Quoting Our little miracle Emily:“ Welcome aboard ladies! So glad to see the odds being beat! Most woman if diagnosed early can be helped ... [snip!] ... comments from my about me page that I wanted to share with others who may be struggling too in hopes of helping others as well.”
22 yrs? Holy cow, I thought mine was bad. I was always a size 2-4 in highschool (give or take), but my cycles were screwed up. I was put on the pill early on so that helped a little. By the time I went into the Navy my cycles weren't great, but the weight gain had gradually taken presidence. Once I got out of the service it went to smurf. Literally in 1 month I put on 50 lbs and I barely ate a thing. The dr's couldn't figure out what was causing it. (1996) By 1999, I went from 110 lbs to 175 lbs and it was driving me nuts! My hair started to fall out, I couldn't lose weight, I had acne for the first time IN MY LIFE! WTF!!! I had gone through 2 husbands (first one was abusive, second one ran off with my best friend because he knocked her up) by 2003 and by this time the skin tags were forming and the dr's knew what was going on, but couldn't control it. In 2005, 3 months before I got remarried again, I had surgery to check on my tubes, make sure my uterus was looking okay. They removed 15-30 tiny pearl white hard as nails cysts the size of a pea. They don't know what they were or how they got there. By Oct 2005 my cycles began to regulate, but my blood work showed I was in menopause. In Aug of 2007 we were fed up with everything and so I got off my drugs....the rest you know. Now, I haven't had a PP period yet so we'll see what happens. I'm taking a preggo test tonight to see if MAYBE we're preggo again. Who knows. As for my skin tags...they were worse during pregnancy, but I cut those bad boys off with clippers. My hair...thank goodness for color so it doesn't look that bad.