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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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 6 days ago

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    Hi all, I was recently told I had pcos

    and my mind literally went into over drive in I'm 21 so being told I'd have trouble conceiving of at all was a big shock my doctor wasn't much help (my scan was for something else and they found this) I'm slim 8st 2 and have always struggled putting on weight, my periods are...
    toniie93 toniie93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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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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    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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    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 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 May 26

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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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    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 4 Responses Feb 20, 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 7 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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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 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 3 Responses May 27

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 have pcos... I found out a few weeks ago

    and I'm not really sure how I feel. I've always kind of been a depressed person, and I tend to keep to myself. I have a few close friends who I know I can talk with about anything, and I still feel alone with this. Family members have it but I don't want to talk to them either...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 7

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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 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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    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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    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 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    Hey all! I'm new here.

    But I was wondering if anyone here was treating their PCOS with something other than birth control? Like herbal treatments?
    danadanes danadanes 18-21, F 3 Responses May 31

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    I want to lose weight

    but it's so hard with pcos. Any advice?
    onmyway214 onmyway214 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 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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    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 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I was diagnosed with PCOS

    when I was 16 and I have been struggling with it ever since. I recently created a PCOS support kik group called Cysters With PCOS and All Who <3 Them under #polycysticovariansyndrome We only have 2 members as of right now but we're hoping to find our fellow cysters and those...
    LifeMISunderstood127 LifeMISunderstood127 22-25, F Jul 17

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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 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 1 Response Jun 18

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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 3 Responses May 24

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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 6 Responses Mar 22

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    I have just been diagnosed with PCOS a week ago,

    I'm terrified!! I am in constant pain all the time, feel sick after eating and wish to stay in bed all day!! I don't have acne or hair growth. I have noticed mood swings, I'm not obese a little over weight but I'm trying to manage that. My GP didn't give me any pills, referrals...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 3

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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 4 Responses Jan 5, 2014

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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 1 Response May 6

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    I am a husband of a PCOS wife.

    Someone, please be truthful about the hormone imbalance. That is the pain I am living. Hormones affect perception. Did anyone feel like they hated the one who loves them? HELP!
    IamthatIam777 IamthatIam777 31-35, M 6 Responses Jul 15

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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 1 Response Jun 24

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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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