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PCOS: Diagnosis & Treatment

To diagnose PCOS, the doctor will ask about your medical history and perform a physical examination to check for weight gain, acne, extra body hair, darkened skin, or high blood pressure. During a pelvic exam, the doctor will feel for cysts on the ovaries.

You’ll also have a number of blood tests to measure androgens, insulin, and other hormone levels. You may also have a vaginal ultrasound.

Treatment

Although there is no cure for PCOS, there are several ways to manage the symptoms.

If you’re overweight, your doctor may suggest some lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of developing several health conditions associated with PCOS. Losing weight through a heart-healthy diet and regular exercise can sometimes bring your hormone levels back to normal and cause many of the symptoms to disappear or become less severe. Weight loss can reduce your risk of heart disease by lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It can reduce your risk of diabetes by reducing blood sugar levels and regulating insulin levels. It can also stimulate ovulation and improve fertility rates.

Several types of medications are used to restore hormone balance. Birth control pills may reduce androgen levels, regulate your menstrual cycle, and clear up acne and excess facial hair. Medicines which lower androgens (antiandrogens) may also be used to further reduce symptoms such as hair loss and skin problems. Antiandrogens and birth control pills should not be used if you plan to become pregnant.

If you’re insulin resistant, you may be given Metformin, a diabetes medication used to control blood sugar and insulin levels. Metformin can also help reduce androgen levels and make ovulation normal. If your menstrual cycle becomes more regular, your fertility may also be restored. If you’re trying to get pregnant, you may also be prescribed fertility medicines.

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I'm single 27 and was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 18, I've made the decision to have a baby on my own, would the NSH help me?

Hi there, I am not really sure what the NSH is, but if you are looking to schedule a fertility consultation with a doctor in the United States, you can give us a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229). We know lots of doctors who will help women interested in single motherhood!

Best,
Kim

Hey I heard that if a patient diagonsed with pcos has been treated with Metformin then there wil chances of her toh get diabetes at early age i.e 30 years of age is it true ?

Hi Fatima, There are patients with PCOS who are at greater risk of having Diabetes, but Metformin will not cause a patient to have Diabetes. You should consult your doctor. Best, Kim

Hi every body, could any body tell me, how to stop the new baby without medic en, condom etc.

me a 17 years old girl and i was diagonised with pcos 3months ago, doc put me on metmorfin,it regularies my period and lost my weight also. I had also did lot of exercise,this really helped me. So don't give up.

Hi Lynmar1 - You really should talk to your ob/gyn about your concerns. We wish you the best.
Jennifer

Hi everyone. Im seventeen years old and was diagnosed in july with PCOS and now in september I found out that I am pregnant, about 6 weeks. I never took any treatment at all. My concern is that with PCOS, your prog. and estro. levels are low and I am concerned that I will lose my baby if I don't have hormone supplements. Has anyone gotten pregnant with PCOS and not had any hormone treatments and had a healthy pregnancy?

Hi, I am married for 10 years and I used to see a fertility specialist in Delaware because I never had kids, so I wanted to see what was wrong. My doctor had a diagnostic laparoscopy done to me, he had my both of ovaries drilled- one was drilled 40 times the other one 90 times-after the surgery was done he told me that I had a bad case of polycystic ovarian syndrome and he did what was necessary to fix things. I went to Jordan 1 year later and three doctors said that the drilling was overdone and it caused damage to my ovaries, I came back and seen another specialist he told me the same thing as the doctors in Jordan. So I just need to know did anyone had experienced similar thing, and was the drilling overdone. I really feel so lost and would appreciate all the help I can get...Thank you

I am self diagnosing but I am sure I have PCOS. I've noticed since around high school and now I'm 27. I have not had a period in years, I have bad skin and excess body hair, and a nice tutu of fat around my middle. I want to seek treatments but I am uninsured and I an self employed making very little money. I don't know what to do or who to turn to. I live in the San Jose, Ca area. Does anyone have any advice on seeking treatment without insurance? I'm really desperate.

