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7/19/07 8:30 P

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Sure.. That's what the group is for, help and stuff... I was on Yasmin and went off of it after 3 months... Shortly after I started taking it I lost interest in my DH and when we did do anything it wasn't any good.. And since I didn't need it for birth control (I had my tubes tied after my 3rd baby) I quit taking it. I decided I would rather have my DH then the lighter periods... Of course after this last periods I almost regret that desicion.. LOL..

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7/18/07 11:02 P

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Thanks for the advice cindy, I'm actually on yasmin already bc my doc thinks it works the best, I may go back on Met next time i go in.
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7/18/07 10:56 P

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Elle,

Nope, you aren't alone with the hair thing... The first time I was on Met the side effects were bad. This time no trouble at all. I found taking my pill mid meal helped a lot.

As for Met and fertility, it can help for some people. I have never heard of it making anyone 'hyper' fertile. If you are real worried you can always look into some type of birth control just in case. I know some say the pill can make PCOS symptoms worse and some pills are better then others so you still have that option. You can talk to your doctor.

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7/18/07 6:01 P

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No one told me about the excess hair problem, I just thought I was weird, this makes me feel so much better! I'm nervous about going back on Met bc of the side effects, and on another forum people were saying it helped with fertility. I don't want help with that right now, so will it make me hyper fertile? do you guys know?

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7/18/07 7:16 A

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Thanks to both of you for the warm welcome and advice. I will definitely ask my endo doc for spironalactone at my next visit in September.




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7/18/07 12:58 A

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Welcome to the team - I take the same medication as Cindy - spironalactone. It is used to reduce the level of testosterone that some people have...thanks to PCOS. It can help with both symptoms - hair loss and excess hair, because it is reducing the testosterone that causes both of those lovely little problems that some of us experience. My hair used to be getting a little thinner than it used to be, but that seems to have stopped since I've been in the spiro for over a year now. The facial hair is less, but still there. Spiro is also supposed to help with acne, if that's a symptom you have, because the excess testosterone causes that very sexy symptom as well.

Cindy - jim's mom had thyroid cancer several years ago and had her thyroid removed as well - she's doing just fine now.

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7/17/07 11:32 P

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Thanks for the thoughts for DIL... She just turned 18 so I'm hoping things will be ok for the long haul.

The 2nd med is for the excess facial hair. I was lucky that I was able to get laser on my face too and that helped a lot... As for the humor part, it is a twisted sense of humor as far as I'm concerned.. LOL...

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7/17/07 10:13 P

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So glad to hear that you are back on the met! Is the second med you are on for excess hair or hair loss? I find it both funny and sad that two of symptoms of PCOS are hair loss on your head and excessive facial hair. Just goes to prove that someone up there has a sense of humor. I'm only on the met as of now and thinking I need to speak with my endocronologist about a second med before I spend another minute of my life tweazing my face madly.

I'm holding good thoughts for your daughter-in-law. Thyroid cancer is one of the most slow moving cancers and is very curable when caught early. I'm sure if she keeps up with the scans over the next few years (I did mine for three) she'll be in good shape.




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7/17/07 10:04 P

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Hi!

I was glad I finally got a diagnosis too. I had been asking questions for years before I finally saw a piece on the Today show about PCOS and realized that was me. I took a list of the symptoms in with me to the doc and she agreed. She put me on Met and spirolac*** (what ever it is) and I lost a quick 20 lbs from the side affects. A couple months later I saw a different doctor (army med- you see who is available and it's not always the one you saw before) and he took me off the meds. It was another couple years before I got the 'official' diagnosis of PCOS. I'm back on Met and the other one that is supposed to help with the hair. Weight is still slow to come off but it does come off.

That's great about being cancer free still! My future DIL went through thyroid cancer last year. I hope she does as well as you..

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7/17/07 9:43 P

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Just wanted to introduce myself and say hi. I was diagnosed with PCOS last month and put on Metformin, definitely feeling the difference in my energy levels and seeing some weight come off. I was so relieved to finally get the diagnosis, as funny as that may sound, as I was convinced there was something wrong with me for quite awhile. I had thyroid cancer three years ago and after a total thyroidectomy all is clear.

Looking forward to reading your posts and getting to know my fellow PCOSisters!




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