However, in women with PCOS receiving low doses of gonadotropins for timed intercourse, metformin administration can double the clinical pregnancy rate (OR 2.25; 95% CI: 1.50 to 3.38; p<0.001; 7 trials) and the live birth rate (OR 1.94; 95% CI: 1.10 to 3.44; p=0.020; 2 trials). Moreover, this practice can reduce the cancellation rate due to ovarian hyperresponsiveness by approximately 60% (OR 0.41; 95% CI: 0.24 to 0.72; p=0.002; 7 trials), the number of days of stimulation (mean difference (MD)=-3.28; 95% CI: -6.23 to 0.32; p=0.030; 6 trials) and the dose of gonadotropins (MD=-306.62; 95% CI: -500.02 to -113.22; p=0.002; 7 trials) in low-complexity cycles. However, the use of metformin is not related to a reduction in the multiple pregnancy rate (OR 0.32; 95% CI: 0.08 to 1.23; p=0.100; 3 trials), a change in the miscarriage rate (OR 0.47; 95% CI: 0.14 to 1.54; p=0.210; 5 trials) or OHSS (OR 0.56; 95% CI: 0.26 to 1.21; p=0.140; 5 trials). Notably, no conclusive data are available on the appropriate dose and time (pre-treatment or during gonadotropin treatment) for the use of metformin during timed intercourse with gonadotropins 37.
yeah, the constant nitpicking about things she can't help is annoying. people are desperate for milk so they'll try to make a topic out of everything. for example, that anon who was saying how gross her arm looks because it has stretch marks and loose skin. what's she supposed to do about that? shes a shitty person but i gaurentee none of the anons on this thread are perfect or even attractive enough to be such nitpickers
Weight loss is also a key first step if you’re planning a pregnancy. It may improve your ability to get pregnant by restoring ovulation3 or make your body more responsive to fertility treatments if that is what is determined you need. In fact, up to 75 percent of women with PCOS who were able to reduce their body weight also had better glucose control and improved androgen hormone levels, helping to restore ovulation and fertility,2,3 experts say.  
With all of these options, it can’t be stressed enough that a woman will be making a choice about what’s most important to her in the moment. If a woman wants to get pregnant, she can’t also treat male hormone problems (excess hair growth, male-pattern hair loss, acne) simultaneously — those are two conflicting goals. But there’s a bright spot: Once she does get pregnant, the high levels of estrogen in her system help suppress hair growth, notes Dunaif.
Niveles elevados de insulina. La insulina es una hormona que contribuye en el procesamiento de los alimentos hasta convertirlos en energía. La resistencia a la insulina se da cuando las células corporales no responden normalmente a la insulina. Como consecuencia, los niveles de insulina en sangre están más elevados de lo normal. Muchas mujeres con SOP tienen resistencia a la insulina, en especial aquellas con sobrepeso y obesidad, que tienen hábitos alimenticios poco saludables, no realizan suficiente actividad física o tienen antecedentes familiares de diabetes (por lo general, diabetes tipo 2). Con el paso del tiempo, la resistencia a la insulina puede desencadenar diabetes tipo 2.
76. Chen J-T, Tominaga K, Sato Y, Anzai H, Matsuoka R. Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) extract induces ovulation in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: a possible monotherapy and a combination therapy after failure with first-line clomiphene citrate. J Alternative Compl Med. 2010;16(12):1295–1299. doi: 10.1089/acm.2009.0696. [PubMed] [CrossRef]
But that just doesn't happen, there are just so many factors to street heroin that make it a dangerous habit. It's not the heroin that's dangerous per se, it's whatever it's cut with + addicts incorrectly injecting themselves. Even if it was regulated like alcohol and addicts got medical grade heroin, retards like Luna would still give themselves abscesses and diseases by uncleanly injecting it.

Medicamentos sensibilizantes de la insulina. Se usan para tratar la diabetes y es frecuente que también se usen para tratar el PCOS. Ayudan al cuerpo a responder a la insulina. A las mujeres que tienen el PCOS pueden ayudarles a reducir los niveles de andrógenos y mejorar la ovulación. Restablecer la ovulación ayuda a que los periodos menstruales sean más más regulares y predecibles.


