(Closed) PCOS (Ovarian Cysts)

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My GF has this, and she got an a med that helps it. I can’t think of what it is called right now, but people with diabetes takes the same thing too. You can google meds for it and see what they have. As long as you keep it under control, take BC, and maybe another med, I think you should be ok. She isn’t having any problems with hers at all.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have PCOS.  The best thing you can do is get yourself to an Endocrinologist who specializes in PCOS, insulin resistance and diabetes.  You will probably have to change your diet to one that is low-carb, high protein.  I am on BC, Metformin (a diabetic medication to help with insulin resistance) and Spironolactone (to help lower testosterone).

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m sorry I don’t have it or ever heard of it but would still like to offer advice please find a different gynocologist.  Don’t ever let a doctor do that to you, it’s your health with potential long term effects if not treated, find another dr and write a complain against the dr you saw.

Post # 5
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with JoJo Bananas that you should go to a specialist!  I have female issues as well and am going to a specialist for my problems since they know more than general doctors.  As for that doctor, I honestly think you shouldn’t go back.  That is completly horrible of them to not even explain what PCOS.  I understand if they don’t know treatments because it isn’t their specialty but they shouldn’t just blow you off!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have it along with Endometriosis and Fibroids. Talk about pain. I’ve had 3 surgeries. Not fun.

Post # 8
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@sammerz: There are a lot of different BC options out there, just because one doesn’t work for you doesn’t mean they all will have bad side effects for you!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@sammerz – I’ll second MissAsB, don’t let that stress you.  My mom absolutely couldn’t tolerate the Pill either but I did fine on it.  Things have changed a lot since then and there are a lot of different ones.  You should be able to find one that suits you with the help of a (good) doctor.  Drop the first one who diagnosed you quick!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yea I meant to say that you should def see a specialist. One who specializes or is Board Certified in reproductive health and not just a reg. obgyn. My specialist is the best.

Post # 12
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207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My sister has this and has been fine she has been on medication but I don’t know what and don’t believe them if they say you can’t get pregnant because I have a 9 year old niece that says you can.  That is one of the things that worried my sister the most and she proved them wrong.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I also have been diagnosed with PCOS.  I was on birth control for years to control it, which actually helped with my PMS (but it took forever to find one that worked – it was called Desogen).  For other health reasons I had to go off of it and it was really difficult for awhile, but I started really working out (5 – 7 times a week and eating better.  I lost lose 15 lbs and then it just went away.  I haven’t had any cysts in the last 15 months. 

 

Either way, it isn’t the end of the world – you can still have babies with PCOS.  It was the first thing I was told.  I heard a story about one woman who was told she had PCOS so her and her husband stopped using birth control thinking they couldn’t get pregnant.  2 months later she found out she was…

 

Post # 14
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Newbee

I was diagnosed with PCOS earlier this year, and was really overwhelmed and upset at first – Google is a dangerous thing Smile.  I actually can’t take hormonal birth control due to another medical issue, so I met with a reproductive endocrinologist and have been working to regulate my hormones & menstrual cycle in other ways.  Low-glycemic index diet, regular exercise, eating organic meat/dairy etc., drinking soy milk, and taking certain vitamins are all ways you can help balance your hormones and lessen the symptoms and potential complications of PCOS.  And most women with PCOS are able to get pregnant – it just might take a little more planning and effort than others. 

A really great informative book I recommend:  A Patient’s Guide to PCOS by Walter Futterweit – you can get a used copy on Amazon. 

 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I was told that I probably have PCOS because I wasn’t having periods at all unless I was on BC.  But I think depending on the case is what depends on what meds you take.  I am only on BC, it is recommended to be on one that kinda gives you that female hormone help that way you don’t need to take another med for hormones.  My friend also has it and she is on Metformon which is the blood sugar controlling med.  It’s really common and you don’t need to be too worried about it.  I think if you just do what the doc says you should be fine.

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