Yay! I got my periods. Probably it's the first time in my life I am so happy about getting my periods! Any one who deals with PCOS will share my feelings. At this point it looks like whatever Iam doing now with the food, exercise and medication is working. Iam keeping a diary and hope the changes I have brought in my life will work for me in future as well. Iam keeping my fingers crossed!
I got my periods for the first time when I was 13 years old. They were regular for the first 5 years and then started becoming irregular. I consulted several doctors but in vain. I got periods only when I took provera. None of the medicines seemed to work. After few years I was put on BCPs. The periods were regular but the BCPs were ruining my life. Weight gain, depression, fatigue and exhaustion were some of the side effects. I stopped the BCPs in Sept 2008 after using them for 6 years. I did not have a single period on my own since then. I had only 3 periods in the last one year and they were all induced by provera.My body doesn't take the provera very well. I feel very depressed and cranky.My doctor says it's important to have periods.Not having periods for a long time may cause endometrial cancer.I took the provera 3 months ago and my last period was in late July. I decided to listen to my body and stopped the provera. I have been reading about ayurveda and using natural foods which are known to help with irregular menstrual cycles.I have been doing this for a year now. I also brought additional changes in my diet ,exercise and started some prenatal vitamins and DHA tablets.Since my legs don't ache much now I have started bycling for about 20 minutes everyday. I have been doing Yogasanas which help with secretion of hormones. I will write a separate post for the foods and Yogasanas which I think have helped me.God, Thanks for answering my prayers.I see light at the end of the tunnel.
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