I'm 21 and I know this sounds crazy but I'm self diagnosing....I have most of the symptoms....and the one that bothers me the most is the excessive facial hair. I was also diagnosed with SCIDs at 7 months....so when my immunologists asked about my periods she wanted me to see the edocrinologist....but one of the others docs said i should check w/ the ob-gyn. My next appt is on the 10th and I'm just going to tell them that the birth control is not working and I'm ready for the next step. My periods have been irregular since the beginning, skipping months and being on for long periods of time (2 weeks or so at a time). And reading about some of the tests I am a little nervous...but some things you just have to do. I also want children someday, but I'm always thinking about what if they inherit the immunodeficiency that I have....But if I'm suppose to have kids then I will...no matter what I will love them

i was diagnoed with PCOS about 8 months ago. I've done everything that the doctors have asked and I still can't lose the weight. I can't take the metformin because it gives me extreme migraines and makes me extremely sick. Is there anything out there besides metformin. We're trying to have another child but nothing is working. I just want this to go away!! I feel fat and ugly and the self confidence that I used to have is gone. What other diet things can be done? Has anyone tried a naturalistic approach?

Thanks Jamey

I have PCOS. I have 2 kids now. I strongly believe in the low carb diets. I limited my carbs everyday. I lost the weight and it did not take long after that for me to get pregnant. That was without fertility drugs. When I was ready to get pregnant again I went back on the low carb diet and lost the weight again and got pregnant again. IT REALLY DID WORK! Anyone wanting to get pregnant with PCOS should really try this diet. I used the book Protein Power by Michael R. Eades M.D. and Mary Dan Eades M.D.
Try it. You can't go wrong.

I was diganoised with pcos in sep of 2010. I had gained wheight out of no where, after i stopped the neuva ring. I was concerned when i was at 145 and went to 200. I did the screenings and ultra sounds and sure enough it was pcos...there wasnt a concerning amount of cysts is what she said. She started me on the metformin @ 500mg a day, it worked, i had a period in oct, and i was at 188 so the weight was coming off of me. I just got discouraged after moving. Anyway..for women out there..you need to stay on it...it does work..and excersise. Im trying my hardiest to do it. I want anther child we have tried for a year now...and now i see the meds did work...im going to take them and do this. I have two kids now 3 and 5 and if i had kids then i can do it now...DONT GIVE UP>>

hi my name is kathy i am 33 years old and just found out i have pcos. i am scared and have no clue what to do. i was given pills to take and to stop smoking i did. so can any one help me? my life as change real fast.

sign,
kathy woodruff

HI,IM BLONDIE...I WAS DIAGNOSED WTH PCOS ON AUGUST 7 2010...THE THING ABOUT IT IS I FOUND OUT THE DAY AFTER MY BDAY WHICH WAS AUGUST 6....BUT THE OTHER THING ABOUT IT IS THAT I HAVE THE SMPYTOMS SINCE I WAS 16 AND JUST NEVER THOUGHT ANYTHING WAS WRONG....UNTIL I WENT 5 WEEKS BLEEDING AND ALWAYS HAVING STOMACH PAINS AND DIDNT KNOW WHY...THE NIGHT OF MY 20TH BDAY ME AND MY BOYFRIEND WERE AT A CLUB CELEBRATING WITH HIS FAMILY. WHEN I WENT TO USE THE RESTROOM I HAD WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE A BLOOD CLOT SO I GOT SCARED AND TOLD MY BOYFRIEND I NEEDED TO GO TO THE EMERGECY ROOM THE NEXT DAY WHEN HE GOT UP....WELL WHEN I WENT HOME IT WAS MRNING AND I LAYED DOWN AROUND 8 AM AND WAS AWAKENED BY THE PAIN IN MY STOMACH AT 9:30 AM...IT WAS SO BAD I COLDNT WAIT FOR MY BOYFRIEND TO COME GET ME AND TAKE ME I WENT RIGHT THEN AND THEN... WELL ANYWAY I HAVE TO SHAVE MY LEGS EVERY OTHER DAY AND I'M ALWAYS SLEEPY AND WEAK AND INPAIN STILL....I AM SCARED AND ME AND MY BF WANT A BABIE....

