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BECKYBECKY1954
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4/2/13 10:17 P

Do you know the Association and their website that I cut-n-pasted below?

Contact them to find an endocrinologist in your area who knows pcos.

What is PCOS? - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association

www.pcosupport.org/what-is-pcos.php

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female endocrine disorder, affecting approximately 5%-10% of all females.



BRENNA84
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4/2/13 9:28 P

I can try for a good one. its just hard because endocrinologist only see diabetics primarily and if other stuff, its thryoid or menopause related

pcos gets listend and a reproductive problem, which its not

gynecologists and main drs don't know much about pcos



BECKYBECKY1954
Posts: 66
4/2/13 9:00 P

Hi, Brenna:

I'm sorry to hear that you've not been able to find a good doctor yet.

Therefore, go and keep looking for a good doctor until you find one!!

Are you in a small town? Have you had previous bad experiences with specific doctors, or are you basically distrustful of all doctors? Does your insurance limit who you can see? Are you un-insured?

I have friends and acquaintances who, like you, could not find doctors they liked and trusted but they kept trying until they did. I've observed people on TV true-story medical shows who saw multiple doctors until they found the "right" one.

Can you re-start your search for a good doctor tomorrow?



BRENNA84
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4/2/13 8:49 P

i have pcos and have TONS of inflammation and have yet to find a GOOD dr i can trust



BECKYBECKY1954
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4/2/13 8:19 P

I agree with DIETITIANBECKY to consult your doctor.

If by some chance your Dr. does recommend it (for example, my Dr. recommends it to treat an eye condition that I have) here is a quick answer of what I know about it.

Some fish oil has omega-3 in it, and some does not. You want the fish oil that contains the omega-3, not the fish oil without omega-3.

You would buy a product that says something such as "NatureMade Fish Oil (1000 mg) with Omega-3 (300 mg)". Labels says take 2 capsules (softgels) per day, but you would take whatever amount your Dr. recommends.

Again, shoot for a well-balanced diet and you won't need the supplements. If you don't enjoy the foods that provide omega-3, then supplements per Dr.



DIETITIANBECKY
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4/2/13 8:01 P

I am concerned by your statement that "someone recommended".

Take neither type supplement unless it is a recommendation from your doctor or Registered Dietitian.

It is a general recommendation to get at least 2-3 servings of fish weekly to obtain those healthy fats.

A supplement should be taken based only on an assessment of your medical needs, laboratory work, medication history and food inventory. Did the "someone" do any of this??

SP Registered Dietitian Becky



BRENNA84
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4/2/13 7:57 P

someone recommended I take some omega 3/essential fatty acids or fish oil

i am confused as to which one

I can't afford to take both

any ideas? i am brutally confused by all of this



 
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