I am 26 years old and through out my life time I have only gotten one "cycle" on my own.
When I was 16 I had gotten a cycle...well I would have called it a cycle because it was just a small spot of the size of a nickle. As time went on I had noticed that I did not get cycles.
I went to my doctor and she prescribed me with birth control pills in which they did not work she had stated that I was not going to be able to get pregnant, so then I believe she changed it 3 times and nothing, no cycles.
Then she changed me to the Orth-Evra patch and I must say that it did work. I would get a cycle with the patch but after 3 years of using it, it started to give me an allergy reaction so I had to stop using the patch.
The doctor had stated that I had 2 choices...either get in the depo shot or use the "T" but I didn't want that because I wanted to conceive one day.
So I didn't have a cycle for about 2 - 3 years.... I changed doctors and she had done a few test and I was diagnosed with PCOS. My ovaries were ok, but I have little cysts on my cervix......my hormones are crazy....I have facial hair...I have gained weight...and I get emotional when it comes to pregnancy.
I have been engaged for 4 years and we have been in the past 3 years trying to conceive but nothing.
I have terrible mood swings, hair loss, gained weight, no sexual drive, bad temper and I don't feel pretty and I hate that I cannot conceive…and for last I just got told that I have very high levels of testosterone.
I have been reading your stories and it feels good to know that there can be hope.....
But I have a questions, can having PCOS and high levels of testosterone cause terrible mood swings, stressed, hair loss, gained weight, no sexual drive at all, bad temper and not feeling pretty??
You ask, "Can having PCOS and high levels of testosterone cause terrible mood swings, stressed, hair loss, gained weight, no sexual drive at all, bad temper and not feeling pretty??"
The answer: absolutely!
What you describe is quite common. You are definitely not alone!
But there's good news.
Our research and clinical experience clearly indicates that you have the ability to gain the upper hand over PCOS, and that you can regain your feelings of femininity, reduce depression and mood swings, lose weight, and get a family started.
All this is clearly possible.
Besides any pharmaceuticals you decide to take, you also need to make BIG improvements in your diet, your exercise, and your management of chronic stress. If you do these three things persistently for 6 - 12 months, I would expect you will be very pleased with the results.
We explain a lot of the details of how to accomplish this in our PCOS book.
You can also take a look at our Ten Tips for Controlling PCOS and Infertility.
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