Weight loss is also a key first step if you’re planning a pregnancy. It may improve your ability to get pregnant by restoring ovulation3 or make your body more responsive to fertility treatments if that is what is determined you need. In fact, up to 75 percent of women with PCOS who were able to reduce their body weight also had better glucose control and improved androgen hormone levels, helping to restore ovulation and fertility,2,3 experts say.  

was on a high dose of seroquel for schizoaffective (ended up going off and trying other antipsychotics) but basically i acted like a narcoleptic. i'd fall asleep in the middle of class without warning or i'd fall asleep during a ten min car ride. i was just constantly asleep and it wasnt a peaceful sleep either it was like dead sleep and i woke up feeling shitty. also like all antipsychotics make you gain weight but sometimes it's not more than 10 lbs or so so maybe between that and heroin thats why tuna's not gaining much weight?
No. Seroquel doesn't have a 'noticeable effect on your perception of reality'. I don't know where you get that shit but seriously, it just knock you out cold. There's no high like in benzos, there's no euphoria like in ambien. You take it and either you are sedated if the dosage is mild or you pass out if it's too much. It's supposed to calm you down and turn you in a zombie. But again, it's not the sedation you get on benzos. It's not enjoyable, you feel shitty and slow. Nobody would take that to be high, you don't feel relaxed, ffs.
Three menstrual cycles each separated by two months of no treatment. Two groups matched for demographics, age, BMI, primary and secondary infertility and duration of infertility (months). Treatment arm n = 96, control n = 98. 1. Number of days to ovulation (trigger injection). Follicular maturation monitored by ultrasound. Number of days to trigger injection was 15 (±1.7) for the clomiphene alone group and 12.0 (±1.9) in the clomiphene plus Cimicifuga racemosa group (p = 0.01) Measures for miscarriages are based on per cycle are not valid. Miscarriages per pregnancy are of greater relevance.
About Blog Natural treatment for better hormones and better periods. With this blog, I strive to assemble some truths, and to dispel some myths. I always want to better understand what works for hormones, and why, so I strive to keep abreast of current research, and my main motivation is always to help the patient sitting across from me. Blog by Lara Briden.
I found out I had PCOS when i was 19 years old after I had lost a baby at 23 weeks along. I had gott...en my period 2 times a year so every 6 months.. I was told I wouldnt be able to have kids. Welm she had put me on medication for it and I have been on this medication for 2 years and I had lost 150 lbs and then in october of 2012 i found out I was pregnant again.. So I wasnt so thrilled about it because I thought I would lose this one too. Well needlesa to say on July 3, 2013 I had a precious baby boy!! And continue to take my medication:) See More
What are the health benefits of kale? Kale is a leafy green vegetable featured in a variety of meals. With more nutritional value than spinach, kale may help to improve blood glucose, lower the risk of cancer, reduce blood pressure, and prevent asthma. Here, learn about the benefits and risks of consuming kale. We also feature tasty serving suggestions. Read now

A secondary analysis of two randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trials that included 182 children of mothers with PCOS reported that children exposed to metformin had higher BMI and increased prevalence of overweight/obesity at 4 years of age. The study found that at 4 years of age, the metformin group had higher weight z-score than the placebo group; difference in means 0.38 (0.07 to 0.69), p=0.017, and higher BMI z-score; difference in means 0.45 (0.11 to 0.78), p=0.010. There were also more overweight/obese children in the metformin group; 26 (32%) than in the placebo group; 14 (18%) at 4 years of age; odds ratio (95% CI): 2.17 (1.04 to 4.61), p=0.038. More studies are needed to examine this association. [94]

Clinical equivalence for prolactin lowering effects of Vitex agnus-castus (Agnucaston® 40 mg per day) and the pharmaceutical Bromocriptine (Parlodel® 5 mg per day) was found in one study including 40 women with hyperprolactinaemia [63]. Mean concentrations for prolactin following three months treatment with Vitex agnus-castus was significantly reduced from 946 mIU/l (±173) to 529 mIU/l (±297) (p < 0.001). Comparatively, mean prolactin concentration in the Bromocriptine group was significantly reduced from 885 mIU/l (±178) to 473 mIU/l (±266) (p < 0.001) demonstrating that both treatments were effective treatment for women with hyperprolactinaemia (normal reference range 25-628 mIU/l). The mean difference in prolactin reduction of the two groups was not significant (p = 0.96) (Table 2).

