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I need help.... daughter w/pcos

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hi I am about pretty darn frustrated. I am not so good using the search engines to find info....

My daughter, age 20, has pcos aka polycystic ovary syndrome. She goes like 6 mo with out a menstral cycle. She is supposed to be taking birth control pills to regulate her hormones. She wont take them she says they make her gag, she wont use the patch cause it makes her itch. She thinks its no big deal, I mean who wants a period anyway? I am trying to find the info on what happens if this goes untreated...... Any help would be appreciated.
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WALKINGANNIE 1/21/2011 4:40PM

    I suffered quite badly with PCOS - as part of a range of symptoms making up Metabolic Syndrome, which also includes diabetes and high blood pressure.

There is information on PCOS is SP at:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/r
esource/health_a-z_detail.asp?A
Z=369

Hope your daughter takes care of herself and watches out for serious stomach pains that indicate large or twisting ovarian cysts. These can be dangerous if left untreated but are usually too painful to ignore.

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ANGELAHARRISON 1/21/2011 1:14PM

    i bet its really frustrating, but i guess its time for her to learn to take responsibility for herself,thats all part of growing up, you can't fix all her messes for her, but you can always be there when she reaches out for you.
Shes very young, give her some growing room, i bet she'd be looking after those contacts if she bought them herself!...know what i mean?

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CINDYTW 1/21/2011 11:09AM

  At 20, you can giver her the information and just hope she follows it. She is going to do what she wants, and you just have to hope eventually it is the right thing!

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IRMANATOR 1/20/2011 11:01PM

    The IR is what I am afraid of, she wont even take care to maintain the contacts lenses I bought that she wanted. I don't know how she is going to take care of diabetes if it escalates to that.

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ANGELAHARRISON 1/20/2011 10:52PM

    The best medication for PCOS is diet and exercise, a low gi diet and at least 30 minutes of cardio five times a week. Pcos goes hand in hand with Insulin Resistance, her body cant use insulin properly and if shes not overweight now she could become so in the next few years, even if her lifestyle and nutrition is normal, with pcos you have to work a little harder. If she takes the birth contorl, it will be easier for her to stay in shape, Maybe its time to play some hard ball and show her the facts, heart disease, cancers and diabetes not to mention infertility. but most of these outcomes are dierctly related to Insulin Resistance(which is reversable and controlled through diet and exercise)She doesnt HAVE to take birth control but she HAS to control her blood glucose/insulin.
I remeber when i was 20, there was no way i was EVER going to do anything my mother wanted me too! maybe take a step back and let her come to terms with it and make some smart decisions for herself, hopefully in the next few years she'll mature some more and start thinking about this more sensibly. It must be so hard to watch your baby go through this!she just wants to be normal i bet. best of luck to you!

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ANGELAHARRISON 1/20/2011 10:49PM

    The best medication for PCOS is diet and exercise, a low gi diet and at least 30 minutes of cardio five times a week. Pcos goes hand in hand with Insulin Resistance, her body cant use insulin properly and if shes not overweight now she could become so in the next few years, even if her lifestyle and nutrition is normal, with pcos you have to work a little harder. If she takes the birth contorl, it will be easier for her to stay in shape, Maybe its time to play some hard ball and show her the facts, heart disease, cancers and diabetes not to mention infertility. but most of these outcomes are dierctly related to Insulin Resistance(which is reversable and controlled through diet and exercise)She doesnt HAVE to take birth control but she HAS to control her blood glucose/insulin.
I remeber when i was 20, there was no way i was EVER going to do anything my mother wanted me too! maybe take a step back and let her come to terms with it and make some smart decisions for herself, hopefully in the next few years she'll mature some more and start thinking about this more sensibly. It must be so hard to watch your baby go through this!she just wants to be normal i bet. best of luck to you!

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AGOFORTH 1/20/2011 9:59PM

    go to PCOSupport.org and maybe you can get some answers there. Good luck

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