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I Suffer From Pcos

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    Does Pcos Define You?

    I was diagnosed at 18. I am not the maternal sort so the infertility side of it has never bothered me. The other aspects of the syndrome do. Facial hair, acne when I am in my 30s, being overweight, depression, having my blood sugar suddenly dip if I miss a meal, thinning hair...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 21, 2008

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    The Waiting Game

    I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 17. I am 30 now and do not have periods on my own. I am undergoing fertility treatment. I just finished my second round of clomid (love these hot flashes). I also take 1700 mg of metformin daily. It has eliminated the hypoglycemic episodes I...
    RedAlert RedAlert 26-30 2 Responses May 27, 2008

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    Pcos Ruins My Dream!

    Hi my name is Rebecca, I am 19 years old and was told I had PCOS when I was 15. I never thought anything of it at that point until a year ago my partner and I decided we wanted a baby! I have been to numerous hospital appointments about my excess hair and for treatment but...
    rblades93 rblades93 18-21 Mar 10, 2013

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    Found Out I Have Pco's 2 Days Ago

    So it all started about a month ago when i went for my first smeer test, i got recomended for a scan at the hospital because my periods were irregular. In the form of once a year, i know i should of seen about it at a much younger age than 20 but im one of those who like to burry...
    TanyaSalvatore TanyaSalvatore 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2012

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    Pluck You Pcos!

    Hi Ladies :) I am trying to lose 50 pounds and I came across some information online that might benefit us all that suffer from PCOS Vitamin B Complex is super important for women with PCOS not only does it help with energy and weight loss but also helps out the hormones too...
    darkdove13 darkdove13 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    Bama Girl...Still Stuck In Bad Luck

    7 month still on all the meds provera for periods, and metaphormin,clomid now up to 200mg.Still sadly no ovulation still the more I keep going to get check ups I always get bad news except for that I'm losing weight and my blood pressure wonderful...I feel forgotten like my life...
    Starshine2315 Starshine2315 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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    Just Diagnosed and Dont No What to Do.

    hi i was recently diagnosed with pcos a month ago, i have no one to talk to i moved away from my family to be with my fiancee we have been trying to start our family for two years now, we were all excited thinking i was pregnant and headed to the doctors after being told i...
    unsureandworried unsureandworried 26-30 3 Responses Jun 24, 2009

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    Truly A Curse

    I was diagnosed when I was 12 years old. I have been suffering with pcos since 9 years of age. Today is one of my bad days, the pain is just wow yeah sometimes there are no words to describe the world-wind that is pcos. Still I deal with the symptoms as best as possible we all do...
    4everlost23 4everlost23 22-25, F Sep 11, 2012

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    Just Discovered This

    I just discovered that i have PCOS... I'm not sure if i can have a child or not. I have 5 periods a month. At first I thought I was pregnant do to the fsct my period was off, I was moody, I had my hair growing faster, and it was around the time I had sex with a friend I went to...
    tig1991 tig1991 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    I Feel Like Pcos Has Stolen A Big Part Of My Life...

    It truly isnt easy living with PCOS...weight gain, hair where it shouldnt be...and ongoing hormonal imbalance mood swings.I can't seem to cope well some days..its like a big part of my life was stolen..childhood, teens, skip, then menopausal woman...get it? My childbearing years...
    prettygirl81 prettygirl81 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    My Journey With Pcos

    When I was 16 I had my first period. this was odd because most girls my age had already been having a monthly period, and I just never did. It lasted for 1 month. My mother was worried and took my to my first obgyn appointment. It was a bit awkward and I felt odd being there, but...
    carodwen carodwen 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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    My Life With Pcos

    I was told at 17 that my odds of having a baby were very slim .. Well those odds SUCK !! I have never had a regualr period.. I always cramped really bad... I have to take meds just to get a period.. I have never had a good month... I would get it and then I...
    DogTagKindaGirl DogTagKindaGirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2009

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    The Day I Found Out I Had PCOS

    I had just gone through two pelvic surgeries when I realized the pain was still there. I had my appendix removed and then i had adhesion's on my ovary and uterus. The pain was still unbearable. The pain would get so intense that sometimes I would have to pull the car over just so...
    katiieadjodha katiieadjodha 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2013

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    Question

    Hi! I'm almost 19 and I have PCOS. I've had problems with hirsutism for years and few months ago I noticed that I have facial hair. It hasn't become worse so far, but I don't know if it wil. So, do you think it will or it's done? I'm not overweight, I'm skinny and I started to...
    healthx healthx 18-21 2 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    I was diagnosed at 15 with PCOS.

