What Is Your PCOS Success Story?

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a challenging disorder. We don't pretend to "have all the answers". Perhaps you have a solution or an experience that helped you deal with PCOS, preferably in a natural, healthy way.

Will you share it with us? Do you know something or have you had an experience that you feel would be helpful or valuable to other women?

We passionately believe that we can all learn from each other…and help support each other.

The purpose of this page is to provide a method for women with any degree of polycystic ovary syndrome to connect with each other. We hope to tap into the "collective wisdom" of all of you!

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If you have a success story to share, please let us know! We're especially interested in stories of women who have successfully used diet, exercise, natural therapies, or dietary supplements to reduce PCOS-related problems.

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Have PCOS and Hirsutism - Where Do I Begin? 
I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 19. I am now 39 and finally have health coverage after 10 years. Doctors all throughout the past 20 years have …

Weight Loss Can Help Bring Your Periods Back Naturally! 
My name is Lola, and I am 24. I was diagnosed with PCOS back when I was around 16 due to complaining of absent/irregular periods. I actually cannot …

Frustration with IVF - Looking for anything that might help 
I was diagnosed at the age of 28 which is a bit late. I and my boyfriend had been since I was 25 just after we had moved in together. A year after …

Help!! Confusion. Can I Get Pregnant? 
Just hoping to get some clarification and help. I was diagnosed with PCOS about 4 years ago. I had my period non-stop for about 8 months. I went to …

The Challenges of PCOS 
Hi there! I am now 31 years old and was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 19 after a cyst on my ovary burst and started bleeding internally. After …

There Is Always Hope 
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Doing it the Natural Way 
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My Miracle Baby!! 
I'm Diana 28 years old. PCOS was diagnosed when I was 17 years old. Doctor told pregnancy could be difficult in PCOS patients. I had no idea what PCOS …

Miracle Baby 
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PCOS and Duphason 
Hi I am Casey, 28y/o. I've been diagnosed having a PCOS too. At first I felt nervous even if my doctor told me it's nothing to worry, that I can have …

The Start to My PCOS 
Hi! I'm Summer. I'm17 years old and I self-diagnosed myself 3 months before a doctor ever told me anything helpful. When I finally got to the doctors …

My Ayurveda Experience 
I'm 26 years old woman and married for 2 years. I was not conceiving and my family was worried about me a lot. I tried lots of medicines but all …

PCOS Success! 
Hi, my name is Amber and I'm 27. I was diagnosed with PCOS about 4 years ago. I weighed 365lbs prior to Metformin use. My dr prescribed me Metformin …

PCOS Survivors, not Sufferers 
To all my PCOS ladies - you are not sufferers, you are survivors, you are overcoming these demons every day and pushing to be better than ever! For …

Making Legitimate Progress 
I have had PCOS since I was about 16. Aside from the fact that my periods were close to non-existent, I had unrelenting cystic acne that could not even …

PCOS: Where Do I Start? 
My name is Jesika and I was diagnosed with PCOS about a year ago. I am 24 years old, and I have always had a problem with my menstrual cycle. I would …

Thanks for your PCOS website! 
Hello - I am 36 years old and have had PCOS since I was 14. I had enough wondering why there were no developments in this area. I wanted to come off …

Worried about lapropscopy 
Hi all! Can anybody give me suggestions? I'm getting infertility treatment as I have PCOS. My LH level is showing high on my 2nd of menses. It's …

My Daughter Devastated by PCOS Diagnosis but Is Changing Her Life 
Hello, my daughter is very new to all of this. She recently went to our obgyn to discuss some issues about her period and he ordered tests on her. …

GOD, PCOS, ACUPUNCTURE, OVARIAN CYSTS GONE! 
Hi, I am Mary Fisher, 33, and I will write my testimonial to give hope to all my fellow PCOS sufferers. God healed me (via Doctors & other methods) and …

Not a Typical PCOS Patient 
Hello, I've been receiving and reading your newsletter for many years, I have the book (since it was offered in paperback at the time), and after reading …

A Little Ray of Hope in Spite of PCOS 
Hello ladies! First, I want to thank you all for sharing your stories and building up the courage to tell them. I was also diagnosed with PCOS when …

Have PCOS and Lost Weight -- But Can't Get Rid of the Final 20 Pounds 
Hi. I've had PCOS for close to 12 years. I managed to lose about 40 lbs. over the course of 3 years, with metformin. I've kept it off but I still have …

Natural Killer Cells in My Uterus 
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Born With PCOS 
I was born with ovarian cysts. I never really knew until I was older. I only knew I had to get ultrasounds done to see something in my body. I started …

PCOS, Magnesium Deficiency, and Incredible Pain 
Hello, Always enjoy reading your newsletter after finding out over 15 years ago while going through infertility treatments, I suffer from PCOS myself. …

Born with PCOS 
I was born with ovarian cysts. Nobody in my family at that time had been diagnosed with it except me. I started reading up on it when I was around …

Why Me?? 
Hi, ever since I started my period at 12 years old, they have never been regular. I would have periods that lasted 3 months and go 6 months without a …

I have a completely new life! 
The key to managing (and eliminating) PCOS symptoms is a vegan diet consisting primarily of legumes and vegetables, limited grain and fruit intake (10%). …

PCOS Struggle - Any Suggestions? 
I was diagnosed when I was 17. I had no periods since I was 16 but a lot of stomach cramps. I went through countless tests before the doctors figured …

Overwhelmed by PCOS - Suggestions Anyone? 
Hi, my name is Emily and I am 16 years old, I was diagnosed with PCOS about two/ three months ago and was prescribed metformin and spironolactone. I've …

Hair Loss at Age 18 
Hi. My name is Bhanu. I'm 18years old and I have hypothyroidism and PCOD. I have irregular periods and extreme thinning of hair. I'm really worried …

PCOS and recurrent miscarriage, finally got my bundle of joy! don't give up :) 
Hey ladies this is not going to be a short story by any means;) In Jan 2006 at the age of 16 I was diagnosed with PCOS after unexplained weight gain …

PCOS -- Is 'hope' enough? 
I'm currently 18 years old and have been diagnosed with PCOS. I have struggled with acne since I was about 13, and I sometimes missed months with my …

Trying Hard! 
My name is Summer and I'm 25, and I have been TTC with PCOS for over a year. Today I stopped BCP and these stories give me hope. The doctor has …

H. Pylori and PCOS 
I'm hoping that you can help me. I was diagnosed with PCOS in August of 2005, and I had my daughter in March of 2008. She is fantastic, but of course …

PCOS patient overcomes five years of infertility 
In my late twenties I wanted to start a family; after a year with no success I went to see a reproductive doctor. After many tests I was informed I had …

Dream come true 
Dear All: Well, I was diagnosed of PCOS when I was 28 years old. Have been trying to conceive since I was 30. Went to a gynae for a year and nothing …

Fatigued from PCOS? 
Hi, my name is Kelly and I have PCOS as well. I was diagnosed last February but have been dealing with it for quite some time. I was wondering if any …

4 Miscarriages but Never Giving Up! 
I am 29 years old and i was diagnosed with PCOS after 3 years of trying to conceive and ending with 4 miscarriages. I was devastated that it took so …

Is Herbalife Soy Safe if I Have PCOS and High Estrogen? 
Hello, my daughter is very new to all of this. She recently went to our obgyn to discuss some issues about her period and he ordered tests on her. Long …

Defang the PCOS Dragon 
Hi, PCOS has had my life for years. I was normal at the age of 18 but it all went bad. After then I exercise for an hour and 15 min 4 x a week and …

A Mature Man Does Not Care How Hairy You Are 
Hi. I read the article about vitamin E and hair growth about three times and I STILL can't follow it. Would you mind putting it in layman's terms, please? …

GMO Foods Not Safe for PCOS? 
I was quite saddened to see you retract your article about the dangers of GMO foods . Do NOT give into Monsanto's rhetoric! I have held you to higher …

Homeopathic Remedy Restored My Periods 
Just a little fun fact: I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2008 after a series of tests done by my doctor. He urged me to go on the pill, take meds, etc. etc. …

Life with PCOS 
My story starts when I was a teenager. I had always been a very active young person. I ran track and played basketball for years. I also was always …

I Have PCOS and Natural Killer Cells in My Uterus 
Hi there, I've just read your article regarding PCOS and bacteria in the gut. I've been going through IVF for 2 years now and recently been found …

