"In the waiting"....I too have PCOS

Hello everyone...it has been so encouraging to read your stories. Although it was suspected that I had PCOS as a teenager, I was just diagnosed at the age of 33. I always knew something was wrong, but never had an answer. My struggle with weight, tiredness, un-even moods, facial hair, etc...you name it, I have the symptoms. A part of me suspected I had PCOS, but hearing the official diagnosis was heartbreaking.

I believe in God, I know his is able, but I must admit...I feel like I am a huge battle. One part of me is fighting to believe that I will be able to have kids, the other part of me feels like I have to prepare to let go of the dream of a family.
Never expected to face this challenge. The idea of "letting go of the dream" is crushing me.

I am in a loving and supportive relationship....but until I am married...I am in this "waiting" place. The not knowing, the how difficult will this be, the questions, etc....is really wearing on me.

I have good days and bad days. On my good days my faith is strong, but on my bad days....I feel like I am grieving the loss of a family I may never have.

I am trying to remain positive, but the support of others will help. I am glad that I have been able to find this group. Thanks everyone for posting your stories.

Be Blessed....

NatalieOrtiz, thank you so much for sharing, I am so happy that you are here with us. I can imagine your struggle to stay positive, but I think that you are so strong and have so much inner strength that you will be able to push through and hold on to your beautiful dream. Has your doctor given you any guidance and insight regarding having children?

Please know that we are here for you and here to support you through this.

Puppydoglvr, thank you for your response and encouragement. The doctors stated that once I am ready to try and have children, they will send me to a fertility specialist. There are a few options that we can try, but until I am ready to have kids...I am pretty much just waiting and wondering.

In the meantime, I am trying to address the other symptoms of PCOS.

Natalie, I think that it's so wonderful that you have options to explore once you are ready to have children. I can imagine how you are feeling while waiting, but maybe you can take this time to do positive things for yourself and your health on the whole. Please keep sharing with us. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Your words have touched me. I too am 33 and was just officially diagnosed with PCOS in march after several doctor changes. I swear my anger hasn't lessened, it has only changed focus. I understand you concerns....the unknown...the waiting...the what if's...the mourning and the mood swings. Glad you joined this group, hopefully we can support, learn, get healthy, and become mothers together.

Best of luck