Hello, my name is Natasha and I'm 16 years old.
I've had symptoms of PCOS since I was about 12~13. My mom took me to a doctor when I was 13 because she was concerned by the amount of hair I had, my acne, and how I'd go months without a period. The doctor was very rude and told my mom I only had these problems because I was fat. A few months later I was in the ER because a cyst ruptured on my ovaries. The OBGYN doctor told me it was possible that I had PCOS, but I was too young to diagnose.
A few months ago I was very hurt by some things my classmates were saying about hairy women, and my mom took me to the doctor again. This one actually took blood tests unlike the other ones and confirmed that I had higher testosterone levels and most likely had PCOS. The only problem is I refuse to have a vaginal ultrasound, which is what he really wants to confirm it. I've been on metformin and a birth control that had worked so far for a little over one month.
I joined soulcysters in hope of getting support from people who understand what I'm going through rather than my mom or online friends who don't really quite understand it. (I haven't had enough courage to tell any of my really good friends from school because teenagers are really immature when it comes to these type of things.) I'm really self conscious and get really depressed when it comes to things about my body, and I think because of PCOS it's going to be even harder to be happier about myself.
That was probably too long, sorry >.<