Thursday, May 14, 2009

We have a diagnosis

Today was the appointment with the RE. The Mr. and I went together. It was a really nice building, and everyone was really nice when we got there. We went back and talked to the Dr for probably almost an hour! It felt good to just pour out everything. Back when I started my period (when I was around 12) they were never regular. By the time I reached 15 they were very sporadic and when my period did come it was very, very painful! I got on birth control pills when I was 16 to "regulate" me. Even on BCP's my periods were still very painful! He listened to everything and then sent me in to have an ultrasound.

Once the ultrasound got started, they showed me my ovaries and they were covered with cysts!! The Dr came in and almost gasped - he said you definitely have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)! This means that I have lots of cysts on each of my ovaries. They can cause painful periods (check!) and sporadic periods (check!) AND infertility.

PCOS is actually a very common type of infertility. Good, I guess. The Dr was so shocked that I had it because I am not overweight. That is one of the main symptoms of PCOS. I also do not have excess body hair (another symptom).

So this is what I am dealing with. Unfortunately this is something that will affect me for the rest of my life. It can cause diabetes and heart conditions. At least I have a reason. The Dr started me on Femera. He said that some people that do not respond to Clomid, do respond to Femera. I go back in 2 weeks to see if this works.

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