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I Am Suffering Emotionally From Pcos

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    Hopeful, Yet Discouraged.

    I was diagnosed with PCOS late April 2013. I've always felt something was wrong with me. Last year I only had two periods and thought maybe it was due to stress. I seemed to gain weight faster and was unable to lose any. I was always tired, sluggish and most of all depressed. I...
    HeatherM1988 HeatherM1988 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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    I found out a little over a year ago

    that I had pcos... I suffer from severe acne as well as excessive weight and all the problems with hair growing where it shouldn't :/ i also have extremely irregular periods. I went to the doctor about it and was prescribed birth control. However when it was time to go back I...
    Stark16 Stark16 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I Think Pcos Destroy's One's Self-confidence

    I'm 14 years old, and I was diagnosed with PCOS only a few days ago. The doctor told me not to worry since it could be treated, but I researched on what PCOS is and my spirits kept on being dragged down. I remember seeing that a woman with PCOS is more likely to suffer from...
    IHaveNotANameButAnIdentity IHaveNotANameButAnIdentity 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with PCOS about a month ago.

    I have had a suspicion for years that I have this but went to three doctors who dismissed it right away without taking blood work because I didn't have any of the "typical" symptoms. I didn't have facial hair or missed periods so therefore they decided it wasn't worth looking...
    Ber921 Ber921 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    I am 20 years old and was diagnosed with pcos 4

    years ago. Since then i have to shave my face, mustache, and neck everyday as I'm sure most of you do. I had really bad acne when i was younger but now it is maintained. I have hair all over and its really embarrassing because i cant wear my hair up without shaving. I have only...
    emily127 emily127 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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