One laboratory study and two clinical investigations provided evidence for the two herb combination, Glycyrrhiza uralensis and Paeonia lactiflora[53, 58, 59] (Table 1). An animal study found significant reductions in free and total testosterone following exposure to the combination [53] (Table 1). These findings were supported in two open label clinical trials including women with PCOS (n = 34) [59] and women with hyperandrogenism (n = 8) [58]. Both trials examined the effects on androgens for the aqueous extract TJ-68 (equal parts Glycyrrhiza uralensis and Paeonia lactiflora), 75 grams per day for 24 weeks and 5–10 grams per day for 2–8 weeks respectively. In the trial including women with PCOS, mean serum testosterone was significantly reduced from 137.1 ng/dL (±27.6) to 85.3 ng/dL (±38), p < 0.001 at four weeks of treatment [59]. Similar effects were observed in the women with oligomenorrhoea and hyperandrogenism which showed serum testosterone reduced from 50-160 ng/dL prior to treatment to less than 50 ng/dL [58]. However statistical significance was not reached due to the small sample size despite positive outcomes in seven out of eight participants (Table 1).
You may feel that it is difficult to lose excess weight and keep it off, but it is important to continue the effort. Your efforts help reduce the risk for developing serious health complications that can impact women with PCOS much sooner than women without PCOS. The biggest health concerns are diabetes, heart disease, and stroke because PCOS is linked to having high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, and high cholesterol.
Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre) This is a common herb used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine and has been called the herbal form of Metformin.3 It is an anti-diabetic that is characterized by insulin modulating activity which means it regulates insulin levels while controlling sugar or carbohydrate cravings. Gymnema actually numbs the sweet taste areas of the taste buds which helps suppress appetite. Some research has indicated that this herb might stimulate production of cells in the pancreas which in turn increases the levels of insulin in the body.
The IUI is performed with the same dose of gonadotropins recommended for timed intercourse (combined or not with clomiphene). However, for this treatment modality, the recombinant hCG is administered for final oocyte maturation when the dominant follicle has a mean diameter of 17 to 18 mm via US examination and capacitated sperm can be injected into the uterine cavity 36 hours later. Beta hCG is measured 14 days later to confirm pregnancy 25.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a highly prevalent hormonal and metabolic disorder among reproductive aged women worldwide. Women with PCOS have widely varying phenotypes and seek medical care for differing reasons. In addition to concern for menstrual cycle function, ovulation, hirsutism and acne, many PCOS women have abnormal glucose metabolism. While diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose tolerance are easily diagnosed, the diagnosis of and concern for insulin resistance as a precursor disorder is underappreciated. Insulin resistance may be the first important marker of metabolic disease in PCOS women at risk for metabolic syndrome and coronary artery disease.
“It’s a frustrating, difficult, and sometimes heartbreaking thing to deal with,” Eaton said. Eaton’s PCOS has given her male-pattern baldness, acne, obesity, and skin tags. In spite of her challenging symptoms, she dances and works out several times a week. “There aren't many women who look like me who can get on the floor and move like I do, who are comfortable enough in their skin to step into the spotlight and demand that people look at them,” she said.
A neck lump or nodule is the most common symptom of thyroid cancer. You may feel a lump, notice one side of your neck appears to be different, or your doctor may find it during a routine examination. If the tumor is large, it may cause neck or facial pain, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, cough unrelated to a cold, hoarseness or voice change.
PCOS treatment is different for different people. While there is no cure for PCOS, taking medicine and losing weight can help  your symptoms. If you don’t want to become pregnant, your doctor or nurse may recommend hormonal birth control, like the hormonal IUD, birth control implant, pill, patch, ring, or shot to treat your PCOS. The pill, patch, or ring may be particularly helpful if you’re struggling with acne or want more regular periods. If you’re trying to get pregnant, drugs that treat insulin resistance may help, as well as certain fertility drugs that can help you ovulate. Losing weight can also help with ovulation and fertility.
34. Griesinger G, Schultz L, Bauer T, Broessner A, Frambach T, Kissler S. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome prevention by gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist triggering of final oocyte maturation in a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist protocol in combination with a "freeze-all" strategy: a prospective multicentric study. Fertil Steril. 2011;95(6):2029–33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.01.163 [PubMed]

