormones are at a way too high percentage for me to conceive on my own and prescribed me metformin 2000 MG daily.
I cried and cried and cried and went into a deeper depression.
Now I am just lost and don't know what to do because I really don't want to start taking hormone shots due to the stories I read and how some people become paralyzed and never have children or become pregnant and 23 weeks into the pregnancy miscarry.
I asked my husband if we can adopt and he doesn't agree.
I lost weight. However due to my depression, my weight is now up and down and I need someone who has this condition to help me due to the fact my friends and family don't understand me.
Every day I feel less than a women and I don’t want to cry anymore. I want to give my wonderful husband a baby but I can't.
I am very sorry for getting emotional but I just needed to vent.
I have a doctor's appointment with the infertility clinic in 2 weeks and I want you guys to pray for me and my husband that everything goes well. Thanks for giving me the courage to share my story.