Polycystic Ovaries - page 5

I have a question, I have been dx with Polycystic Ovaries and other than giving me medicine for the symptoms the doc really hasn't done much. Does anyone know anything about this problem? Any help... Read More

  1. by   KaraLea
    What multivitamins have this as an ingredient?
  2. by   Catsrule16
    I get mine at GNC. Mega vitamins for women. Have to read the ingredients though. Have see it in some vitamins from Walgreen's, Eckerds, and CVS.
  3. by   KaraLea
    Thanks, I will look the next time I am in any of these stores. I am running low on my multivitamin anyway and need to get some more soon.
  4. by   ACNORN
    I also have PCOS. Its a long discouraging story - many docs and repeated misdiagnoses. I have lived with all the classic PCOS symptoms all my life. I have since had to have a total hysterectomy due to severe anemia and atypical/precancerous uterine cells (with no children). Now, I live with a major regret that I listened to the many doctors and didn't assert myself more and demand that more be done about it.

    I am real motivated to try to prevent developing DM, HTN, and CAD. I have asked my doc about metformin several times and he thinks I'm magically cured because of the hysterectomy - like the whole thing is caused just by some bad ovaries !!! I try to get him to see that it is an endocrine disorder and the cysts are a down stream effect of the hyperandrogenism and hyperinsulinemia. I was wondering if any of you have heard of women who have had a total hyst taking metformin to treat the weight gain and hyperinsulinemia? The research I have done about metformin focuses on women who have not had hysterectomies.
  5. by   KaraLea
    I found some multivitamins at Walgreens with the Inistol in them. Have been taking them for three days now, I do feel more energetic than before...Will have to wait and see what else these "horse pills" do for me. (They sure are big)
  6. by   colleen10
    I just wanted to say that the right doctor makes all the difference in the world.

    A member of my family was diagnosed with PCOS many years ago after severe weight gain, lack of menstrul cycle, etc. and an inability to conceive. It took her a long time to get through to her OB/GYN that this problem needed serious attention. (I don't know what it's like where you live but here it is not uncommon to have to wait 3-4 months to get an appt. with an OB/GYN).

    Anyway, she was recommended to a RE and saw him for 4 years but was still having problems, gaining more problems and was still not able to conceive. Then last year she switched doctors, was put on a different type of treatment and viola! 4 months later she was pregnant with her first child.
  7. by   txsugarlvn
    Hi all, me again. Well, my trials with PCOS continue. I have had to stop taking clomid because my ovaries became hyperstimulated and a cyst was created. This caused my progesterone to drop low and of course no ovulation to occur. Next step would be injections which I cannot afford. Also talked about IVF which is way out of my league as well. So I talked with my husband a long time, prayed about it and got some books on the whole PCOS subject. My decision? I'm going natural. Yep. Natural. We are going to lose weight together (me and my hubby). I'll continue taking the glucophage until the weight starts coming off. I am also continuing to learn about PCOS and educating my sisters about it. I believe they suffer from the same thing. 3 girls and none of us can get pregnant. Too sad. Anyway, I will also continue the prenatals but I am looking into incorporating some natural herbs to see how that goes. The main change is going to be diet and exercise. The herbs will come with more research. No more clomid. Time to make a change. If we are meant to have babies, we'll have them this way. If not, we are actively looking into adoption. I am at peace with my decision even if my mom is not. She wants to be a grandma. I told her I can't make it happen mom...my body won't cooperate right now.
    Keep me posted on how you guys are doing and what your course of action is or will be. I look forward to hearing from y'all.
  8. by   jemoyerRN
    I was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries about 10 years ago. Aside from the side effects you mentioned, the other problems to be concerned about are infertility and insulin resistance. However, there is hope! The newest drug that seems to be treating polycystic ovaries well is Metformin. Ask your doctor about this; it is a relatively new treatment and has had some promising results. As a mom/baby nurse I've had a lot of new moms after using this treatment; also, it does help to alleviate some of the side effects.

    Please feel free to email me at jemoyer@aol.com if you would like any additional information. Good luck!