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Any advise for subduing or getting rid of hirsutism?

Any advise for subduing or getting rid of hirsutism?

My hormones are balanced but I still deal with hirsutism on a daily basis. So much so that I shave (my face) every day, if not twice a day.

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A myPCOSteam Member said:

I've been seeing an electrologist for many years. She does a treatment called electrolysis. It is the only permanent solution. IT WORKS!!!! Having a… read more

posted about 15 hours ago
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No Periods

No Periods

Anyone else NEVER get a period?

I only do when I take Provera.

I have already tried Metformin, Vitex, weight loss, exercise, clean eating. Still have never had a cycle on my own.

I just started taking inositol, so I'll give that a shot for a few months to see if that helps at all. Any other ideas? Is there anything you have been able to do to naturally get a period?

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A myPCOSteam Member said:

Fairhaven fertility products helped me get periods.

posted 3 days ago
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New Diagnosis n Needing help with Weight Loss n Eating Advice

New Diagnosis n Needing help with Weight Loss n Eating Advice

So I was just diagnosed with PCOS on my birthday March 30th. Today I had my follow up appointment and was basically told I'm fat and need to loose weight. I haven't been given any medication to help with my symptoms and was referred to a specialist. I have always struggled with diets and exercising. Has anyone found something they liked to help them lose weight that might help me?

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A myPCOSteam Member said:

I started Keto 4 months ago, which I have modified a bit, but still eat low carb and high protein/fat. Also very low sugar items. I’ve lost 30 lbs in… read more

posted 8 months ago
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Abnormal bleeding !

Abnormal bleeding !

Hello Everyone!

Has anyone else experienced prolonged bleeding while having PCOS?? I’ve had this “period” since December 2017 and was recently put on birth control to stop the bleeding due to becoming anemic. I’ve had a Pap smear and it came back “normal”. Is there something out there (besides birth control) I can take to stop this issue?

Thank you,
Monica

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A myPCOSteam Member said:

Yes most def. The longest I have had one is 3 months. Have had all testing bloodwoork, ultrasounds, etc. Currently I have been bleeding for 45 days.… read more

posted 5 months ago
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Does anyone recommend Metformin for PCOS?

Does anyone recommend Metformin for PCOS?

My older sister also has PCOS and has been taking Metformin. She says it works and has been helping her with symptoms including losing weight. Any more recommendations? Tips/advice? Other alternatives?

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A myPCOSteam Member said:

melissastear, what symptoms do you have?

posted about 2 months ago
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How do you cope with the thought, that you might not have any children?

How do you cope with the thought, that you might not have any children?

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A myPCOSteam Member said:

I hadn't really thought about it. I really just trust my process because I may not be able to have a kid but there are kids out there that may need to… read more

posted about 16 hours ago
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I feel so alone

I feel so alone

I feel so alone. No-one I know has PCOS and my doctors are useless.
I was diagnosed in April 2015 and was given very little information about it and was told to lose weight to manage it, I've done various different diets/ life style changes and nothing ever happens, I lose a bit and then gain it back again. I've seen a dietitian and she's looked through a food diary and asked me how I cook my food and she can't see anything wrong with the way I eat. I walk a lot of places, I love walks, but… read more

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A myPCOSteam Member said:

I struggled/still struggle to find the right physicians that understand PCOS and will treat me. I would try another doc. I personally stopped taking read more

posted 11 months ago
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Has anyone found anything that helps with fatigue?

Has anyone found anything that helps with fatigue?

My fatigue is so bad I am struggling to stay awake all the time. It does not seem to matter how many hours I sleep. I usually have a headache. Sometimes so severe that I will have distorted vision or no vision in one eye usually for a few hours. I don’t know how much longer I can keep up with life while dealing with this fatigue. I welcome any suggestions.

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A myPCOSteam Member said:

There is days where all I can do is sleep.i say I am going to take a hour nap next thing I know my husband is waking me up there hours later.And I am… read more

posted 5 months ago
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Ovasitol

Ovasitol

Has anyone tried Ovasitol? It claims to be "a high quality, medical-grade supplement that combines both myo and d-chiro-inositol that mimic’s the body’s own ratio" and boasts it will " improve insulin sensitivity, restore hormone balance, improve ovulation and egg quality in women with PCOS."

I just ordered some and have yet to try it. Simply looking for feedback. Any reviews from your own personal experience with it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Nicole

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A myPCOSteam Member said:

Can I take ovasitol with metformin and synthroid? It sounds like it would really help but I'm not sure how it might affect my meds...

posted about 1 month ago
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