Are PCOS and Cushing's Syndrome Related? 
You've got a great, informative newsletter . I thank you for sending it to me this past year; it's chock full of healthful information!!! I have a …

This 'Lipotoxicity' Article Helped Me Solve My PCOS Problem 
I just wanted to sincerely thank you for publishing the article about lipotoxicity contributing to PCOS. Five years ago, I was so fed up with my …

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I Finally Don't Feel Alone 
It has been a long struggle with PCOS for me. I am an exercise junkie who eats healthy, which lead most doctors to disregard everything I ever told them. …

12 year Dx of PCOS met the "Perfect Storm" of health 
My husband and I married young (I was 19 and he was 22) and I was only on birth control for the first year of our marriage. After stopping the pill in …

Could Boron Help PCOS? 
I saw a comment about Boron. Looks like this woman has PCOS and uses Boron. I think it just balances hormones and increases estradiol, which I think PCOS …

Femara for PCOS Women Might Be Better than Clomid? 
This site recently published a newsletter article that talked about some research suggesting that for women with PCOS, tamoxifen might be a good alternative …

Working Throught PCOS Regrets 
Hi, I am trying to work through a lot of regret and guilt over not being able to have our second child earlier because of my PCOS. You are such an expert …

Wild Yam Root Relieved PCOS Symptoms 
While at the doctor's office, I asked to talk with a female doctor. My doctor is a teaching doctor. There are always new medical faces in the office, eager …

Skinny with PCOS 
My daughter has always been skinny, and yet she does suffers with PCOS, since the age of 18. Everywhere I look, the problem refers to overweight women. …

My PCOS Pregnancy Success Story 
I am very happy to share my success story with you. Am 30years old and I have been suffering from PCOS for 16 years i.e., since my 1st period. …

Hard work and Perseverance to Achieve what Others Conceive as "Normal" 
To any female out there who has suffered from PCOS, just know that you are not alone and it is more common than you think. I know it is a very, very difficult …

PCOS Miracle 
It was a miracle after using this regimen; I had my cycle a week after I took it. I have been experiencing a lot in life depression and symptoms that …

Your PCOS Diet Worked for Me, but I Have Vegetarian Concerns 
Hi, I bought your book a few years back & followed your diet to the best of my ability and it literally healed my body. My periods came back full …

PCOS - Celiac Disease Connection? 
I also didn't have periods for five years and I had high liver enzymes but ultrasound and CT scan showed nothing. Doctor didn't know what was wrong. …

Need Help with Hair Loss 
I am 26 and suffering from PCOS from last 9 months, when I found out that I discovered PCOS, I was very keen to know about the factors that lead me to …

PCOS, EPO, Supplements...Hoping for a Miracle (Part 2) 
Hello everybody... I have earlier posted PCOS, EPO, Supplements...Hoping for a Miracle . My cycle has reduced to 5 weeks. My first day of last menses …

Learning to live with PCOS 
I was dx'ed with PCOS in January after being on the pill for 7 years and getting off of it in August due to migraines. Didn't have a cycle for months, …

PCOS - helpless with all treatments 
I am 27 years old and I weigh about 105 so I am not even overweight due to PCOS. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 16. I was on Birth control pills …

PCOS, Successful with Twins 
My teenage went alright with normal regular periods but it was at 25 my periods started getting irregular. I was in relationship then and we kept on …

PCOS after Gastric Bypass 
My heart goes out to all the stories I have read thus far. I have a similar yet different story than some. I didn't see anyone mention Gastric Bypass …

PCOS and Breast Reduction 
I've suffered from PCOS all my life. I was not diagnosed until in my early thirties when I could not conceive. I've NEVER had a regular menstrual cycle. …

The ups and downs of PCOS 
I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 16. I am now 21. At the age of 16, I still hadn't had my period, had a very severe case of hirsutism, was overweight... …

Finally my wish came true...Pregnancy in spite of PCOS 
Hello people, I know I'm supposed to be sleeping, but I cannot sleep because I have to share my story. Well I know I wasn't expecting to be a mother …

We got our first baby on the 2nd cycle of Clomid! 
I am posting my PCOS success story because once I was diagnosed I hunted online for reassurance. I found out I had PCOS after a miscarriage and since …

Finally Getting Somewhere with PCOS 
Hello everyone, I'm glad there is a place where I can tell my story since I really hope it will help others. I never had a proper cycle (maybe 4 …

Sad about PCOS -- What Can I Do? 
I am 23. I have a three year old son and am married. Just bought a house and want to have another child so bad. We have been trying for two years. …

Not Sure I Have PCOS 
Hi, I was diagnosed with PCOS in February 2010. I again had another ultrasound of my pelvis three months ago and it said I have no PCOS. But, …

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My PCOS Struggles 
I'm 28 and have been diagnosed with PCOS for the last 1 1/2 years. I had been on BC for years, kept quite thin and was only off the pill for 6 weeks …

PCOS, but Pregnant after 16 years - I attribute it to using a NMDA receptor antagonist 
I have had PCOS since I was 16. Back then they didn’t know much about it so I wasn’t diagnosed until I had an ultrasound at age 25. I would have periods …

Living with PCOS, Trying Provera 
Hello everyone. I am 25 years old. I was dx'd with PCOS 2 years ago and have had 2 other opinions since. I have PCOS alright. I guess it makes sense, …

Success over PCOS, Infertility 
I was married when I was 20 yrs old and my husband wanted to have kids right away. I used to have some problems with my periods, but I didn't pay attention …

Still Suffering from PCOS but No Symptoms? 
I am Kaveri Bhar, 23 yr old. It was Jan 2010 when I found that I have PCOS (mild). The doctor put me on the birth control pills. But I do not want …

My PCOS 
I found out I had PCOS about a month ago. I've been going to the doctors since I was 15 over cramps and the farthest I got was endometriosis, well …

New Hope from This Site 
I was diagnosed in 2001 with a cyst in my right side but never had pain, until three months ago. I started bleeding while having sex with my boyfriend …

Homeopathy has reduced some PCOS symptoms 
Hi, My name is Mangala and I belong to India. I recently got married and have started worrying about having kids in the near future. I had been …

PCOS, but I had twins and now pregnant again 
My name is Mia, from SHAH ALAM Malaysia. I married in May 2007. Apr 2008 = Doc diagnosed I have PCOS. The womb thickness is only 7 mm , egg size …

Success in My Struggle with PCOS 
I was diagnosed with PCOS at age fifteen. When I first found out, I was upset because my doctor told me that I would never be able to have children. …

Diagnosed with PCOS at 11 years old. 
My name is Nicole. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 11 years old. Now I am 17 and still struggle with it every day of my life. When I was first …

Don't know which way!!!! (to become pregnant) 
Hello everyone... I was diagnosed with PCOS two days ago (12/05/2010) and how sad I was to hear that...my heart broke into pieces. I went to my first …

It's Terrible to Be Diagnosed with PCOS 
Hi All, I find some hope after reading all your stories. But I am way behind implementing any of your ideas. I have been diagnosed of having …

PCOS Update 2 
I was diagnosed with PCOS June last year, and even though hubby and I wanted to start ttc, I went back on birth control for 6 months to try to get my out-of-control …

PCOS, Type 2 Diabetes, Lichen Scleroses, Scaring Alopecia, Eczema Part 4 
(This is Part 4 of a story continued from part three of LenaMarie's story ). I have always had slightly high blood pressure but now they want in lower …

PCOS, Type 2 Diabetes, Lichen Sclerosus, Scaring Alopecia, Eczema Part 3 
(This is Part 3 of a story continued from part two of LenaMarie's story ). Over the years my diabetes wasn’t under control and I learned what a yeast …

PCOS, Type 2 Diabetes, Lichen Sclerosus, Scaring Alopecia, Eczema Part 2 
(This is Part 2 of a story continued from part one of Lenamarie's story ). I first found out about PCOS from a friend at work. I was just feeling really …

PCOS, Type 2 Diabetes, Lichen Sclerosus, Scaring Alopecia, Eczema Part 1 
(Editor's note: This is an extraordinary story from Lena Marie. It's quite long so it will be in four parts, spaced a few days apart. After reading …

Lifestyle Change is the Key! 
Hi Ladies :) I was diagnosed with PCOS at 20. I have had my period since I was 10 years old, and it has always been irregular. Unfortunately, my family …

