Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Support Group

Polycythemia is a condition in which there is a net increase in the total circulating erythrocyte (red blood cell) mass of the body. Primary polycythemia occurs when excess erythrocytes are produced as a result of a proliferative abnormality of the bone marrow. Secondary polycythemia is caused by increases of erythropoietin that result in an increased production of erythrocytes.

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  • Moondreamer1988

    Metformin and B12?

    Hey all. I got my blood results today, finally got my doctor to test my B12 levels. My number is 296. I've read that the normal number is about 500. I constantly have fatigue and low energy. Do you think I should start taking B12 to be on the safe side? I've read that long term use of Metformin greatly affects B12 levels. Currently I'm on 850 mgs twice a day. What do you all think? -C
  • priyanka.upadhayay22

    bleeding continuous for 1.5 year

    hello , my periods bleeding continuous for 1.5 year , i m having PCOS ,THYROID,DIEBETES , taken alloepathy for 5 years then ayurvedic for 1 years and since 1.5 year taking homeopathy but its look like medicines not working its continuous , please help if anyone have suggestion
  • theonetheonlycoop

    Sound like PCOS?

    Hi folks,Newb.So I've been dealing with gross shits, irregular periods, and significant increase of acne (mostly chin/jawline), over the past 5 or so years. I've tried numerous acne treatments that never seem to stick for long, and only recently taking a closer look at my diet.Haven't had dairy for almsot 3 years (helped the gross shits slightly), cut out bread and pasta and some of the major...
  • lostnhopeful17

    New to this group

    hi everyone I'm new to this group and am also newly diognosed with pcos...yay. My fiancé and I have been trying to conceive for 11 months now and have been having very irregular and absent periods. It's been terrible feeling like you're pregnant and never getting a period and then all the negative test results. It's been incredibly discouraging where I'm almost about to give up. I went to the...
  • Miralee

    PCOS Story

    Hello all, I've been reading through your posts and know what you're going through and wish you all the best with getting control of your PCOS/PCO especially as so many of you are so young so getting on top of it now so you learn to live with it is important.I'm 37 and I have PCOS. I found out in 2013 when trying to conceive with my then husband. Like most of you I had always had irregular...
  • DVN23

    PCOS : It's hurts

    Hi..I'm new here..I'm 24,and a mom to a 14th month old.. My 14th month old means the world to me. I was having prolonged period and I gained weight after my birth.My hair started thinning. Little did I know,that these were symptoms of PCOS. My husband and I decided to try for a baby.I was given clomid 150gm. but it didn't help at all. That's when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I feel like a...
  • LysergicBliss

    PCOS and Metformin questions.

    So... My doctor has a strong indication that I have PCOS though he's sending me out for a few more tests... I have had dark facial hair and irregular periods pretty much since i was in my late teens though it got much worse in my twenties. I have an underactice thyroid already and im overweight >.> (bleh)  I'm now in my early 30s and I avoid gyno visits like the plague...   (sexual abuse...
  • PCOSGirl28

    Ovulation Meds

    Hi, New to the group and was wondering if anyone has ever been on ovulation meds and being oveer 240. I was at the Dr. today and they told me becasue I was over 240 they cant put me on any meds, but they said everything else on fine and looked good. should I get a second opinion.
  • annabulak99

    PCOS acne

    Hi I have PCOS and taking Progesterone utrogestan as prescribed by my Doctor. I already finished the 20 tablets and found out that my acne increases and its worst than before when Im not taking it. Does Progesterone utrogestan causes acne? Do I have to continue taking it or stop and consult my Doctor again? thanks :)
  • banu

    PCO or PCOS

    Hi all i am new here, im 27 year girl unmarried. Suffered with lower back pain doctor suggested me to take CT scan and they found multiple small cysts in both ovaries less than 10mm My both ovaries are enalrged with volume of 30cc and 20cc. I was upset and depressed with the result past two days i was googling it and found my symptoms are matched with PCOS. One of the article i read was...
  • Britster16

    New to all of this

    Hello all... Sorry this is a long post...This is my first support group, and I figured maybe it could help.  I am 26 and have been married for two years.  In the beginning we were just going with the "if it happens, awesome" theory, but we were not trying super hard to get pregnant.  After about 7 months of not getting pregnant I began to worry.  I have always been irregular (apparently so...
  • ashleyk1017


    Hi everyone! So I was recently diagnosed with PCOS about a month ago even though my symptoms show that I've had it for years now and I've been taking Metformin for about 3 weeks. I don't see a difference in my skin (which has gotten so painful and bad) or much else, the only thing I've noticed was a slight curb in appetite and some weight loss which is great lol. My gynocologist just prescribed...
  • becw

    New to forum

    Hi everyone, I was recently diagnosed with PCOS with the most concerning symptom for me being the extreme hair loss. I have lost at least half my hair in the past 2 years and wanted to know if anyone has had any luck with natural treatments? My endocrinologist has just recommended the pill and spironolactone however both have undesirable side effects and won't necessarily work... any advice...
  • BPD23

    Scared I can't have kids

    hey, I am new here. I have been diagnosed with pcos since about the age of 17. I am currently 23. I know people with pcos strive to have children everyday and succeed although with it being the leading cause of infertility in women, I am scared I won't be so lucky. I know, I know. I'm young. I have time. Etc. Etc. but what if I don't. I don't even want to go to a fertility specialist due to the...
  • Sofea96

    Pcos but underweight

    Hi all! Im sofea,currently 21 yrs old.  I was diagnosed with pcos 2 yrs ago.  My period has been regular but heavy since i was 13. I was given the birth control pill shortly after diagnosed by the dr.  I ate it for like 5 months and then i stopped because my period was less than 15 days which is considered normal in our society. However, now,  after a year of not eating the pills, my period...