Nobody in my family at that time had been diagnosed with it except me. I started reading up on it when I was around 11.
It stated that it affects the heart, which may explain why I had a heart murmur. I had very bad acne and very thick hair, some symptoms.
My period started at 12, and was never regular. My period would be late, very long then skip a few months. Then, I read about PCOS, which causes ovarian cysts. I learned that my great-aunt also had PCOS.
When I read it could hurt my ability to bare children, I was devastated. I had always dreamed of a big family. My great-aunt had 3 kids with her ovarian cysts, so I am praying I can at least have a few kids.
My experience with PCOS has not been so bad. I hope things get better. I do not know if I've ever been treated but I remember as a young girl going in to get an ultrasound of my ovaries.
If you are struggling with PCOS, I hope you can fulfill all your dreams even with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.