Being trolled by my reproductive system(6 Posts)
I have PCOS but apart from "beautiful, textbook" ovaries and a little bit of swarthiness here and there, I have escaped most symptoms.
My boyfriend and I decided to throw away contraception and see what happens a year or so ago. My cycles are pretty regular, if a little long, and blah blah, it's all good.
I started taking thyroid meds and almost immediately, my cycle was tamed. I thought "eh up, here we go! fertility ho!" and then had incredibly sore boobs and extreme nausea... and then a period.
The next cycle, more nausea, lots of cramps all month, bloating, tummy getting a bit harder, fifty three day cycle, increased sense of smell.... and then a period.
And now, I'm on day four of this cycle and I have felt nauseous and with a lump in my throat the entire time. The bloating hasn't gone away, my tummy is still harder than normal. I put on like three or four kilos, all on my boobs and tummy. None anywhere else.
I have had no positive pregnancy test and I would take the blooming hint if I didn't look (and feel), so preggo.
Now, I know what I should do, I should go to the doctor and see what they have to say. I am not going to be doing that. This is because I had a suspected ectopic in Sept and the hospital doctor shouted at me and used only sarcasm to communicate with me.
I am so cross my reproductive system is trolling me like this. Why can't it just run program properly, why do I feel so sick all the time and why won't my belly just return to normal? shaky fist
And so help me, if I pop out a surprise baby in the bath in November, there will be trouble.
Anyone else had this happen?
I am sorry that you came across an unsympathetic medical person before but that should not in itself put you off from seeking advice from the GP this time around. You won't have to go to hospital or if you do you can go to another unit.
It may be that your thyroid medication needs further tweaking; is your thyroid over or under active?. BTW some GPs are totally not up to speed at all on such issues, let alone with PCOS as well, so you may well need to see a specialist.
My GP is lovely (as is my usual gyn), so I will go if this keeps going on like this. I guess I'm hoping for all the weird symptoms to cease, so I can get on with trying again. It just seems like a waste of an appointment for a phantom pregnancy.
My thyroid is (subclinically) underactive and they elected to treat it because I am so tired all the time. They thought Hashimoto's at first but ruled it out. The specialist I saw a month or so ago, seemed to think I could come off it when I stop TTC (for what ever reason), she said it could have been an infection or something?
I went to the GP eventually, after a couple of periods but still bloating up.
He went into overdrive, took my blood, tested my urine, did an internal, rang the gyn dept himself and said "if you don't hear back by Monday, I want to know" He also apologised for sending me back to the hospital that mistreated me before "I'd send you to your usual gyn but if you need an operation, you'll be going to that hospital anyway."
So, looks like it's more than mere trollery at work here. (My money is on fibroids)
I'll let you know what happens, there's nothing worse than threads on the internet where the lady is all like "I can't be pregnant but I feel pregnant" and then you never find out if she was pregnant all along or not.
And no reason for any of this found.
sounds frustrating. are they doing further tests?
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