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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.

A myPCOSteam Member said:

My doctor prescribed me eflornithine cream for the hirsutism, I just mixed it with my acne facial treatment, I only started using it three months ago, and I have seen some changes. You can ask your… read more

posted 14 days ago

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?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I went 9 years with out a period. i was on birth control for most of that. I got my tubes tied back in December because I decided one kid was enough for me. after 4.5 months I went to an appointment… read more

posted 6 months ago

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

A myPCOSteam Member said:

My situation might be different. I started treating myself with supplements and I had my period almost normal until I got the Covid vaccine. Now it seems like I bleed for prolonged periods and I get… read more

posted about 1 month ago

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?

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 the last 4 months 😁.

posted almost 3 years ago

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?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

I’ve been on it for about a year now. I’ve lost a lot of inches but not pounds according to the scale. It’s been well worth it.

posted 11 months ago

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?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

Honestly if I didn't have my religion, I would not be able to cope with infertility. But I know that God's timing and plans are perfect, and He doesn't give us anything we can't handle 💪🏽

posted over 1 year ago

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

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 metformin because it did not help my symptoms, but… read more

posted about 3 years ago

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.

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 still tired

posted over 2 years ago

Fatigue

Fatigue

Do any of you ladies struggle with fatigue? I have it so bad! Im ALWAYS tired like if I ran a 7k and sleepy. Is there anything i could take to help?

A myPCOSteam Member said:

Wow! I am so glad to see I am not losing my mind concerning the fatigue. I have paid much to find out why I'm so fatigued. Sleep is the best medicine so far. From what I'm reading, maybe we need a… read more

posted about 2 years ago
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