I went to a new primary care doctor in NY who did a full lab workup of my thyroid, hormones, et all upon request. I found out that I have PCOS and abnormally high testosterone. That would explain the issues that started when I was a teenager: fatigue, unexplainable depression, complete lack of emotions and heart pain.
High testosterone in women can cause inability to lose weight and weight gain so a catch-22. However, when I was a teenager I was a size zero and thats when the problems started, and I started slowly gaining weight and having issues losing it after that. I was active in sports as well. I didnt understand why other people could eat so many things and I would have one drink of pepsi and suddenly gain weight. I have an explainable reason for things now and I think its treatable.
I am still researching and learning more about it, and trying to see if there are healthy things I can do to help treat this condition. I’m hopeful it will lesson my depression and normalize my gender-expression. Maybe a boost in mood will help me lose weight faster as I will be able to be more active and engaged, I already am starting to have more energy and am walking more.
I don’t know if this explains the bipolar or schizoaffective, but it could be linked or made it more severe. I’m watching a video about it and he says cut out caffeine and stimulants. I dont know if I have adrenal issues…or if thats linked too. Still trying to make sense of all this. Does anyone know of a treatment or is hormone treatment safe like hormone blockers?