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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

PCOS & ME

My name is Miesha and I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). This is something that I have never shared with my blogging viewers. There are many things that characterize having this disorder and most often than not it is hard to diagnose.






My first OB/GYN diagnosed me with PCOS when I was 19. The first indication was my irregular cycle. She had me do a barrage of testing (for hormone levels), then sent me to a radiologist for an ultrasound.

From the ultrasound I could see the many cysts that are on my ovaries. Although not harmful, my doctor told me that conceiving a child could be a problem in the future. At that time I wasn't thinking anything about having kids so I tucked the information she gave me in the back of my mind.






Actual ultrasound image of a Polycystic ovary

My doctor also advised maintaing a healthy weight (which I obviously did not do) because weight loss could become a constant struggle. When I was 19, I weighed the same amount that I do now so I wasn't thinking about weight gain/loss either..big mistake!

I do have quite a few of the other characteristics, acne and pesky facial hairs being the most irritating. My cycle is easily regulated with birth control pills.

When I was ready to get pregnant, my doctor prescribed clomid to induce ovulation. I know many with PCOS struggle to conceive. I was blessed with two healthy daughters from successful clomid cycles.

Outside of that, having PCOS hasn't caused me any serious health issues. Now that my weight is under control, I should be able to maintain a healthy weight. This can be done without any medication and with consistent diet and exercise.

More information about PCOS

Thank you for letting me share this, the symptoms can be a bit embarrassing to talk about if you're living with it.

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11 comments:

Ro said...

*sigh* that took courage and heart!
Thanks for sharing :-)
I was disgnosed when I was 18

Miesha Roshawn said...

@ Ro, like you said the other day, sharing is caring :-)!

Erin said...

How courageous of you to share this information with your readers. I understand how difficult that can be. I hope you're able to keep your PCOS under control from here on out. Thanks for sharing!

Brown English Muffin said...

tfs

Miesha Roshawn said...

@ Erin, you sharing your story inspired me to share this with others. Honestly you never know how much what you are saying is helping others, so I thank you dear :-)

Like Mousse Au Choco said...

thank you for your courage to sharing this with us.God is great, he gaves you 2 healthy kids hallelujah !!!!!!

Tim said...

It must have taken a lot of guts to share that. I also like the saying mentioned above "sharing is caring!" so true! :)

Erin said...

Aww...thanks, Miesha! It was certainly hard writing about it, because I knew if I wrote about it, then I would have to face it. This is our reality. Thanks again for sharing.

LadyRoz said...

your inspiring

Moni @ CL Journal said...

I understand you wanting to come out and share, as I have 3 fibroids as well as cysts and I understand the frustration and I documented my struggle as well. One thing we women have to do is talk to each other about what ails us and what steps we are taking to inform each other about the symptoms/procedures that can be taken to combat what ails us.

It took courage to talk about it and I applaud you!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

i am a new follower and you are gorgeous...i am your newest follower!

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