I Have Pcos

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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...
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    1 Response Dec 28, 2015

    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

    I was diagnosed with PCOS 4 years ago

    and ive been back n fourth to the doctors i have asked to be refered to the gyno and they basically laughed at me and said theres nothing they can do we cant. I was on metformin and the took them off me and now back on them again. The hair growth is ridiculously out of control...
    jodie224 jodie224
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2016

    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
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    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, 2016

    I was diagnosed with PCOS

    when I was 13 years old (I'm not 18). I've never really been bothered or understood how this illness affected me, until recently. I have major mood swing; one minuet I'll can be happy and joking, the next I'll be in my room crying on my bedroom floor. I suffer from anxiety...
    Jenniferrose14 Jenniferrose14
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2016

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2010

    how many of you after years just gave up trying

    to conceive? I am if this month doesn't work out.
    Zoeykb Zoeykb
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2016

    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...
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    1 Response Oct 20, 2015

    Just found out a month ago.

    I had a unusual breakout of bumps all around my jawline and mouth. :/ I've had clear skin my whole life and now I have acne at 20. Yayyyyy. My testosterone levels were through the roof. Now I have to take Yaz birth control which I REALLY didn't want to go on because of the side...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2015

    I've been having some weight problems

    for quite a while now. Several years after my twins, I gained weight (thank you Mirena IUD). I got up to 250 pounds. I'm now at around 238. Well I went to a Dietitian today and shes going to work with me on my weight loss. One thing is I wait too long to eat after waking up...
    darktippedrose darktippedrose
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 17, 2015

    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

    I just found out I have pcos!

    I have been trying to get pregnant for three years. when I got off birth control I gained 30lb and doctors couldn't figure out why because I eat soooo healthy and I'm active. I have had a miscarriage in the past the one time I did ovulate. I just got on medication this week and...
    Zoeykb Zoeykb
    26-30, F
    Nov 13, 2015

    This morning I was diagnosed with PCOS.

    I'm at a complete loss for words. My brain feels like jell-o and my heart is heavy. I know it isn't a death sentence, but when my doctor mentioned the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and infertility I sort of tuned out everything else she had to say. I have so many...
    BreezyBree21 BreezyBree21
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2016

    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
    9 Responses May 26, 2013

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2014

    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

    I have had PCOS a long time.

    Diagnosed 15 years ago. I have had all the classic syptoms (overweight, facial hair, thinning hair on my head). Periods have been ok until recently. I am now 33 and not having periods at all. I have been taking provera to induce periods for the last 2 months. I want to try for...
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    Mar 11, 2016

    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...
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    3 Responses Jan 20, 2015

    Searching For Hope

    I was recently diagnosed with pcos. I went in for a regular check up and mentioned that my husband and I had been trying to get pregnant for about a year without success. She immediately drew some blood and ran some tests. About a week later I got a phone call saying that my...
    lostinthenoise lostinthenoise
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2013

    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...
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    Jan 18, 2016

    Pcos makes me look like a man

    and prevents me to be a woman :'(
    faye08 faye08
    22-25, F
    Sep 10, 2014

    Pregnant After Pcos Diagnosis

    I am now 35 and was told since I was 19 that I had PCOS (thin people type PCOS). I didn't start my period until 17 or 18, and they have always been irregular unless on birth control pills and I had a hard time getting pregnant because of the absent periods. I was always told by...
    RealSurprise RealSurprise
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2012

    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
    1 Response Jan 21, 2016

    Living With PCOS...

    My name is Kelsey and I just recently found out that I have PCOS. Around this time last year I decided to go off of my birth control for reasons that I don't really remember. I noticed shortly after, that I started to gain weight. After high school I did gain a little bit of...
    kjarrett kjarrett
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    Jan 29, 2016

    I have polycystic ovary syndrome.

    It mean my ovaries produce little and irregular eggs. This also means I miscarry, a lot. I’ve lost 7 babies and I am 21. You want to know why I don’t take birth control? PCOS is caused by hormone imbalance. And in my particular case, birth control would worsen this. Someone...
    dakota4oneday dakota4oneday
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Mar 22, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Jan 6, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    Apr 20, 2015

    So I've had PCOS for about 10 years.

    ... It's hard to deal with... I try to eat right and exercise and to hear you lost one pound after working out changing your eating habits it's a little heartbreaking..... I'm 34 and everytime I go to gyno he's all like "well when do I want to start thinking about kids" and I...
    Raynebow81 Raynebow81
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 15, 2016

    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

    I was diagnosed with PCOS at 15,

    and it remained on my medical record, but I wasn't actually told I had PCOS until 25 years later. I was never told of the risks or how to look after myself to avoid complications. I was lucky in that my hormones self-regulated enough in my 20s that I was able to have children...
    ProfessorYaffle ProfessorYaffle
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2016

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2015

    A Natural Way To Treat Pcos?? Really??

    Has anyone tried treating it naturally with herbs?? So after I found out I had PCOS & was officially diagnosed with it of course my doctor wants me to go on birth control well I'm refusing!! So I've been doing research on ways to treat it naturally with herbs. Well of course...
    fractalpterodactyl fractalpterodactyl
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 20, 2013

    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
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Mar 22, 2008

    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
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    I was diagnosed with PCOS

    when I just turned 17. The reason I went to the doctor is because I did not have a period for about 4 months, I went in fear of being pregnant or something along those lines. My doctor then told me about pcos and the symptoms. I had no idea of what it was. My heart dropped when...
    sunshine3198 sunshine3198
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2016

    yep have this, and I went to the doctor today

    to get a check up. She left me feeling terrible, all of these things i need to change. Instead of beating around the bush, why don't you just say I'm fat and I need to lose weight and eat better. And that if I did it might solve my problems.
    Forevertired23 Forevertired23
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2016

    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, 2016

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    Oct 10, 2013

    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
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 25, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015

    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

    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

    My doctor is prescribing me 50mg of

    spironolactone. Has anyone had any success with it as far as acne and excess hair?
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    Feb 14, 2016

    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
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2016

    I'm 22 and I was told 2 weeks ago

    that I had PCOS, in between nursing school classes, on a 2:47phone call. I don't know what to feel. All I can think about is infertility. I always thought I didn't want to have kids, but I always wanted the choice to have my own biological child. Now I feel as if that choice has...
    Owl03 Owl03
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2016

    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
    1 Response Jan 12, 2016

    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
    36-40, F
    Nov 7, 2013

    No One Knows Or Understands Pcos

    Only victims of PCOS understand the struggles associated with this disease. If I I complain about a period or a cramp, other women may think I'm wining and over exaggerating, little do they know how truly painful it is and how emotionally draining it is to deal with the every day...
    ShyOne85 ShyOne85
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Nov 29, 2012

    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
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Nov 27, 2014

    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 .
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    Dec 8, 2015

    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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