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member of aa reporting in. i know a lot na folk and we have a rehab with ppl who come to meetings. usually anhistory of felonies makes it less likely he'll be be able to get a plea. if he has successfully completed parole like we suspect in the past that might help his cause a bit. it's hard to say but they do offer rehab over jail where i am from in the us. sorry for blog post just weighing in.

The genetic component appears to be inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion with high genetic penetrance but variable expressivity in females; this means that each child has a 50% chance of inheriting the predisposing genetic variant(s) from a parent, and, if a daughter receives the variant(s), the daughter will have the disease to some extent.[24][26][27][28] The genetic variant(s) can be inherited from either the father or the mother, and can be passed along to both sons (who may be asymptomatic carriers or may have symptoms such as early baldness and/or excessive hair) and daughters, who will show signs of PCOS.[26][28] The phenotype appears to manifest itself at least partially via heightened androgen levels secreted by ovarian follicle theca cells from women with the allele.[27] The exact gene affected has not yet been identified.[7][24][29] In rare instances, single-gene mutations can give rise to the phenotype of the syndrome.[30] Current understanding of the pathogenesis of the syndrome suggests, however, that it is a complex multigenic disorder.[31]


The prescription cream eflornithine HCl can slow the growth of new hair when applied as directed on the face and other areas – but it won’t remove existing hair. 20,21 Your doctor may also prescribe a medication called an anti-androgen. In the United States, a medication called spironolactone is used to slow new hair growth. In other countries, cyproterone acetate is widely used but it is not available in the United States.  
Chromium is an essential mineral that helps the body regulate insulin and blood sugar levels. Some research suggests that chromium supplements can help people with diabetes lower their blood glucose levels. One study examined the role of the mineral in women with PCOS. The results indicated that 200 mcg daily of chromium picolinate significantly reduced fasting blood sugar and insulin levels in subjects — enough that the effects were comparable to the pharmaceutical, metformin. While metformin was also associated with lower levels of testosterone, taking a daily dose of 200 mcg of chromium picolinate could help regulate blood sugar levels.
The name ‘Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome’ points to the ovaries because it was long considered to be a reproductive issue. But it is now widely accepted that polycystic ovaries develop as a result of endocrine disorders characterized by a series of hormone imbalances: hyperandrogenism (specifically excess testosterone) and Insulin Resistance due to excess insulin that can trigger a cascade of other hormonal problems.4 From a systemic point of view, the continuing and/or increase of PCOS symptoms is likely due to a continuing hormonal imbalance.