60 lbs lost, but now I'm stuck! 
I started the diet in the book in January 2009 and have since lost 60 lbs. It's been a long road with trial and error, some big losses, some small gains …

Multiple ovarian cysts completely gone!! 
In November of 2009 I had excruciating pain on my right lower abdomen and went to my family doctor three times before they sent me for an ultrasound. …

Need Help with a PCOS School Project - Can anyone answer a few questions for me? 
Hey I'm a 17 year old girl studying my last year in school. I have a school assessment and I'm doing it on PCOS because I myself suffer from it and …

I did it :) 
I am 28 years old and I was diagnosed with PCOS 6 months ago. I was 205 lbs then. When my doctor told I had PCOS, I came home and cried for 3 straight …

Treated myself before I knew what I had 
I'm 45 married with three kids, just been diagnosed with PCOS. All through my twenties and into my thirties I have been into healthy eating and exercise. …

Dermoid Cyst - Is it Cancer? 
I have a cyst called a dermoid cyst. I want to know how doctors don't know when they cut my stomach open that its not gone turn into cancer, or spread. …

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PCOS at Age 15 
I am 15 years old and found out I had PCOS around August '09. I am about 200+ pounds overweight. I am seeing an endocrinologist and they are wanting …

I was recently told that I have PCOS.... 
My name is Kayleigh, I am 23 years old and a newlywed... I was recently diagnosed with PCOS about 3 months ago and put on 1000 milligrams of Metformin …

Finally pregnant at 37! 
I was diagnosed with PCOS at 16. Put on the pill and sent home. It was severe for me. No cycles or maybe one a year and absolutely no ovulation. …

PCOS: Why Me? 
Hi, I am a 20 year old, healthy female, 130 pounds 5'5. I have always been very skinny and active my whole life. I put on about 20 pounds in two …

A Few Things that Worked for Me (Including Ayurveda, Sleep, Vaniqa) 
Hi, I'm sure you all know the shit that goes with PCOS and the shit from going to doctor to doctor, and the shit of spending all your wages on just …

Diagnosed with PCOS at Age 16 
I'm Shannon and I'm 16, I started my periods when I was 11. After this they came every 3-4 months. I thought they would soon settle down and become a regular …

PCOS, In the Dark but Light at End of Tunnel 
Hi! I'm Vivian. Since my first period I've always had very irregular periods (11 years of age) I would only get a few (2-3) periods a year. But they …

On my way to better health in spite of PCOS 
I have been diagnosed with PCOS since 2001. When I first found out the doctor basically said: "you have something called PCOS and you will need to stay …

My PCOS diet and some do's and don'ts 
Hi, since being diagnosed with PCOS since 17 years old, I experienced a number of symptoms: 1. Weght gain 2. Difficulty losing weight 3. Low energy …

Success with Vitamin D, Overcame PCOS Naturally 
I was diagnosed with PCOS after stopping the birth control pill and 9 months later my periods had not returned. After doing a lot of research I questioned …

Never Give Up - My PCOS Struggles and Successes 
Thank you all for sharing, it is so helpful to hear from others that deal with this. I hope my contribution will help someone out there as well. I was …

Regular Periods and still PCOS? 
My story is a little different and I'm wondering if anyone else can relate or give suggestions. I had my first period two days before my 12th birthday. …

Trust in your Allah and never lose hope 
Just after one year of my married life I was diagnosed with PCOS. In the beginning it was really not a big concern for me that why I was not conceiving …

And the PCOS Saga continues 
When I was ten years old, I started to develop the velvety dark skin in my underarm area as well as very dark and dry elbows. It wasn't until I was …

Is vitex really that effective? 
Hi girls! I have had PCOS for awhile now and am trying to get it under control with the help of exercise and a good diet. I'm contemplating about whether …

Should Vitex be used in PCOS if you have high LH? 
I have been trying to follow the PCOS diet as best I can, along with doing exercise and taking supplements (such as saw palmetto) I've been wanting to …

Despondent over PCOS 
Hi I am 16 years old and have been diagnosed with PCOS. I first got my period when I was 9 years old and after the first 3 months I began to have extremely …

24 year old trying to conceive 
I recently turned 24 and I was diagnosed with pcos last year after only having a period a couple of times a year. I my obgyn prescribed prometrium …

Am a desperate case from Mauritius 
This is not a success story!! Hi, my name is Leena, just turned 28 and from Mauritius. This website is sure a blessing and am delighted to have …

86 Days of Weight Loss Success and Still Going Strong 
I had to write in to share my success at this point. Today is the 86th day I've been on the The Natural Diet Solution for PCOS and Infertility -- …

Your PCOS stories have been my encouragement 
Hello, my name is Samantha. I am currently 19. I was diagnosed with PCOS a couple of months ago. Before this, I had never heard of it. I started my …

I have PCOS, happy but confused with diet results 
Hello Everyone , My name is Daisy and I have PCOS. I was diagnosed when I was 23 years old, I am now 27. My doctor told me that the only way …

I Need Help 
I know that this is supposed to be a success story but I don't have one. I guess I hope this site will lead me to the answers and give me the support …

Resveratrol and Lutein for PCOS? 
I started the diet in this book and starting taking several supplements from the website on January 5. So far, so good. I have lost 2.4 lbs that …

Hope to submit a PCOS success story soon but have problem with metformin 
I have recently been diagnosed with PCOS. For the last 8 years I have undergone all the invasive tests you could imagine however all these tests kept …

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PCOS, 35 and hoping for a miracle 
I was diagnosed with PCOS several years ago and have always been a yo-yo dieter, (a month ago I was 5'7" and 290 lbs). I got my first period at 12 …

Diagnosed with PCOS and High Testosterone ....Please Help 
Hi, I am 26 years old and through out my life time I have only gotten one "cycle" on my own. When I was 16 I had gotten a cycle...well I would have …

I'm Overweight...Can you give me Suggestions??? 
So I am almost 30, I have been diagnosed with PCOS for about 3 yrs. I've tried Metformin, Glucophage, and Clomid. I can cycle with these, just can't get …

Never Give Up, Found Tiny Light in Middle of Darkness 
Hi, I am Mongolian and 30 years old. Unfortunately I have exactly same problems since 14years old, like irregular period, infertility, gaining weight, …

Have PCOS, desperate for a baby 
My husband and I dated for 7 years, prior to us getting married in June 2005. I fell pregnant six months later. I was quite surprised and so was my husband, …

It Was Like a Light Bulb Went On... 
I've struggled with my weight for most of my life but once I hit my late 20s I really started to pack on the pounds and found it really hard to lose weight. …

No Need to Lose Hope....A Few Simple Suggestions 
Hi I'm Cecile 30 yrs old!! I'll been married last march 2008. I'll been diagnosed PCOS last October 8 2007. I had no idea about PCOS. Only the details …

PCOS diagnosis and hypoglyemia 
I have not had consisent periods since I was about 16..I am now 26. I have always told my gynocologists and they always told me because I was so active …

7 Years of Infertility until Metformin 
I was 22 years old when I was diagnosed with infertility and no real explanation of the reason other than abnormal hormone levels. The only fertility …

22 with 7 Years of PCOS - It's Time to Get a Grip  
I don't have a success story as of yet but i have had 7 years of pain and feel like a freak. I just found this site and it is finally great to find …

Keep Trying! 
I found out I had PCOS when I was 20. I went 6 months without having a period before going to the doctor. My doctor did some blood work and an ultrasound …

I Have the Answer to PCOS 
I'm a lifer! I'm 43 years old and have known I have PCOS since before my 16th birthday. Irregular periods, weight gain, excess hair on my face and …

Trusted My Instincts, Took Natural Approach to PCOS 
I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 21 (1994) after years of wondering why I had excess body and facial hair, oily skin and irregular periods. The …

Success with Progesterone Cream 
Hi, everyone. My name is Shei and I live in sunny South Africa. My husband and I tried for a year and a half to fall pregnant, and in that time I, too, …

Have PCOS and conceived with metformin (Glucophage) 
My name is Kristen (22) and was diagnosed with PCOS/Insulin Resistance in Aug.2006. I started noticing a lot of weight gain once I started have menses …

Pregnant at last 
I would just like to tell you a "success story" that may give other women hope. Here goes. I have not had a natural period since 1996 when I was …