For acne or excess hair growth, a water pill (diuretic) called spironolactone (Aldactone) may be prescribed to help reverse these problems. The use of spironolactone requires occasional monitoring of blood tests because of its potential effect on the blood potassium levels and kidney function. Eflornithine (Vaniqa) is a prescription cream that can be used to slow facial hair growth in women.Electrolysis and over-the-counter depilatory creams are other options for controlling excess hair growth.


Insulin-sensitizing drugs. A particular medication, called metformin, is usually prescribed.20 Another medication, pioglitazone (Actos) may also be suggested for women with PCOS. These two medications are FDA-approved for diabetes treatment, but plenty of research shows they can be equally effective for women with PCOS, too. These insulin-sensitizing medications can help your body respond more readily to insulin, and better control your glucose levels. Both metformin and pioglitazone can reduce the insulin resistance and high insulin levels that commonly occur with PCOS, and in turn, can reduce high androgen levels.

Like >>409129 said, there are non-opioid painkillers. But the chemical component of opioids that relieves pain is not the same component that causes a high anyway. We already have partial opiate agonists (like Suboxone) that people have been on for years. From what I've read about a vaccine like this, opioids could still be administered with the intended effect of substantial pain relief. With no unwanted side effects (high). Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, this prospect really excites me. Something like this could lead to a whole new class of painkilling drugs for people with chronic pain, allowing them to function without being high at all times.


