Remember the doctor that told me I was too young
to have these kind of symptoms be Sick? Well, this was the very first gynecologist that I consulted after my failed neurology treatment for my back pain and joints – my neurologist suggested I see a gynecologist as my problem could be from my reproductive system.
Besides my unexplained chronic pain, I struggled with PMS _terrible pain or sometimes even irregular periods and terrible acne. I had terrible abdominal pain paired with lower back pain. I had gained weight in the last couple of months. Despite having been Chubby all my life, I just wanted to change that. I wanted to break the “weight is hereditary” myth. But I couldn’t no matter what I tried.
Among the many frustrating features of being a CYSTER is the abnormal and extremely embarrassing hair growth in places you wouldn’t expect to grow hair. This kills the little self esteem you have.
I finally managed to book that Gynae appointment I had been postponing for months. But I didn’t think it would take me another million appointments before I got a REAL diagnosis.
This specific doctor said I was too young to be complaining about back-pain. Apparently, only old folks are allowed to say they’re in pain out loud. He insisted that it was all in my head and the pain was UNREAL.
He sent me to get some tests done and I came back with the results two hours later. And things were bad. Now my doctor believed me. it was not all in my head after all. I Wasn’t just imagining the pain after all. I had multiple fibroids with the largest being 7 cm. I also had pretty huge Ovarian cysts. A complete string of cysts in my right Ovary and a slightly smaller string in my left. Well, that kind of explained alot of the pain I felt. In my blood work, I had a little too much testosterone _male hormones and also Insulin Resistant. And then he goes on to diagnose me with Endometriosis, prescribe a million sets of medicine, mostly painkillers, some for the heeeeavy menstrual flow that I had, when and if I had a period at all and hormone balancing tabs on the first day already.
Fast forward to my new gynecologist. Same tests, same diagnosis but we decide to center my medication around PCOS and the chronic pain. It’s what is really affecting my entire being. My anxiety, my low self esteem and depression are all from my PCOS in one way or another. He suggested that I get OVARIAN DRILLING alongside my fibroids removal. But that is scheduled for the near future. And my body has been responding quite well to the Inositol.
I’ll cross my fingers in the mean time so things can turn out just fine.