At the age of 17 I finally got my first period. I was different then all they other teenage girls. Even though I was thin and fit at the time, I was starting to have extreme mood swings and embarrassing hair growing on my face. Gross! I had 2 painful cycles and then things just stopped. Until I was the age of 20. I went to numerous doctors who only gave me the once over and slapped me with birth control. Because I was young, and not ready to have a child, I was discarded. I felt out of control of my body. At 22 I was 50lbs overweight, tired and depressed. All my friends around me started to get pregnant, and I started to worry. I haven’t had a cycle in years and what if I couldn’t conceive? I felt like my body wasn’t mine anymore. I was sick of it, so I took matters into my own hands. I started researching gynecologists. I went to one after another not expecting the answers they gave me. I finally came across a doctor who I demanded to give me tests and figure out why exactly this was happening to me. I found out I have high levels of testosterone. Unfortunately, I lost my insurance before I could figure out why exactly my levels were so off. But that didn’t mean I had to stop there at healing my body. I took it upon myself to educate myself on natural ways of treating the body. I adapted a organic healthy way of living and incorporated acupuncture along with herbs. I believe the body is an amazing healing machine, that with the right tools can fix anything. I feel better and my symptoms are drastically lessening. My fiance and I have started trying to conceive. And although my cycles are not back and I fully haven’t lost the weight. I understand it takes time and things are definitely improving. Without medication (Ha! Take that Doc!). It is really disheartening how out of touch doctors are today with nutrition and the body. I had many doctors sneer at me because I didn’t want to take medication and tell me I didn’t need testing. Don’t let the same mistake happen to you. Follow your gut and don’t make the mistake of giving up. Educate yourself with the knowledge that’s out there. You are in charge of yourself. If you don’t fight for your body who will?