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    mvmr02 mvmr02 18-21, F Aug 24

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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 was diagnosed a couple of days ago.

    I have several cysts on both ovaries that was confirmed through an ultrasound. I have no typical symptoms of pcos. I have regular cycles every month, but Dr. says my FSH level is very low and my Prolactin level is kind of high. He wanted to put me on birth control and something...
    brishayne brishayne 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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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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    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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    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 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 want to lose weight

    but it's so hard with pcos. Any advice?
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 25

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    Researchers at Brigham

    and Women's Hospital are seeking healthy, non-smoking women between 18 and 42 years of age for a research study investigating the metabolism of an FDA-approved hormone drug in women who have IRREGULAR menstrual periods and/or have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome...
    abaybay23 abaybay23 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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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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    To those of you with PCOS,

    were you able to get pregnant naturally? And has anyone ever gotten pregnant while taking birth control pills?
    WillowRabbit WillowRabbit 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I was officially diagnosed with PCOS yesterday

    and I'm really scared to start my treatment 😩
    Didix Didix 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4

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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 Jun 24

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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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    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

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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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    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 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 4 days ago

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    I've only had two periods my entire life,

    and they were 3 years apart. It's now been 3 years and counting since the last one, today I was diagnosed with PCOS and they think it's pretty severe. Not looking forward to all the tests. I'm 18 and scared I'll never conceive.
    Hornyteez Hornyteez 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 25

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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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    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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    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 Jul 24

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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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    Yup, what a tragedy. The world seems to fall

    dawn when they tell you, you suffer such rare condition/syndrome. What really matter is to stay calm, listen carefully all what they say you gotta do, and choose wisely what's the best for you. As far as sciense goes, there's no real knowledge about what makes you have PCOS...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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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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    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 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'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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    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 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 just diagnosed on Friday.

    I don't know how I feel besides sad...
    CRPSsurviving CRPSsurviving 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    hello I wanted to get support

    for this. I was diagnosed at 16 and they doctor told me there was no way of having kids.... I don't think that that's an appropriate thing to tell a 16 year old kid. I suffering emotional and physically from this and it sucks because I'm grown body hair and breaking out bad...
    mvmr02 mvmr02 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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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 36-40, M 5 Responses Jul 15

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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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    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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    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 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

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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

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    I have pcos. I found out about three years ago.

    This condition makes me feel so self conscious about myself I have extra fat on my belly and the hair growth is the worse. I had started treatment with metformin and spiractone and stopped due to it making me severely sick. I want children more than anything however I don't...
    jessisyrn jessisyrn 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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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 7 Responses Jul 10

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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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    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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    I was diagnosed 3 years ago.

    I later found out I had endometriosis, and they wanted to give me a hysterectomy at 19. I have been severely over weight all of my life, but this last year I lost 50 pound!! Using the products I used, I was able to elevate my pcos symptoms, I no longer have cysts, facial hair...
    kgucc kgucc 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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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 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 4 Responses Jul 8