My husband and I have been trying to conceive for over a year. In the beginning I had 1 miscarriage, and 1 that was unknown. My periods were regular and everything was fine, until a few months after the possible 2nd miscarriage I began to gain weight like crazy and not feeling good, very tired, and then my periods went haywire! I was starting school and I was on my period for 3 months. I figured it was stress. Well, the last 2 weeks before I went to see a doc I was in Finals and I figured that my periods had gotten very very heavy was bc of stress from tests. I was going through a pad every hour, I couldn't even put in a tampon cuz it wouldn't do any good. I began to get lightheaded when I stood up and that's when I was like ok, time to see a doctor. I went to the ER and the doctor told me it was normal. I was fine. I went home and sat on the couch. I went to stand up and feel back on the couch bc of how dizzy I got. my husband took me to another ER and they ran all kinds of test on me. Sure enough, they did a TSH (thyroid) blood test on me. Never had a problem with my thyroid. But my TSH levels were 13 (normal is below 5). I followed up with my GYN after my ultrasound scans came back negative for fibroids, but definitely had multiple cysts on both ovaries. She said if I kept having the same problem after I started my synthroid, then she would put me on birth control. Since I have started my synthroid, they have had to adjust my meds cuz things weren't quite back to normal. But now, I am getting my periods every month (still not the normal 28 days....sometimes its 20 days, sometimes its 31 days) and the sluggishness and exhaustion feeling is pretty much gone. My only complaint is the pain from the cysts. This last period was EXCRUCIATING (i had a nail go up my foot twice and never cried, these pains put me in fetal position and i cried) and I called my GYN about it. I have never been diagnosed with PCOS, but I am pretty sure I have it to some degree. But whatever, husband and I just want to have a baby. My GYN put me on birth control to help regulate my periods and get them back on track. I am hoping it works. These doctors that say "Oh its normal" and you don't feel like its normal, go get a second opinion! Only you know your body. You can tell whats normal and what is not. if I had listened to that doctor and thought all this was normal, who knows where I would have ended up!) Hopefully the next time I post, I will be posting that we are pregnant! Fingers crossed!View Thread
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