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    I am 20 years old and was just diagnosed with

    PCOS 3 months ago. I have always had trouble with periods since I was 12 but I didn't think anything was wrong. I have been with my fiance now for 3 1/2 years and are getting married this October. We have had unprotected sex for 3 years and nothing was happening. That Is when I...
    RandiPandy RandiPandy 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    Spearmint Helps With Hirsutism....

    I know most of us probably have problems with excess hair growth because of our PCOS- I've found information online saying that spearmint (no not peppermint) tea can help. I bought a 30 pack box and am eagerly awaiting for it to be shipped to my house... I believe you are...
    almostthere83 almostthere83 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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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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    It's Taken Some Time.

    When I first was diagnosed with Pcos, I was 18. I had just gotten married to the most wonderful man, and was going to the gynocologist to make sure everything was on the up and up. It wasn't. My periods had slowed and become irregular by this point, and I just assumed that it was...
    VikkiVoyeur VikkiVoyeur 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    Heartbroken With Pcos

    My name is Amanda and I was diagnosed with PCOS 2 years ago, shortly after marrying my high school sweetheart. We had wanted to start a family right away, and after about 6 months of trying, we began to realize that something wasn't quite right. My cycles were all off and we just...
    Alanderman23 Alanderman23 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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    I Have Pcos

    I have never been the girl to plan her wedding or to be overly girlie especially when I was younger. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with it but it just wasn't me. I loved babies but as far as having kids of my own, it just never occurred to me. That is, until the day...
    ReeseHoneyBee ReeseHoneyBee 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    I am 17 years old tomorrow

    if my first visit with my gynecologist . I am very scared but also I want answers because I think i have PCOS. My periods are random and come every 2-4 months it all depends . I have mood swings all the time and it frustrates me because I am a happy person but my mood swings...
    Melanie0214 Melanie0214 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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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 18-21, F Mar 6

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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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    PCOS, Bah

    I was diagnosed when I was 16, although I've shown symptoms since I was 7 or 8, I'm not pursuing medical treatment because I'm a pre-everything FtM trans-man so I don't want to do anything that would increase estrogen levels. I'm doing okay with it though.
    shaun0h shaun0h 22-25, T 4 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    .... Okay so I am new to this site

    and pretty new at sharing anything. In my family unless it actually affects one of them they could careless to know how hard things can be. I will be 25 years old in march. I have been married almost 2 years. We got pregnant before then and two weeks after we found out we loss...
    wishedforyou wishedforyou 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with PCOS about a year ago.

    And my experience with it has been all over the place. At first, I had one doctor tell me that I for sure did not have it. I am not the typical PCOS patient. I am thin, small, and eat a healthy diet regularly. I always had a regular period, although some months lighter than...
    pmdebellis pmdebellis 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    I am 17 years old I was diagnosed with pcos &&

    im very worried about me being infertile. Ive gained tremendous amount of weight & I just am really upset with it all. I want a baby when im 19 or 20 but idk now
    criley07 criley07 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Around last year I posted my experience with

    PCOS, at that time I had just found out that I had it and just started to take the pill. Since then I've struggled more with anxiety, to the extreme that I'm now failing classes at school because I missed a lot due to the anxiety. I'm 15 now and this years one of the most...
    LouiseB01 LouiseB01 13-15, F Apr 1

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    My Pcos Experience.

    I am 18 years old. I learned that I had Pcos when I was 17. I went from December 2012-March 2013 without having a period. I took multiple pregnancy tests and they were all negative. I was starting to get worried. I went to my OBGYN and they checked my hormones and they were...
    MichelleEvajean MichelleEvajean 18-21, F Nov 20, 2013

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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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    So, I'm seventeen. And today I found out I

    definitely have PCOS. My first thought was, "Am I ever going to be able to get pregnant?" As most of you know, I also post over on the "I Want To Be A Teen Mom" tab. Today, that dream was taken from me, and I don't know how to feel about it. I know most PCOS girls don't get...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    My husband and I have been trying to get

    pregnant for a year and a half. One year ago I was diagnosed with PCOS. At first I was happy to at least have a diagnosis to help explain things. For the last year I've been taking fertility medications hoping it would work. Labor Day we found out we were expecting and super...
    SMarie17 SMarie17 26-30, F Mar 21

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    I was diagnosed 2 years ago with pcos,

    all thought I had suspicions for a long time. (I have had irregular periods since I was 16 and I am now 25) The diagnosis was very tough on me because my boyfriend and I always wanted children. We've been together for 10 years and since I lost my virginity to him we've always...
    BrittanyAP07 BrittanyAP07 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Hello iv been tryin to have a babe

    for 5 yrs n I just found out I have pcos n the doc put me on metform 500mg n folic acid it's very depressing I feel so lost like I just don't no wat to do
    Danica89 Danica89 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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 2 Responses Jan 5

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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 1 Response Sep 6, 2013

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    Some Natural Help

    So I've finally got the diagnosis that I have PCOS. I went to a traditional doctor and I got the whole spiel.... blood pressure meds, metformin, birth control. None of it helped. I felt miserable, irritable, unstable. I was also diagnosed as bipolar and put on depakote.... Guess...
    Soultryst Soultryst 26-30, F 6 Responses May 15, 2011

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    Ranting, Venting, And All Sorts Of General Hate For Pcos.

    you know what the worst part is about being overweight and having male pattern hair growth my father would envy? it could've been nipped in the bud. better yet - it was extremely obvious something was up with my lady bits from a very young age, and my insecurities and...
    Rills Rills 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 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 6 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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    I just got diagnosed with PCOS today.

