anyone with PCOS??

Momma - posted on 07/19/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I know this isn't a child related question but could still use some advice...

I was diagnosed with PCOS about 6 months ago and was told by the doc some of what to expect and read a lot of what to expect. But I would like to know from people that actually have it what seems to be the more common symptoms??



Edited: Can you also tell me what you did to cope with your symptoms??



Thanks in advance for any help you can give me

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Sara - posted on 07/21/2009

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I have PCOS as well. For me, the main symptom is insulin resistence and irregular periods. I think what has helped me to control my symptoms is diet and exercise. If you can help your body to process glucose/insulin better then the other symptoms tend to improve. Good luck!

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Momma - posted on 07/21/2009

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Kristy, would you know the link?? I searched for it and didn't find it. And thanks for some input ladies, the think I find to be odd is that American doctors told me one thing and the doctors where I'm at now tell me something else (about what to expect) so I feel like I'm just waiting for a bad nightmare to start.

Heidi - posted on 07/21/2009

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I was diagnosed about two years ago. The Dr. put me on FemCon, a type of birth control to help regulate my periods and make me have them every month. I was told when I did want to get pregnant again she would change me from birth control to an insulin based medicine. That PCOS works similarly to diabetes. I am about 50 lbs overweight not a diabetic, but was told that my weight did have a role in the disease. I'm losing weight with the birth control, it was nice at first a chewable mint, but now it is soooo freaking gross. I just swallow it now. Symptoms: an increase in testosterone, leading to dark facial hair growth, I wax my whole face once a month. Tried laser and it doesnt work. I sometimes get painful cuts for a lack of a better word in my lower region which I use a triple antibiotic and baby wipes to help keep it clean and sterile. Weight gain of course. Good luck.

Kristy - posted on 07/21/2009

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hello, i also have pcos and was only told about 4months ago. im still learnigna bout it myself. Its hard isnt it when no one will give you any answers and what you read on the internet is just scary!!! There is a PCOS group on circle of mums that you might like to join :) I sometimes get really sad becasue we want more children but its just not happening for us at the moment. Hope you are well

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