Three years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS, the problem is, thats not what I have. At the time I had many of the symptoms, however I have only one of the "current" symptoms.
That is the lack of menstruation, which I control using birth control pills (as I can't stand kids, it works well)
The other problems are that I have now is a headache pretty much daily, it's there from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed. Excedrin helps, nothing else touches it.
At least once a day, everything becomes a blur and I have to catch myself to keep from falling down, I feel I'm about to pass out. Co-workers have noticed and commented on it, so it's not my imagination.
I suffer from depression, but that's also heredetary.
Often, not always, after intercourse, I get cramps so bad I can't move and just want to cry.
I can feel my right ovary at any given time, there's a constant pressure, sometimes becoming a stabbing pain that lasts about 10 seconds.
I have PMS-like symptoms - cramps, muscle aches, everything I normally have during PMS for 2-3 weeks of every month. Midol does help.
I'm tired - I could sleep at any given time, this seemed to have started about 5 years ago and is only getting worse as I get older.
I went to my doctor 18 years ago about the tiredness and headaches, I was diagnosed as "a teenager" and it was written off as that. I was 12.
A few years ago, an ultrasound of my right ovary (the one I can feel now, but couldn't then) had "countless" cysts, a few of which, one in particular, my doctor wanted to keep an eye on. A few months later she moved her practice out of state.
I have an appointment with a new doctor on February 4th, so if anyone has any ideas as to what I may have or should do I'd love to hear them.
I've already planned to take this list with me and hopefully get my new doctor to try to figure out what's wrong with me. If she can't or won't...it's off to a new one I go.