    It literally was the nightmare I've always had. For as long as I can remember I've felt that for some reason I wouldn't be able to have children. I always had heavy periods and really bad cramping. And today after a battery of blood tests and ultrasounds my gynecologist...
    heureux heureux 18-21 4 Responses Mar 10

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    Since i first started my period at 12 years old,

    it had always been a problem. It was so heavy and my cramps were so bad i would miss school each month. When i was 15 I decided i couldn't take it anymore and decided to go on birth control to help with my awful period symptoms. I stayed on birth control till I was 19, when I...
    courtneyrat courtneyrat 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Hello ladies... Im 24

    and i was recently diagnosed with pcos about 2 weeks ago. I have always have irregular periods but lately i have been bleeding for too long. I miscarried my first child year ago. I have been trying to conceive for a year now but nothing yet. Lately i have been in alot of pain...
    jazmyne305 jazmyne305 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Well, I have been diagnosed

    for some years now. Same story, was always on BC, went off for whatever reason, and over time I quit getting periods, gained significant weight, acne, facial hair, and hair loss. I've had multiple OBGYNs and they have all sort of "punished" me for my weight, saying, "You know...
    jhib jhib 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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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 started my period at 8 years old & that's

    when my body started to change in a way that I truly hated. Like the dreaded hair on the face (it runs in family so I thought it was normal I was wrong), lots of hair. Till this day I detest hair anywhere on my body, it totally disgusts me especially the stupid little hairs I...
    babydoll73 babydoll73 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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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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    My Life In Shambles...all Because I Have Pcos

    I recently found out that I have PCOS. I'm sure that i have had it for years but every time i would go to a Doctor they would draw blood samples and call me a few days later and tell me that everything was normal and that in order for my period to come back i needed to lose...
    PfcOrtizWifey PfcOrtizWifey 18-21, F 24 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    I have pcos and insulin resistance

    and have had it seine I was 5 years old. I can't believe it. Years of suffering through horrible acne that's incurable by even proactive. I have suffered with weight my entire life and now finally I got to see a hormone doctor: dr.Odea and he is the best. On pills now and doing...
    peacelovejoy123056 peacelovejoy123056 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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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 4 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    Hello ladies. So im 27 going on 28.

    Im unhappy in my relationship and im scared to death of starting over and not being able to have children because of the PCOS. I know the longer you wait the worse it is. I feel like im running out of time and its too late to start over. I feel like im staying in this for the...
    jesslynn4686 jesslynn4686 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    Hi , dignosed with pcos

    since 09' ' soooo tired of trying to have anothet baby. Tired of Hirtursim, wieght gain, missed periods..... It hard to have this syndrome specially when you want to procreate.
    zunyLinda zunyLinda 26-30, F Mar 3

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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've been reading stories

    and it breaks my heart to see what some of you have to go through . I know none of you but I feel like were sisters . Let us build eachother up and continue to express our feelings and life changes . PCOS didn't make us and It won't break us . Whether we are Pregnant or not , 5...
    holaangelina holaangelina 16-17, F Feb 22

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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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    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 just recently was diagnosed with PCOS

    as of last year. Had been trying to get pregnant for the last year and still trying. I have had two open heart surgeries for a leaky valve. I will need a third surgery don't know when but my cardiologist is insisting that if I want to get pregnant I should do like now. I have...
    ManiS2013 ManiS2013 22-25, F Feb 5

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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 3 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    Three Nights- For the past three nights I've

    had an interesting sequence of pregnancy dreams. Wednesday night, I took a pregnancy test and woke up just before it showed the results. Thursday night, I had this dream where I was pregnant. And I was literally just sitting there watching the baby kick, and move. Friday...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    I'm twenty six and I was diagnosed with PCOS six

    or seven months ago. I've just been trying to ignore it, honestly. Great idea, right? Of course not. I wasn't sure what to do when they told me that this is what I had. I don't want to have children, so infertility is a non-issue for me. However, the doctor recommended treating...
    SnowCrash11 SnowCrash11 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Hi guys i'm 24yrs old

    and I was diagnosed with pcos in 2011. Although I had the symptoms longer than that, I just didn't know it at the time. I just need someone to talk to that fully understands what I'm going through as it's difficult to really express what goes on with my body to someone who doesn...
    hellogiggles hellogiggles 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    TTC Supplies- Wow, so I've been researching

    things that typically are needed for TTCing (Trying To Conceive), and let me tell you... This stuff costs almost as much as having the actual baby! I mean, it's actually kind of ridiculous how easily such little things amount to so much money. I downloaded the Amazon app for...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 16-17, F Apr 6

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    What to do? I am suffering from acne

    as a result of pcos Recent labs show elevated testosterone (again) I am taking phentermine to help woth weightloss (down 20 in 2 mo- very happy about that) But i want to keep losing weigh Weightloss doc has me on phentermine, hydrocholirthiazide, potassium, chromium... The derm...
    MunecaTrizte MunecaTrizte 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I have had pcos now few over 8 years

    and i am in a relationship and we are happy but some days i find it hard cuz i have wanted a baby since 2008 and yet nothing has happened. I'm finding it hard to cope some times when i know a friend or family member is preg and i'm not. It did put a strain on my relationship...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F Feb 19

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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 7 Responses May 26, 2013

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    I haven't been diagnosed with it yet,

    but I have the missed periods, endometriosis, cysts, bad acne... me and my husband have been married for two and a half years, we're trying to conceive but after so long I'm losing hope. We live in Utah and it's hard going to church where everyone is always getting pregnant and...
    SWillo SWillo 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    This is something I think about every now and then. I have PCOS which doesn't make it impossible to have children but in some women it can cause infertility. So I have adjusted to...
    hayleyRebeccaE hayleyRebeccaE 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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