I was just diagnoseed with PCOS, i was very upset to hear that i may not be able to have another child, but im very thankful for the one that i have. i have been prescribed birth control to help regulate me, but i am wanting another child and insurance will not pay for anything that will help me get pregnant. Besides losing weight anymore suggestions on helping to get pregnant?????
Kay

Hi I was diagnosed with PCOS 6 years ago I was put on metforman 500mg 3x a day, Spironolactone 100mg 2x a day, and Birth control.
Last year my husband and I decided we wanted to try having a baby. my doctor took me off the meds and said we will see what happens. I weighed 230lb and within a few months I was at 250. I hated taking the metforman so I decided I needed to make a huge effort. In november I started weight watchers and doing Jazzercise. but in December my life really changed I started P90x if you haven't seen the infomercial you should look it up. After doing 3 months of P90x I had lost 20lb then I moved to Insanity another beach body work out. It def. kicked my but but I knew if I wanted a baby i need to get off this excess weight. I lost 20 more pounds doing insanity now I am running and doin weight lifting and I went to the doctor a couple weeks ago and I have lost a total of 60 pounds! 20 more to go and I can't believe it!! She says I don't have to be on metforman any more and the best thing is I did it all on my own even with PCOS. When I loose 20lb I am going to be more activly trying to have a baby now I am focused on getting myself healthy first.

hi, my doctor told me about 5 years ago I had pcos. I have been trying to conceive 10 yrs ago. I have tried treatments, but my weight is ok and my periods are normal. I dont know if should take birth control pills, or live up to god. currently I am excersing and feel ok.

My step daughter was diagnosed with pcos. My concern is she also has low blood sugar. Her doctor prescribed metformin as treatment. Is there some other drug that will help? The metformin is putting her blood sugars in a dangerously low range. Concerned in illinois

I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was about 16 or 17 years old. When I was told that I had it the doctors where very optimistic and said that it would be very possible for me to get pregnant, to be honest I have just really done some research on exactly what PCOS is and its like I am being told that not only will it be harder for me to have kids but this time its like I am being told that there is a half and half chance I wont be able to have children. I am 25 and have been trying to get pregnant for about 5 years. My question is are there any programs that might help those who are uninsured? Also does the probability of not being able to become pregnant increase with age especially for people with PCOS?

Hi everyone I have not been formally dignosed with this ppos sydrome however the doctor is giving me glumetza. My mom is freking out because my dad takes this for his diabetes. My think i don't understand how this doctor thinks I have this because he didn't do a ultrasound. My gynecologist this an ultrasound and he didn't tell me anything about small cysts. However I went to this new doctor over the metabolic center he said he think i have this based on my andgens level it was suppose to be between 200-950 and mine was 1700 My hair has been balding also i have irregular periods. I'm always in pain but it doesn't skip months. Do you think i should get more information then take this one doctors opinion. Please let me know i don't have any kids i'm 29 been married 4yrs. Please help me. The doctor also said he need to do a 90 min test to make sure i don't have another kind of sydrome I don't. thank you

Hi everyone well its the night before I see the doctor and see if I really do have POCS but to me I'm sure it is that. I have gained 180 pounds since I began my menstrual cycle, my sideburns are so long and thick. My hair on my body grows 3x as fast when I shave and my periods are gone for long periods of time and when they come are very painful you would think I'm contracting to give birth. My wife & I are trying to conceive our 1st child which medication do you think is best recommended ?? I really have been trying so had to conceive it just hasn't worked.

