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    Diagnosed when i was around 19/20.

    Lots of Dr visits but finally got to get some sort of clarification. i suffer from some of the symptoms but over the years i've learnt to manage the symptoms as best as i can. Time to kick this PCOS to the curb. Lol.
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Still Hoping For The Bundle Joy

    Been 10 months lost over 30 lbs. but still no ovulation, My eating habits are better its just hard everday knowing I might never have a child..My faith is small everyday I see people with children that druggies or don't even care and it pains me that they just don't care about...
    Starshine2315 Starshine2315 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    This should say "I no longer have PCOS".

    After 15-17yrs (dx in 2000-2001) of dealing with symptoms that changed my looks, my spirit, and left me unable to have children. All my tests came back 100% normal, no indication that I have PCOS anymore, after a year long organic, plant based cleanse. The doctor called me...
    Nix820 Nix820 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I have PCOS. There's not a lot of awareness

    for it and I've noticed that PCOS is different for every girl/woman who suffers from it. I feel like a lot of women are embarrassed to talk about it and don't want to face that they have it. I highly recommend going on Facebook if you have one and liking the page PCOS Diva. It's...
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F Aug 1, 2014

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    I'm 21 years old and I was first diagnosed with

    PCOS 2 years ago. I've always had irregular periods and always ignored it until one day my period came and never went away. It took 3 months until my doctor told me to take the pill to stop it. I'm asian and always been a little more hairy than average but hair removal was never...
    blossomgirl101 blossomgirl101 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    before i say anything I'm not 100% sure

    but i think i may have pcos, i will be checking with my doc to be sure. i have many of the symptoms of it. i am super scard that I do cause i really want kids, i just want to cry. I'm afraid to mention it to my husband because he doesn't want kids right now anyways. so I'm after...
    endlessnightwander endlessnightwander 22-25, F Jan 18

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    I am 17 and was diagnosed around August 2014.

    My doctor was almost positive I didn't have PCOS because I didn't fit the stereotype: I was thin, muscular from years of competitive soccer, I had next to no acne, and wasn't visibility hairy. Still, as another couple appointments went by, she wasn't sure what was causing my...
    brittj10 brittj10 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8, 2015

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    I am new to this and I didn't know

    who better to ask than with people who experience these things themselves. I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and it ******* sucks. I've always had irregular periods since I was younger and I even got a ovarian cyst removed when I was 15. I'm 22 now and at one point my period...
    CrippleChips CrippleChips 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    I don't know if i have Pcos

    but there's a chance i do since i have all symptoms of it. I go to the doctor on the 24th to diagnose it and i'm kind of scared. Any helpful words or advice?
    ninirod ninirod 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    Hello everyone! I'm 21 years old

    and have had the classic PCOS symptoms since I was 14 however I have only recently been "diagnosed" . PCOS is a truly exhausting and lonely condition. Because of the nature of it and the embarrassing symptoms that accompany it, I find it hard to comfortably talk to anyone about...
    demitaylorx demitaylorx 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2014

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    I Don't Know If I Have Pcos

    I find out on Friday if I have PCOS. I'm seeing a natural doctor and have high hopes for a solution. My symptoms  have ranged from skin tags, weight gain, hot surges, moodiness, facial hair, ovarian cysts, unable to sleep but being so fatigued that all I want to do is sleep...
    Soultryst Soultryst 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2010

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    I am so frustrated and tired.

    I want answers and I'm sick of being sick.
    Asexy1101 Asexy1101 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2015

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    Hey y'all!Some uplifting news to my fellow pcos

    sufferers..I have pcos BUT I am now pregnant!Yes you heard or rather read correctly.:) Metformin and progesterone helped a ton.I moved 5 months ago so getting pregnant was the last thing on my mind.But mid November I took a hpt and to my surprise it was positive!:)So despite...
    SnowVixen SnowVixen 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 5, 2014

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    have you ever felt like your letting people down

    when you can't get pregnant? I feel crushed every time and I feel like ir hurts my boyfriend too.
    feleciab27 feleciab27 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2015

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    feel free to use me as your personal diary

    or a person to vent to. I'm a great listen and I can give you advice:)
    KyloIsBen KyloIsBen 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2015

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    I cannot begin to express how much I hate

    living with pcos. I've come to hate my body because of this stupid ******* disease. Not to mention the meds make me incredibly nauseous and headache-y. I can't stand it anymore uhhhghgg.
    heyscubby heyscubby 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2015

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    I Have Pcos

    I was diagnosed with PCOS around 4-5 years ago (around 15 or 16). I thought I was having appendicitis early one morning and had my parents rush me to the hospital. When I got there and they did some tests they found at least 4 cysts on my ovaries with the biggest one causing me...
    smartandbeautiful3 smartandbeautiful3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    I Consider It a Curse.

