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5/8/08 12:09 A

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MamaBear,
I was diagnosed with PCOS a year ago. I have found that my doctor hasn't helped me at all. Everything I have learned and done has been based on my educating myself, basically from the internet. I have found a really helpful site is http://www.pcosupport.org/forums/index.php
. It's the PCOS Association. There is a TON of information on there and where I have gotten the majority of my info. I know it's no substitute for the doctor but it's great if you don't have insurance. I hope that this might make you feel a little better!

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4/18/08 9:20 P

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I'm sorry to hear that you have had so many bad situations in your life. My friend recently suffered a miscarriage and in some ways, there are no words. Go ahead and vent any time you need. Women here understand what you are going through and are always willing to lend an ear and advice when we can. Look at the positive. You know the problem now and you can make a difference! The doctors can help you part way, but you have the power to do the most change. Put in the hard work and you will see the results! Hold in there, vent when you need to, and good luck!

Beks

"Obstacles are mental. Defeat the mind and you will conquer the body."-Beks

"In life, many things will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those."
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4/18/08 3:26 P

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I only WISH they could help. I don't have insurance, nor do I have the ability to GET insurance. And I can't afford the tests on my pitiful income (I can BARELY support my family).

I mean, to some degree there ARE things I can do, but it's really just guesswork. Obviously adjusting my diet to accomodate insulin-resistance isn't something I NEED a doctor to help me with, so I can do that on my own. But I don't know how much else I can do on my own without the assistance of a doctor. And without insurance, I can't get the assistance of a doctor.

It's such a horribly vicious cycle.

The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
~Benjamin Mays

Victory belongs to the most persevering.
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Micheal, 08/12/2000
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4/18/08 3:14 P

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I understand everything you have said ............your not alone. But now that the doctors know what it is they can work to help you. I too have pcos and wasnt diagnosed untill my mid 40s too late for me to try and have a biological child. I thank God everyday that my husband and I didnt wait for help we adopted 2 boys and they have been the light of my life . If you ever need to vent some more just give me a yell.

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I've had four miscarriages. Two of them were before I even knew I was pregnant, so it didn't matter much to me. The other two were in the last 14 months.

After this last one, I've been doing some research on PCOS and come to my own realization that I, in fact, DO have PCOS. Not only that, but I have also found out that I have had this problem since puberty, but when the Doctors back then had the opportunity to help me avoid a potential problem, they passed it off as normal and didn't bother trying to make sure.

And it makes me INSANELY ANGRY to know that these miscarriages could all have been avoided. I didn't HAVE to go through these last two miscarriages had SOME doctor taken my health issues seriously and REALLY looked into it.

My excess facial hair, my thinning scalp hair, my excess belly fat, irregular crazy periods, depression, high blood pressure, skin discolorations. All of it. If they had looked at it as a whole instead of separate issues and actually taken the time to do the tests, I wouldn't have had to go through the heartbreak I've had to go through in the last 14 months especially.

I don't know about anyone else, but it makes me insanely angry.

Sorry, I just had to vent a bit.

The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
~Benjamin Mays

Victory belongs to the most persevering.
~Napoleon

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Christopher, 12/03/1997
Micheal, 08/12/2000
Chaya, born sleeping 11/06/2008
Simon, 02/11/11


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