There is hope! 
My name is Ashley and I am 23 years old with PCOS. I really did not know what PCOS was. I just thought I was cursed and was meant to be a boy. It …

First Regular Period with Vitex 750  
Wow, I have been taking it for 1 month now, 2 pills a day. I have never in my life had a regular period. But this month I did. It only lasted 8 days; …

PCOS Frustration, Starting Diet Today 
Hi, my name is crystal. I have had PCOS for 12 years+. I have been married for 11 years. We have tried to conceive with multiple drugs prescribed by my …

POCS, weight loss, failed treatment, broken heart, metformin and then OMG 
Have i grabbed your attention? When I first found out I had PCOS all i wanted to do is read stories of real life people what there symptoms were, how …

Achieving Regular Monthly Cycles and losing weight.... 
I started taking natural Herbalife products to lose weight and they have actually helped my PCOS issues. I was diagnosed with PCOS 12 years ago and …

PCOS at 18 years old. My success story 
When I was 18 (2005) I went to the doctor to see why I was having all the pain in my abdomen and huge blood clots when I had my cycle. I was told after …

PCOS and Weight Loss 
Hi everyone, My name is Morgann and I am 21 years old going on 22 in June. I remember once reading about PCOS …

Healthier Diet Worked for Me, Pills Did Not 
I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 21 (1994) after years of wondering why I had excess body and facial hair, oily skin and irregular periods. …

Diet, Exercise and Diane-35 - Success!! 
After suffering from horrible periods my whole life, finally, at the age of 25 I was diagnosed with PCOS. My gyno placed me on Diane-35 and informed …

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Ovarian Cysts Disappeared after Taking Selenium 
Thank you so very much for the article on selenium. I've recently been diagnosed with PCOS. On January 11th, I had an ultrasound that showed my polycystic …

Pregnant, Thanks to Organic Diet and Progesterone Cream 
We are pregnant! I am currently 13 weeks. The baby is healthy and we haven't had any complications so far. This is our first pregnancy after 6 years of …

Recent PCOS Diagnosis and Spearmint Tea Comment 
I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH PCOS ABOUT 7 MONTHS AGO AFTER MANY YEARS OF HAVING IRREGULAR PERIODS. I STARTED HAVING PROBLEMS SINCE I FIRST GOT MY MENSTRUAL CYCLE. …

better diet exercise glucopage ovarian drilling lead to more regular cycles weight loss 
Hello to all my PCOS Sisters. I am 34 years old and I found out I had PCOS when I was 17 years old. When I was 13 I started my period, and at first all …

Getting pregnant without knowing I had PCOS (although the doctors did) 
(Ed. note: This is a heart-felt story of a woman whose doctor did not tell her she had PCOS.) I was 19 years old and married to a sailor. I had very …

Persevere with healthy lifestyle for PCOS.... it's worth it 
I am a 30yr old woman who made important lifestyle changes in support of wellness and beating PCOS in 2004. Since following the Insulin Resistance …

TTC, Not complete success yet, but a start! 
(Ed. summary: "2 weeks after I started the supplements and 1 week after I started walking I started my period!") Hello all! I am 23 and DH and I …

Life with PCOS, Will Fight to Get What I Want 
Hi I'm 22 years old and four days ago I was diagnosed with PCOS, I felt as if a part of me had died and the world had stopped. As of now I am still …

In Spite of PCOS, Trying to Conceive Again after One Success 
Just like many of you all of my life I've had irregular periods and when I went to my OB birth control pills were the obvious answer since they help regulate …

I Need Help with Depression and PCOS 
I was 11 years old when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I had menstrual periods that were so heavy I would pass blood clots the size of my fist. I was in …

My PCOS Success 
(Summary: After realizing she had PCOS, Bonnie used natural treatments to restore her cycle and have a successful pregnancy. She describes what she did …

Stay Positive about Conceiving...It Helps 
I'm a lean PCOS case. I have always been lean but suffered from acne, excess hair growth, and terrible mood swings. I was trying to conceive for …

PCOS Just Diagnosed -- I'm Active, Eat Healthy...But... 
I am just now going through the infertility process so I cannot provide any success story at this time. However, reading all of your stories has definitely …

Vitex, Why Didn't I Find You Before? 
(Summary: I totally feel in control of things and wholeheartedly suggest taking chasteberry pills for PCOS. It definitely is helping me.) My name …

Metformin helps lean women with pcos! 
Hello! The latest newsletter article claims that Metformin may not help lean women with PCOS! I don't agree with that! I am lean, non diabetic, having …

unexpected....to say the least...was it vitex or exercise? 
My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant a little over 6 years. I was diagnosed with pcos about 5 years ago. Recently my husband & I started …

I Almost Gave Up... 
How did I gain control over PCOS? Well honestly, I bought the Natural Diet Solution for PCOS book...it opened my eyes to how and why my body was behaving …

Just Started Metformin and Better Diet 
I have had PCOS for the past 6years when they found my right ovary covered in ovarian cysts, I had my right ovary removed 6 months before my 21st birthday. …

Discovered What Foods Relieved My PCOS 
Wow, I was amazed to even find this site. I was diagnosed when I was 16. The doctor's told me the side effects of PCOS were: 1. That most people with …

Making Excellent Progress with Healthy PCOS Diet 
I have been on this diet for 7 weeks as of 8/27/07. In that 7 weeks I have lost a total of 44 pounds, plus many inches and I have had 2 periods, as well …

Depression from PCOS 
I am 17, I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15 and I had open surgery when I was 15 and had two large cysts removed and I still have both my ovaries. …

Mild Success So Far with PCOS but Have Found New Hope 
This past March, I suffered a devastating miscarriage at 10.5 weeks. I had previously suffered 2 losses and one premature birth, so I now qualified for …

My Doctor Did Not Warn Me about PCOS 
I was diagnosed just over a year ago in 2006. I was not told what PCOS is. Now I want to have a baby and realizing how serious this is. I'm so upset …

Other Women's Success with PCOS Inspired Me 
My trouble started when I was 15 years old. I never had regular periods, and when they did come they would last from 2 weeks to 1 month, passing huge blood …

Gluten Free Diet Relieved My PCOS Symptoms 
I was never tested for PCOS but I strongly believe I have it. A couple of weeks ago, after eating a high carbohydrate meal (wheat) I felt terrible. Being …

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Changed my PCOS symptoms with diet and exercise 
I am a month shy of 42 years old. I started puberty when I was 15 years old. I was finally diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 25. I have always had irregular …

16 years with PCOS and 3 children, living upbeat everyday! 
I was diagnosed with PCOS in 1998 after struggling with getting pregnant for the second time. Sixteen years ago the general knowledge of PCOS was nonexistent, …

Have PCOS but Lost My Gallbladder 
Your newsletter was informative, as usual. I'm wondering if you've done any research on ways to help PCOSers without gallbladders. A girl can only …

Chances of Becoming Pregnant after Medical Procedures for PCOS 
Hi, It's been 2 years we got married. Before marriage I had irregular periods for 4-5 years. After marriage it got solved, though not 28 days. But …

Yogurt, Kefir and My PCOS Diagnosis 
Hello! I really like your site. I stumbled upon it when I was diagnosed with PCOS some odd years ago. I read your newsletters and find them quite helpful …

Living with PCOS 
Hi everyone. I have just been diagnosed with PCOS and it was the most devastating news I could have ever received. I have been trying off and on for …

Scared about PCOS but Happy 
Hi, I'm 16 years old and realised that I suffer from PCOS since February. When I first found out I was upset, depressed and didn't really want to talk …

Found out I may have PCOS, Am Losing Weight 
I am 28yrs old and was married 8 months ago. I had all the symptoms and no idea. I knew I needed to lose weight I was at my heaviest 252 lbs wow I …

Honey a Treatment for PCOS? 
Hi, this is Rumana. I've been married for one year now but still not pregnant. I thought it's going to be as easy as it is for everyone around me. But …

Naturopathy Led to Pregnancy 
This is a successful story of mine. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 25 years of age though it was there years before without diagnosed. I was having …

homeopathy rebalanced my body - no longer have polycystic ovaries!! 
I wish to share a positive story - I had irregular periods from when they first began, when 27 years, went to the GP as feeling extremely tired & depressed …

PCOS Success Stories Make Me Feel Confident 
Hi to all, First of all I would like to thank all of you to write all your success stories. I am new to this site, but i am very happy to read all …

