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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Wacky Hormones

Have you ever had one of those days there is something wrong and you just don't know what it is?  I felt that way yesterday.  I just was grumpy, moody, irritatable, whiny....

Warning: this is about personal medical information, but I wanted to share with whomever wants to continue:

Okay, so I do know what was wrong with me.  I have poly-cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and am in the early stages of diabetes (prediabetes, treated just like having it).  This syndrome causes me to not have regular periods when I'm not taking medicine.  So I have been trying to have a period for three weeks (talk about frustrating), needless to say I have a hormone imblance and sometimes it tips the scale.  (like yesterday)  With this syndrome it causes very heavy periods that are very painful.

So after a couple hours of griping about everything that was unfair I felt much better!  (I don't think Kyle felt better) I did a bunch of reading up on the syndrome this weekend.  I have ways to control the irregular periods and hormone imbalance, I just was in denial of being medication dependent.  So back on the medication I go, hope everything balances back out.

I didn't realize how many things that PCOS could affect.  Some of the symptoms are depression and anxiety.  I didn't realize that.  That explains a lot in the last few months while I wasn't taking it. So no more feeling sorry for myself (mostly in secret), back on the meds and extra effort on diet control should help. 
Wish me luck.

I'm not sure why I shared, but this is what was on my mind.


  1. My daughter has PCOS, too. Not fun!

    Hope you get those hormones on an even keel soon.


  2. Gee, I have that too..even though I got rid of that pesky uterus and ovaries I guess I'm still considered as "having it"...mine was not as severe as other peoples have been, but the heavy period thing was a real bummer and frankly, I don't miss it. Good luck with it and I think I even have a really good book about it that I will share if I can find it!

  3. hormones are never fun when they are out of wack.Good luck.

  4. I didn't know you had PCOS. I also didn't know that it could cause depression and anxiety. I have friends who have that and it makes sense now. I hope everything is able to get regulated again.