       Where do I begin with this. As young as I was to say 8 or 9. I remember waking up in my sleep and hurting so bad I would cry. Momma said "OH its growin pain" I would be walking in the groc. store or out playing and I would double over with pain.Still being told (even by...
    mommatrish mommatrish 41-45, F 8 Responses Mar 22, 2008

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    This morning, I got a call the broke my

    heart: "The doctor sent your prescription to the pharmacy, and she wanted to let you know that you have Poly Cystic ovaries." She didn't need to explain to me what it was. It's something you come to know about when you've been in the TTC world as long as I have, and it's...
    BrynleeRaine BrynleeRaine 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

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    I'm so tired with dealing with PCOS.

    I feel like nobody really understands what I go through. It's frustrating dealing with hair that grows places it is not suppose to, never knowing if I'm gonna have a period or not, and facing the fact that I cannot have kids. Birth control helped but made me seriously depressed...
    Chelology Chelology 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    Hi everyone, it's nice to be able to vent

    and talk about this ongoing struggle that I gave everyday with PCOS. I was diagnosed when I was 15 years old, I am now 20. During the past 5 years I was taking birth control pills which I thought was the miracle drug, but soon I decided I no longer wanted to be on medicine. If...
    vnicole vnicole 18-21, F Jan 6, 2015

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    I Am Cured, And It May Work For You

    Hi, I have been suffering with this for more than 20+ years. I hate the disease and all the symptoms that come with it. I have tried every treatment and diet (vegan 2 yr, low carb 2 yr, gluten free 4 yr, zone, paleo, med, etc..), and exercise program known to women. I have tried...
    asmith13431 asmith13431 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    I gained sixty lbs before the doctors finally

    figured out what was going on. I'm allergic to metformin, and haven't been able to get the weight off. Suggestions? I eat well and exercise. It's just so incredibly frustrating and I hide away Cuz I'm so embarrassed about his fat I am. I don't hike or kayak anymore... It's...
    kg54933 kg54933 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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    I've had the typical symptoms of PCOS

    that most of you have probably had since I was a child.... hirsutism, excessive weight gain, irregular periods, and acne. I remember speaking with a Dr when I was in junior high about how I thought I had PCOS and he said, "it's possible" and didn't discuss it any further...
    briii93 briii93 22-25, F Jan 10

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    I don't know whats worse,

    feeling ugly, depressed or manly all the time. I always hear there is someone out there I just have to look hard enough but whats the point in trying if I get avoided or told "I don't want to be with you but i don't mind ******* you"?
    xboo15 xboo15 22-25, F Apr 20, 2015

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    I've been diagnosed with pcos

    since 13 (I am now 20) and I just now caved to try birth control to help these symptoms... I'm not comfortable taking hormones but I need to do something. Anyone having success losing weight with pcos? It's so much harder and I feel like I'm only gaining...
    19MangoTango95 19MangoTango95 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2015

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    PCOS: The Bane Of My Life.

    June 27th I went to the ER after suffering horrible pain in my lower left abdomen. The pain spread to my groin, up into my rib cage, and wrapped around my back. Nothing I did made it feel better. Standing up and walking made it unbearable. After work I decided something was...
    angreen9913 angreen9913 26-30, F Oct 10, 2013

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    Why my palms and feet swell

    and sometimes rashes appear? Is it only me or every PCOS+ woman is suffering this? Or is it not related with PCOS at all !?
    beyondhorizon beyondhorizon 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2015

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    hey guys I was wondering

    if I could get some tips on how to lose weight. I have been working out hard but I've only lost like 5 pounds and I'm really frustrated. please help
    KyloIsBen KyloIsBen 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2015

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    Today I just asked if body hair goes away

    as you get older and found out about PCOS. I'm 16 and I have body hair every where; my stomach, chest, back, and face. My acne is severe, I've have it on my thighs, butt, back, and armpits. I have crazy periods, doctors say it will become regulated, but it's been 3yrs. Come on...
    cbaileyg cbaileyg 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    After washing my hair tonight

    and seeing once again more of it coming out *sigh* I jumped online, because I heard something about drinking spearmint tea to help with PCOS. It also led me to see that taking saw palmetto 320 mg helps with hair loss too? Please tell me there's someone out there doing that and...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2015

