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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 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, 2014

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    mermaidstrandedonland mermaidstrandedonland 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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    I started to take metformin I noticed

    that i crave less sugar since then It makes sense to me Because my body is Insulin resistant The cells don't utilize glucose efficiently So my body makes me crave sugar because it thinks it got no sugar While there is sugar but the body can't use it Metformin solves this...
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 was diagnosed June 2014

    after TTC for 9 months no luck as well as every symptom of pcos you can find. I haven't had a period in almost 80 days but just spotted for 5. I've never spotted without it being just before my period or just after I'm scared to take a hpt it'll likely be negative.. all I've...
    mrsbrown2014 mrsbrown2014 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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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 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 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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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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    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, 2014

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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 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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    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 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 2 Responses Jan 11

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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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    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 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 3 Responses Aug 24, 2014

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    feleciab27 feleciab27 16-17, F Aug 9, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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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 2 Responses Feb 11

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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 Nov 25, 2014

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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 Nov 24, 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 1 Response Jan 6

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    I found out that I had pcos about 2 months ago

    and my fertility doctor put me on metformin 2 weeks ago. I have been so nervous about how this will effect my chances in having kids. :(
    tinksc06 tinksc06 26-30, F 2 days ago

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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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    xedsheerann xedsheerann 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 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 2 Responses Jan 29

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    5 months ago. I was diagnosed with mild pcos.

    I went to the dr. To find why my periods are irregular. I asked all the questions as I could think of at that moment. As things were racing through my mind. I got to the car an started crying to my husband. He told me everything will be ok and etc. I told him I wanted more kids...
    jcone23 jcone23 22-25, F Aug 21, 2014

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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 18-21, F Aug 2, 2014

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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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    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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    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 Nov 21, 2014

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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 20 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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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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    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 26-30, T 4 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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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 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 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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    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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    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 7 Responses May 15, 2011

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 6, 2014

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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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    I was just diagnose with pcos a few weeks ago.

    it has been tough. the pain at times has been unbearable.i haven't had the hair loss but have been developing hair on other parts of me. my doctor put me on birth control to see if that will help me start ovulating. I haven't really talk about it to anyone and it's been tough...
    biancaSgary biancaSgary 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 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 4 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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