I was diagonosed with polysistic sydndrome about 5-6 years ago. I sat and cried hysterically when my doctor told me. I was scared to death. My mother had died from ovarian cancer when i was 23 so i have lived in the fear. My doctor informed me that it has not been linked to ovarian cancer so i was greatly relieved. I have only concieved once but I am greatful for my son. I live with the humiliation of excessive hairynesseverywhere. I hate it and it handycaps me in every way. If i was to sit next to a man with our back turned to you, you wouldnt be able to tell the differnce. It is a nightmare. I was on metformin but it made me really ill. Now they have diagnosed me with low blood sugar and is afraid to put me on metformin because my blood sugar may bottom out. I can totally relate to everones story. I also stay weak and dizzy and about the time for my menstrual period feel like I am going crazy. My family is scattering in all different directions Im so hard to get along with.

I was diagnosed about 10 yrs ago. I have 2 children. 9 and 7. For anyone who does not know, birthcontrol will easily fix the condition. As far as having heart diseases i think that if u replace the bc with the hormones without the extra u'll be fine. I just want u all to know the bc will fix this. It will artificially start ur period and your eggs will began to release. Anyone who is just starting bc, i urge you not to ty and get preg right away because of the maturation levels of the eggs.

I was diagnosed about 10 yrs ago. I have 2 children. 9 and 7. For anyone who does not know, birthcontrol will easily fix the condition. As far as having heart diseases i think that if u replace the bc with the hormones without the extra u'll be fine. I just want u all to know the bc will fix this. It will artificially start ur period and your eggs will began to release. Anyone who is just starting bc, i urge you not to ty and get preg right away because of the maturation levels of the eggs.

Recently I was diagnosed with PCOS when I went to my OBGYN after not having a period for 9 months. I'm 5'5", weigh 101 lbs, and don't have excess facial hair or problems with my weight. It was really hard for her to catch on to the PCOS possibility due to my not-so-obvious case.
I was totally fine with the option of taking birth control to fix this condition, since I am only 19 and don't plan on having kids for a while, but my cardiologist just said today that I cannot take BC because of my heart conditions. I have Supraventricular Tachycardia(SVTs), a heart murmur, and one valve of my heart is thickening and very elastic, bows backwards and sends blood the opposite way, so I'm at a very high risk for blodclots.
So! My question! Is there any other way, preferably natural or organic, to treat PCOS?

i WAS DIAGNOSED PCOS AND I TOO STRUGGLE TO LOSE WEIGHT,,I AM AT AN AGE WHERE I AM NOT HAVING ANY MORE CHILDREN SO WOULDN'T IT BE EASIER TO REMOVE MY OVARIES AND ELEMINATE THE SYMPTOMS ? I HAVE NOT SEEN WHERE ANYONE ASKES THIS QUESTION,,,IT IS VERY HARD TO GIVE UP EVERYTHING,,AND I HAVE DRASTICALLY CUT ALL CARBS BUT THERE HAS TO BE A SOLUATION FOR PCOS WOMAN....CAN ANYONE DIRECT ME TO A WEB SITE WITH ANSWERS..?

The key is lots of exercise! I still eat the things I love just in moderation. I know that is hard but it will work! I have PCOS and last year I lost 10lb in a year and my doctor freaked out. This year though in 6 months I have lost 60lb I have at least 20lb more to go but I started at 250lb. I know you can do it! It sucks because with PCOS we need to work out everyday. I recomend the beach body workout insanity or chalean extreme those are both awesome workouts and will def. slim you down! I feel so much better that the weight is gone and my symptoms are going away and I don't need to be on met any more!! I hope this helped!!!!

hi, my name is fafa. im 22 years old i've been married for 3 years going on 4. i've been trying to get pregnant way before marriage but it seems ompossible. i've been going to that doctor for 3 years, the doctor gave me all these medication. npthing seems to be working. i really want a baby, dats my dream, hope, goal. can some one tell me wat to do or keep me on your prayer.

hi,my name is tiffany my ob-gyn called me yesterday and they said i have little cyst on or in my ovaries. They said i have poly cystic ovaries, i cryed and i am still crying i want to have more babies,i have a little girl she is 3yrs old and my husband and i have been trying for about 2 1/2yrs to have another baby and just yesterday they told me that news, does anyone is there any type of sugery i can have done to fix this problem? what do i have to do to get pregnant,just to have another little angel?

