im 18 almost 19, and i thought i was normal until recently. i had skipped a period before but always got it the next month, but recently in my freshman year of college i was anything but normal, i havent gotten my period in almost 3 months. i knew i couldnt be pregnant, i looked online and read about PCOS and realized that i probably have it. i havent been diagnosed with it yet but when i was younger i had problems gaining weight. ive always felt that my body has been harrier than most girls my age, but it was blonde, so i never thought anything of it. also ive had pretty bad acne on my face chest and back and i thought it was just a hormonal thing. it got better this past year after being on skin id but since my last period its been pretty bad. after reading about everything it finally all makes sense. i didnt get my first period until i was around 15 and it wasnt regular until i was almost 16 and they have been ever since. but since being in college they havent been normal. im really scared about being diagnosed because i hear it causes infertility and ive taken that for granted. now i saw i dont want kids, but all anyone wants is to have a family and that might not happen. i was a varsity cheerleader in high school and i thought i was normal, but now i feel anything but normal.
I’ve got so many questions running through my head like, will being on birth control since I was a teenager ruin my chances of becoming pregnant? Will I be able to maintain this weight without the BC? Can I conceive naturally? How long will it take?
I’m glad I found this tumblr because I’ve needed to rant for a while now :) Advice? Suggestions? General comments?
What do you think?