I finally conceived, my daughter is one.....  
I have been struggling with PCOS for many years, and tried to conceive for 7 years. I changed my diet to the one of diabetic people, exercised at least …

Lose Weight to Fight PCOS 
Hi, I was diagnosed with PCOS in Dec 2012. I had symptoms like irregular periods, weight gain. I was told that with PCOS it's difficult to get pregnant …

I Am In Charge of PCOS and My Life 
Hello my name is Martine. PCOS has been part of my life for the longest. I had my first child trough IVF, my first round worked. I changed my lifestyle, …

hCG Injections have elminated all of my PCOS symptoms 
In September of 2010, my OB/GYN referred me to a company here in our town that does hCG injections for weight loss purposes. With PCOS and struggling …

PCOS and Inositol-5 
I am in my 30's and was put on the pill after having a child to help with my PCOS......did not work...and made me feel sick all the time. I had to stop …

My Success Story with PCOS & Pregnancy 
Since I was a teenager I've always suffered from irregular periods. My mom took me to several doctors and their only solution was "the pill", but …

Metformin and The Power Of Prayer! 
Hello, I am a 29 year old and have had PCOS for seven years. When the doctor first told me I had it I weighed 175 pounds. I had no periods at all and a …

How I Reduced PCOS Symptoms  Not rated yet
It was during my teenage that I suddenly stopped getting my periods for about four months straight. I went to the doctor and he gave me birth control …

Ayurveda helped me overcome PCOS Not rated yet
I am 32 years old. Since puberty, I had various physical issues due to PCOS, such as overweight and mood fluctuations. I was prescribed metformin, birth …

Piling on the Weight in Spite of Diet and Exercise? Here's What to Do Not rated yet
My 28 year daughter suffers from PCOS, has regular periods though. She is always on some kind of diet, watching sugar carbs and fats, goes to the gym …

How to Not Lose Your Personal PCOS War Not rated yet
We recently received this email: "I have put on about 7-8 kilos and I am so depressed. I just lost all interest in taking care of myself. Because with …

Ups and Downs with PCOS: What Worked for Me Not rated yet
This is regarding the article you posted on the issue of mood disorders and PCOS . I am a woman that has dealt with PCOS in the good and the bad and …

PCOS is NOT in My Head! Not rated yet
Regarding your article PCOS - Is It All in Your Head? , I can assure you that my PCOS is not all in my head. I have enjoyed receiving your newsletter …

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Born With This Condition Since I Was A Baby  Not rated yet
Ever since I was a baby, my mother always noticed something different about me. As I was growing up my life turned for the worst because when I was 6, …

Your Article about PCOS and Sleep Apnea Was Very Helpful Not rated yet
I just read your article about PCOS and sleep problems with much interest. I always enjoy reading your newsletter and find interesting issues, but this …

PCOS and Its Effects - How to Stop Them Not rated yet
I am 32 years old and have PCOS. I have a lot of hair on my face and have recently got separated as I could not conceive. This thing has taken a great …

Will Vitex Restore My Cycle? Not rated yet
Hi there, I was diagnosed with PCOS about 3 years ago. Started pumping extra lbs. Now I have lost nearly 35lbs and looking into fertility. My main …

"Hey, this PCOS is Ruining Me" Not rated yet
Hi. My name is Sharon, and I am a 17 year old student. When I was 10 years old I started my periods, my mother was worried as no women in my family …

Metformin and Vitamin B12 Deficiency - What Are the Alternatives? Not rated yet
I'm sorry if this is not the right way to get a question answered, but I wonder if you just might have an answer to this question at your fingertips?! …

These Oils Reduced My Carb Cravings Not rated yet
Thank you for compiling the PCOS newsletter all these years I really appreciate it. For myself I have found the most significant help from adding hemp …

15 with PCOS. Metformin is the answer Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 15, however after having all my blood tests and ultra sound scan on my ovaries done the doctor told me there was …

Natural Personal Care Products that Don't Make PCOS and Hirsutism Worse Not rated yet
Hi. I have been receiving your newsletter and have found it very informative. There is something however that I would like assistance with that has not …

What Are Good Supplements for Acne, Hirsutism and Hair Loss? Not rated yet
I'm struggling with acne, hirsutism, and thin hair. I was on spironolactone for a year and it cleared my skin beautifully, decreased the hair on my body …

Have PCOS, My Life Is Changing Not rated yet
I am an Active Duty Soldier and being diagnosed with PCOS in April 2011 has really changed my chances of continuing in the Army as a career. I …

Medicine from the Kitchen Shelf Not rated yet
I can't say I have succeeded but this has made a difference. I exercise religiously, definitely anything that u enjoy and can keep it regular -- suryanamaskar …

Never give up hope!  Not rated yet
Hi Everybody! Hope you all doing well and all in control. I just thought I'd share my story with you guys as it is always a great pleasure to read …

Recommendation for PCOS Doctor? Not rated yet
Hello, I was a senior in high school and still had no idea what a period felt like. My family doctor every year said that at my age it was normal. …

I Want a Baby - Losing Weight May Help? Not rated yet
After reading the above stories I am inspired to lose the weight. I am from the Caribbean. At the age of eighteen I too was diagnosed with hormonal …

Pregnancy Success after Overian Drilling  Not rated yet
After 12 years of infertility treatment (including 3 different infertility clinics, in-vitro, fertility drugs, IUI, 7 miscarriages due to low Progesterone), …

Miracle Baby - What I Did Not rated yet
Hi, I was diagnosed with PCOS and Insulin resistance in 2005. I gained about 17kg in 6 months. I became depressed because of the snide remarks of the …

Finding New Hope! Not rated yet
Hello, I am 26 years old and I have PCOS. I was diagnosed with PCOS in July '11 (after) receiving news that I had had my (3rd) miscarriage in 2.5 years! …

PCOS Newsletter Helped Me Become Pregnant Not rated yet
Hi. I have been reading your PCOS newsletter for good 3 years now. I have success story to share. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 18. …

Miracle Babies Not rated yet
My Name is Karla. I had always had very irregular periods starting from the age of 13. My facial hair growth has gotten worse over the years. I also have …

A type of helpful birth control for PCOS Not rated yet
Hi everyone, My name is Maria, and I'm about to turn 25 this month. I got my first period when I was 12, and had to wait around 6 months before the …

After 4 years I finally got my miracle! Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with PCOS in the spring of 2007 (after 6 months of marriage and trying to conceive). I believe that I have actually had PCOS since …

PCOS or not PCOS? That's a good question! Not rated yet
Hi there everyone, my name is Annalisa, I'm from Italy and I'm 30 years old. I spent many years in the UK studying and got a degree there in 2006, …

Making Progress with Natural PCOS Treatment Not rated yet
I have PCOD from last 3 years. I had gained weight. I had hair on body everywhere. My periods were irregular; I had also insulin. But from 8 …

Struggling with PCOS Again - Need Birth Control Advice Not rated yet
My husband and I have given up trying to have a baby right now. We've decided to wait until I can get healthy. I have recently had Implanon put …

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Encouraged by the PCOS Health News newsletter Not rated yet
Good morning - I am writing this memo to express my sincere thanks for all of the information that the PCOS Health News newsletter shares monthly. …

How I Became Pregnant after Years of PCOS Treatment Not rated yet
I knew something was wrong with my reproductive organs when my periods were 32 days apart, when for others it was just 28 days, and when I started to miss …

Feeling good and healthy- finally! Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with PCOS about 4 years ago. I had two very hard years in which I had a lot of fatigue and insomnia and felt sick a lot of the time. …

PCOS Suggestons or Cures? Not rated yet
Hello, My name is Candace and I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 14 years old. Ever since than my period only come once maybe twice a year. …

Help with Weight Loss Tips? Not rated yet
I am a 35 year female diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 17. I didn't get my period till after my first child was born. Never had fertility problems …

Gaining Weight and Scared Not rated yet
After a year of being on the Natural Diet Solution for PCOS and Infertility , I went through a period of about a year of maintaining my weight (after …

Brilliant PCOS Website Not rated yet
Dear PCOS crew, I would first like to say that you have such a brilliant , brilliant ..... BRILLIANT website !!! I was compelled to write to you …

