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The benefits of pre-natal vitamins are not over stated.

I started taking pre-natal vitamins about two months ago in preparation for a (hopeful!) pregnancy. The side benefit of thicker, more luxurious hair is DEFINITELY happening. Except, I have PCOS so I already have more hair than I want and the "benefit" is affecting a lot more than the hair on top of my head. Please PLEASE tell me that this will stop when I stop taking the vitamins. PLEASE.
posted by magnetsphere on Jul 10, 2016 - 4 answers

I don't want to be a hairy princess!

I've been recently diagnosed with PCOS, and the difficult part at the moment is the chin acne/facial hair - because I'm a fidget and tend to pick at things. And it makes me feel pretty rubbish about my appearance. PCOS people, what have you used that's helped? Were there any miracle products, or did dietary changes help too? [more inside]
posted by mippy on May 17, 2016 - 36 answers

PMDD, PPD, or just D?

I've had some severe mood issues around my period since having my son ~5 months ago. Unsure what it is, who to talk to, or what to do. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls on Apr 3, 2016 - 6 answers

Contraception while breastfeeding, PCOS, hypothyroid, overweight

Looking for contraception that works while breastfeeding and could even help PCOS or at least not make it worse. Other possibly relevant info: on levotheroxine for underactive thyroid, overweight, irregular periods, might be treated with metformin in the future. My healthcare provider for this proposes cerazette, mirena, or a copper coil. I'll meet her tomorrow to discuss. Any advice, experience or questions I should ask?
posted by meijusa on Mar 30, 2016 - 12 answers

Walk me through the process of dealing with my health/fertility issues?

I don't get my period and I need to change that. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Mar 11, 2016 - 30 answers

Fertility Clinic in the Twin Cities metro

I am a late 30s woman with PCOS and my gyn says it's time to go to a clinic since we've been trying for a year. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2015 - 7 answers

And the ugly duckling turned out to be ugly for a reason

When I was younger, I somehow got the message that having acne, thin hair, tendency to gain weight, being emotional-- constituted some sort of moral failing. I spent years feeling like I had to apologize for my ugly existence. Now I'm learning that those aspects of my appearance were symptoms, not reflections of the fact that I was an all-around inferior person who didn't take good care of herself. I thought I'd be glad to get a diagnosis, but instead I'm upset and not sure where to go from here. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jul 26, 2015 - 13 answers

I miss feeling, in general

I feel extremely apathetic and flat. I'm being worked up for some endocrine issue. I know it makes sense to make a diagnosis before initiating treatment, but I don't know how much longer I can stand feeling so apathetic. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2015 - 8 answers

Realistically, is there anything else I can try before Metformin?

I've read all the other questions about Metformin, and most about PCOS, but I think this is a slightly new twist, so I hope you can help me. I know YANMD. I have already tried everything I can think of to manage without meds, and I'm wondering if any of you have other suggestions, or if I should just give in and start Metformin. [more inside]
posted by etranger on Dec 7, 2014 - 11 answers

integrative Doctor in Boston and health coach, PCOS

I just moved from chicago where I had the best dr at northwestern. this new dr says that I have PCOS and wants to put me on birth control. yet I was not impressed by this dr, she seemed, well I just didn't feel that I was in good hands, and I would like to try lifestyle and diet before jumping right in to drugs. Does anyone know a great intregrative dr in boston, or how I can find one? I also worked with a student who was studying health coaching, and she was really helpful in helping me deal with my food phobias, cooking and meal planning, the whole foods in chicago also had great classes- I have not found any of that here in boston. any ideas? thanks!!
posted by cheetahchick on May 26, 2014 - 3 answers

Diagnosing fatigue (snowflake details inside)

I know YANMD and I am seeing mine on May 5th, but until then, I was hoping someone would have some insight/experience/advice for what is possibly going on with me. What could be causing daytime sleepiness after eating any amount of carbs? Apologies for wall of text [more inside]
posted by kei02003 on Apr 18, 2014 - 14 answers

Which of these zillion things could be causing my thinning hair?

My hair has been thinning noticeably lately (I've noticed it in the past 2-3 months), but there are a bunch of things going on and I have no idea where to begin figuring out the probable cause. Short version: I have seborrheic dermatitis that's been particularly bothersome lately, I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), I color treat my hair about once a year, and I've been under some stress. Long version under the cut. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2013 - 12 answers

What else should I ask my doctor tomorrow morning?