    I never really understood anything about it except the fact my doctor told me I would probably never have a baby. I'm only 20 and no I'm not married or even in a relationship but I still have this longing for a baby. All my friends are pregnant even my 18 year old sister. I cry...
    nikkisharp nikkisharp 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    My Struggle With Pcos

    Hi guys! Im new here and hope u people support me. i was diagnosed with pcos 3 months ago and i am 16 yrs old. For years i struggled with my weight, excessive hair and a lot more thinking that all that is normal. Last year i weighted 164 pounds and lost 20 pounds with no effort...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    I am currently 16 years old.

    I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 14. I went into the emergency room with awful pain in my side so fearing it was my appendix doctors decided to operate. I woke u[ from my surgery and was informed that an Ovarian cyst had burst and infected my abdomen and my appendix. The...
    katiec1231997123 katiec1231997123 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I Dream of the Day....

    I believe i suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. As a matter of fact I am the poster child for it! I want children more than anything, but it hasnt happened. Hopefully it will, I dream of the day.
    missnicole87 missnicole87 21-25, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2007

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    Diagnosis:PCOS : It's All Clear Now!

      I am 41 years old and have been PCOS since I was about 14. I was diagnosed at 39. All of my life I have struggled with my weight, have had erratic menstrual cycles, grew 7 hairs on my chin and had the hardest time staying pregnant once I got pregnant. Having PCOS is not...
    lorithelioness lorithelioness 36-40, F May 3, 2008

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    I Do

    I have PCOS. I was told, about three years ago, that I had PCOS, its one of the main reasons why I came to Ep to beging with, other than my Depression. When I joined, the woman in this group, really helpes me make sense of it all, because my doctor made no sense at all to me, she...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 28, 2013

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    Optimism/pessimism

    There's that odd couple. What do you think brought them together? I think they are like knitting and crochet. You can see somewhere they relate. What are we then? A collage. What? Random pieces glued together? No. A beautiful arrangement.
    DerbyFox DerbyFox 31-35 2 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    I use to be embarrassed with the fact

    that I had irregular periods, for some reason it made me feel less of a woman. I'm now close to mid twenties and told myself I need to get over it. My doctor recently told me I have PCOS, I had never heard of it. He tells me that explains why I gain weight easily, and alopecia...
    ilovemydashchund ilovemydashchund 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    2 Miscarriages

    I had never truly known what it was to "suffer" from PCOS. I was diagnosed as a teenager, and two separate doctors told me I would never be able to have children. I was very depressed and figured it was for the best. Other than irregular periods and pelvic pain, my PCOS never...
    cephaloscotti cephaloscotti 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    I Do Suffer From Pcos

    I was diagnosed when I was 15(so 5 years ago). I was sent to see an endocrinologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. They released me there when I was 18 and I’ve been seeing my family doctor since. Now that I am old enough to really research it for myself...
    Risha7 Risha7 18-21 2 Responses Sep 4, 2008

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    I'm Cured!!! :)

    I have the good fortune of living within an hours drive of a professor of endocrinology who happens to be one of the world's most knowledgeable people on PCOS. For two years she has been trying to persuade me to have surgery to cure it and I finally went ahead and had the surgery...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 16, 2009

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    Bama Girl Wanting To Be A Mommy

    It all started when I was about 16,when I started having my periods once a year i told the doctors and did get checked and they said I didn't have it,just threw me on birth control pills to make me have my periods.Well I done that for several years then when I finally got married...
    Starshine2315 Starshine2315 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    PCOS-Not For the Weak of Heart

