Our Story- Alica (Co-Founder)

I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) back in 2010.

I had been on the contraceptive pill for about 4 years, which regulated my periods. It was only when I came off the pill when I began to first notice unusual changes. I was skipping periods for 2, sometimes 3 months. I was young and unaware of any gynaecological conditions such as PCOS which could affect my periods in such a way,so I resorted to frantically taking home pregnancy tests every few weeks as I believed this could be the only cause of skipping periods and increasing abdominal pain I was experiencing.

As the pain and unpredictable periods worsened, the only thing I could think to do was to visit my local A&E. The long wait in A&E only caused my young, unaware mind to think the worst. “What was wrong with me?!” My short time with the A&E health professional didn’t leave me with anymore answers. He just gave me strong painkillers for the pain and sent me on my way.

After a few more confusing months I visited my GP, who was much more helpful. He refered me to have an ultrasound scan on my abdomen. A week later I received my results back, I had polycystic ovaries. I wasn’t told how severe, what this meant or if it could be treated. I was later refered to the Diabetes & Endocrine Clinic, which I have to attend every few months.

The trips to the clinic are always very vague. They check my weight and ask me how I have been feeling. I thought this may just be standard procedure until I shared my story with Saschan and become involved with The WombRoom. I have since carried out my own research on my condition and I will now be expecting more answers from my next visit to the clinic.

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  1. This site is like a clsasroom, except I don’t hate it. lol

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