I was diagnosed with PCOS 26 years ago! Before I was diagnosed, the drs. wanted to do a hysterectomy. I wouldn't let them. I found an awesome surgical gynecologist that specialized in problems like that. He operated on me and I started feeling so much better. I had 2 children even though I had 4 miscarriages. I had to take hormones to keep me pregnant thru the first 3 months. They didn't know near as much then as they do now so DON'T GIVE UP!!!! I knew 3 people that had PCOS like me who couldn't have babies. My dr. operated on all of them and they were all able to have babies within 6 months!!! They all went on to have more, too. If you can find a surgeon who specializes in this, I highly recommend the surgery! It was tough to get thru but I'm sure there are more advances now. Unfortunately, my daughter has now been diagnosed with PCOS. PLEASE REMEMBER IT IS HEREDITARY!!!! Good luck to all of you and God bless!

Here is the upside to all of the stories I read......I was diagnosed with PCOS about 6 months ago when I hd a period come 2 weeks late. It was horrible! I gained 20 lbs, practically grew a mustache and my belly was hurting. When I finally did bleed I thought I was dying! I could have saved a small army with the amount of blood. Then I went to the doctor and said I want to get pregnant! Of her options I choose treament with Clomid. After 4 cycles of the medicine, I AM PREGNANT! I am due Christmas day. So far so good. My acne is cleared up and I am hoping to continue to have a healthy pregnancy! Good luck and never give up!

I am 28 years old. When I was a teenager I had a hard time losing weight, and I have very thin hair, and allot of body hair, and my periods were very irregular I would have 3 periods a year and I had lots of doctors tell me that I just had a unbalanced hormone and that it would be hard for me to get pregnant. I had 4 doctors tell me that until one day at the age of 25 I had my little girl and I never took a second thought about anything being wrong with me. Until my husband and I wanted one more and we tried for a year until I went to a doctor and she asked me if I knew what PCOS was I never heard of it so she took some test and it came out just last week that I had PCOS now they are sending me to a specialist to help me get pregnant and my question is that I don't know if my health insurance will cover it. It's blue cross. Can anyone help me, will they cover it? If they don't does anyone know how much will it all cost me? Thank you for the support.

OK HERE IT GOES I AM 3O Y OLD I HAD A CYST ON MY RIGHT OVARY WHEN I WAS 12.... SINCE THEN I AMY HAVE AHD 7 PERIODS.... I HAVE SKIN PROBLEMS I WEIGHT 31O LBS ON A GOOD DAY... I EAT RIGHT EXERCISE.... MY BOYFRIEND IS A PERSONAL TRAINER I CANT GET THE POUNDS TO COME OFF I AM 5'3.... I HAVE A APPT ON APRIL 26TH... VERY SCARED I WAS MOLESTED WHEN I WAS YOUNGER HAVENT SEEN OBGYN SINCE I WAS 16.... I HAVE HAIR EVERYWHERE..... I AM SCARRED OF THE WHOLE PROCESS... CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT IS INVOLVED ON GETTING TESTED...I HAVE HAD SEVERAL APPTS FOR THE OBGYN BUT I ALWAYS CANCEL EM CAUSE OF STRESS AND BACKFLASSES OF MY MOLESTATION.... NOONE WILL TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT THE PROCESS AND WHAT I AM LOOKING AT... MY PAIN MANAGEMENT WAS THE ONE WHO TOLD ME I MAY HAVE PCOS... IT IS HARD FOR ME TO BE INTIMATE WITH MY BOYFRIEND CAUSE I AM IMBARRESSED OF MY BODY..... PLEASE HELP ME
APRIL

