My husband and I have been TTC for the past 7 months. Over the past 4 months or so, I've developed acne on my jaw line and my hair is noticeably thinner, particularly around my forehead and ears. After zero positive ovulation tests during the 7 months (despite having irregular periods every 38-44 days), we decided to visit a doctor. I had blood tests which all came back normal, however my ultrasound showed plenty of cysts on my ovaries. This together with the other symptoms I've been suffering was enough for the GP to diagnose me with PCOS.
Although I had expected this diagnosis due to the research I had carried out, hearing the words still left me devastated. Everyone around me seems to be getting pregnant so easily! Its left me feeling anxious ever since.
I am slim, fit and healthy. I exercise 3 times a week and I believe I have a balanced diet! I don't understand why this has happened to me and why now. My self esteem has fallen through the floor due to my skin and hair and I feel on the edge of crying most of the time. Then I feel guilty for feeling down... there are so many worse things in life than TTC, a few spots and thin hair!
I am trying to be positive. I did more research which has driven me to change to a dairy free, low GL, sugarless lifestyle (this is a big deal for a chocolate and cheese loving foodie like me!). No improvements so far (And still negative OPKs) but I'm determined to regain control of my body! So I'm going to continue with the diet changes but I'm also looking for advice:
Can anyone recommend anything that worked for them? Can anyone suggest something to help with the anxiety? Does anyone else feel the same way? Can anyone point me to some decent scientific studies on PCOS and factors that can improve it? Has anyone actually got rid of PCOS after a diagnosis?
The GP is going to refer me onwards (once I've had another cycles worth of blood tests), so maybe Clomide will be round the corner.... but who knows how long that will take to get sorted!
Sorry for the rant!