Goats Rue (Galega officinalis) There are more clinical studies required to definitively show the benefits of Goats Rue for women with PCOS; however, it is the natural source of guanidine which is in an anti-diabetic drug class known as biguanides. A common drug for PCOS known as Metformin belongs to the biguanide drug class. This association alone should garner this herb a second look for treating polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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]
Phy, J. L., Pohlmeier, A. M., Cooper, J. A., Watkins, P., Spallholz, J., Harris, K. S., … Boylan, M. (2015, July 27). Low starch/low dairy diet results in successful treatment of obesity and co-morbidities linked to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy, 5(2), 259. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4516387/
A 2017 review concluded that while both myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositols may regulate menstrual cycles and improve ovulation, there is a lack of evidence regarding effects on the probability of pregnancy.[94][95] A 2012 and 2017 review have found myo-inositol supplementation appears to be effective in improving several of the hormonal disturbances of PCOS.[96][97] Myo-inositol reduces the amount of gonadotropins and the length of controlled ovarian hyperstimulation in women undergoing in vitro fertilization.[98]A 2011 review found not enough evidence to conclude any beneficial effect from D-chiro-inositol.[99] There is insufficient evidence to support the use of acupuncture.[100][101]
This was originally developed as a blood pressure medication and diuretic for hormonal forms of high blood pressure (hypertension) and fluid retention. “Turns out, in high doses, it’s very good at blocking male hormones,” explains Dunaif. For that reason, it’s used to target excess hair growth, a symptom of PCOS that can be particularly embarrassing.
Once a diagnosis of PCOS is confirmed, it is imperative to assess women for CAD risk factors. Despite the many reasons women seek medical care for PCOS, the greatest long term risk for these women is CAD. This is generally not viewed or even recognized as a concern by women seeking care in the first place. The link between PCOS and CAD is multi-faceted. C-reactive protein (CRP) is higher in age matched PCOS women and is linked to BMI[10] with some ethnic variation in this risk[11]. The prevalence of MS in PCOS women is as high as 40% with increased prevalence of hypertension, dyslipidemia and abnormal glucose metabolism, all before age 30[12]. PCOS women aged 20-40 already demonstrate poor vascular function measured by brachial artery vascular flow[13]. No single blood test can predict or quantify this CAD risk. Although no standard recommendation for assessment of CAD risk factors exists, measurement of glucose metabolism, blood pressure screening, lipid screening and carotid intimal media thickness measurements have been suggested[14].
Aunque los medicamentos utilizados para tratar el síndrome de ovario poliquístico reducen o detienen el crecimiento excesivo del vello en muchas chicas, existen distintos tipos de productos que ayudan a eliminar el vello en los lugares donde más disgusta tenerlo. Las cremas depilatorias permiten eliminar con facilidad el vello facial en el bigote o la barbilla. Asegúrate de seguir atentamente las instrucciones de uso para no desarrollar una erupción o una reacción alérgica.
Ang oral contraceptive pills (magkasamang estrogen at progestin) ay binibigay para maging regular ang regla ng babaeng may PCOS. Kapag nagreregla buwan buwan ang babaeng may PCOS ay hindi kumakapal ang lining ng matres at nakakatulong maiwasan ang kanser sa lining ng matres (endometrial cancer). Ang pag-inom ng contraceptive pills ay makakatulong din sa taghiyawat at sobrang buhok (bigote o sa dibdib at ibang parte ng katawan). Hindi rin mabubuntis habang umiinom ng pills.
One note: “It takes about six months before the effect of these medications are seen on hair growth,” says David A. Ehrmann, MD, director of the University of Chicago Center for PCOS in Illinois. (This is because one hair growth cycle takes two to three months.) “When patients don’t know that, they get frustrated when they don’t see results quickly,” he says. Talk to your doctor about what you can realistically expect and when.
Metformina. La metformina se utiliza normalmente para tratar la diabetes tipo 2 y puede mejorar los síntomas del SOP en algunas mujeres. No está aprobada por la FDA para tratar los síntomas del SOP. La metformina optimiza la capacidad de la insulina para disminuir el azúcar en sangre y además puede reducir los niveles de insulina y andrógeno. Luego de varios meses de uso, la metformina puede ayudar a reactivar la ovulación, pero normalmente solo tiene un efecto mínimo en el acné y en el vello excesivo en el rostro o cuerpo. Estudios recientes demuestran que la metformina puede tener otros efectos positivos, como la disminución de la masa corporal y la optimización de los niveles de colesterol.
PCOS ay nagpapahiwatig sub-optimal gumagana ng reproductive organo. Kathang isip ng isang bata ay itinuturing na mahirap na sa ilalim ng gayong mga kalagayan. At kahit na kung ang babae ay maglihi, mga pagkakataon ng mga komplikasyon ng pagbubuntis at paghahatid ay mataas. Pagkalaglag, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, at preterm kapanganakan ay napaka-pangkaraniwan. Wastong pag-aalaga at tamang gamot ay maaaring makatulong sa pagbubuntis upang maging isang makinis na paglalakbay. Kumonsulta sa iyong doktor kung ikaw ay nagpaplanong magbuntis at sundin ang kanyang / ang kanyang mga rekomendasyon mabuti.
96. Glintborg D, Frystyk J, Højlund K, Andersen KK, Henriksen JE, Hermann AP, Hagen C, Flyvbjerg A, Andersen M. Total and high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin levels and measures of glucose and lipid metabolism following pioglitazone treatment in a randomized placebo-controlled study in polycystic ovary syndrome. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2008;68:165–174. [PubMed]

Methadone is said to not get people "high," but I beg to differ. It doesn't give any of the euphoria that heroin does, nor the rush, but it definitely has a body high to it. I've never taken a dose of methadone over 30mg (which is a typical maintenance dose, btw) and got so high off that I couldn't walk straight. Mentally I was nearly clear though. Maybe Lurch likes feeling physically retarded and it takes him 130mg to get there? Who knows.


Acne and extra hair on your face and body can happen if your body is making too much testosterone. All women make testosterone, but if you have PCOS, your ovaries make a little bit more testosterone than they are supposed to. Skin cells and hair follicles can be extremely sensitive to the small increases in testosterone found in young women with PCOS.
Contrary to the implication of “polycystic,” some women with the condition don’t have any cysts. A diagnosis requires only two of the following three criteria to be met: elevated levels of male sex hormones (which can cause excess hair growth, acne, and baldness), irregular or absent periods, and/or at least 12 follicular cysts on one or both ovaries.
That pic in the last thread with her collarbones made me laugh so much. Bitch has her arms bent at an awkward angle behind her back you can see where the neck squashes awkwardly on her shoulder because of the abnormal way shes twisting and sticking her neck out. Imagine being a fly on the wall at hers (one of the many) and seeing her take a selfie like that kek

Physicians and scientists at UChicago Medicine are also actively pursuing additional solutions for treating PCOS through ongoing clinical trials. In addition, we maintain a current database of more than 700 patients with PCOS. This helps us to monitor progress and changes that may occur over many years of treatment and identify new trends in the disease.

