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Any Advise For Subduing Or Getting Rid Of Hirsutism?
A myPCOSteam Member asked a question 💭

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 September 12, 2017
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Website doesn’t work

posted August 2, 2022
No Periods
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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 February 11, 2018
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A myPCOSteam Member

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 June 21, 2021
Abnormal Bleeding !
A myPCOSteam Member asked a question 💭

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 March 16, 2018
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I have had the same issue and I am so frustrated with my uterus. I have tried almost everything… tranexemic acid first, then oral BC, now and IUD which only reduced the bleeding a bit but now I am… read more

posted August 4, 2022
How Do You Cope With The Thought, That You Might Not Have Any Children?
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posted January 7, 2018
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I was diagnosed with PCOS at 13. I always wanted to be a mother and never having ovulated despite multiple meds, surgeries and treatments, didn’t change my circumstance. Honestly I was severely… read more

posted October 23, 2022
New Diagnosis N Needing Help With Weight Loss N Eating Advice
A myPCOSteam Member asked a question 💭

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 April 21, 2017
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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 December 22, 2018
Has Anyone Struggled With Panic Attacks? Is Anxiety/panic Linked To PCOS?
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posted April 5, 2017
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Same here 💙

posted March 17, 2022
Does Anyone Recommend Metformin For PCOS?
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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 August 24, 2016
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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 January 23, 2021
Any One Have Success With Electrolysis?
A myPCOSteam Member asked a question 💭

Ive been told electrolysis is the only way to remove permnetley unwanted body hair, esp on the face, as laser is not long term and for people with pcos ive seem to see alot of failed laser stories, but ive seen alot of positive on electrolysis , anyone have advice?

posted March 15, 2017
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I had electrolysis on my upper lip and chin for a year in 2016 it was very painful. I got prescription anesthetic to apply 30 minutes before the procedure to better deal with the pain. The hair… read more

posted January 29, 2022
I Feel So Alone
A myPCOSteam Member asked a question 💭

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 September 5, 2016
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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 September 21, 2018
Has Anyone Found Anything That Helps With Fatigue?
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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.

posted February 27, 2019
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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 March 28, 2019
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