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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Message Board

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Hiya Sam, Im 19 and was diagnosed with PCOS last year and like you, the thought of not being able to have children made me feel so dissappointed. My periods began at the age of 11 and by the time I was 14 they were pretty much regular. My dad then died and between the ages of 14 and 18, I only had 3 periods. I tried lost of different pills from my GP to try and regulate them but nothing work. Also at that time, I started putting on heaps and heaps of weight; mum thought I was over eating due to the stress of losing dad but I'd gone off food if anything. I started looking around on the internet 18months ago at menstrual related diseases and went back to my GP, who reluctuantly agreed to send me for an ultrasound and blood tests (he'd thought it was stress of A Levels, and dad and generally being a teeenager) and since he got the results he always said that I had the most clear cut case of PCOS hes ever seen in his career. I'm not on Dianette and Metformin, watching what I eat and exercising as and when I can around studying for my degree.
As for advice, the first thing I would say is to not panic !! The more stressed out you are, the worse everything seems and it spirals from there. Secondly, talk to your family about it. The more aware of the situation they are, the more they want to help! Speaking of food, its only now I'm finding what I can eat that suits me and what I can't, and its not as simple as cutting out fatty foods !! I now have a Slimfast milkshake for breakfast because it fills me up, I get lots of nutrients and I'm full until lunchtime so I don't snack. I was pretty healthy anyway so I've carried on having a pitta bread for lunch and a smaller portion of whatever I cook for an evening meal. The best tip I can give you though if you fancy going out to do some exercise, if take your best friend along with you !! Its much more fun to have a chat and someone with you.
Apart from that, good luck and I hope this has helped xxx
Oh, a good book is PCOS A woman's guide to dealing with polycystic ovarian syndrome, its simple and easy to understand.

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