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I was just officially diagnoised and I am 54...........everyone looks back now and says "ahhhhhhhhhhh that is what it was".........

Depression/anxiety and facial hair started the day I started my period at 12...... but I was thin and my periods were regular......

More body hair at 26..............but all my labs were normal

I had regular periods like clockwork but had trouble getting pregnant...ended up have clomid and pergonal and GIFT my last two.......

Ended up in hospital 5 times with ruptured ovarian cysts.......

Even though I was thin I started to develope tummy fat at age 26...........

When having GIFT to get pg........I only made 3 eggs instead of 16 to 24 like other women..........big red flag.........age 35

age 47 sudden high blood pressure and elevated lipids..........gained 30 pounds in one year no matter how I dieted and exercised...........

This year meeting a very good Endocrinologist while being evalutated for thyroid cancer.......he took a very thorough history and said...........guess what ? PCOD or Metabolic Syndrome...
My 2 hour insulin was horrible............he said I have always had PCOD it but a mild form.....it is just advancing......

I am lucky.......I have 3 healthy children........at my age they now call it Metabolic Syndrome.........weird thing is I still have occasional periods and am still not officially in menopause..........I am on my 2nd month of Metformin and have gotten past the side effects.....I follow a low glycemic diet.......I go to the gym everyday.....no smoking and rare alcohol........

I can tell you as I move into menopause my anxiety attacks have left and my facial and body hair has slowed down which is great......

Now it is a fight to keep from getting diabetes and heart problems.......so far so good........ my blood sugars are good and my heart looks great......I wish someone would have found this earlier but I did not have all the outward symtoms......

Good luck to you who are ttc.............a good reproductive endocrinologist is always good to talk too..........

I hope this helps..........educate yourself as much as you can.......

Good luck............ Oleander





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