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    I hate seeing everyone complaining about

    pregnancy aches and pains on Facebook. I think to myself, at least you can even get pregnant. It doesn't come from a place of hate or any thing and in fact my emotion towards my infertility has gotten much better and easier to deal with over the years. I have even accepted not...
    ZZlmeleneyZZ ZZlmeleneyZZ 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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    Hi Everyone! My name is Amanda

    and I am 26 years old married to the love of my life. One thing I have always heard from anyone I meet is how amazing I am with children. They seem to be drawn to me and Elementary Education was always my calling but I thought my calling was to be a great mother to my own...
    AmandaL12 AmandaL12 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2015

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    I was diagnost with PCOS recently.

    Im only 16. I rearely got my period and always had access hair. I knew something was always wrong. I had gotten pylonital cysts and my surgeon wanted my thyriod doctors to do tests so they did. I was then diagnost. Its been rough. Ive been missing a lot of school and im trying...
    PCOSstrength PCOSstrength 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    I am 25 & I was just recently diagnosed with

    pcos. I've struggled with irregular periods since I was 20. I have really long and heavy periods. Last week I had to do another biopsy to make sure I haven't developed any cancer cells. I'm so scared to go in for the results. My doctor put me on birth control last month. The...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 20, 2015

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    I had pretty typical symptoms,

    but no doctor ever tried to get an ultrasound to confirm. They just told me there was no way I had it because my once every 4 month periods weren't painful. Once I finally went 6 months without a period, then had one so heavy I would saturate and leak through a super tampon and...
    nurselife88 nurselife88 26-30, F Jan 12

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    I have just recently began the paleo diet in

    hopes to curb my pcos. so far on this journey, prior to the paleo diet change, I have lost 50 pounds from regular diet and exercise but a lot of my other symptoms were still an issue. after starting the paleo diet I have more rapidly lost weight, my skin is completely clear, my...
    11Disasterpiece11 11Disasterpiece11 22-25, F Aug 22, 2015

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    Great Success Treating Pcos Naturally!!!!!!

    for the last 3 months I have been treating the symptoms of pcos a natural way with herbs diet & exercise & the results are amazing!! I didn't know I had pcos until I stopped taking birth control at 19 that's when I started to get all the symptoms but didn't treat it for almost 6...
    fractalpterodactyl fractalpterodactyl 26-30, F 10 Responses May 26, 2013

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    I think I do although no doctor ever told me I

    have it . I had high prolactin levels when I was younger and I had to take meds for the prolactin to get pregnant. I have been developing acne but I'm not diabetic which is common with women that have PCOS .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 8, 2015

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    i'm suffering from pcos.

    . I stay in dorm.. away from my house. I'm 17 years old... I have been suffering from pcos from the age of 15. I have actually gone near a doctor who has asked me to use the birth control pills.. I have used them but no result. it has become really difficult now a days to...
    lvstsai lvstsai 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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    has anyone ever had pregnancy signs

    and have a very faded positive for a pregnancy test result? this happened twice three days apart. I feel like I'm going crazy and when I called the doctor they told me to wait a week then try another test. but I can't wait. I really hope the tests are accurate. any suggestions...
    feleciab27 feleciab27 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2015

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    I got somewhat lucky with PCOS.

    I never had hair growth, but my hair did thin majorly. I gained a lot of weight. I went plant based and organic this past year. My cycles for the first time in my life went to every 27-29 days, I got off all and any meds, my hair is growing back, my skin tags fell off, my skin...
    Nix820 Nix820 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Since 15

    I was diagnosed with pcos/pcod since i was 15 years old. I thought there was something wrong with me because I had hirsutism. I thought i might be a guy on the inside and a girl on the outside. My mother entertained me on this thought ( I had already reached puberty, and she...
    darktippedrose darktippedrose 31-35, F 18 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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    Pcos And I Am Now 5 Weeks Am I Dreaming?

    I had knknow i have PCOS since I was about 15years. I was 1sst told i wouldnt be able to have kids because of the. Then when I about 20-21years my doc tells me u can it is just harder.. i had my daughter when i was 22years. I was very happy bc all i every want is a my own...
    missjdragon20 missjdragon20 26-30, F 1 Response May 13, 2013

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    No matter the tune of various doctors I am

    convinced it is the reason I have such an awful complex about my gender. I don't feel like a man or a woman, I hate myself and I battle with the thought that maybe I should be male even though the prospect slightly disturbs me. I don't know where to turn or who could enlighten...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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