    I've had PCOS since I  was 17.  It took until just recently this year for me to be diagnosed.  It's been so hard for me.  When I was 17, my periods stopped.  Like any other sexually active 17 year old, I  thought I was pregnant.  I wasn't...
    VikkiVoyeur VikkiVoyeur 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2009

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    Newly Diagnosed

    A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with PCOS. I will never have children because of this. I don't know how to break it to my boyfriend. My boyfriend is so scared of losing me and so I don't want to take that risk either. We have already planned alot of stuff for our future But I...
    BatteryOrgasm BatteryOrgasm 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 9, 2010

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    Worrying All The Time!

    I worry every minute of the day that there is more wrong with me than just PCOS, as i have lost 3 stone and still have no regular period and also i have really bad stomach pains everyday... the doctor says that's just because of the PCOS but i'm really not convinced!
    tanya1989 tanya1989 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    Hi everybody.. I don't know

    where to start,I could honestly write a book. Well here goes.. I'm 26 and had pcos for over ten years,it never bothers me at first because I didn't really understand the condition but now I hate having pcos I feel like its ruling my life. I'm wanting to have a baby but not had a...
    daisymillie daisymillie 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Ttc For 3 Years

    My husband and I have been ttc for 3 years now. after no luck i decided to go to the doctor. my periods are normal but i have gained a lot of weight and facial hair is getting worse. I talked to my family doctor he told me that i was just fat. can you believe that? So I had him...
    jenu1 jenu1 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2009

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    I Also Have Pcos

    HELLO EVERYONE I HAVE PCOS.I DIDNT FIND OUT I HAD PCOD  AFTER MY TWO SONS WERE BORN .I STARED GETTING FAT AND A LOT OF HAIR ON MY FACE SO I WENT TO MY DOCTOR AND HE TOOK A LOT OF TESTES AND HE TOLD ME I HAD PCOS. AND THATS ALL HE TOLD ME.AND IT WAS LIKE A KICK OUT OF...
    amynvictor amynvictor 26-30 1 Response Jun 23, 2009

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    My Story

    I remember the day I started my period.....little did I know it would be the start of a lifetime of dissapointment..confusion...depression...infertility....and hair where it shouldnt be?? I was never dignosed with pcos until 25 yrs old before this I was put on birth control...
    Jswag28 Jswag28 26-30, F Nov 16, 2013

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    I Hate Pcos!

    Where to begin...I hate PCOS! I just turned 26 and was diagnosed about a year ago after several doctors telling me that I was insane, suicidal, fat and lazy. I had done tons of research before I was officially diagnosed and was pretty sure that I had PCOS before any doctor told...
    smashly86 smashly86 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    I Suffer From Pcos....

    I suffer from PCOS....Polycystic Overain Syndrom. I was Diagnoosed with it about two years ago, along with Endometrosis. Which basically means, when it is my "time" of the month, I am in LOTS OF PAIN and a Lot of Discomfort. It also mean, I have more testrostone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 15, 2009

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    A Little Nervous

    As a PCOS sufferer, I do have to take Metformin. As other Metformers may know, you have to do your liver function test every so often. Mine came back high for fatty liver this last test. I have an abdominal ultrasound scheduled in two weeks. I am a little nervous.. Anyone else...
    lorithelioness lorithelioness 36-40, F 1 Response May 31, 2008

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    Im 22 and just got diagnosed with PCOS this

    january after periods just decided to stop coming in November 2013. Ive had one period since and thag was feb 2014. I havent had a period since but ive had a tiny bit of pink discharge with a slightly visable spot of blood. Never in my life had that before? Has anyone else!? I...
    sjk1991 sjk1991 22-25, F 1 Response May 12

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    My PCOS Journey.

    I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 14. I am not 26, and still having the issues I had back then. I gain weight more than I lose it, I have mood swings, I grow hair where it should not be, and I am having issues conceiving. I recently got married to a wonderful man, who...
    hisoneandonly26 hisoneandonly26 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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