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Tracking ovulation with pcos

Tracking Ovulation With PCOS

Tracking Ovulation With PCOS

Many myPCOSteam members use ovulation tracking methods when trying to conceive - often referred to on the site by the acronym TTC. One of the most popular methods among members is ovulation urine testing strips, also called ovulation predictor...
Posted 10/09/2019
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Excess Hair Acceptance and PCOS

Excess Hair Acceptance and PCOS

If you face hirsutism, or excess hair growth, you’re not alone. Excess hair impacts as many as 70 percent of women with PCOS and many members on myPCOSteam. Learning to live with unwanted facial and body hair can be a difficult process for women...
Posted 10/02/2019
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You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With PCOS. Now What?

You’ve Just Been Diagnosed With PCOS. Now What?

We all respond differently to information about our health. After learning you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), you might be stunned, scared, or even relieved to have answers that explain irregular periods, pelvic pain, or difficulty getting...
Posted 10/02/2019
Ovary pain and pcos

Ovary Pain and PCOS

Ovary Pain and PCOS

If you’ve ever felt pain in your ovaries, you’re not alone. Many members of myPCOSteam experience cramping, sharp pain, or dull aching in their ovaries, or more generally in their lower pelvis. Pelvic pain can be caused by a variety of factors,...
Posted 09/24/2019
How good boundaries make life with pcos easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With PCOS Easier

How Good Boundaries Make Life With PCOS Easier

There is an old saying: “Good fences make good neighbors.” Having healthy boundaries in relationships is important for everyone, especially for people with a chronic condition like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Setting and defending...
Posted 09/11/2019
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Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Tap Into the Power of Directness: Use "I"

Living with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can mean having limited energy, time, and bandwidth. You may find yourself needing to say "no" more often than you did before you had to deal with PCOS. Do you have a tough time being direct with others...
Posted 08/16/2019
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Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Who's the One Person You Should Always Keep Your Promise To?

Keeping promises to yourself is a way to focus on self-nurture. This could mean making a commitment to "you" time on a regular basis to tend to yourself. Keep a regular date with yourself to focus on whatever helps you feel calm and centered in...
Posted 07/16/2019
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Telling White Lies

Telling White Lies

Have you ever told a white lie to be kind, to protect the feelings of others, or maybe to simply avoid stigma? You're not alone.For some living with a chronic condition, telling a white lie can be a way to save one's strength. Sometimes it's...
Posted 06/25/2019
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What Victoria Beckham's PCOS Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Victoria Beckham's PCOS Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

When fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham revealed she had PCOS back in 2013, a wave of empathy and validation washed over the PCOS community. “Wow. Even her, too?”Three things happen for us when a celebrity opens up about a...
Posted 06/06/2019
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Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Say "No" by Saying "Yes" to Something Else

Saying "no" with grace and honesty can be challenging. Sometimes our fear of ending a conversation awkwardly or letting a friend or relative down can nudge us into saying "yes" to things that are difficult for us. When managing a chronic...
Posted 06/05/2019
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