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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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    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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    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 29, 2015

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 21

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    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 31-35 2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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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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    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 was diagnosed with PCOS about a month ago.

    In a way it makes me feel better because I finally know what's wrong. It can, however, make me feel worse when I'm down about my appearance because it's just so hard to change. I know this condition is manageable, but to know that I'll probably be struggling with it for the rest...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 1, 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 have pcos and have just started taking femara

    to become pregnant but my ob has done no blood work just an ultra sound :/ he has me on the lowest dose of femara at 2.5mg. This is my third month on the meds and the ob said I am ovulating but idk how he know that by just doing an ultra sound ? Has anyone experienced...
    Avamarie27 Avamarie27 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2015

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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 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 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 22, 2015

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    Pcos makes me look like a man

    and prevents me to be a woman :'(
    faye08 faye08 18-21, F Sep 10, 2014

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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 a week ago

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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 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 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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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