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Medical_1234

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Hello everyone!! 😊 I’m very new to the app but I just wanted to say hi and ask one major question I guess? One thing I’ve been struggling with is being honest and open about my mental health struggles with my doctors. I know when I started to first feel depressed that I mentioned it but I was never “diagnosed” with it and they seemed to assume that because we stopped therapy (my mom couldn’t afford it anymore) that I was fine and would grow out of it. My last physical I was finally open about my anxiety (but not depression) and all I was told was to breathe. I started breaking down in tears when I was diagnosed with PCOS because I had to go on birth control and every one I’ve tried had made me gain more weight and affected my mental health tremendously, but I was told if I’m not on it I had a high risk of developing cancer. I guess my whole point to this story is, if you’ve been diagnosed, has it helped at all? Would you say it’s worth it? And how do you find the doctors that will listen to your concerns?

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    • Mrs.Jess

      678d

      @Medical_1234 diet has been the best help for naturally managing things. Gluten free/dairy free, whole foods, no processed sugars or refined carbs.

    • WorthGold

      678d

      Im on the same boat. By the time i found out about my pcos i was in my late 20s. I am from central america and seeing a therapist is extremely frowned upon not to mention having something thats this debilitating 😥 ❤️

    • Mrs.Jess

      678d

      This is such a frustrating feeling! I have been diagnosed with pcos for 13 years but had issues way before that. Birth control actually wrecked havoc on my body. I gained weight, had vulva pain, bacteria vaginosis every time I had sex with my husband. I have been off birth control for 5 years now.

    • Citla

      679d

      This is also the reason why I don’t want to go on birth control…my mental health is very important to me but honestly I’m going to try to fix my hormones naturally before I ever decided to go on birth control or etc.

      • Medical_1234

        679d

        @Citla I really want to do that as well, I was just so scared when she told me that. Have you found anything that helps yet?

        • Citla

          678d

          @Medical_1234 Not yet, I’m still working on how to get my period naturally :(

        • Mrs.Jess

          678d

          @Medical_1234 diet has been the best help for naturally managing things. Gluten free/dairy free, whole foods, no processed sugars or refined carbs.

    • VeggieSandwichQueen

      679d

      This is so real! Most medical doctors unfortunately haven’t had enough training in responding to mental health concerns. I find it helpful to have a list of things to discuss with my doctor so I don’t feel rushed and forget things. Odds are next time you go they’ll ask how you’ve been doing, and that could be the perfect time to mention that you’ve been struggling with declining mental health. You could also call the office and ask if they have a referral to any therapists for help coping if that’s something you’re open to/have the resources for. Best of luck to you!!

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