Hello fellow cysters
I was dx with PCOS back in 2001 and have fought every step of the way since to get healthy. Unfortunately its not something we are ever going to get rid of but we can be happy with ourselves and live our lives to the fullest.
I was told point blankly... "you'll always be fat, will always have body hair like a man, be bald by the age 30 & will never be able to conceive children". Hows that for dampening any hopes of finding someone to love you and spend the rest of your life with, creating your very own family?
A year later I did meet the man of my dreams, fell pregnant almost a year after that (altho miscarried) and found a new determination. I found a new doctor & an online forum for cysters to unite & support one another. Since then I have lost weight, gained some much needed self confidence, ran a support group in Adelaide & given birth to my daughter in November 2008. I am now 31 years of age, still have all of my hair on my head, have less hair on my body & less weight to carry. I know that the chances of my daughter having PCOS too is extremely likely but I now know how to help her on her way & deal with a lot of the symptoms.
It can happen.. you can get healthy with PCOS & if you are one of the lucky ones like me, you can have that much wanted family of your own. I do have friends with PCOS that will never have children for one reason or another & my heart goes out to them, but they haven't let it stopped them from getting on with other facets of their lives & other dreams they wish to make come true.
Good luck to you all & may we all get fit & healthy & kick that PCOS in the butt with a mighty "You will not defeat me!"