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I Have Pcos

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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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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...
    winter9 winter9 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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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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    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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    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 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 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 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 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 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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    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 4 Responses Jul 25

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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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    I was just diagnosed on Friday.

    I don't know how I feel besides sad...
    CRPSsurviving CRPSsurviving 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 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

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    Feeling down. I guess part of pcos.

    Only on metformin for 2 weeks now and yet i feel down. Dont want to burden my girlfriend yet i know she knows im not myself.
    hpfan769 hpfan769 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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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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    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 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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    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 1 day ago

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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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 was diagnosed with PCOS

    when I was 16 and I have been struggling with it ever since. I recently created a PCOS support kik group called Cysters With PCOS and All Who <3 Them under #polycysticovariansyndrome We only have 2 members as of right now but we're hoping to find our fellow cysters and those...
    LifeMISunderstood127 LifeMISunderstood127 22-25, F Jul 17

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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 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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    I want to lose weight

    but it's so hard with pcos. Any advice?
    onmyway214 onmyway214 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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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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    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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    It can be hard if you're working with a

    nutritionist to manage your PCOS. All this stuff you shouldn't eat. I just ate a whole pizza and it was great for me! 1) Flatbread made with milled, unbleached flour 2) Handmade tomato sauce without sugar and only sea salt to taste 3) Fresh mozzarella 4) Basil leaves 5) Fresh...
    N0VERA N0VERA 22-25, F Jun 29

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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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