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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.

posted over 1 year ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I am the Past Director of Education for Society of Clinical & Medical Hair Removal. An International Organization of Certified Electrologist and… read more

posted 21 days ago
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Has anyone struggled with panic attacks? Is anxiety/panic linked to PCOS?

posted almost 2 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Yes, all the time

posted 28 days ago
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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?

posted almost 2 years ago
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 about 2 months ago
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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?

posted about 1 year ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I have started the slim fast diet and I feel like I’ve started to lose weight I don’t look like I’m preggers I was put on madroxyprogesterone to make me… read more

posted 27 days ago
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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?

posted over 2 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I dont recommend it. It has made my symptoms worse

posted 9 months ago
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How do you cope with the thought, that you might not have any children?

posted about 1 year ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Ive always just told myself there is always adoption because when i thought about not being a mother i would get depressed. Being a mother to me doesn't… read more

posted 29 days ago
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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

posted over 2 years ago
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 5 months ago
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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

posted 11 months ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I've had my "period" since August 2017. I've tried different birth control pills and 2 different IUD's. Nothing is working. I had a transvaginal… read more

posted 4 months ago
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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

posted over 2 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Read up about inositol and also d-chiro inositol, it has to do with balancing our insulin better after. I got inofolic instead and the solal dchiro… read more

posted 4 months ago
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Has anyone used Spironolactone?

Hi!!! I just got diagnosed friday PCOS. My doc prescribed me on spironolactone. I need to grab it from the pharmacy and start it.

Before i start i wanted to ask if anyone has any experiences with it? My doc said it does cause weight gain but if you watch your calories you should be fine.

I am ok with a few lbs, but want to hear you ladies and thoughts? How did this medicine treat you and feel? Did you gain weight in your tummy arms? I also have been diagnosed with hirtusim so i… read more

posted 2 months ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

So I sstarted spironolactone in june of 2018 after my diagnosis- I started at 25mg but my doc and myself agreed to up the dose every few months until I… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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