You will be fine. They will probably ask you some questions about your family history (diabetes, heart trouble, high blood pressure). They will also want to know when your last period was. They will do bloodwork to see if you are insulin resistant and if you are then you probably have PCOS which causes weight gain and excess hair. My husband and I started trying to have a baby in 2007 and I went to see a fertility specialist because we were not successful. I was diagnosed with it when I was 25 and I am 29 now. They will also probably do a vaginal ultrasound to see if you have cysts on your ovaries. My doctor put me on 1500 mg of metformin. It will make your stomach go crazy for about 2 weeks until your body gets used to it. If you are trying to get pregnant you might have to try some other prescription drugs (clomiphene and Femara) to help you concieve. If those two don't work your next option will probably be fertility shots. I am so sorry for what has happened to you in your past but I think you will be alright. Just have the mindset that you are doing all of this for your health. Good luck!

first the doctor will get your blood work, than they will do an ultra sound, than they will give you options on what u want to do. I got on birth control and that really helped me to lose weight. i lost 55 pounds but i also exercise and change my diet to help as well. nothing to fear just do it.

hi april...im cheri im 34 and i was diagnosed with pcos when i was 18. i too have hair everywhere but i have found that laser hair removal works well...i only have it done to my face and i wax and shave everything else....as far as being diagonsed i had ost of the symptoms on the list of pcos symptoms so my dr did a vaginal ultrasound and comfirmed his diagnosis. i went to an endocrinologist and when they looked at the hormone levels the testosterone level was way higher than it should have been....thats is what cause the excess hair growth on ur face and chest and all the places that women dont typically have hair.
i know that this a very hard thing to live with because i live with it everyday but what i have decided is to make the very best of this horrible situation....so i change the things that i can change...this might sound trivial but it works for me...i keep my hair nails and feet done, i try really hard to look my best at all times...i try to smell good all the time...no this is not a cure there is not one but it makes mee feel better about me..those r thing that i can control the rest i leave in gods hands....as far as weight lose have u conscidered gastric bypass??? i have decided against it but i have three sisters and two aunts that had it and it worked great for them.
april i sooo feel ur pain and my heart goes out to u....it took me year to get to this place and i wish u nothing but the best.

hi hun,
i just want to say firstly dont worry about ur app. it is just a scan either on ur belly or vaginally. it doesnt hurt it takes less then 5 mins... pcos causes all problems u have as i have them too. they can give u tablets to suit u and dont be embrassed .. u need to change ur diet stop drinkin milk eatin choc instead drink rice millk

hi april. girl i am so sorry to hear that, that horrible thing happened to you. i was also molested once when i was a child. it is very hard for me to go and do the woman check up and stuff. i had to go to doc. because i had been bleeding for almost three weeks. i had to have a stomach ultra sound. where you have to just pull your pants down a little and they put a sheet or towel over you so they cant see anything. then i had to have the vaginal ultra sound. now honey i am not going to lie. it is very uncomfortable when they first start then as the test progresses and your body adjust it isnt as bad. i would take someone with you that you trust and know will be there for you. thankfully my hubby was with me i couldnt have done it with out him.i also have a small cervix so it was very hard for me. do you go to church if you dont mind me asking?? the only way you are going to get over your fear is praying and letting God do work in you. my email is cali_texasgirl2002@yahoo.com if you want to talk. Heather

Hi April. I'm Nikki. I was diagnosised with PCOS about a month ago. The test is simple. My doctor did blood work then sent me for a pelvic ultrasound. The first part of the ultrasound is done on top of your stomach. The second part is done in the vagina. They have to look inside you to see your ovaries. It wasn't painful. It needs to bee done so just do it. Exspecially if you want kids.

