Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dealing with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

I have been depressed for a few months now. I feel that things are not falling into places. This is not me. I am the last person to get depressed. I am a person who do not give a damn to anything that comes on my way since I believe there is a reason for everything.

But, lately, I noticed that my mood changes in a snap. I easily get irritated and I am trying my best not to get affected by what is happening around me so I will not feel the stress.

This has a reason. And it is hormonal.

I started bleeding two months ago. But that was only spot bleeding that a daily panty shields can hold. But on the second month, the flow got heavy. So right after the bleeding stopped, I visited my doctor who asked me to have a transvaginal ultrasound. (TVU). The ultrasound results showed that I have polyps in my two ovaries - more than ten but not more than 1cm big. She referred me to an OB-Gyne. So the verdict? Visit an endocrinologist for a possible thyroid concern since I gained almost 90 lbs for a few months only. Then take Metformin and low-dosage birth pills.

I am not used to taking pills or medicines... But since I am getting old, do I have a choice?

I need to stick with Metformin for two weeks and start with the pills once my period starts soon. 
Just for the sake to have a baby, To be healthy, I will do it all.