Hi Wray, This blog has been so helpful to me. I have self diagnosed myself so far, but have set up an apt with a Doc that specializes in hormone balance. Can't get in until mid August though.
I have had PCOS since I started my menses late at 16. Had a terrible episode and ended up in the hospital for 4 days sedated. No surgery, they just put me on BC. I stayed on them for ten years and then came off to have my two children.
Got pregnant very easy, but had really hard pregnancies. Pre term labor at 20 and 22 weeks for both children. They never figured out why.
After that they have tried to put me back on BC, but I have a lot of swelling. I always quit on my own and then started researching. I started natural progesterone 3 months ago.
At first didn't see a diff, then read a blog with my exact symptoms, and it said she was not taking enough. I am sure that was the case for me because I have been using the same tube for 3 months and its not empty yet.
I did increase my dose, and my period came in just two weeks. Then two weeks later I get my period again, but this time with a high fever and a lot pain for the whole period. I did get diagnosed with a kidney infection, I think because I got dehydrated, but I don't think all the pain and fever was due to just the kidney infection.
I know I currently have ovarian cysts and at least one was the size of a golf ball. Is it possible I applied enough that it was causing the cysts to rupture? Really appreciate your feedback.