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ForeverFrustrated posted:
Hi everyone, I'm a young adult college student living with PCOS since i was about 15. Ive always gone through life with these random , seemingly unconnected symptoms, but upon an extensive online research( i actually diagnosed myself via internet and took it to my doctor) i have complied a list of all the symptoms pertaining to this unfair disease:
1. acne
2.weight gain and trouble loosing weight
3. excess hair in unwanted places
4. thinning of scalp hair
5. in women( irregular periods) or none at all
6. fertility problems (doesnt necisarily mean u are in fact infertile)
7. and depression
I have a few questions too is anyone is kind enough to answer or put input. ive been researching around the worldwideweb and Ive come accross many websites for treatment centers, they all say the same things: exercise, diet, oral contraceptives.... however I keep finding that androgen and insulin resistance are the root causes of most symptoms.
Questions:
Has anyone taken care of their over reactive androgen problem?
Has anyone had success in keeping the weight off ( because I'll loose about 5 pounds every other month and gain it back in between).
How do we deal with Acanthosis Nigricans?
All and any input helps!

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