Share your stories of how and when you were diagnosed.
Please share how and when you found out. I don't mean to pry though I just want to know if there are others that have similar stories.
Three years ago, we went through hell and back. Both of us were unemployed for nearly a year. By the grace of God, DH finally got a job though with no insurance. This lasted for nearly a year until he got his current job. So for nearly two years we had no insurance and very little income. In the process my stress level went out of control as did my menstrual cycle. It would come and stay for several weeks, then a few weeks later would return. At one point, I had it for FOUR months solid. It was horrible. There was nothing we could do. We couldn't afford an office visit and we were told he made to much to go to the Health Unit. Anywho, fast forward to the beginning of 2011. We finally got insurance and was able to see the doctor. After a horrific exam, he put me on progesterone and told me I had PCOS. I was not happy with the results, it was better though my cycle was still coming much more often than it should. I literally begged for birth control and he refused. So I searched for another doctor. He told me that I had an underactive thyroid, and put me on BC, Metaformin (I am also prediabetic) and Levothyroxine. I just had my levels checked and they upped the levothyroxine. I really hope it helps with my weight loss. I am still not sure if I have PCOS because the test they want to run is not included in my insurance, and we can't afford it.
I really hope all of found out before you had to go through what I did. HUGS!