How I Used Your PCOS Site's Information and Got Pregnant Not rated yet
I have been on metformin & Clomid for over 12 months & no pregnancy. Then I started reading your newsletters with tips on fertility. I modified my …

Finally a regular cycle - for the first time in my life! Not rated yet
I have always had very irregular cycles. My whole life. I can't remember a time when I had a period every month, and they would usually range anywhere …

Damn the Unsympathetic Docs! Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with PCOD when I was 11....and everything I read here is totally right. But have been gaining weight without exercise....and still …

Diagnosed with PCOS? Here's What to Do Not rated yet
Hi Guys, I have been reading your stories online and it has really given me hope. I was diagnosed a year ago with PCOS and found it really hard to …

PCOS and Wilson's Syndrome: Reader's Response Not rated yet
We recently published an article called "Might You Have Wilson's Syndrome?" . Several readers of the article responded to us. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here's …

Ovarian Pain - Here we go again (hopefully not) Not rated yet
When I was 14 I started birth control, a few months later I started having crippling pain in my left ovary (didn't know it was my ovary at the time; that …

Please Help Me with Miscarriage and PCOS if You Have any Answer Not rated yet
I have PCOS and want to conceive. My doctor put me on metformin and Clomid for three months and I get pregnant but lose it at 6 weeks, then I try to handle …

My Teen Daughter Suffers Not rated yet
Morgan my heart goes out to you. You are truly amazing. You kept seeking answers to your own personal symptoms. Sometimes that's what it takes. Your …

PCOS, from Hopeless to Hopeful Not rated yet
HI everyone, I just found out that I have PCOS on FEB 2011. I got off the pill after being on it for 8 years in May 2010. Six months later I have been …

Never Giving Up Not rated yet
I have been diagnosed with PCOS since the age of twelve and I am twenty six now. I consider myself lucky to have this diagnosis at such a young age but …

I Can't Get Pregnant - Help Me Not rated yet
I do not have a success story yet, but I've been diagnosed with PCOS since I was 17. I never consulted a doctor about it until I was 21. They prescribed …

Worried Dad - 15 Year Old Daughter Has PCOS Not rated yet
I was just told my 15 year old daughter has PCOS. I was scared, for her daddy's little girl is sick. After reading all these stories I now know that …

PCOS and Pregnant in Spite of Negativity Not rated yet
When I went to my gynecologist last year he showed me via a scan. I had PCOS and that really caused so much anger and stress inside my body that I decided …

PCOS, Low GI Diet, Husband Is Skeptical Not rated yet
I'm so grateful to all of you for your stories. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 20 and I too was passed around to doctors who had no knowledge …

PCOS solution: stop eating sugar and bread! Not rated yet
I never had regular cycles--would skip 2, 3 months, then have very long periods--I also had some of the other symptoms of PCOS such as hair growth, insulin …

Mysterious...Maybe I Have PCOS? Not rated yet
Hi there. I'm 17 years old, I found this site because I've been struggling for so long with weight problems. I have an irregular period which is …

Have PCOS but Hoping to Have a Future Not rated yet
My name is Jay-Leigh and I am 20 years old. I was 17 when I first fell pregnant, and through a lot of pressure and nonsense from my family decided …

Trying to overcome PCOS. Not rated yet
I'm Only 19 years old but me and my partner have decided to start trying for a baby as we have been together for 3 years and feel its our time (my partner …

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PCOS, Hard to Lose Weight Not rated yet
Hi my name is Georgina. I was told I have polycystic ovary syndrome in 2009. I'm taking 4 metformin tablets a day, which is 500mg as me and my husband …

PCOS, EPO, Supplements...Hoping for a Miracle Not rated yet
I must say that it is encouraging to read success stories over and over again... In my mid 20s, I had irregular menses, can be 6 months delayed. …

Supplements I Used to Become Pregnant Not rated yet
Hi, Just to share some information I recently got pregnant and had a healthy baby girl. Most important is prayer (regardless of ur religion). …

PCOS Is Ruining My Life Not rated yet
I'm 23 years old and having been struggling with PCOS since I was about 14 years old. I always had regular menstrual cycles from the time I was 9 until …

Polycystic Ovary Not rated yet
Hi, I'm Annie Rose Tupaz, 27 years old. I have a polycystic ovary, my ob gyn advised me to have an ultrasound, and the result was I produced more than …

My Life - PCOS, Multiple Miscarriages, Rare Diseases Not rated yet
Hello my name is Feleshia I am 24 yrs old. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2006 when my PCP told me I had it. I was told that I would never be able …

Thin PCOS- pregnant in 3 months of ttc Not rated yet
I am 28 yrs old thin woman, 120lbs for 5'5. I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 22 yrs when my periods became more frequent and I got facial and body …

Help for Infertility, PCOS Not rated yet
My husband and I have been trying for about 2 years to conceive. I went off the depo shot and they started a round of Provera to make me have a with-drawl …

What is there to do? Not rated yet
Hi everyone! I'm 17 years old and I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15, along with that I've never had a period. Yet every month for a few days …

Power over PCOS? Not rated yet
I've known something was wrong at a really young age I didn't get my first period till I was 16. And it was extremely painful every month once I turned …

PCOS - It was not my fault! Not rated yet
Hello Ladies, I appreciate this website. I was reading everyone's stories, which now gives me a newfound hope for having children someday. I'm 29 …

PCOS -- Solution Is to Be Patient Not rated yet
Hi, I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2002. I was initially started on spironolactone. I lost so much weight, I was 128 lb and came to 115. Facial hair …

PCOS - My Success Story Not rated yet
Hey ladies, I was diagnosed 3 years ago with PCOS. I had a scan and had many cysts. I had unwanted hair and no periods from an early age, but never went …

I think I may have beat the overweight portion of PCOS with hCG Not rated yet
I have not always struggled with weight. In high school I weighed 115 pounds and I was in great shape. After high school, the weight gain started gradually. …

PCOS and my Infertility...... Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with PCOS about 2 years ago. I have a 4 year old little girl that I love very much. I only found out about PCOS, when I went to my …

Fighting the PCOS Fight Not rated yet
Hi All, I was dx with PCOS in January of 2006, I was 35 and trying to get pregnant. I had all the classic symptoms but I had never heard of it before. …

PCOS!!! Put on the gloves!!! FIGHT and WIN!! Not rated yet
I have battled PCOS since I was 12 years old! Only until last week did I know that is what it was called. All those doctors, all those questions, and …

success!!!!! Not rated yet
My husband and I were trying to have a baby since I was 19. I was initially told by doctors I was too young to have a child and come back when I was …

PCOS and My Weight Loss Struggle Not rated yet
I am 28 yrs old and was diagnosed with PCOS a few years ago. I was put on metformin but due to no longer having insurance I was unable to continue. …

PCOS, Acupuncture, and Fertility: I Have a Question Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with PCOS last year and I have been taking metformin 1000mg for the past 1 year. I am on diet, multi vitamins and exercise. I was …

Trying for Baby Number Two while Struggling with PCOS Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with PCOS by my PCP when I was 14 years old after having 1 period in December when I was 13 and then my second period a year and a week …

PCOS: How Could this Happen to Me? Is There Truly Hope at the End? Not rated yet
I am 29 years old and was just diagnosed with PCOS on Thursday Sept, 9 2010. I have a 7 year old son. And now it's been 3 years since my husband to …

PCOS Devastation, Determination and Finally Ovulation Not rated yet
Ever since I could remember I have had irregular periods. They would stay on for 6-8 weeks and off for 3 months causing irritation down there and just …

Have PCOS, Frustrated with Metformin, Clomid Not rated yet
My name is Cassie. I am 24 years old and have been trying to conceive for a year and a half. I was diagnosed with PCOS about 6 months ago. After …

Despite PCOS, Conceiving is possible! Not rated yet
Hi there, I am the proud mother of 2 and was diagnosed 4 years ago with PCOS! My doctor put me on Metformin and both times within months I was pregnant. …

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PCOS, Insulin Resistance & Epilepsy!! Not rated yet
I have read everyone's stories and now I'm in tears!!! I'm so happy for all of you :) Your stories have inspired me to TAKE ACTION!!! I was diagnosed …

I have PCOS, feeling like I've let my boyfriend and me down Not rated yet
I found out about a month ago I have PCOS. I was completely devastated and thought there was no chance of me ever conceiving. I am 18 years of …

