I'm Jordan and I'm 23 and suffer from both PCOS and Endometriosis. I was diagnosed with PCOS at about 16/17 and officially diagnosed with endometriosis in march of last year. I've had 2 laparoscopys to date, including what feels like hundreds of thousands of internal and external scans, and recently a cystoscopy.
As I've got older my symptoms have got so much worse. Especially in the past 6 months. It completely dominates my life.
In less than a year I've put on over 2 stone- which is ridiculous considering I don't even eat unhealthily and do moderate exercise and walking.
All I seem to do is put weight on constantly- to the point where I cant even wear any jeans at all. The bloating makes everything worse so I'm living in elasticated waist trousers.
I went to my gp and asked for some help or advice as I feel like even with calorie counting and exercise it's not making any difference and asked about metaformin but nothing materialised from it. I'm so unhappy. I'm due to see my gynecologist on Tuesday in regard's to considering another surgery and am going to obviously ask for some help and advice too but is there anything any of you have tried that has made any difference?
It feels like a vicious circle of being ill all the time, putting on weight, aggravating symptoms and such. I'm on anti-depressants which take the edge of feeling so hopeless but I just really want to try to make a difference as my confidence is dropping. I've gone from being slim with only a little chubby belly to having full on rolls of fat and people around me including family have started to make comments.
What on earth can I do?
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.