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Black Period

Black Period

Do i have to be worried when my discharge is black during my period?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

Okay thanks

posted 1 day ago

Needing To Nap

Needing To Nap

Does anyone else get a severe need to nap around 2pm?
4 out of 7 days a week, i feel extremely exhausted to the point of getting a headache or nauseous around 2-2:30pm...regardless of how long i slept that night.
I do have insomnia and have to take meds to go to sleep every night

A myPCOSteam Member said:

So sorry insomnia sucks.

posted 8 days ago

Pre-diabetes Medication For Weight Loss

Pre-diabetes Medication For Weight Loss

Has anyone been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and been put on medication for it that helped you lose weight?
I have 1.5 weeks til i see my doctor about my blood work and my anxiety has me trying to find out as much info about whay might be talked about so i can make notes before i go

A myPCOSteam Member said:

After a very emotional and frustrating doctors appointment, ive started metformin...just half a pill a day for 4 days, then starting half a pill twice a day starting tomorrow. Stomach isnt doing… read more

posted about 6 hours ago

What Are The Best Vitamins And Minerals Supplements To Take For Pcos

What Are The Best Vitamins And Minerals Supplements To Take For Pcos

Anyone know what Vitamins to buy for pcos

A myPCOSteam Member said:

now personally i take

Flex Seed – 1,000mg
Wild Salmon Oil – 1000mg
Calcium – 333mg
Magnesium – 167mg
Vitamin D – 1,000 IU )
Chealted Chromium – 200mcg
Beta Carotene – 10,000 IU
Pacific Kelp – 650mg… read more

posted about 15 hours ago

Does Anyone Experience "hormone Drop" After Taking Provera

Does Anyone Experience "hormone Drop" After Taking Provera

I take provera every 2-3 months for 10 days to start a bleed. Im just wondering if anyone else takes it and has noticed what i call a "hormone drop" once the bleeding stops? I feel more irritable, moody, sweaty and exhausted right after im done bleeding...more than i do before or during, anyone else?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

Thank you! I have bad anxiety and my doctor knows that since she prescribed the meds for it (after me going to emerge because id been having anxiety attacks and bursting into tears daily for weeks but… read more

posted 14 days ago

Does Anyone Have A Good Remedy For Insulin Resistance And Weight Loss?

Does Anyone Have A Good Remedy For Insulin Resistance And Weight Loss?

Hello everyone!

I've been trying to create good remedies for insulin resistance and weight loss. I've never been able to find the perfect remedy for myself. I'm now on a consistent exercise schedule and I want to add more healthy things to my diet. I'm trying to start taking cinnamon more often. I wanted to focus on cinnamon tea or cinnamon water and see what kind of results I get.

I was curious to see if anyone on this site has a remedy that seems to have worked for them when it comes to… read more

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I did read that zink, iodine salt, and vitamins D is a teatment. So far, no joy.

posted 28 days ago

Never Been Medicated. Got Diagnosed With PCOS 2yrs Ago And Given Limited Information. Is This Normal For PCOS? Does Medicine Help?

Never Been Medicated. Got Diagnosed With PCOS 2yrs Ago And Given Limited Information. Is This Normal For PCOS? Does Medicine Help?

I'm 33. I have been dealing with extreme weight fluctuations, mood swings and excessively oily hair(like less than 24hr shelf life before I gotta wash) since puberty. I use to be very energetic now all of a sudden for seemingly no reason I have no energy to do even basic things sometimes even like take a shower(whatever I can muster goes to my kid). I also now have to tweeze my facial hair every other day. My head hair is getting thinner. Oh and I ravenously crave meat and sugar all the time… read more

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I agree with billie… Definitely get seen by a doctor and get blood tests ran, hormones does makes you extremly tired but also try and start taking multivitamins. If not already taking. They help me… read more

posted about 1 month ago

How To Control Acne Caused By Depo?

How To Control Acne Caused By Depo?

I got started on the depo shot about 3 weeks ago and my acne has been insane ever since. Not just in the chin area, but my entire face is starting to break out. I have oily skin, but have never struggled like this before. What are some tips/tricks I could use?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

Acne was a side effect of depo for me in highschool. I had to change treatments.

posted about 2 months ago

Had Anyone Tried PRP For PCOS Hair Loss?

Had Anyone Tried PRP For PCOS Hair Loss?

I have seen a doctor who performs PRP (platelet rich plasma) for hair loss and asked if it would work for me since my hair loss I think is mostly due to my PCOS. She told me that I would be a good candidate for PRP. I would require a few treatments with continued maintenance. She also mentioned that i have probably lost above 50% of my hair at this point. The treatment/procedure is costly and have been on meds for PCOS (metformin, victors) for over 9 months and no hair regrowth. I am so very… read more

Metformin Cause Hair Loss?

Metformin Cause Hair Loss?

I started metformin two months ago. Since then, I've lost a lot of hair and have gained a sizeable bald spot on the back of my head.

Never had it before. Never had hair loss before. This is the only thing that's changed.

Anyone else experience hair loss on metformin?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

Just started retaking it .. I too started the hair lost .. now I really remember why I can’t stand it

posted 2 months ago
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