I'm anemic and have PCOS, and have been feeling increasingly crappy. I have been taking over the counter iron that includes zinc, vitamin c, and B vitamins (FabIron) for over a year; clearly, it is not enough. I have a doctor's appointment first thing tomorrow morning. What else should I ask my doctor, or ask her to do? [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Oct 12, 2013 - 16 answers

Coping with infertility

Any advice for coping with infertility? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me not be bald!

I am a fat woman and my hair is thinning dramatically. What can I do to stop becoming a bald fat woman? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2013 - 28 answers

BC Makes me crazy, and I'm going to have to take it anyway (PCOS). If you're crazy on some, can you be OK on others?

Just Diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)... BC makes me crazy, but am going to have to take it... eep! Anyone else crazy on some BC but not others? Tell me there's hope! [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Oct 30, 2012 - 28 answers

Hormone Help: PCOS vs Migraines

In the Red Corner, we have PCOS, a three-time champion with Special Ruptured-Cyst Attack! In the Blue Corner, we have Possibly-Hormonal Migraines, defending the title and famous as the inventor of the Icepick-To-The-Brain Technique! The winner takes home the grand prize: the right to determine whether I stay on contraceptive hormones or not. Aaaaaaand... FIGHT! [more inside]
posted by Someone Else's Story on Jul 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Will giving up dairy help my acne?

Will cutting dairy help my acne? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2012 - 22 answers

Manage my PCOS drug-free?

I need your tips on dealing with PCOS -- drug free! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Please talk to me about the ability to stay long-term on a low/no grain diet.

Please talk to me about the ability to stay long-term on a low/no grain diet. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2011 - 16 answers

Diabetes, PCOS *and* Thyroid doc in NY?

Recommendations for an excellent endocrinologist in new york? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2011 - 1 answer

What is the scientific phrase for "abnormally long menstrual period"?

What is/are the scientific search term(s) for "abnormally long menstrual period" or "unusually long menstrual period"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2011 - 8 answers

My libido was... procrastinating?

21, female, "newly-sexual" - is it really that unusual? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Any advice for CT scans, PCOS, or adrenal issues?

Dealing with possible PCOS, adrenal issues, and CT scans. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me get rid of my excess facial hair. Please.

Hey you drag queens, male-to-female transitioning transpeople, and women with PCOS: How do you handle your facial hair? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2010 - 16 answers

Should I be more concerned about the giant cyst growing in me?

I had an ultrasound today because I've been experiencing a lot of ovarian pain, and I've long suspected PCOS and never had it comfirmed. They called with the results to say that I do indeed have PCOS, with many small follicular cysts on my left ovary, but in addition they found either a) 2 complex septated cysts both 4 cm in diameter or b) 1 giant complex septated cyst (giant is my word, not theirs). They can't tell if its joined or not. My question is: is my doctor taking this seriously enough? [more inside]
posted by nataliedanger on Jan 21, 2010 - 16 answers

PCOS and Insulin Resistance: Some Questions.

My 26 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with PCOS and insulin resistance. Where does she go from here? [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Mar 25, 2009 - 30 answers

Open-Minded OB In Chattanooga?

Looking for an OB/Gyn in or near the Chattanooga, TN area that is knowledgeable (or willing to learn) about PCOS and open-minded about nonstandard births. Alternately, looking for any feedback from folks who have used the midwifery services of Ina Mae Gaskin or the other midwives at "The Farm". [more inside]
posted by Gianna on Nov 18, 2008 - 8 answers


Is it possible to gain 12 pounds of actual weight/fat in three days? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2008 - 22 answers

Can frequent periods of low blood sugar be a precursor to diabetes?

Can frequent periods of low blood sugar be a precursor to diabetes? I know that diabetes is actually high blood sugar. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2008 - 13 answers

BrainFilter: What is my major malfunction?

I am a 24 year old female at a pivotal point, and I need to address some serious personality and behavioural issues before I can figure out what I want to do with my life. Where are things going wrong here? [more inside]
posted by DecemberRaine on May 21, 2007 - 15 answers

Introducing the bearded lady...

I'm a hairy woman. What is the criteria for being "hirsute" on a woman? How can I tell if I have PCOS? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2007 - 19 answers

I don't have periods. Anyone else?

I don't really have periods. I have one maybe twice a year and when it comes it's very normal (slight PMS symptoms, minor cramps, lasts about 5 days). I started my period when I was 11 and I've never had regular periods, it's always been this exact pattern. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2005 - 15 answers

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