Charlotte Gardner, 19 years of age
by Charlotte Gardner
(Essex, London, UK)
I have been having problems since I was 16 when I decided to go on the pill due to, not only having a boyfriend at the time but, suffering with very painful, heavy periods. My GP put me onto Yasmin as I did not want to gain weight, but what a mistake that was - I suffered with depression, terrible mood swings and cried all the time! I came off of it after a few months and although I felt better and not so emotional, sex started to be very painful and my periods got worse too. I then went back on as I started to get acne too - thinking that it will sort my face out it made it worse and once again, my moods and emotions fell to rock bottom! So my GP gave me antibiotics and isotrexin gel for my skin to clear up, and came off the pill - but had to come off them as they gave me sickness and an upset tummy! I am now finally off the pill and although the GP keep offering it to me I refuse to go on it as I believe it is the cause of all my problems and I would rather get better the healthy and natural way - so after seeing how well my mum now is after using the Natpro cream for 2 years now after suffering with an early menopause, I am determined to feel as good as her!
It has been 3 years since all of this started and after 2 ultrasounds and over a handful amount of visits to the GP, they have finally diagnosed me with PCOS - I luckily do not suffer with excess hair, but with acne, I have gained weight and find it extrmely difficult to lose it, I crave naughty food all the time, and even when I'm full up about to be sick I still have to keep eating and literally cannot stop myself, I have awful pelvic pains from the left side to the right and back again, I hadn't come on my period from Jan - Jun 2012 (and in that period my skin was the clearest it had ever been and I never felt so good), but then after coming back on end of June on I am now at rock bottom again, I feel extremely stressed and emotional, I well up throughout the day, my heart races for no apparant reason, I have hot flushes, I dislike everyone around me (on a bad day obviously) - I could say so many more but I am now upset ha ha. It is ruining my social life and work life/routine, I have the most amazing friends and boyfriend but the only person I am ever nice to is, luckily for her, my mum and I really want to be well again!
I am about to purchase the PCOS powder vitamin dosage so hopefully this will work. If anyone would like to email me who is currently taking it, please do: (Hi Charlotte We find giving email via a website invites spam, which we all have an excess of! So I've removed yours.) - I would love to know how you are feeling being on it and whether you have lost weight, really like to know what are the best things to do to feel better or what steps to take, I'm sick of feeling this way I just want to be happy and lose weight and feel good again!