Getting The Help You Need

Getting The Help You Need

I feel grief and rage for all the young girls who were denied the chance to have a typical life as a result of a misdiagnosis. I was one of them. Everything began when I got my period.

2 Sep, 2022

I feel grief and rage for all the young girls who were denied the chance to have a typical life as a result of a misdiagnosis. I was one of them. Everything began when I got my period. I was confined to my home for a week since it was so heavy. It was my first time, so I was told that my hormones were just behaving weirdly. After that, I went four months without having a period. Although I kept visiting the hospital, I was informed that it was typical. After the first four months, it returned to normal, but I soon found that I was putting on weight without even trying.

I also started gaining weight by the time I was fifteen. My self-assurance decreased, and I was incredibly withdrawn. Since I knew it was just a matter of time before they brought up my weight, I really didn't want to socialize with anyone. I began to notice some hair on my chin at the same time I started to gain weight. When I brought it up to my doctor, she quickly disregarded it without giving it much thought. With the knowledge I now have about PCOS, I now understand that all of the symptoms I had were clearly indicative of the condition, but due to the doctor's neglect, I wasn't diagnosed with PCOS for years until I was faced with infertility. When I received my diagnosis, I was 32. I was already accustomed to experiencing erratic and missing periods by this point. I learnt to shave my chin after receiving a diabetes diagnosis some time ago. After years of trying and failing to get pregnant, I was finally diagnosed during a fertility test. I was devastated when I learned this. I lamented the years I spent believing I was flawed and had a problem. My husband helped me through this period, and because of the psychological wounds it left behind, I was compelled to seek treatment. I've been keeping an eye on my PCOS and I feel better now. My gynecologist assured me that I could still become pregnant naturally, so I am crossing my fingers.

Now that individuals are learning more about PCOS, situations like mine can be avoided. Please get assistance right now if you are reading this and believe your symptoms resemble mine in any way.