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Eating Disorder Relationship With PCOS
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When I first was diagnosed with PCOS I was already struggling with an eating disorder from being in modeling. I now have no appetite ever it feels like and I can go days without thinking about or wanting food. When I do eat I get super nauseous. I guess what I’m wondering is does anyone else feel this way and how do they combat it?

posted December 6, 2022
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If haven't already done so, I would also recommend that you ask you doctor for a referral for an ultrasound to make sure there is not growth on your ovaries.

posted December 11, 2022
Does Anyone Experience Strong Body Odor. Specifically In The Underarms, Hair And Vagina?
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I have been diagnosed with PCOS for almost a year and ever since iv been experiencing a different body odor that makes it difficult for me to go to the gym, be intimate and just be comfortable. Has anyone else been through this and is there anything that can help?

posted December 6, 2022
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Thank you for your answers 🥰

posted December 13, 2022
I Haven't Gotten My Period On My Own In Years But I Just Spotted For 4 Days?!
A myPCOSteam Member asked a question 💭

So, i have PCOS, diagnosed 5-6 years ago. I don't get periods regularly, and they have been brought on only when i use birth control, or do the fertility treatment with progesterone and clomid. I recently stopped to concentrate on getting better from my mental health disorder ( it is a one year program) so i decided to get on birth control. This was FIVE months ago. I used birth control the first month, stopped it and got my period as expected. i then stopped using the patch because i have… read more

posted December 5, 2022
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Yes! That's the best thing you can do. Some say see an OB for PCOS others say see an Endocrinologist. I see both.dont be afraid to ask what you want its your treatment🙂

posted December 16, 2022
Birth Control Suggestions
A myPCOSteam Member asked a question 💭

Over the past year or so, I've been spotting nonstop when I'm not full-on having Aunt Flo visiting
One doctor suggested taking 4 ibuprofen 3 times a day. I tried that and it didn't long-term help.
My doctor and I tried adding a mixed hormone pill on top of my implant. It worked but only for a month.

I took a break before going back. They gave me a different estrogen-having pill that my body did not react well to. 2/3 through the pack I had extremely depressive thoughts. I stopped taking them.

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posted December 1, 2022 (edited)
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I have not.

I got my birth control implant out and I finally stopped bleeding just recently.

My only concern is if I change to an IUD. Will I start bleeding again?

What teas were you thinking
I… read more

posted December 8, 2022 (edited)
Ovary Pain
A myPCOSteam Member asked a question 💭

Hello everyone.
I have been having ovary pain for the past 4 to 5 days. It is not ovulation because i had ovulation pain on 11/8. Honestly, I thought it was possibly pregnancy at first so waited to see if my period would come and it did not. I took a pregnancy test this morning which was negative. Also, I have a severe migraine and extremely nauseous. I have had an increase of headaches over the past week or 2. I was wondering if anyone has experienced this with a possible cyst.

posted November 25, 2022
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I did end up having a 3 cm complex cyst in my left ovary. The doctor didn't know why I was in pain since it was so small. I am wondering if it ruptured when I was in a lot of pain over that weekend.

posted December 25, 2022
Husband Told Me - He’s Unattracted To Me
A myPCOSteam Member asked a question 💭

About 6 weeks ago, my husband told me that hes no longer attracted to me and he knows I was just diagnosed with pcos and have gained weight. I weigh 153 right now and am 4”11, 30 years old, have 2 kiddos.

We have been together 14 years and since he has told me this, I feel very upset, sad, confused, and lost. I asked him over and over when did he start feeling this way.

To add onto that , he wants to have sex and wants me to do sexual favors (sorry tmi : blowjobs) and I don’t want to. Not… read more

posted November 18, 2022
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@A myPCOSteam Member I think you already know the answer to what you are asking :( if your body doesn't even feel comfortable with seeking pleasure from him then that has to say something. I'm not… read more

posted December 5, 2022
Does Anyone Else Get Really Paranoid When It's That Time Of The Month?
A myPCOSteam Member asked a question 💭

Every time my af appears, I refuse to go out as I can have really bad heavy periods which cause me to leak/flood everywhere
I don't mind (but I still feel really embarrassed when it does happen) if I flood and I'm at home as I know that I only have a short walk to the bathroom and my fiance will bring me a change of nightwear and knickers and then whilst I am sorting myself out he'll go and see if I have caught anything when I've stood up
I hate going out when I'm on my af as I get really… read more

posted November 18, 2022
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Yes oh my gosh i thought i was the only one feeling paranoid because i bleed heavy and leak as well there were so many times in college were my whole leggings were drenched in blood and i was so… read more

posted November 29, 2022
Any Recommendations For Fertility Specialists In The Philadelphia Area?
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My partner and I are currently TTC and started our first round of fertility treatment, but unfortunately, it was unsuccessful. I know patience is key, but going through something like this isn't easy. I'm looking for a provider and team who are compassionate, sensitive, and patient-centered.

posted November 11, 2022 (edited)
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@A myPCOSteam Member Thank you for the prayers girl! On my TWW right now after my second cycle with the trigger shot. I have been really focusing on clean eating and limiting any processed foods… read more

posted February 6
Has Anyone Ever Had An Awful Smell Coming From Their Private Parts?
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I've had one that started a couple of days ago and I'm not sure if it's to do with my diabetes or if it's something more serious.
I'm too nervous to contact my doctors about it.

posted November 3, 2022
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Ty hun

posted November 3, 2022
Looking For A Dr Who Specializes In PCOS In San Antonio TX …any Recommendations?
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