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I Have Pcos

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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 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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    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 26-30, F 19 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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    I was diagnosed when I was 14 (in year ten at

    school) I was going through my GCSE's so it wasn't a great start. So this is the start of my story. I got bullied from such a young age for being chubby when I was in year four (grade 3) My teacher bullied me what made me stressed. I then got a lot of pain in my stomach so one...
    sarahp1997 sarahp1997 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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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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    Pcos makes me look like a man

    and prevents me to be a woman :'(
    faye08 faye08 18-21, F Sep 10

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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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    feleciab27 feleciab27 16-17, F Aug 9

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    i was just told i have Pcos couple days ago

    although i did my own research and knew i had it for years now it still doesnt seem fair on why we have to go through with this. i hate living with this and i dont wanna keep living with it. its hard to have noone to talk to in my life so just had to find others with it too....
    jenny2491 jenny2491 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I hate pcos. It really kills my self esteem .

    I have had hirsutism , acne , hair fall and irregular periods. I have hair all over legs , arms facial hair , back chest , butt ( but only the legs and arms are long hairs and others are just baby hairs but my body is still covered with alot of hairs.) Since when I was in 4th...
    faye08 faye08 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I've honestly never heard of this syndrome

    until a few days ago. I actually had normal periods from age 14-15. I recently stopped having periods completely as in I haven't had one for a year. I have no clue how PCOS will affect me quite yet but I was diagnosed on 6/4/2014 and I'm 17.. I have increased acne that just...
    brittanylynn97 brittanylynn97 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 5

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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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    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 got diagnosed when I was 13

    and got told id never have children, i can cope with the excessive hair and the pain but I can't cope with the depression and the weight gain, I'm now at my heaviest 90kg and severely depressed only just overcoming 2 suicide attempts, years of self harming so even if I was...
    neesh4620 neesh4620 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 17

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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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    I can't even remember the last time I actually

    felt hungry or had a desire to eat. Despite my nonexistent appetite, I haven't lost any weight. I actually feel as though my body is swollen all over. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; COPD; Asthma; hypothyroidism; constant & severe nausea and bloating; Eczema; horrible pelvic pains...
    bronzedout bronzedout 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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    Don't Know Where To Turn!

    Hi my name is Samantha.... I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 15. I had just suddenly stopped having periods and started to grow facial hair. I was scared to tell my family so I tried to make a appointment by myself (didn't work out too well). The doctor called my...
    sammi2244 sammi2244 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 25 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    I recently was diagnosed with pcos.

    I'm turning 24 this week and it's a scary thing to find out. I've been doing my research and what if I can never have kids? They were always in my long term plan.... Did anyone else find out in their early 20s and how did you cope with all the questions and unknowns, since from...
    Along1390 Along1390 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    I have pcos it was so hard

    for me to get pregnant. God knows every month I would cry because I wasn't pregnant. It took me 9 yrs to have a baby. My first boyfriend cheated on me because I wasn't able to give him a baby. I was overweight hair loss it was bad and I was depressed. Thank god I finally figure...
    NatashaX NatashaX 31-35, F May 14

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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 feel like I am drowning today!

    countless hours in the gym and I still look like a pregnant woman...which is ironic since I can't get pregnant. I am depressed even though I have a full-time job and was promoted after 3 months, I just got into grad school, and all in all I have been pretty great... I wish PCOS...
    Nerd6986 Nerd6986 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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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 1 Response Mar 6

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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 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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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 8 Responses May 26, 2013

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    i have recently been diagnosed with pcos

    but i know very little it other than my doctor said its the rare kind and that it is what has been causing my irregular periods which range from heavy 3 times a month to not appearing for months and that it can affect my fertility and may be why i have lost pregnancies in the...
    haze1632 haze1632 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    mermaidstrandedonland mermaidstrandedonland 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8

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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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    xedsheerann xedsheerann 13-15, F Aug 2

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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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    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 16-17, F Apr 1

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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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    it has been a long hard battle

    but I feel like I have learnt ways to manage quite a few symptoms but it is the fluctuations in my mood that I still struggle with. Some days I feel like I can achieve all I am striving towards and others I just want to get under my duvet and shut the world out. having said...
    IllusiveLittleMe IllusiveLittleMe 26-30, F Oct 2

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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 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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    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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    I was diagnosed at 17.

    I don't know if these characteristics are my personality or they are symptoms of PCOs. I can get moody, sometimes im lively and fun, other times i just keep quiet and keep to myself. I can be stubborn and have an unstable appetite. I have food cravings at odd hours of the night...
    gaeainchaos gaeainchaos 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 5

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    i was told that i have Pcos

    when i was 14 first i thought year whatever now... i hate it, i have to take pills everyday for it.. i have to take pills for my period i kinda stopped taking them but ya know what kills me most....is the fact i might not be able to have kids :(
    catsrule5678 catsrule5678 16-17, F Aug 2

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    Hi, I am 19 years old

    and I was just diagnosed with PCOS. I don't really have a lot of symptoms... No unusual hair growth, I am of normal weight, I get a pimple maybe twice a year. However, I have been bleeding for about two months now, and I am almost done with my first set of birth control pills...
    MikkiBear MikkiBear 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Hello everyone I have been married 4 year now.

    my husband and i wanted to start a family right away because he is big in age. We tried for 1 years. I got abit suspicious so i asked my gp doctor to run some blood test on why i was not concieving. Results came back negative. By than my father was sick so i didnt worry so much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 13

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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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    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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    Just found out... I wasn't surprised

    when the doctor told me the news. I had already been doing my research on it and my symptoms were practically identical to everything I was reading. What I didn't know, until doing further research, was that pcos was linked to so many other potential health risks that could...
    anomalnonomous anomalnonomous 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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