Dealing with PCOS and what comes with it

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cassandra73
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   Posted 8/5/2011 12:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, my name is Cassandra. I am 21 years old. I am now happily married. I just got married in june of this year. I've met some really nice people on this site that are helping me more than seeing a therapist would to be honest.Anyways, at age 18 i was diagnosed with a common condition called PCOS. That stands for polycystic ovarion syndrome. In short terms it means for females that we either get follicles or cysts on our ovaries. It started out with being 260lbs, Yea im pretty heavy for being 21 but that comes with the condition. It started out where i was missing my monthly cycle for 11 months straight so i finally went to the dr. They told me i had this condition. For the longest time it was fine it didn't flare up. But now as i turn 21 the more i get stressed the sicker i got. It's very hard to get up and exercise because it makes you hurt really bad. Your moods well to say the least you become an emotional roller coaster. I tend to cry more than anything because of the pain and emotions. Girls its nothing to play with. Its actually a serious but common illness. The down fault to this is the woman will struggle to get pregnant unless she gets her weight down. In my case im stuck at 272. So yes it gets me very emotional but i did all the research i can do and now my husband knows more about it and we are working together regardless of what the outcome is. Lord i hope you help me because i do want a family one day! 
 

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   Posted 8/5/2011 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cassandra73,

I am sorry about the PCOS. And about your weight issue. Do you feel up to walking? I have been and dropped twenty pounds. Plus I quit drinking pop and started on lemon water. That helps too. I started taking diazide for my blood pressure which is also a water pill and that has helped some.

Some meds that we take cause weight gain. Especially the anti depressants. Are you taking any?

Stress causes a lot of problems and can make you really sick. So I suggest you keep stress down to a minimal. That may cause you to have to make some changes in your life, but with stress relief, we feel better.

I highly remcommend walking. Even if you only go for five minutes. That leads to ten and twenty and so forth. It takes twenty minutes of brisk walking to burn 250 calories. And I don't belive it has to be all at tthe same time. I do a little here and a little there, and it still does me good. So think about the walking. Like I say, even a little helps.

Do you go to counseling at all? I highly recommend that too. I go regurlarly and it really helps. Something that you might want to think about.

Well, welcome to the forum. I am making a lot of typing errors, sorry about that. My hands don't watn to work.

Hugs, Karen
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cassandra73
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   Posted 8/5/2011 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
No i'm not on any anti-depressants per say. I have a seizure disorder so i take depakote which is known as a depressant as well. I've done the counseling and have never had good luck with it, thats why i tried this site and here i've met a pastor and some really great people to talk to that has helped some. yes your right about the walking. living in fl isn't the easiest place to walk but il try thanks karen

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   Posted 8/5/2011 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a friend in Fla, and she says she has to walk early mornings because it gets too hot. I am going to give you a couple of sites to look at. They are free and might help you...

http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

http://ecouch.anu.edu.au/welcome

I have had people say that moodgym is pretty cool. Maybe it will help you. I have had bad counselors before and it kind of sours it for all. But I have had some really good ones too. So don't give up on that. You may have just not found your match yet.

I am glad that you have met some good people on the site. That often happens. We all kind of understand eachother and can sympathize with what the other is going through.

Do keep posting and know that we all care about you.

Hugs, Karen
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cassandra73
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   Posted 8/5/2011 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I will check those sites out. Thanks Karen. Even in the morning its already hit 90 degrees out, between the pain, seizures, and fainting spells walking outside is almost out of the question for me. I moved here because my husband lives here and this was where i needed to be. I try to walk the mall a few times a week but this pain is just getting to the point i spent all lastnight crying in pain, and today crying in pain. Its getting worse but i don't want to go to the hospital because i don't have insurance.
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   Posted 8/5/2011 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you checked with your local mental health facilities? If you don't have insurance, they often will operate on a sliding scale meaning that you can get help for low or no cost. I would inquire about this. You need some help with this. It is hard to deal with alone.

Hugs, Karen
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cassandra73
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   Posted 8/5/2011 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
your right it is hard to deal with this period, i have my husband who is extrememly supportive and always right by my side. of course my mother and father in law whom are also always by my side through this especially my father in law. If im in the er and my husband can't be there my dad is the first person by my side waiting til 6am the following morning to be released. My own parents can actually give to craps, maybe when i start working i'll look into a counselor but until then i kinda just have to talk with people who are going down the same road because i have no income, my inlaws have been supporting me, i see a dr at a clinic on sliding scale fee, my father inlaw pays for that as it already is, i couldn't ask him to do more than he already is for me. I have support, its just at night when im sitting up alone, last night was the worst its hard to deal with, other than that, during the day im pretty good, i have a habit of talking to ministers more, im not sure why but i find alot more trust in them

Thanks so much Karen
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   Posted 8/5/2011 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I am happy that you feel comfortable enough to come here and chat. It does do people a lot of good to know that they are supported. And that is what HealingWell is all about. Supporting eachother. Through thick and thin.

Did you check out moodgym or ecouch? I have heard that they are great sites. I posted links to them above.

I hope that you get through the evening. Keep posting, or check chat. There are often people in there in the evenings. It might not be depression chat, but they chat on different forum titles.

Take care,

Hugs, Karen
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cassandra73
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   Posted 8/5/2011 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
your right it is hard to deal with period. But right now i have a very loving extrememly supportive husband who is by my side through all this as much as he can be, my in laws both of them are extrememly supportive and by my side. When im at the hospital and my husband can't be there my father in law is sitting right next to me as well asmy mother in law. the three of them are my biggest supporters. maybe when i start working i will look into the counseling but for right now i can't.. My inlaws pay for me and support me as it is while im trying really hard to get a job. I go to a clinic to see a primary care physician and they pay the sliding scale fee as it is. I would hate to even ask them to pay for this. so im just going to have to wait and use the resources i do have available to me right now.

thank you so much karen
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cassandra73
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   Posted 8/5/2011 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
i havent had a chance to yet, i've been in so much pain and trying to sleep. i will though as soon as i feel up to it
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   Posted 8/5/2011 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope that you feel better soon. Focus on all of the good things that you have and the support of your husband and inlaws. You are loved.

Hugs, Karen
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