An animal study compared the effectiveness of Cinnamomum cassia and the pharmaceutical Metformin on hormone concentration in rats with PCOS [48] (Table 1). Both interventions demonstrated significant improvements compared to controls at 15 days for measures of testosterone ng/ml (control 0.747 ± 0.039; metformin 0.647 ± 0.027; Cinnamomum cassia 0.625 ± 0.029); LH ng/ml (control 7.641 ± 0.267; metformin 6.873 ± 0.214; Cinnamomum cassia 6.891 ± 0.221) and insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) (control 10.018 ± 0.217; metformin 7.067 ± 0.184 Cinnamomum cassia 8.772 ± 0.196) (p < 0.05) [48]. The metabolic effects for Cinnamomum cassia were further demonstrated in overweight women with oligo/amenorrhoea and PCOS in a placebo controlled RCT [66] (Table 2). However, although the RCT had low risks for bias, it was a pilot study primarily investigating feasibility. Outcomes were promising for metabolic profile in PCOS however the sample size was small and the authors recommended further studies.
The goal of further evaluation of suspected PCOS is twofold: to exclude other treatable conditions that can mimic PCOS and to detect and treat long-term metabolic complications. Anovulation is common after menarche, so it is reasonable to delay workup for PCOS in adolescents until they have been oligomenorrheic for at least two years.28 If an adolescent is evaluated for PCOS, it has been suggested that she meet all three of the Rotterdam criteria before being diagnosed with the condition28  (Table 119).
Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) stimulates estradiol and progesterone release from ovarian granulosa cells in vitro. Very little information is available as to the role VIP plays in the control of steroid secretion during reproductive cyclicity and in ovarian pathologies involving altered steroid secretion. In this study, we determined the involvement of VIP in regulating ovarian androgen and estradiol release during estrous cyclicity and estradiol valerate (EV)-induced polycystic ovarian development in rats. Our findings show that androgen and estradiol release from ovaries obtained during different stages of rat estrous cycle mimic cyclic changes in steroid release observed in vivo with maximal release occurring during late proestrus. VIP increased androgen release from ovaries of all cycle stages except late proestrus and estradiol release from all cycle stages. Increases in VIP-induced androgen and estradiol release were maximal at early proestrus. Inclusion of saturating concentrations of androstenedione increased magnitude of VIP-induced estradiol release at diestrus and estrus but not proestrus. Magnitude of VIP-induced androgen and estradiol release tended to be greater in the ovaries from EV-treated rats with polycystic ovary compared with estrous controls. At the tissue level, ovarian VIP concentration was cycle stage dependent with highest level seen in diestrus. Maximum concentration of VIP was found in EV-treated rats. Changes in VIP were inversely related to changes in ovarian nerve growth factor, a neuropeptide involved in ovarian androgen secretion. These results strongly suggest that intraovarian VIP participates in the control of estradiol secretion during the rat estrous cycle and possibly in the maintenance of increased ovarian estradiol secretory activity of EV-treated rats.
Metformin has been the mainstay of treatment for IR and IGT in PCOS women over the past decade. Metformin is a biguanide that acts principally on the liver to inhibit hepatic gluconeogenesis. It also inhibits acetyl-CoA carboxylase activity and suppresses fatty acid production. Metformin acts on skeletal muscle to inhibit lipid production and acts peripherally on adipose tissue to stimulate glucose transport and uptake. Metformin reduces insulin levels and promotes improved insulin receptor activity[64]. Metformin may also have direct and indirect effects on the ovary with respect to insulin action and steroidogenic enzymatic activity. In the endothelium, metformin seems to improve nitric oxide vasodilatory effects. Many other mechanisms of action have been studied in both animal and human models but consistent effects are not always demonstrated with local tissue concentrations that result from therapeutic doses[65].
She vain, but she's vain about her aesthetic, not her body. She mentions her imperfections all the time rather than hiding them; she knows she has cellulite, we know that she has cellulite, it isn't something she's trying to hide from the world. Her imperfections are part of her 'poor and free' aesthetic (see gutterpunks for an example of a subculture that glorifies this). The people who point out the problems with her body are adding nothing to the discussion. The comments about her body flaws do nothing but clutter the threads with self-serving, childish garbage, usually in horrible tumblr-speak. Like yeah, we get that Luna's breasts are saggy. We've seen them and heard it a billion times already. Just stop.

Stress exacerbates inflammation. (7) “Put yourself first and make sure your needs are met,” says Medling. You can do this by practicing self-care, which means carrying out small acts that make you feel less stressed and more balanced. This may be via mediation, exercise, or getting in tune with hobbies you love. “Anxiety is one of the key symptoms of PCOS. By reducing stress, you can reduce inflammation and better your hormonal balance,” she says. (8,9)
Not necessarily. I've been on Benzos off and on since I was 13 (12 years) for panic attacks, social anxiety, etc. and I'm fine. There are also Benzos that give less of that 'floaty feeling' like Ativan. Not to start a discussion about what addiction is or isn't but I think how a drug makes you think and feel and want is completely personal and genetic.
“When we compared participants with women in the general population, we found significantly higher scores on all of the symptoms evaluated and on corresponding psychological distress measures, particularly for anxiety, depression, somatization (the conversion of psychological distress to physical symptoms), and interpersonal sensitivity,” says lead author Judy McCook, PhD, RN, professor of nursing at East Tennessee State University.

A study supervised by Columbia University School of Nursing professor Nancy Reame, MSN, PhD, FAAN, and published in the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, identifies the PCOS complications that may be most responsible for psychiatric problems. While weight gain and unwanted body hair can be distressing, irregular menstrual cycles is the symptom of PCOS most strongly associated with psychiatric problems, the study found.


