I was never really into the whole sex thing until I met the right guy. When I started having sexual relations, I was 18 years old.
A few years later, (age: 20) I had my first well woman's exam and all was natural.
No STDs, I had a clear bill of health. Only been with one guy. Three days AFTER my woman's exam, I started my period.
**Back Tracking-- I started my menstrual cycle at 13 and had irregular periods. Sometimes I'd have them lasting 1 day, sometimes 3 days, sometimes 3 weeks. And sometimes I would have two periods a month. (Example: Have one that last two days, and 1 week later I'd start again.) So it's never been a 'normal' lifestyle for me.**
**Fast forward 4 years after the exam. and LOTS and LOTS of cramps and mood swings later.**
I've gain a lot of weight since I started, not going to denying being fat already.
I have went to many, many, many doctors. And the end result was always the same. "You're fat, lose weight, exercise, eat right and you'll be okay."
Not lying. I'm completely serious about that quote. Okay, I get it. I'm fat and need to lose weight. Not going to happen when I cramp so bad I can't even stand up sometimes. I needed help, and got denied. Time after time after time.
Finally... Three months ago I found a doctor who would actually listen to me.
I have blood work done, no shocker here, I'm severely anemic.
They put me on: Zoloft 50mg, iron supplement, and nerve medicine.
I get a referral to see a OBGYN.
Made the appointment and she does an exam on me and refers me to a specialist to have a vaginal ultrasound.
She puts me on : Medroxypergesterone 10mg
And since I'm on anti - depressants it limits the birth control options for me. So..
She puts me on: Ortho Progesterone 28's
I started the Medroxyprogesterone and by the 8th out of 10 days, I finally stopped my period.
It was amazing. I was happy and had energy. A dream come true for me.
I have my ultrasound done and I told her all the symptoms I have and had have and told her that my doctor thought maybe I had PCOS.
She straight up rejected that idea because "with PCOS women don't usually have their period at all."
She's doing the ultrasound and I'm bombarding her with questions and she's nice enough to explain what I was seeing and what she was doing.
I'm told that the bumps all over my ovaries are follicles. And that it appears that I 'more than likely' have PCOS. My ovaries are nearly twice the size they should be, and my uterus is retroverted as well. (She said normal ovaries are 3cm, mine were a little above 5cm.)
She told me that she wanted to send the video she took and the snap shots to a certain kind of specialist before she makes an absolute conclusion.
Meanwhile, the next day, I start my pack of pergesterone pills. That day all is well, that night I lightly started bleeding again.
Next morning I leave for work, by the time I get there and make it to the bathroom I have already filled my heavy flow overnight pad up, bled through my pants and had blood clots bigger than I have ever had.
(Clotting is normal for me, I've had golf ball size clots since I started 4 years ago.)
But now I'm having severe cramps, HUGE emotional outbursts, clots coming out of me as big as lemons, and dozens of golf ball size pieces at the same time.
When I go to the restroom I sit and push and push and clot after clot falls out.
I'm hurting like crazy..
I took Friday off of work after I got there. I've been laying in bed since then with my heating pad.
Advil, Midol, nothing is helping me. Just my heating pad.
I know if I go to the ER I'll just get called fat and be charged for fake Advils and charged $500 like I have been before.
I really just need someone's help..
Any advice, ideas on what to ask, even just someone who had had a similar experience.
I'm really sorry for how long this ended up being. But I've had many years of history that added up to where I am now... :(
If you have read any of this, even skipped around, thank you.. You have no idea how bad it is to be me right now. :(