I found out I had PCOS about a month ago.
I've been going to the doctors since I was 15 over cramps and the farthest I got was endometriosis, well then another ultrasound tech did my ultrasound and she told me it was PCOS.
They put me on birth control patch which increased my bleeding even more making it impossible for me to even wear tampons longer than 1/2 hr.
But my friend also had this and she is now pregnant with her 1st baby.
I'm staying positive and knowing I will find a guy to love me even if this makes me gain weight or not.
As for the pain and the bleeding, I'm women and I believe I can handle it and I believe God will take it away from me :)
Editor's comments: Hi Jennifer, congrats on your positive attitude! It's a critical first step to improved health.
The truth is, you've already had PCOS for a long time and you will have some form of it for a long time to come. It's not something that just appeared out of nowhere, nor will it simply vanish next week or next year.
So I suggest you learn as much about it as you possibly can. Knowledge is power. The more empowered you are, the better you can create the outcome you desire.
As you have already seen, synthetic hormones suppress some symptoms but create others.
There is no magic pill or simple solution. If there were a simple solution, the present-day epidemic of polycystic ovary syndrome would not exist.
Some skeptics might say that neither your doctor nor God will make your PCOS go away.
From my perspective, the main person who can make your PCOS go away is YOU.
You are the #1 person responsible. I propose that you use health practitioners and God as your helpers and trusted advisors. Use your faith in them to help propel you toward a solution. But you are the one who will have to do the actual work. You are the one who will have to take the right, wise actions that are required to bring this disease under control.
This site offers an informative ebook on PCOS, nutritional supplements, and a very large volume of information that gives you a foundation for moving forward toward your health goals in a natural and holistic way.
Severe cramps and menstrual pain are not something that a truly healthy woman would experience. It may be considered "normal" by some, but it is certainly not optimal. Any menstrual disorder is an indication that something is wrong and/or that something is out of balance or missing.
A good resource for learning more about your monthly cycle is Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine.