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I Have Pcos

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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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 have just been diagnosed with PCOS a week ago,

    I'm terrified!! I am in constant pain all the time, feel sick after eating and wish to stay in bed all day!! I don't have acne or hair growth. I have noticed mood swings, I'm not obese a little over weight but I'm trying to manage that. My GP didn't give me any pills, referrals...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 3

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Hey all! I'm new here.

    But I was wondering if anyone here was treating their PCOS with something other than birth control? Like herbal treatments?
    danadanes danadanes 18-21, F 3 Responses May 31

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 28

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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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    Hi all, I was recently told I had pcos

    and my mind literally went into over drive in I'm 21 so being told I'd have trouble conceiving of at all was a big shock my doctor wasn't much help (my scan was for something else and they found this) I'm slim 8st 2 and have always struggled putting on weight, my periods are...
    toniie93 toniie93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    Hello, I knew all my life something was not

    normal with my body's female functions. I was finally diagnosed with PCOS 2.5 months ago. It was oddly relieving to know that I had an identity and reason for why I never had regular cycles. I have not started fertility treatment yet, but will see a specialist soon. Any advice...
    KelseyK211 KelseyK211 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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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

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    I am a husband of a PCOS wife.

    Someone, please be truthful about the hormone imbalance. That is the pain I am living. Hormones affect perception. Did anyone feel like they hated the one who loves them? HELP!
    IamthatIam777 IamthatIam777 31-35, M 6 Responses Jul 15

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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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    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

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    I have PCOS. I was told,

    about three years ago, that I had PCOS, its one of the main reasons why I came to Ep to beging with, other than my Depression. When I joined, the woman in this group, really helps me make sense of it all, because my doctor made no sense at all to me, she was talking in all...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F Jul 4

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    Hi I'm new to this group I've just turned 20 I

    have recently been diagnosed with PCOS but I'm suffering really badly with moods and depression anyone else the same?
    LittleMissyxxx LittleMissyxxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    Hi all! I've been on Inositol by itself (no

    folic acid) for about a week. Not senses anything really different. I've been taking 1tsp per day. But in the yesterday I bumped it up to 2tsp per day. I had a friend who said that after two days of taking it she got her period. Should I be taking folic acid for it? Not trying...
    danadanes danadanes 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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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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    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 4 Responses Jan 5, 2014

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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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    I was diagnosed with pcos at the age of 15

    after not having a period for a year and developing other symptoms like irrational mood swings, weight gain, and hair growth. when diagnosed I might as well have been handed a piece of paper that said "congragulations, you're broken" because thats exactly how I felt. I did not...
    11Disasterpiece11 11Disasterpiece11 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 was diagnosed at 17

    and almost 2 years of painful testes and surgeries. When I was told I had PCOS I was grateful to have an answer. Now at 30 the doctors can give me no answers I'll never conceive and they can't tell me why. My testosterone was over 100 when diagnosed in 2001 today it fluctuates...
    katsmoments katsmoments 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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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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    the smallest ive been was probably 130-140 ,

    but that was because i was stressed over the loss of my ex who Ive been over. After I moved on the weight came back, Im trying to get back down to 135-140 it would help and get my pcos in order. If anyone has any great health plans please feel free to share them with me and send...
    imstillalady imstillalady 22-25 4 Responses Apr 18

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    What meds have you used to help you get

    pregnant? My doctor has told me a few but I'm scared of what will happen(side effcts), i don't use birth control or anything for almost a year
    Mlamtn Mlamtn 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I want to lose weight

    but it's so hard with pcos. Any advice?
    onmyway214 onmyway214 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 20 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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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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    guys.... I have pcos I'm just 17 years old.

    ... I gained a huge amount of weight... due to my weight I have even lost confidence in me.... now a days I am easily becoming emotional and I'm starting to cry... please give me some kind of confidence and suggest me some diet and daily exercises....
    tushitha tushitha 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 13

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    And needs help! I am married

    for 3 years, got a dog, 6 cats and just bought a house. My husband and I are high school sweethearts. We found out I have pcos when I was 20 after I stopped taking birth control for a couple years and my period stopped during taking it and never came back. So far its been a...
    Mlamtn Mlamtn 26-30, F Jul 4

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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

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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 have pcos... I found out a few weeks ago

    and I'm not really sure how I feel. I've always kind of been a depressed person, and I tend to keep to myself. I have a few close friends who I know I can talk with about anything, and I still feel alone with this. Family members have it but I don't want to talk to them either...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 7

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    I was diagnosed a little over a week.

    I have heard of pcos before. Never thought i could have it or actually had it. I moved and wanted to get a check up with my new insurance. My dr told my that i have hirsutism. He asked about my weight told him i try going to the gym everyday. He then asked about my period which...
    hpfan769 hpfan769 22-25, F May 4

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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 was diagnosed with pcos five years ago.

    My doctors are not familiar with this condition so I only started treatment last month. I gathered information on the internet and I am now on metformin and the pill. Unfortunately, the prolonged periods are still bothering me. Has anyone gone through this?
    youngeastafriangirl youngeastafriangirl 22-25, F 3 Responses May 27

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    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

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    I just read this article about different

    treatments for pcos and though fellow pcos sufferers might find it interesting! http://www.larabriden.com/treatment-for-4-types-of-pcos-treat-the-cause/ I need opinions on the info in the article!
    starlightneko starlightneko 22-25, F Jun 23

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    I was diagnosed with PCOS years ago,

    though I don't have any cysts I have basically every other symptom. I'm on all the pills for it, but I'm struggling to lose weight. It has been fluctuating a lot due to depression, I got myself from 243 down to 223, and now I'm around 227. My short term goal is to get under 200...
    HardlyAlice HardlyAlice 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18

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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 1 Response Nov 21, 2013

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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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    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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    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

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    I can't accept the fact

    that I won't be able to have kids. Like I picked the baby names and all okay?! I've only been recieving bad news lately and now this. The joke's on me, haha
    petra96 petra96 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 10

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    I have a lot of symptoms of this

    and one endo told me i have it,my testosterone level was kinda up and it was more up than a year ago when i had some blood work done with a different doc.He wanted to run more tests,test for adrenal issues since my cortisol was a bit high on some tests i took,I think it was a...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F May 26

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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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