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  • February 26, 2010

    Me, too.  No one will diagnose me with it though (even though my sister is samesies and has been diagnosed).

    Anyhoo, you should check out soulcysters.com.

  • February 26, 2010

    I feel your pain—literally.  I, too, have PCOS (or so they think.)  They have not been able to get any pictures of cysts on my ovaries but I fit ALL of the other symptoms so they are suggesting that’s what it is.  It’s not fun.  I really do not want to go back on the pill nor will I be getting pregnant again.  SO I am kinda just living with it.  Hang in there. 

    Please do me a favor and stop by my site—www.lifeasaceo.com—I switched to WP last weekend and all of my subscribers lost my feed in their reader!  Bummer.  Please re-subscribe or re-friend me on google friend.  THANKS!!

  • February 26, 2010

    Yup. Guess who has that? Me! And the diabetes part too. The other fun thing is my huge cystic acne on my face. Which is why PCOS is a sleeper disease, cause 3 different docs need to talk to each other.

    I have been on the Minera IUD (the hormone one) for 2 years now, much better.

  • February 26, 2010

    glad to hear that you have a diagnosis and here’s hoping that you don’t have to suffer anymore.

  • February 26, 2010

    Oy. Not fun. I had an ob/gyn when I was 20 tell me that she suspected I had PCOS (because of my weight and some other issues), but I’ve never had it confirmed. I don’t have the horrible ovulation pain like you mentioned, though. That sounds awful.

  • Erin
    February 26, 2010

    I thought PCOS made it really difficult to conceive? (I watch WAY too much Discovery Health, seriously) Have they also maybe explored endometriosis? Because your symptoms fit that too… just wondering!

  • February 26, 2010

    That cyst shit is NO JOKE. I’ve had them and they make you want to yank your uterus out with a fishing rod and stretch it out on a torture rank - anywhere else, just NOT in your body! Sorry you are going through this…

  • February 26, 2010

    Oh sweetie.  I understand your pain.  Right now mine is screaming like a mofo and produced a huge sign for everyone I know in the form of a zit the size of my head right next to my eye.

    Moo is in the process of getting diagnosed like her mummy.

    And yeah, the stroke thing.  I know first hand about that shit.

    Piece of shit ovary indeed.

  • February 26, 2010

    You are SOOOOO not alone!  And even better?  For me?  Now I had that g-damned uterine ablation for heavy bleeding and I can’t keep track of my popping ovaries!  GAH!  Sometimes…it really sucks to be a girl.

  • February 26, 2010

    Yea, glucophage (metformin) Changed. My. Life.  Take it and let it get you back to sanity.  Just make sure you monitor your own blood sugars (my docs never bothered) because eventually, with right eating, which I know you’re working on, your body will heal itself.  I turned out to be taking way too much of it and was in danger of seizures.  But most docs won’t pay attention to your blood sugar since you’re technically not a diabetic.  Just a word of warning.  Now I’m on a correct dose and my crazy is minimal.  grin

  • February 26, 2010

    You. Have. My. Sympathies.

    I’ve always had painful periods and some painful ovulation. I get mid-cycle bleeding ALL THE TIME, and no one knows why (after much testing). In fact, my last two cycles? I got mini-periods around ovulation.

    I can deal with the pain of reconstructive foot surgery. But gnarly-ass period and ovu cramping? Make my life MISERABLE.

    If I didn’t want children so badly, I’d have scheduled a hysterectomy.

  • February 26, 2010

    PCOS is one of those “syndromes” that is diagnosed when they can’t come up with something else. There’s a word for that, but I can’t remember it right now. I “have” PCOS as well. The only reason I know is that I’m suffering from infertility and get wanded pretty often. I don’t have any of the typical outward symptoms, no hairiness, no acne, etc. The only sign I had was a hidden rash on the back of my neck. Sign of a hormone imbalance.

    I take metformin, as I have some insulin resistance issues. It has helped SO MUCH. First, I’m no longer super cranky when I haven’t eaten. And I ovulate like a regular person now. Of course, I still can’t get pregnant to save my life.

  • February 26, 2010

    I have PCOS, it was undiagnosed until a little over a year ago, and part of my fertility issues.  Is your doctor giving you something for it?  I’m on Metformin for that/insulin resistance and it helps a lot for me.  I hope that you find a solution, there’s no reason for you to be in pain and suffering - as if ovulating the ‘normal’ way and experiencing the flow wasn’t bad enough?!

  • February 27, 2010

    I’ve got it too. Can you go on the pill? It’s made a tremendous difference for me.
    I’ve also got to be really vigilant about diet and exercise, but through that I can pretty much beat the depression and weight issues. Good luck!!

  • February 28, 2010

    I have PCOS too… BCP used to help me until I found out I had Factor V Leiden which is a blood clotting disorder, there for can’t go on BCPs since that’s a side effect.  Soooo, I have the nasty ovulations and cramps too.  Infact, my right ovary feels like it’s ready to burst about now.  A cyst comes and goes on that ovary and I’m SO over it! 

    Thankfully I lost 30+ lbs and my cycles have become regular finally well at least under 35 days, which compared to my past history of maybe 3x/year, this is good!  Oh, but losing the weight was hard as hell too, but I did it, and it worked and… well, yeah. 

    PCOS can go straight to hell… twice.

    xoxoxo

    PS:  I still haven’t heard on our offer and if I don’t hear by tomorrow, I may lose it. *twitch* Either that or put vodka in a flask and carry it in my purse while at work.  Whatever works.

  • February 28, 2010

    Oh, and I’m blessed with anxiety, depression, hypoglycemia (read: passing out in bathrooms at work with pants around waist in the handicapped stall waking up face down in the corner with my nose smashed into the cold tile and someone knocking on the door asking if I was okay. NO I LIKE LAYING ON THE FLOOR FACE DOWN IN THE F.CKING HANDICAPPED STALL!).

    But yeah… I carry my glucose tablets, medicines for my anx/depression, and advil for my wimmins pains.  Tis fun!

  • February 28, 2010

    And, there have been many many a time when I’m happily strolling through Target shopping for pointless items that I don’t need when I had to drop whatever I’m doing and get grip of something while my innards tear themselves into pieces.  If I didn’t want kids, I’d get them there innards taken out.  But, considering I’d like to try to have some little rug rats, I have to continue the holyshitstopwalkingdoubleoverwanttoohmygodmakeitstoppain. 

    I’ll stop taking up your comment section now. Kthxbai!

  • March 2, 2010

    I love that nobody called me on the fact that I said, “Ass I lay on the floor in Yoga”

    I just found that.

    Edit much? No?

    I love you crazy hormonal bitches and your little eggs, too.

  • March 3, 2010

    I was diagnosed with PCOS in October. It sucks. I hate it. And I hate that my body is shaped like an apple. I hate that I look pregnant when I’m not. I hate that I have a good diet and look like I never met a cookie I couldn’t say “no” to. I hate that I have insulin resistance along with it and that trying to stay fit and healthy is WAY more of a battle than it should be. I feel you. And the bubble wrap comment? Classic.

  • March 4, 2010

    I have been kinda diagnosed with PCOS too, on the basis on wacky hormonal test results, but I’ve never suffered any of these symptoms. Mostly I don’t get periods at all. Certainly none of my ovaries have pitchforks though. I think. Should get that checked out though, because that could be bad.

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