The prevalence of insulin resistance in women with PCOS, as measured by impaired glucose tolerance, is substantially higher than expected compared with age-and weight-matched populations of women without PCOS.45 Although insulin resistance alone is a laboratory (not clinical) aberration, it can lead to diabetes, and it may be associated with the metabolic syndrome, thus leading to increased cardiovascular risk.2 As with diabetes, optimal treatment of PCOS requires lifestyle modifications (e.g., diet, exercise) in addition to appropriate medications.
“There are very good fertility options for PCOS women that have been well studied with randomized clinical trials,” says Dunaif. If a woman wants to become pregnant, her doctor may prescribe oral medication that work very well to induce ovulation, like clomid or letrozole (traditionally a breast cancer treatment but is now also used off-label to stimulate ovulation). Injectable gonadotrophins may also be used, as well as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Diet is crucial component in treating PCOS and really should be considered along with herbal remedies a key consideration when managing this disorder. A well-balanced junk free diet filled with PCOS foods will also help control putting on weight too which could lessen your PCOS symptoms. PCOS food options do not have to exclude all your favorite dishes, you can still enjoy a delectable range of lean proteins, fruit, veggies and whole grain products despite polycystic ovarian syndrome problems. Many women with PCOS think carbohydrates are the enemy; however, high fiber and whole grain carbohydrates have numerous vitamins and nutrition vital so consuming these types of foods also help control glucose and reduce the influence of blood insulin sensitivity. A small decrease in carb intake may be recommended if your polycystic ovarian syndrome is severe but don’t make any major changes before you talk to your physician. Keep in mind you should spread your carb consumption equally across the entire day from breakfast to an evening snack. This helps keep the glucose level even all the way through the night. It’s also wise to combine your carbohydrates with a lean protein source every meal (including snacks) because this will stabilize your blood sugar levels. Desserts, chocolate, sodas as well as an excessive amount of juice are not considered to be PCOS foods and should be avoided because they can negatively impact polycystic ovarian syndrome symptoms and sabotage your efforts to stay healthy.

This therapeutic modality is also considered a second-line treatment for the infertility of women with PCOS. However, because it is an invasive method that requires general anesthesia and has a higher cost and potential complications, this technique should be used in cases of anovulatory women with CC-resistant PCOS who require laparoscopy for another reason (pelvic pain, adnexal mass, etc.). This technique can be performed using monopolar electrocautery or laser techniques, with both exhibiting a similar efficacy and the goal is between 4 and 10 punctures because a larger number may favor the development of premature ovarian failure 25,29. The mechanism of action of ovarian drilling in the treatment of infertility in women with PCOS is suggested to be based on the decreased secretion of androgens and consequent reduction of peripheral aromatization of these compounds into estrone. Furthermore, the follicular microenvironment becomes more estrogenic, which facilitates follicular growth 30. Regarding the efficacy of ovarian drilling, observational studies demonstrated that the ovulation rate was between 54 and 76% in the 6 months after the procedure and 33 and 88% in the 12 months after the procedure. During these periods, the spontaneous pregnancy rate ranged between 28 and 56% and 54 and 70%, respectively 31.


Polycystic ovarian syndrome is classified as a disorder which encompasses a group of symptoms that collectively indicate a distinct health issue. This means that the symptoms associated with PCOS will vary from woman to woman. Your PCOS experience is probably very different from another woman with this condition but that does not mean you are alone! PCOS is a condition which can affect between 5 – 10% of all women and is the most common cause of infertility.8 You may be wondering how you ended up in this group of women but unfortunately the precise reason polycystic ovarian syndrome develops isn’t completely clear. 8 Having said that, many experts believe insulin as well as hormone imbalances have a strong influence on PCOS and the severity of its symptoms.
Jump up ^ Legro, RS; Arslanian, SA; Ehrmann, DA; Hoeger, KM; Murad, MH; Pasquali, R; Welt, CK; Endocrine, Society (December 2013). "Diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome: an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline". The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 98 (12): 4565–92. doi:10.1210/jc.2013-2350. PMC 5399492. PMID 24151290.
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