I was diagnosed with PCOS two years ago and I've been on birth control pills and spironolactone, 200mg a day. I am a single woman, never married; my parish priest knows that I am on birth control for hormone therapy and has given me permission to use them. I am not insulin resistant, nor do I have diabetes.
I've been thinking ahead in the future about what would happen to me when I do get married. I am aware that spironlactone is highly dangerous to take while conceiving a child (infant boys will not develop testes/severe deformities, etc.) and from what I've read online, if a woman gets pregnant and is on the drug, she has to have a mandatory abortion. I obviously wouldn't want this to happen.
The other problem is that I know that my future husband would not be allowed to use condoms or to have himself "pull out" or any other type of birth control. So I would risk getting pregnant every time I had intercourse with him and with my daily medications running inside my system, thus risking congenital deformities, etc...
I also know that if I had a daughter, I would be passing PCOS to her because it is congenital. I wouldn't want my daughter to have this syndrome.
I don't want to stop taking my medications because they help me so much. My PCOS is very severe.
Because of everything I have just stated, I've personally decided to remain celibate for the rest of my life. Am I being too over dramatic? Am I being responsible? Am I going against God's Will or is it God's Will to not want me to become a mother? Should I get a hysterectomy? My mother had one because her PCOS became worse during menopause, she had huge cysts.
I really would like to hear everyone's opinions, especially from other women that have PCOS. Thanks. :)