A total of 33 studies were included in this review. Eighteen pre-clinical studies reported mechanisms of effect and fifteen clinical studies corroborated pre-clinical findings, including eight randomised controlled trials, and 762 women with menstrual irregularities, hyperandrogenism and/or PCOS. Interventions included herbal extracts of Vitex agnus-castus, Cimicifuga racemosa, Tribulus terrestris, Glycyrrhiza spp., Paeonia lactiflora and Cinnamomum cassia. Endocrine outcomes included reduced luteinising hormone (LH), prolactin, fasting insulin and testosterone. There was evidence for the regulation of ovulation, improved metabolic hormone profile and improved fertility outcomes in PCOS. There was evidence for an equivalent effect of two herbal medicines and the pharmaceutical agents bromocriptine (and Vitex agnus-castus) and clomiphene citrate (and Cimicifuga racemosa). There was less robust evidence for the complementary combination of spirinolactone and Glycyrrhiza spp. for hyperandrogenism.
Many assisted-reproduction techniques are available for women who have difficulty conceiving because of PCOS. Working with UChicago Medicine experts in reproductive endocrinology, the Center for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome offers a full spectrum of standard and innovative fertility therapies — from oral and injectible medications that stimulate ovulation to advanced in vitro fertilization techniques, including use of donor eggs.
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.
If the patient does not present with ovulatory cycles at three months after ovarian drilling, then the procedure should be combined with CC treatment. The use of gonadotropins should be considered after 6 months of anovulatory cycles following the ovarian drilling procedure. Ovarian drilling should not be indicated as a treatment for menstrual irregularity, metabolic complications or hyperandrogenism in PCOS 29.
Si tienes un acné grave como síntoma del síndrome de ovario poliquístico, este podría mejorar si parte de tu tratamiento incluye los anticonceptivos orales o los antiandrógenos. Si tu acné no mejora tras el tratamiento, tu médico te podría remitir a un dermatólogo para que te lo trate. El dermatólogo también podría recomendarte medicamentos para reducir el oscurecimiento de la piel y para prevenir el crecimiento excesivo del vello.
Quitar el vello. Puedes probar con cremas depilatorias para el vello facial, remoción de vello con láser o electrólisis para eliminar el vello excesivo. Puedes conseguir cremas y productos depilatorios en farmacias. Los procedimientos de depilación como la eliminación de vellos con láser o electrólisis son llevados a cabo por médicos y probablemente los seguros de salud no cubran estos gastos.
The treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome has evolved considerably since the influence of insulin has been discovered. In the past, treatment was often aimed exclusively at specific symptoms rather than trying to impact some of the underlying influences. Symptoms can definitely be improved individually but addressing influencing conditions like insulin resistance often produces broader results. If insulin resistance is a factor in your PCOS (some women with PCOS are not insulin resistant), then the most effective course of action is to improve your diet. Start a regular exercise program and take supplements or medication recommended by your health care provider.
Results of a second study by the same research team offer doctors a clear strategy to help you lose weight.5 According to this study at Penn State Health in Philadelphia, patients who worked with their physician to follow a limited fat, low calorie diet (~1200 calories) by relying on low-calorie prepared meals (eg, SmartOnes, Lean Cuisine or Healthy Choice) and an appetite suppressant with meals and making lifestyle changes plus added fruits and vegetables.4
One strategy that may help some of you: Have a big breakfast. When a group of normal weight women with PCOS got a whopping half of their daily calories first thing in the morning, insulin levels dropped 8% and testosterone levels fell 50% in three months.13 And that’s not all. These women ovulated more frequently and had improved insulin sensitivity in comparison to another group of women in the study who more of their calories at dinner.13

Combination oral contraceptives, especially those with progestins of norgestimate, desogestrel, or drospirenone (because of their low androgenic effects), are among the most commonly used medications for hirsutism in women with PCOS.2 However, they are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for this use. One study found that women taking desogestrel/ethinyl estradiol (Apri) had lower hirsutism scores on a standardized scale (i.e., the Ferriman-Gallwey hirsutism score).34 Finasteride (Propecia) and flutamide (formerly Eulexin) are effective, but are FDA pregnancy categories X and D, respectively; the use of these agents for hirsutism is strictly off-label.2


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of androgens, male sex hormones that are usually present in women in small amounts. The name polycystic ovary syndrome describes the numerous small cysts (fluid-filled sacs) that form in the ovaries. However, some women with this disorder do not have cysts, while some women without the disorder do develop cysts.
2-Hour oral glucose tolerance test (GTT) in women with risk factors (obesity, family history, history of gestational diabetes)[17] may indicate impaired glucose tolerance (insulin resistance) in 15–33% of women with PCOS.[62] Frank diabetes can be seen in 65–68% of women with this condition.[citation needed] Insulin resistance can be observed in both normal weight and overweight people, although it is more common in the latter (and in those matching the stricter NIH criteria for diagnosis); 50–80% of people with PCOS may have insulin resistance at some level.[17]
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