I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PCOS AT THE AGE OF 23 I AM 25 NOW I AM TRYING TO GET PREGNANT, THE DR RECOMMENDED CLOMIPHENE BUT THAT DIDN'T WORK SO I WENT TO ANOTHER DR WHO PRESCRIBED FEMARA WHICH WORK BECAUSE RECENTLY I HAVE STARTED OVULATING MY PROGESTERONE LEVEL HAS GONE UP AND SHE RECOMMEND ME TO DO THE HSG TEST FOR ANY BLOCK TUBES. MY ADVICE TO ALL WOMEN WHO HAS PCOS IS TOO LOSE WEIGHT, EAT MORE ORGANIC FOODS, TRY FEMARA IF CLOMIPHENE DOESN'T WORK AND TO NEVER GIVE UP. IT IS VERY STRESSFUL TRYING TO GET PREGNANT AND NOT SUCCEEDING. MY HUSBAND AND I WANT CHILDREN SO MUCH, I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR 6 YRS AND THIS YEAR 2010 AFTER 6YRS I STARTED OVULATING. I HOPE AND PRAY THAT I CONCIEVE SOON, MAY BE THE HSG MIGHT HELP A LITTLE MORE.

just trust in God, no medicine out there that can heal you. i had PCOS for two years now. i lost the weight but nothing have change. im getting off birth control and putting faith in the Lord. i cant deal with all the side effects that comes with, than i always in pain a week before my period starts. I also going to stop claiming that i have it and know that God have already taken it away. i wont give life to thing. if God wanted to bless you with children than he will no matter what the odds are. just keep believing and he will make way

Many women are going thru this exact situation. I am now 30 years old and I have been experiencing excessive hair growth on my chin, face, jawline and neck. I also have hairy arms, butt, and legs. I shaved my face almost everyday for almost ten years. One doctor diagnosed me with PCOS but when I went to another doctor, they don't believe its true. As Gloriyah stated above, do not claim that you have PCOS. You are claiming and excepting it. One of the greatest gifts He has given us is our thoughts. If we think we are, then we are. Don't accept what these doctors are telling you. Don't read everything you see online and begin to believe this negativity. Pray and trust in Him and He will do exactly as He said He would. He would answer your prayers and give you your heart's desires. Have faith!

hey i was readin ur comment and i am too on femara 10 on day2. i found out 2004 i had pcos at 21 and they were treatin me for kidney infection from 17, till then which i didnt have. i am to ovalatin neva did b4. but i had a op in march to drill the cysts and she is puttin me on pregnal injection. so hopefully we both will get pregnant this year. i done ivf in 06 did nt work . so changed dr. and in aug 09 doin well . keep in touch donna .

I was diagnosed with PCOS at 20 When I was diagnosed I was trying to have a baby for about a year, in the process i had gained about 50 pounds for no reason.The doctor put me on metformin and 1 month later i got pregnant.i had a difficult pregency i was put on bed rest at 6 month because of high blood presser after i had my son i didnt take my medication. i didnt have regular periods i just decided i would deal with it. then with more weight gain more facial hair, acne no period for months i got pregant and didnt no it. this pregnacy went much better than the first. so i was thinking in my head theres no way i have PCOS because i have a child with out taking any medication. wrong. after having my second child i started working out to lose some weight in the process i gained about 15 pounds and started getting really bad headaches and i was really tired, i would come home a take about a 4 hour nap each time i exercised.so i decided i would go to the doctor so they ran a bunch of test and it came back that i do had PCOS and she put me on metformin. metformin makes me go to the bathroom alot i cant take the dose she wants me to. my biggest concern is my weight gain and the exess hair. i havent had a period in 8 months im alway tired and im cranky. if any one has ways to lose the weight please let me know.

my doctor prescribed phentermine, it works great but you need to understand and abide by the directions.

I have had the same problem since forever. I am 23 now and I have been taking metformin 1000mg and spironolactone 100mg twice a day. It does make you go to the bathroom a lot and leaves a yucky bad taste in your mouth all day long but it has immensely helped. Prior to taking the medications No matter what i did I kept gaining weight and whatever lil i lost I seemed to gain back immediately. But with these medications I have lost 26 pounds over the last one year and I weigh 132pounds now. And initially to kick start the weight loss i was prescribed to sibutramine 10mg. That also helped but I wouldn't recommend it causes depression as a side effects. Take Care You can do it!!

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