PCOS/Insulin Resistance Support Support for us with any of the following: Insulin Resistance, Syndrome X, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or other endocrine disorders.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-06-2018, 10:53 PM   #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
LJ2002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 1

Exclamation Advice needed! 15 with pcos

Hi, I’m seeking experience for those that have dealt with symptoms like mine. I’m 15, but I was diagnosed at 13 when I first started my period. It’s not surprising since my mother and sister also have pcos. However, I have the worst symptoms of everyone. I would go 6 months without a period and then 2 periods in one month. It was horrible. My periods were 8 days on a good day and I went through 2 pads every hour... There were many days I had to stay home from school because it was so bad. To treat this, I was put in birth control, but after 4-5 different types, I was still bleeding every day. Next, I was put on the depo shot, which I’m still on after 15 months. I gain around 10-15 pounds with every shot. I had no idea this would happen when I first got the shot. It controls all of the bleeding and I’m very thankful for that. My doctor and I have agreed to get off of the shot because Ive gained so much weight (diet is not the issue). I’ve gained 40 entire pounds in the past 8 months. I’m shocked and I don’t know what else to do?? What pill will control the bleeding and symptoms without me having to have a period? I was offered an iud which I’m way too nervous to do. I’ve heard many bad things about them. I’ve been on high dose regular and combination pills. I really need to lose weight. I’m insulin resistant too. My blood work came back that I’m not pre-diabetic but my liver enzymes were elevated and that means slight fatty liver? I’m really at a loss. Please tell me anything that helped you lose weight and control your period. Thank you!

Last edited by LJ2002; 04-06-2018 at 10:55 PM.
LJ2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2018, 09:08 PM   #2  
Senior Member
 
texscrapper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: US
Posts: 552

S/C/G: 354/252/180

Height: 5'5

Default

I was diagnosed with PCOS at 14 - I'm now 38 - and if someone told me how to control my PCOS I would have done it in a heartbeat. My symptoms were similar to yours and got progressively worse over the years. I would skip a period for 4,5,6 months and then bleed HEAVY periods for 8-10 weeks straight. The weight piled one no matter how healthy I ate. I finally came to a breaking point and went to see my Internist. I thought I needed gastric bypass because I knew the key to PCOS was weight management. My doctor ran a bunch of tests and my hemmoraging of blood was killing me - All of my mineral levels came back at trace levels, my EkG was questionable, and he wanted to give me a transfusion because I was so low. I was desperate, but before I had surgery I knew there was one thing I had not tried. I had never given up carbs.

I immediately went on a KETO diet 2 years ago/ Within 6 months my hormones stabilized and I began having normal periods. I was also seeing my OB/GYN. Before I started keto, my ovaries looked like bunches of grapes - when I went in 8 months later, only 3 cysts remained. Not eating carbs controlled my PCOS. Since then, I've lost 102 pounds. I still have 75 or so to go, and it is coming off much more slowly, but I will never overeat carbs again. I have learned that my body just can not process them correctly because of the PCOS and Insulin Resistance.

I also got a mirena IUD - I am done having children though - on the advice of my OB/GYN (who specializes in PCOS). He explained that we are at a higher risk for uterine cancer and Mirena helps guard against that.

Good luck - I know how overwhelmed you must feel. PCOS is awful - it is a silent disease that doesn't have a cure, but we can manage it!
texscrapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
#depo #teen

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:14 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.