Miracle Baby Benjamin Not rated yet
The year before my husband and I were married I was informed that I had PCOS and the doctor (or quack) from the clinic told me I was too fat and that I …

Yuor PCOS Stories Give Me Hope. Thank You All! Not rated yet
I am 33 years old, unmarried. I was diagnosed with PCOS. I am not overweight, neither I have any hairy problem (thank god!). I was very, very depressed …

PCOS: A Different kind of Success! Not rated yet
As I read through these success stories my heart aches a little for all those who have to endure the symptoms and for all the happy pregnancies out there. …

Awaiting Success over PCOS Not rated yet
Hi, I have been diagnosed with PCOS 1 and a half years ago. I was taking tablets prescribed by my general physician. It was like, I could ovulate …

PCOS and Ovarian Pain - Suggestions? Not rated yet
I had a baby on the 24th/09/2009. Everything thing went fine, no signs of anything. 6 weeks after I gave birth I had severe abdominal pain!! It …

I got my period in 3 weeks using d-pinitol Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with PCOS about a year ago. Although it is inherited from my mom, she never told me nothing. What a bummer! Til now, 37 years of my …

Depressed and worried about PCOS Not rated yet
Hi all, I'm 21year old and recently I have come to know that I have PCOS, which has made me depressed. I have put on a lot of weight; I'm suffering …

PCOS NOT I?!?!? Not rated yet
Hey you all. My name is Amber I'm 20 I found out when I was 17 years old that I had PCOS My DR acted like it was nothing. So being a teenager I didn't …

Overcome PCOS with Supplements Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with PCOS in January 2010 after not having a period for almost 1 year. My gyne wanted us to try for 1 year naturally to get reduce the …

PCOS, IVF, and Natural Conception Not rated yet
I too, was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 17 years old. I got married when I was 20 and knew I would never be able to become a mom. We tried to get …

Question about mentrual cycle Not rated yet
I have written on here before, right after I was diagnosed with PCOS. I have still not conceived. Been trying for about 2 years now. Taking metformin …

Diagnosed 5 years ago - Stressing about PCOS now! Not rated yet
I am just writing to let everyone know that I appreciate the stories that are on this website. I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 18 years old. …

Unexpected PCOS surprise! Not rated yet
I was never slim, but not overweight either until my early twenties. In my late teens my periods slightly irregular, about 5 weekly. When I was …

scared but still have hope after reading letters from other women  Not rated yet
I am 22 yrs old ...I have been diagnosed with PCOS a few months back Finally I got the answer to all the problems I was facing (simultaneously). …

Today I Went To See An Endocrinologist  Not rated yet
(This is Part 5 of a story continued from part four of Lenamarie's story ). I was so surprised we had time to talk about all my medical problems that …

I feel like I never even had PCOS! Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with PCOS after trying in vain to conceive my second child. I had always had irregular periods and after my first child was born. …

Inspired, anything is possible Not rated yet
My name is Rachel and I was diagnosed with PCOS several years ago. I had never heard of it and shocking, though I had symptoms shouting out at various …

The PCOS Diet really works!!! Not rated yet
I found out about a year ago that I have PCOS. I have always wanted to be a mom, and so I was worried about the idea that this might make it more difficult …

PCOS and Hyperstimulation Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2005 I was 25 years old married and ready for a family, my DR put me on metformin and Clomid through a six to nine month period. …

hello to all you girls out there, don't give up! - Vitex & Cinnamon Worked for Me Not rated yet
Hello to all you girls out there!!!!!!! I was diagnosed with this stupid thing called PCOS about 3 years ago. Wanted to have a baby sooooooooo bad I …

Don't let PCOS stop you! Not rated yet
I was 18 when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I was to several doctors who said I would never have a child of my own, it's medically impossible due to the fact …

Ovarian Drilling, I am cured Not rated yet
I had PCOS since puberty: menarche at 16, menstruated once in 2 years, body hair, acne, depression, infertility. I was treated with contraceptives, …

Never too late to improve diet and improve PCOS symptoms. Not rated yet
I am 58 years old, recently diagnosed with insulin resistance by a MD that also practices alternative medicine. I am certain I have had this for most …

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PCOS at 25 but I have a question Not rated yet
Hi, I found out I have PCOS a year ago. It was terrible because I thought I was normal with no problems except a missing period here and there. I …

My PCOS Story Not rated yet
Hello I'm Brittany. I'm 22 yrs old I was told when I was 17 yrs old that I had PCOS wasn't really worried about it because I was still in high school. …

Diet and exercise helped me with PCOS Not rated yet
I got my first period when I was 14. It didn't come back for probably about 2 years but I had read online that that was normal, so I wasn't worried. After …

My PCOS Lesson Not rated yet
I have been diagnosed with PCOS almost two years ago. My doctor immediately wrote a prescription for METFORMIN. I was initially on 1000mg a day; he eventually …

PCOS in Egypt - I Need Your Help Not rated yet
My name is Manal. The story of my PCOS: When I 15 years old my period is irregular. So my parents go with me to doctor and doctor make an ultrasound …

PCOS: Trying not to give up Not rated yet
I have been recently diagnosed with PCOS, what a miserable disease. I am currently on birth-control pills and metformin, am tired all the time, gain …

Not (yet) a PCOS success story Not rated yet
Recently I got diagnosed with bilateral PCOS. Not, just that. I have an acutely reteroverted uterus and also a thickened endometrium. I had anaemia. …

The Gratitude Project & Healing  Not rated yet
I am in the process of getting a diagnosis for PCOS through a naturopath, which is how I found this website and all the great information and support. …

