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I Have Pcos

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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...
    courtneyrat courtneyrat 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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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...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F Feb 19

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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...
    zunyLinda zunyLinda 26-30, F Mar 3

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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...
    RandiPandy RandiPandy 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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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...
    holaangelina holaangelina 16-17, F Feb 22

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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...
    LouiseB01 LouiseB01 13-15, F Apr 1

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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...
    almostthere83 almostthere83 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 19, 2008

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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...
    SMarie17 SMarie17 26-30, F Mar 21

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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...
    Rills Rills 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20, 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...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 16-17, F Apr 6

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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...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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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...
    babydoll73 babydoll73 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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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...
    cbaileyg cbaileyg 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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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...
    wishedforyou wishedforyou 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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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...
    jhib jhib 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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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...
    Alanderman23 Alanderman23 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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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...
    peacelovejoy123056 peacelovejoy123056 16-17, F Mar 31

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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...
    jesslynn4686 jesslynn4686 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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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...
    fractalpterodactyl fractalpterodactyl 26-30, F 7 Responses May 26, 2013

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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...
    MunecaTrizte MunecaTrizte 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 13

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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...
    hellogiggles hellogiggles 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 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...
    RealSurprise RealSurprise 31-35 2 Responses Oct 14, 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...
    Melanie0214 Melanie0214 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 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...
    criley07 criley07 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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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...
    SnowVixen SnowVixen 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 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...
    fractalpterodactyl fractalpterodactyl 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 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...
    PfcOrtizWifey PfcOrtizWifey 18-21, F 24 Responses Mar 25, 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...
    VikkiVoyeur VikkiVoyeur 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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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...
    SnowCrash11 SnowCrash11 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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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 2...
    missjdragon20 missjdragon20 26-30, F 1 Response May 13, 2013

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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...
    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...
    mommatrish mommatrish 41-45, F 8 Responses Mar 22, 2008

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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...
    heureux heureux 18-21 4 Responses Mar 10

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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...
    shaun0h shaun0h 22-25, T 4 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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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...
    SWillo SWillo 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 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...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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...
    angreen9913 angreen9913 26-30, F Oct 10, 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...
    ShyOne85 ShyOne85 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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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...
    Danica89 Danica89 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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...
    Starshine2315 Starshine2315 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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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...
    ManiS2013 ManiS2013 22-25, F Feb 5

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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...
    smartandbeautiful3 smartandbeautiful3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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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...
    Soultryst Soultryst 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2010

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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...
    lostinthenoise lostinthenoise 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 6, 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...
    demitaylorx demitaylorx 18-21, F Mar 6

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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...
    Soultryst Soultryst 26-30, F 6 Responses May 15, 2011

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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...
    ReeseHoneyBee ReeseHoneyBee 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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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...
    jazmyne305 jazmyne305 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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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...
    BrittanyAP07 BrittanyAP07 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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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...
    pmdebellis pmdebellis 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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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...
    MichelleEvajean MichelleEvajean 18-21, F Nov 20, 2013

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