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    Do you have PCOS?

    Hi everyone, I am just wandering if many women have Polysistic Ovary Symdrome (PCOS)?
    I was thinking the other day about all my symptoms as I have it and just got to wandering, how many more overweight girlies had it too.
    I can't control my symptoms whist I'm this big and I have neary all of them...so role on my wls.


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    I have PCOS, was diagnosed in my 20s. My symptoms are more under control now thanks to the weight I've lost so far, but not all the symptoms have gone .
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    Hi ali, If you don't mind me asking what do you still have? I have it all, not too bothered about the fertility side of things(don't want anymore kids), but I hate the acne and excessive hair!


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    Its the excessive hair for me too, especially on my face , ( and I can't use hair removing creams either as my skin reacts so them, so I need to shave )
    My family is complete now, and for the first time since my teens I have a regular 28 day cycle










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    Yeap Thats the same for me, once im thinner and feeling better in myself I'm gona look into laser removal, cuz it makes me feel soooo ugly!


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    Hi, not sure if my daughter has it. I want to take her for a blood test but she had really bad bruising last blood test and she's terrified now.

    She is 15 and a half, has very irregular cycle, about every three months has a period, bad acne on back not face, excessive sweating underarms but not hairy abnormally. What do you guys think?

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    Hiya Carolyn, if you take you daughter to your GP he may send her for a scan, thats how mine was diagnosed. Good luck.


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    It does sound like she *might* have PCOS Carolyn, but it could also be that as she is still young and her cycle hasn't settled down yet. I think your GP would quite possibly be reluctant to test her just now given that she is still young. I would possibly go to the doctors with her for a chat.
    To be honest though, unless she is insulin resistant, its unlikely that they would do anything for her anyway. Like most things it comes down to a postcode lottery xx










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    i have it too!!! lol
    yes the excess hair is the worst - i have had intensed pulsed light treatment done (IPL) and its great as i now tie my hair up and its more or less all gone!!!!!!! its approx £100 a session for a full face and neck. you probably need it every 5-6 weeks. Go somewhere were others recommend. I have fine hair everywhere. In terms of the acne - i use dianette. I came off it and the spots were back and there was defo more hair in other areas so i demanded to go back on despite the side effects. I really would recommend the IPL. I had some done on my chin 8 yrs ago and they never came back so i dount they will and had more done recently and i just wish i had done sooner. Get your gp to refer you to the dermatologist for your skin. thats what happened to me and the dermatologist got me sent for a scan that confirmed it. yes losing weight helps with some of thesymptoms, but dianette helps with my acne and does slow down the hair growth. I carry all my weight on my tummy and my back - bra strap area... hate it but thats normal for us pcos suffferers.
    If you have any queries just ask or wanna know more about the ipl i can remommend one in lancashire. I was not happy with the one i went to in my home city as i ended up with a small burn on my bikini line - i did not start with face just to be 100% sure. so soughtout the one in blackburn and never looked back since. my friends also use that one too.
    good luck and go and speak to your gp if youre worried or push with the acne meds and he/ she will get sick of you and refer you to a dermatologist. hope your symptoms are managed...does take a while
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    oh btw - i have probably needed 7 or 8 treatments on my face for it to be more or less gone. I just have the odd fine hair here and there that only i notice. getting tummy done next. oh yeah and i had underarms done too and have almost no hair underarm too...lol. no more waxing!!!
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    Thanks Sabina, Yeah I'm gona look into that sort of thing after my wls, but at the moment i'm too over weight for dianette, I was on it years ago when I was slimmer, so I will probably go back on that also after my wls. Take care and thanx again chucks. x


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    Hi xx I have pcos, I was diagnosed back in May 08 after suffering a miscarriage, I suffer with headaches and I carry a lot of my weight around my middle which is apparently common in pcos sufferers.
    I am hoping losing weight will decrease my symptoms as they are a nightmare, I am currently on metformin for type 2 diabetes which my doctor also told me help with pcos symptoms, I can't say they have to be honest yet, I only have a period every 48-56 days which is a nightmare but I am hoping once my medication settles down they may improve, I also have trouble conceiving because of the pcos
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    Hiya mrs JK, I was on metformin years ago when I was trying for a baby. I also had a misscarriage and I now have my gorgeous little boy who is 4yrs old now. So stick with it and good luck. x


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    Thank you xxx That gives me some hope xxxx I hope it works for me
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    I've been starting to think recently that I might be suffering from PCOS. I've always had excessive body and facial hair, and my skin isn't great. My periods were really irregular when I was younger, and I've recently come off the pill as I was worried it might have been masking an underlying problem - and lo and behold my periods are irregular again! I'm glad to hear that weight loss has helped some people's symptoms, I won't even bother thinking about going to a doctor until I've lost some weight as I know they'll just tell me to lose weight in the first place!

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