Ericka shares her story on how she coped with having polycystic ovary syndrome (POCS).
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I was diagnosed with PCOS in June 2006 about 18 months ago. I first had a symptoms of course any girl woman understands when you’re in high school and middle school and you start your period and they start getting heavy and you have all these symptoms. I got on the pill when I was in my early 20’s and that helped it significantly and then when I was 35 and got up the pill with trying to start conceiving to have a child. Great into major problems and so does any women knows she goes from one doctor to the next, to the next to try to figure out what’s going on and you go get blood work done. Everything looks fine and you’re a little bit out of the chart but nothing significant until finally I went to the right doctor and found the right one and they did a bunch of blood work and most concerning part was my pro lactating levels, they were really off the charts. So they did some tests took an MRI and found the tumor on my pituitary gland and from there they did some more tests and so I’m on Dostinex which helps on the pituitary gland keeping those levels down and then I’m also on Metformin which also helps with your sugar levels. So these two drugs and a combination of three things that you must do when you have this SOS you must exercise every single day, you have to do that for your body, you must eat well you cannot eat their sugars. I know you crave their sugars, everybody wants that chocolate but you got to maintain your insulin levels and keep them at the level that is healthy through out the day. So that means eating two or three times to every two to three hours and so when you do that and then take your Metformin you’re going to start feeling so much better and your hormones can start getting balanced.