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I Have Pcos

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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 2 Responses Aug 3

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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 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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    hello I wanted to get support

    for this. I was diagnosed at 16 and they doctor told me there was no way of having kids.... I don't think that that's an appropriate thing to tell a 16 year old kid. I suffering emotional and physically from this and it sucks because I'm grown body hair and breaking out bad...
    mvmr02 mvmr02 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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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 3 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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    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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    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 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 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 Jul 31

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    Researchers at Brigham

    and Women's Hospital are seeking healthy, non-smoking women between 18 and 42 years of age for a research study investigating the metabolism of an FDA-approved hormone drug in women who have IRREGULAR menstrual periods and/or have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome...
    abaybay23 abaybay23 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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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 6 Responses Jul 10

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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 Aug 2

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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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    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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 20

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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 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 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 was officially diagnosed with PCOS yesterday

    and I'm really scared to start my treatment 😩
    Didix Didix 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4

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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 2 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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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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    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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    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 Jun 24

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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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    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'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 5 Responses Jul 25

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    hey guys I was wondering

    if I could get some tips on how to lose weight. I have been working out hard but I've only lost like 5 pounds and I'm really frustrated. please help
    mvmr02 mvmr02 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to lose weight

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Yup, what a tragedy. The world seems to fall

    dawn when they tell you, you suffer such rare condition/syndrome. What really matter is to stay calm, listen carefully all what they say you gotta do, and choose wisely what's the best for you. As far as sciense goes, there's no real knowledge about what makes you have PCOS...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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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 have pcos. I found out about three years ago.

    This condition makes me feel so self conscious about myself I have extra fat on my belly and the hair growth is the worse. I had started treatment with metformin and spiractone and stopped due to it making me severely sick. I want children more than anything however I don't...
    jessisyrn jessisyrn 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I was diagnosed a couple of days ago.

    I have several cysts on both ovaries that was confirmed through an ultrasound. I have no typical symptoms of pcos. I have regular cycles every month, but Dr. says my FSH level is very low and my Prolactin level is kind of high. He wanted to put me on birth control and something...
    brishayne brishayne 22-25, F 6 days ago

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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 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 Jun 18

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    I have pcos and have just started taking femara

    to become pregnant but my ob has done no blood work just an ultra sound :/ he has me on the lowest dose of femara at 2.5mg. This is my third month on the meds and the ob said I am ovulating but idk how he know that by just doing an ultra sound ? Has anyone experienced...
    Avamarie27 Avamarie27 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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