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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 10 days 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 19 days ago

Pcos Vs Endometriosis? I Was Diagnosed With PCOS When I Was 16 Years Old, And Im Now 21.I Noticed Symptom Changes.

Pcos Vs Endometriosis? I Was Diagnosed With PCOS When I Was 16 Years Old, And Im Now 21.I Noticed Symptom Changes.

When I was 16-20 I had hair on my face, high testosterone, feeling down and droopy. Well over the past year, I have noticed blood crusts on my bellybutton during my periods, severe bloating around my lower stomach, pain so bad I don't want to move all in my inner thighs and stomach, I feel swollen on my privates. my hormone levels have actually been coming back normal and stable, but with a light or lack of periods still. Any thoughts? Diet changes happened, and I've lost 30-60 pounds, I drink… read more

Does Anyone Know What Multiple Peripherally Oriented Follicles Is ?

Does Anyone Know What Multiple Peripherally Oriented Follicles Is ?

because i got diagnosed with that and every time i search it up the pcos comes out and i just want to make sure it's what i have or not..

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I would guess “peripherally oriented” means that the follicles are on the outside of the ovaries. Did you ask your doctor what it meant? My best non-medical guess is that it’s still PCOS without the… read more

posted 15 days ago

What Can Cause Testosterone Increase?

What Can Cause Testosterone Increase?

I found out that I have PCOS in august 2021. At the time of those original labs my total testosterone was at 43. I got tested last week and it’s increased to 62 despite the fact I’ve been trying to do all the things - eat healthy, move more, taking Ovasitol and lots of supplements. Has anyone had any experiences of things that have increased their T-levels? I realize this is like the ultimate question, but I’m looking for personal experiences that might shed light on something I’m doing that is… read more

A myPCOSteam Member said:

Are you always on the go and stressed?

posted 30 days ago

Does Anyone Else Grow More Hair On One Side Of Your Body?

Does Anyone Else Grow More Hair On One Side Of Your Body?

My left is much more affected than my right ovary so my left leg and left side of body grows hair at a faster rate the than right leg.

Non Hormonal Birth Control

Non Hormonal Birth Control

Do any of you guys use non hormonal birth control? Or app?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I’ve been wondering the same thing

posted about 1 month ago
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