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    Hypothyroidism and PCOS need support
    An_248507 posted:
    I am currently 18 years old and I found out I had PCOS after randomly not getting my period for over a year when I was 16. I started taking birth control to maintain my hormone levels. I gained twenty pounds and it was really hard for me to deal with because I never struggled with being overweight. When getting my blood work results back a couple months later to make sure my hormone levels were at a balanced level it showed up that my thyroid was out of whack. I went and saw an endocrinologist and found out i had hypothyroidism. All of this was a lot for me to handle because I was such a healthy child, never got sick, and couldn't understand why these things happened to me. After struggling for 3 years my thyroid levels are maintained with synthroid and I have tried three different birth controls for PCOS. I feel like i'm at a constant struggle with losing weight and trying to clear up my acne. I've stopped taking my birth control many times because I was so discouraged from not being able to lose weight. This would only lead to not getting my period but I did notice weight lose. I have been on Ortho Tri-cyclen, Be yaz, and now Kariva. All resulting in an obvious amount of weight gain even though all the doctors say birth control doesn't cause this. I am so discouraged and feel like I am going to be unhappy forever. About a year ago I met with a nutritionist and she gave me a full meal plan, needless to say it did nothing. I now weigh 154 lbs and I am about five feet four inches. I try to workout at least four times a week and eat as healthy as I can. I am just looking for someone who is also in my shoes, or any support or advice anyone has to offer. Please tell me i'm not alone and there is hope?!

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