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Thread: PCOS on the mind

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    PCOS on the mind

    Hi all,
    I am new to this site. I am a 23 year old female who has been diagnosed in the last 12months with PCOS (via blood test & ultrasound scan) I have always had VERY dark body hair, which is thick and in the most embarrassing places (nipples, upper lip, snail trail, upper & back of thighs, feet and so on!) I shave my legs and within a few hours I am prickly! I have bright red, angry, stretch marks spreading like poison ivy across my thighs (from my buttocks down to the backs of my knees) my bum cheeks, and most recently up my torso. I have also been diagnosed with depression in the last 18months, after a traumatic year of multiple morbidity, on one occasion a close friend being brutally beaten to his death unprovoked at 26years old.
    I am a greatly loving person and vanquished the idea of a career in search of pursuing my dreams of having a family. It greatly bothers me knowing that after 3 years of no contraception, I am unlikely to be able to do this naturally, without complication. My body bears the scars of a woman who has bared a child, (stretchmarks) and I have on multiple occasions been asked "when are you due?" Concerning my hugely swollen stomach (potentially pcos, perhaps the chronic constipation I also suffer with)

    I suppose I am really just looking for someone to talk to, who knows how I feel, and why I feel the way I do

    I'm sorry for the essay, but I needed to get this off my chest because although this disease is common, it's rarely discussed in general conversation

    Many thanks

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    So sorry to hear about the tough times you've been having, especially with the loss of your friend.

    Don't be disheartened by the pcos, it doesn't mean it'll never happen. I also have pcos, although milder than yours and at the end of a long journey have beautiful twin boys.

    Losing weight will help with all of it. The pcos, the ttc, the depression. Are you following a plan? Good luck

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    Start Date: 31/08/2014
    Start Weight: 11st0lb
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    Goal Weight: 7st6lb
    Goal Date: 17th March 2015

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    Weight to Lose: 3st8lb
    % Lost 0% have been through a great deal. It takes bravery to 'speak it out loud' (even if typing it) so you should be proud.
    I know how it feels to be trying to lose weight against ALL the odds (depression, hormones etc) but I have faith that it can be done as I've seen it in other people!
    This is a great place for support and a bit of empathy when you need it the most.

    Welcome to you!

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