Hey girlies, I thought I would introduce myself.
I'm a 22 yo student, and i was diagnosed with PCOS when i was 17, with a blood test and an internal ultra sound.
I had actually diagnosed myself, and asked my doctor to check it out. Once it was confirmed...nothing. I haven't had any follow up appointment with a doctor who could tell me more about it, what i should look out for or expect.
I learnt through the internet. The doctor who carried out the ultrasound was pretty dismissive.
I consider myself lucky, that my symptoms are not worse, I suffer mainly with weight gain, and difficultly keeping off any weight I lose, as well as some mild hirsutism (moustache, stubborn and quick growing body hair, fairly hair arms etc) and irregular periods.
I have tried weight watchers in the past, and last summer I lost a stone.
This summer, I'm trying the cambridge diet. 2 weeks completed, and I've lost 1/2 a stone . It will be interesting to see if losing a lot of weight will effect my excess hair, I hope so!
It would be nice to get to know people, and learn more about peoples PCOS experiences.
Big to all of you x