Re: Finally

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Posted by on March 12, 19100 at 16:28:11:

In Reply to: Finally posted by Angela on March 10, 19100 at 19:35:20:

It sounds like you're on the right track after too many years of struggling. A lot of physicians do not really appreciate PCOS or know how to address it. Others think it important only to treat the cosmetic or fertility aspects of the disease. Thanks for sending this message and I'm sure all of the readers wish you every success!

: I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 15. I'm 27 now,
: am obese, hairy everywhere, have impossible acne, and
: sporatic periods. For 11 years, my obgyn told me I
: was fat and that I needed to stop whining and lose
: weight. He treated me with birth control pills.
: Fortunately I was able to conceive and have a beautiful
: little girl. About 18 months ago, I began searching
: for someone who knew about PCOS and how to treat it.
: I cried when I walked in the endocrinologists office
: and the receptionist didn't say "you're here for what?
: What's that?" For the first time someone knew what I
: was talking about. For the first time I didn't feel
: like a freak. Since April 1999, I've been on
: Glucophage, Rezulin, Spironolactone, and Estrostep.
: My periods are closer to normal for the first time
: in seven years but the acne, hair, and weight are
: being stubborn. I don't know that I have any specific
: questions, I'm just so excited that I bought a copy of
: Ladies Home Journal. I'm also excited that this site
: is here and I want everyone out there with PCOS to
: realize that you are not alone. I'm not alone either.

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