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I Have Pcos

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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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    Should I have my ovary removed?

    I have known I have pcos for many years (10ish). I suffer from most of the side effects... hair growth in unwanted places, occasional acne, mood swings, depression, etc. The main reason I'm on this chat app is because I have suffered from extreme abdominal pain on my right side...
    AshGW84 AshGW84 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    Yesterday I found out I have pcos I'm 18

    and scared to death I don't no what to do
    jbreanne2015 jbreanne2015 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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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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    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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    I have been battling this

    since I was 13. That was the first time I shaved my face. Tried it all-meds, electrolysis, laser, waxing....nothing works. I wish I could have no facial hair, even for 1 whole day. It's embarrassing and I can't imagine what others think when they see me. I'm not obese but could...
    TearsWW TearsWW 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    Every day is a new day,

    yet still the same. I try to take it day by day but still only feel the emotional pain running through me. I know it's not the end of the world, things could be worse, but I'm having a hard time handling my situation. A lot of the reason for that is that I don't have anyone but...
    urfavoritgurl234 urfavoritgurl234 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I was diagnosed with PCOS a month ago I am not

    that overweight we lost one Jan. 2014 to Turners now been trying again however I went to a fertility specialist and cried all day yesterday because she tried to tell me I have diminished egg resserve yet she did not AMH test only FSH which was 17 a month ago on day 5 and 15 now...
    ss9968 ss9968 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I was diagnosed with pcos five years ago.

    My doctors are not familiar with this condition so I only started treatment last month. I gathered information on the internet and I am now on metformin and the pill. Unfortunately, the prolonged periods are still bothering me. Has anyone gone through this?
    youngeastafriangirl youngeastafriangirl 22-25, F 2 days ago

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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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    So I'm over a week late on my.

    . (you know what) and I hate it but I'm excited and thinking I could be pregnant but I do this every time I'm late and I just get my hopes up and get shut down when I find out I'm not pg. It upsets me a lot but it's all PCOS fault.
    KrAzYgUrL92 KrAzYgUrL92 22-25, F Mar 16

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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 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    Hi I'm new here. I have hirsutism

    and wish that I had even one friend who has it too. Hopefully I can find a friend here.
    sharon9989 sharon9989 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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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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    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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    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 10 Responses May 26, 2013

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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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    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 diagnosed with PCOS around a year ago

    and have struggled with my weight all my life. I'm currently 98kgs (216lbs). I've been on Weight Watchers for the last 9 weeks and have lost about 7kgs (15lbs), which is all fine and dandy but for the most part, I lost that in the first 5 weeks! The last 4 weeks has been a...
    ylime93 ylime93 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have pcos and i am not overweight.

    I am underweight. Is it normal? Ive heard alot of stories women trying to loose wait. Eating gluten free diet. Ive tried those and I loose few pounds. 96 lbs to 92 pounds now. :( Help what to do. I want to gain weight
    faye08 faye08 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Well, it just became official.

    With a blood test proving I am insulin resistant, my Ob/GYN diagnosed me with PCOS. I had suspected it all along: the severe irregularity, constant pelvic pains & swelling, and the bit of hair growing around my jaw and down my neck... just another disease to add to the list for...
    bronzedout bronzedout 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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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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    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 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 5 Responses Mar 22

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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 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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    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 May 6

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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 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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    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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    the smallest ive been was probably 130-140 ,

    but that was because i was stressed over the loss of my ex who Ive been over. After I moved on the weight came back, Im trying to get back down to 135-140 it would help and get my pcos in order. If anyone has any great health plans please feel free to share them with me and send...
    imstillalady imstillalady 22-25 4 Responses Apr 18

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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 3 days ago

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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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    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, 2014

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    Did this happen when you were overweight?

    If you lost the weight did it go away? Is it possible to get rid of this? What affect will it have when it comes to conceiving?
    lajan lajan 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    Hi, I'm having trouble losing my weight

    and I was wondering if anyone had any dietary advice? I was told I had pcos when I was around 15/16 and put on metformin but I haven't taken it in a while. Thanks☺️
    smithme7 smithme7 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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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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    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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    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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    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 just wanted to post my experience to try to

    give you all hope that it gets better because it does. I'm 14 and was diagnosed with PCOS when I was about 12. I have been taking dianette and metformin for quite a while now and they have helped me so much that I almost feel normal. They helped me regulate my periods, to lose...
    elxx elxx 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5

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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 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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