Change! with PCOS Diet Not rated yet
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On Metformin and got all the nitty gritty side effects to go with it... Not rated yet
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PCOS Update - 8 months later with birth control pills Not rated yet
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What if you've tried EVERYTHING and had no success? Do you NOT COUNT here either? Not rated yet
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How I'm trying to beat pcos. Not rated yet
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weight gain in pcos Not rated yet
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Taking the Necessary Steps for PCOS Not rated yet
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Hope from your PCOS Stories Not rated yet
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HOPE - Exercise May Be Restoring My Cycle Not rated yet
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PCOS survivor and Pregnant at 41 Not rated yet
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Want Your Advice about PCOS Not rated yet
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Just Found Out I Have PCOS Not rated yet
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This PCOS book is my bible Not rated yet
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Low GI diet helps PCOS women with normal weight too.  Not rated yet
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'Thin PCOS' but Have Two Healthy Children Not rated yet
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My PCOS journey Not rated yet
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Diagnosed Today with PCOS Not rated yet
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Hypothyroid problems intwined with pcos Not rated yet
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PCOS Woes...and My Solution Not rated yet
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Gluten Free Helped My Bad Acne Not rated yet
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Struggling every day with PCOS! Not rated yet
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Just to say thanks Not rated yet
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My PCOS and Weight Problems Not Understood by My Military Doctors Not rated yet
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Waiting for my blessing Not rated yet
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Just Diagnosed with PCOS, I'm in Total Shock Not rated yet
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On The Way to Success Not rated yet
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PCOS, Trying to Conceive  Not rated yet
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Diagnosed with PCOS Today, but Blessed Not rated yet
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Chanda's Baby Not rated yet
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I'm in a PCOS Gray Zone Not rated yet
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Diagnosed with PCOS and have pregnancy success!  Not rated yet
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Two Years of Unsuccessful Medical Fertility Treatment, Two Months of Vital Nutrients = 15 weeks Pregnant! Not rated yet
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Regular periods and PCOS? Not rated yet
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Losing Weight on Metformin, but Not Eating Not rated yet
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Success!!! Can I take Vitex and D-pinitol at the same time? Not rated yet
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PCOS HELP!! Weight gain, Hair problems Not rated yet
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How a Barren Woman Gets Pregnant.... Randomly Not rated yet
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PCOS story, Pregnant Not rated yet
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No PCOS Success Story But a Sense of HOPE Not rated yet
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I'm New to PCOS Not rated yet
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at last a sweet baby boy! Not rated yet
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I'm not stressed at all and I know PCOS won't get in my way EVER Not rated yet
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I stopped taking "the pill" and now I don't have PCOS. Not rated yet
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Finally, a PCOS diagnosis - Will try Clomid + Metformin Not rated yet
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Please help me with PCOS, I'm sorry this isn't a success story Not rated yet
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This Is hopefully the start of my success story with your feedback. Not rated yet
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Praying for hope and guidance Not rated yet
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My Challenge with PCOS Not rated yet
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Not a Success Story, a question Not rated yet
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miracle baby Not rated yet
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21 and i have pcos Not rated yet
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No Success yet but asking for PCOS advice Not rated yet
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No Ovulation...on Metformin for 2 months Not rated yet
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A Wonder On His Own Time Not rated yet
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Desperate to have a baby Not rated yet
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Amazing and Shocking (with Vitex) Not rated yet
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Diganosed with PCOS and NOW Pregnant!!  Not rated yet
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Done this before but Making Progress Not rated yet
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Pregnant - the Natural Way Not rated yet
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Thanks to you!!! Not rated yet
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Manorah Hospital - PCOS Not rated yet
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Feeling great!  Not rated yet
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I Am Happy, PCOS Diet Worked Not rated yet
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I will find a way to beat my pcos Not rated yet
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No Success Yet Not rated yet
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Patience and determination! Not rated yet
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No PCOS drugs necessary Not rated yet
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Not Diagnosed with PCOS, but I Think I Have It Not rated yet
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A Confused Heart Not rated yet
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Want to try the all-natural approach Not rated yet
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I finally had a baby, despite PCOS Not rated yet
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NAC for PCOS Not rated yet
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pcos...i need help!!  Not rated yet
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TTC for over 3 Years, Finally Got Pregnant Not rated yet
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Walking with PCOS, Starting Down the Right Path Not rated yet
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Trying to Get Pregnant Not rated yet
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STAY STRONG and BE WISE Not rated yet
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Diagnosed with PCOS but I Have My Dream Not rated yet
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My dream came true Not rated yet
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I am dealing with this PCOS Not rated yet
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Pregnant in Spite of PCOS Not rated yet
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A miracle in the making Not rated yet
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PCOS or something else? Not rated yet
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I Appreciate Your PCOS Stories...They Give Me Hope Not rated yet
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Have PCOS, Lost 18 Pounds but Still Stressed Out Not rated yet
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Multiple Small Cysts - Is it PCOS? Not rated yet
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Frustrated and Relieved after Reading PCOS Book Not rated yet
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Searching for Hope...and Finding It? Not rated yet
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No PCOS success story yet but hopefully soon...a few suggestions Not rated yet
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PCOS Stinks! But Take Steps to Handle It Not rated yet
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Looking for the right solution to treat my PCOS and hair loss Not rated yet
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It really can happen! Not rated yet
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Positive Attitude Crucial for Overcoming PCOS Not rated yet
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Metformin Helped Me Lose Weight Not rated yet
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Lymphatic Massage Helped My PCOS Not rated yet
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A Different Kind of Success Not rated yet
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Taking Control of My Life Not rated yet
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Don't Let PCOS Defeat You Not rated yet
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Want Baby, What's the Solution Not rated yet
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Getting Healthier with Changed Diet Not rated yet
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Lifestyle Changes for PCOS Gave Me Regular Periods Not rated yet
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The Less Stress the Better for PCOS Not rated yet
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Dreams Do Come True Not rated yet
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Journey to a Healthier Life Not rated yet
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Confused, Regrets Not rated yet
I was diagnosed last month when i just wanted to check that everything was in order because my husband and i was trying to conceive. I only went off the …

Remaining Optimistic Not rated yet
I also do not have a success story yet, but I am remaining optimistic. It is fantastic to have a forum like this where so many positive experiences are …

Grateful Mountain Biker Not rated yet
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PCOS Success with Diet and Glucophage Not rated yet
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Going thru PCOS HELL..Coming Out the Other Side Not rated yet
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Just a Lil Help with PCOS? Not rated yet
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Just Started my PCOS Journey Not rated yet
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Identifying the Issue Not rated yet
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How I Live with PCOS Not rated yet
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Taking glucophage......SCARED! Not rated yet
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my pcos Not rated yet
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PCOS, the Hidden Epidemic Not rated yet
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PCOS sucess story Not rated yet
I had been on birth control for 10 years before we decided to try for a baby. I went off the pill and did not have a period for 3 months. I went to …

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Regular period and slim with PCOS Not rated yet
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Transcending PCOS through Diet Not rated yet
I've had PCOS since puberty. When I reached the age of 17 and was still not menstruating regularly my doctor ordered tests and made a diagnosis. A …

No succes yet but hopeful Not rated yet
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After Metformin, Looking for the Right Diet for PCOS Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with PCOS & insulin resistance in Dec. 2002. I started taking Metformin 1000 mg twice a day. Before the diagnosis I started having slightly …

Diagnosed with PCOS after 23 Difficult Years Not rated yet
(Ed. Note: This story exemplifies the ignorance and misunderstanding that some doctors and family members have about PCOS. Don't let others make you …

How Do I Help My Daughter Get Control Over PCOS Not rated yet
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Trying to Get Pregnant, Hate My Body Not rated yet
My fiancé and I have been trying for a baby for two and half years but no luck. I'm 23 years and he is 27yrs. I was diagnosed with PCOS at the age …

Stress Reduction Helps Ovulation Not rated yet
I would like to share my success story with you and others that may be giving up hope of ever becoming pregnant! I was 14 yrs old when I was first diagnosed …

Update for Chanda - Progesterone Shots and Baby Not rated yet
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Keep Smiling, But Is Exercise the Missing Ingredient? Not rated yet
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metformin works for my pcos Not rated yet
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PCOS, God and Prayer Not rated yet
I have known that I've had pcos for 3yrs. now and have one daughter thanks to clomid and prayer. It has been hard dealing with the symptoms but i know …

don't give up on your dream of having a family Not rated yet
I had known I had PCOS for quite a while because my aunt and my cousin were diagnosed a few years back and my symptoms were the same. I guess because …

finally - diet plus metformin results in baby Not rated yet
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ovulated after two acupuncture treatments Not rated yet
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At a Loss with PCOS and Infertility - Editor Provides Suggestions Not rated yet
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Am Changing My PCOS Symptoms - extra hair growth and weight! Not rated yet
It was not until I actually learned what Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome was that I understood why I was experiencing strange symptoms like awful facial hair …

Exercise Cleared Up My Acne Not rated yet
(Comfort said: "I concluded that exercise does not only clear acne and improves blood circulation but improves menstrual cycle as well.") I was diagnosed …

Metformin and Ovarian diathermy (drilling) Not rated yet
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Successful Long Term Management of PCOS - My Story Not rated yet
Dx with PCOS at 18. I was highly athletic, muscular, tall and slim....also pretty hairy with bad skin. Was told at the time I would most likely have …

Winning My Battle Against POCS Not rated yet
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Finally Taking Charge of PCOS Not rated yet
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Hair Loss and Excess Hair Growth Traumatic. Not rated yet
(Editor's Summary: MC is looking for natural methods to control PCOS-related hirsutism and scalp hair loss. We've noticed that some women are using saw …

Still waiting!! ...and Coming to Terms with PCOS Not rated yet
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PCOS...worry less, have more fun Not rated yet
Hi, my name is Emily I was told I had PCOS Christmas 06 after going off the pill and not having a period for 4 months. I was put on metformin and it …

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A Huge Relief Not rated yet
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Just Diagnosed...they put me on metformin..did not mention a diet for PCOS Not rated yet
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Probably Have PCOS Not rated yet
Hi, I was not yet diagnosed with PCOS, waiting for the appointment for ultrasound, but my Gp already said he suspects it, because my testosterone is high. …

Reading Books about PCOS Gives Me a Positive Outlook Not rated yet
I have read books about how to manage PCOS and it gives me a positive outlook. I know I have to lose weight but it's so hard. I have put myself on a strict …

Restored Hope Even Through Loss and Sadness Not rated yet
I am 32 year old....only aware of my PCOS for about 1 year now. I had previously read about it and told docs about it, but I was blown off for 2+ years. …

Diet and Exercise Worked for My PCOS Not rated yet
I am nineteen years old and was diagnosed with PCOS when I was eighteen. I was 145 pounds (not extremely overweight but overweight nonetheless) and hadn't …

Exercise and Supplements Lead to Baby Girl Not rated yet
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Weight Loss Results in Baby in Spite of PCOS Not rated yet
I was told at 18 years old I would never have children. I was diagnosed with pcos at 24 years old. Ny Gyn. ignored my symptoms or never addressing …

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