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4/9/07 2:01 P

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thanks again for your insight.. i really appreciate it!
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4/6/07 5:28 P

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I don't know. I find a lot of this PCOS stuff very confusing. I thought I understood it, but it seems like there are lots of different problems people can have from it.


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4/6/07 12:32 A

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Thanks for the info! I thought there may be some connection with the whole tubal thing.. i have had cysts for as long as i can remember but they seemed to get worse since my tubal.. probably just timing.
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4/5/07 2:18 P

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I did. I have had issues with small cysts on my ovaries since I was about 14 or 15. I have never had any big ones, just little ones. In fact, no one really thought they were a problem other than my periods weren't regular. I have not noticed any difference with or without my tubes tied.

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4/5/07 12:15 P

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I also have my tubes tied.. i'm curious to know.. did you have noticable issues with cysts before had your tubes tied?


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4/5/07 12:14 P

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i know a lady on metformin as well.. she was saying that might be something to look into. I will be seeing the OB/GYN that she sees as well i'll ask if it has that sort of effect.
I feel less tired since i started the progesterone cream. Women with PCOS are supposed to have lower levels of progesterone which causes irregularities in a lot of things.. i can't wait to see what the new doc has to say!
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I agree. I am done having kids and I even had my tubes tied. I just want to feel normal and I don't. I have started losing weight instead of gaining, so that's a plus. I kept getting told that the BC pills would me like a miracle pill, but I just hated them and for most of my life they didn't regulate my period that much. I still would skip every other month. Now with the metformin I think I'm doing better, but I'm still not up to my usual self. I'm starting to think I have other issues, like maybe I'm depressed.

I hate the hair thing too. I have a forest on my chin. It has improved lately, I don't know if that's from the metformin or what. My periods have been more regular lately too. emoticon

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4/5/07 11:42 A

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I was on birth control for my cysts for years.. eventually it didn't work anymore..
it's scarey that you can control your period with hormones.. i'll be happy if i stop gaining weight and live pain free without my many patches of hair lol i hate hair when it's where it shouldn't be! my chin wasn't meant to sprout little black hairs!! lol
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From everything I've heard from all the places I've looked, it's different for everyone. I have heard that even if your blood work is in normal limits, you are still insulin resistant if you have polycystic ovaries. You might want to ask about that. I had trouble with the doctors just wanting to give me birth control pills. I have had PCOS for years and have just been diagnosed with diabetes. I have just started metformin. With that and my exercise and new and improved eating habits, my blood sugar levels are okay now. I'm not sure exactly what to ask the new OB/GYN, other than to just ask about all your concerns. Good luck to you!

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4/5/07 11:23 A

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Hi there! I've been suffering with ovarian cysts for a long time always being "borderline polycystic" whatever that means. I have really gained a lot of weight in the last 6 months to 1 year though and now finally the doctors are opening their eyes and listening to me. They thought i had a thyroid problem but with PCOS the sypmtoms are very similar. Anyway just recently i got my ultrasound results which confirmed the i indeed have polycystic ovaries DUH I've only been telling them that was my issue for like 3 years lol it sucks we have to diagnose ourselves sometimes. Anyway BOOHOO lol
I go see a new OB/GYN on the 26th of april and i don't know what to expect.. what should i be asking? i know my blood work is all within normal ranges is that typical? I have started on natural progesterone cream and it seems to be helping a lot but will i likely have to be medicated otherwise or is everyone different?
sorry i'm so "all over the place" with this post..
I really want to start feeling better and get back to the old me!
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