I've been taking mine for several years. I believe it's made me a bit stupid. And it is a BITCH when you don't have it, so I don't know what the fuck she is doing to herself. You feel absolutely horrible. You're used to that sedation, and not only that, but it feels terrible to walk around without taking it. The weird thing is I never imagined ever abusing it until I saw someone that did. What a fucked up thing to abuse.
Often, women with PCOS tend to put on weight easily and have difficulty losing weight. This is because women with PCOS are thrifty with calories. If they eat too much, extra insulin is needed to dispose of the extra sugar. Sadly, this tendency can also increase the risk of diabetes. This is more likely in those with a family history of adult-onset diabetes. Women with PCOS are more likely to develop high blood pressure and diabetes during pregnancy, particularly if they are overweight and have higher than normal insulin levels.

Thanks for the clarification, I dont know anything about her or any of the side characters besides a few posts i've skimmed here and those tumblr posts from earlier 2016. I wouldn't be mean to any of them. I think they could really use some kindness. I just find a lack of hygiene to be repulsive due to my own personal germaphobia, i can't even expand and pics in the thread because my skin crawls and shudders and it makes me really nauseous just to see a stained shirt, its my problem. I'm sure she's just a sweet woman whose addiction has her spiraling downward with no way to get into a good rehab place. If they could get enough money for a facility program and keep a sober companion a few years, I think they could have a chance to get better and take care of Roger before he dies.

And that’s not all. Nurturing your health with smart daily choices also helps protect against heart disease and diabetes, major health risks for women with PCOS. And while there’s little research specifically in PCOS, a healthy diet plus exercise and stress reduction are also proven to help lift anxiety and depression, improve sleep, reduce fatigue and boost energy – additional pluses that can help you feel great.
Irregular uterine bleeding from PCOS is usually due to lack of ovulation. Under this circumstance, the fragile lining of the uterus (endometrium) becomes thickened from excess estrogen and is not corrected by the monthly production of progesterone from the ovary that normally follows ovulation. Consequently, oral contraceptives (which contain progesterone-like substances), progesterone alone, or possibly a progestin-releasing intrauterine device, can be used to reverse the actions of estrogen on the uterine lining. Rarely, abnormal uterine bleeding after childbearing that does not respond to medical therapy may require surgical therapy.

The study evaluated psychological symptoms in 126 women diagnosed with PCOS. Participants completed surveys using a standard tool for evaluating mental health, the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), and their responses were compared with those of adult women in the general population and of adult women undergoing outpatient psychiatric care. While small, and not a randomized controlled trial, the study offers insight into the psychiatric manifestations of different PCOS symptoms, Reame says. Body hair and menstrual problems most strongly predicted anxiety, while obesity was most strongly associated with hostility, the study found.

In anovulatory women with PCOS defined according to the Rotterdam consensus (includes all phenotypes except the one defined by the association of hyperandrogenism with ultrasound (US) findings), CC treatment is the first choice for ovulation induction 9,15. This drug is an estrogen receptor modulator (it can act as an estrogen agonist or antagonist) and its mechanism of action is controversial but can be explained as follows. In physiological menstrual cycles, low levels of estrogen promote negative feedback in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland and inhibit the endogenous secretion of gonadotropin during the early follicular phase. When CC is administered in this phase of the cycle, it competes with estrogen for its receptors in the hypothalamus and pituitary, which will block the negative feedback mechanism. Consequently, increased levels of endogenous gonadotropins are released and the dominant follicle is recruited (follicle that has the highest number of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) receptors) between the sixth and ninth day of the menstrual cycle 16.


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.
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
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.
Goodman, N. F., Cobin, R. H., Futterweit, W., Glueck, J. S., Legro, R. S. y Carmina, E. (2015). American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American College of Endocrinology, and Androgen Excess and PCOS Society disease state clinical review: guide to the best practices in the evaluation and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome - part 1. Endocrine Practice, 11, 1291–300.

Miscarriage is the medical term for the spontaneous loss of pregnancy from conception to 20 weeks gestation. Risk factors for a woman having a miscarriage include cigarette smoking, older maternal age, radiation exposure, previous miscarriage, maternal weight, illicit drug use, use of NSAIDs, and trauma or anatomical abnormalities to the uterus. There are five classified types of miscarriage: 1) threatened abortion; 2) incomplete abortion; 3) complete abortion; 4) missed abortion; and (5 septic abortion. While there are no specific treatments to stop a miscarriage, a woman's doctor may advise avoiding certain activities, bed rest, etc. If a woman believes she has had a miscarriage, she needs to seek prompt medical attention.


Oral contraceptives (birth control pills) contain a combination of hormones (estrogen and progesterone). Used properly, oral contraceptives can ensure that women with PCOS menstruate every four weeks. This, in turn, lowers the risk of endometrial cancer, which is higher in women with PCOS because they do not menstruate regularly and properly shed the endometrial lining.
Azziz R; Woods KS; Reyna R; Key TJ; Knochenhauer ES; Yildiz BO. The prevalence and features of the polycystic ovary syndrome in an unselected population. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2004 Jun;89(6):2745-9. Rotterdam ESHRE/ASRM-Sponsored PCOS Consensus Workshop Group. Revised 2003 consensus on diagnostic criteria and long-term health risks related to polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril. 2004 Jan;81(1):19-25.
PCOS is a life-long condition and although the exact cause is yet to be identified, it is believed to have epigenetic origins, influenced by the uterine environment and behavioural factors [19]. Being overweight exacerbates all aspects of PCOS due to underlying metabolic disturbances [3]. Signs and symptoms are mediated by hormonal disorder including elevated androgens and fasting insulin, and abnormal relative ratio of the gonadotropins luteinising hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) [19]. Endocrine imbalances occur within the framework of disordered ovarian folliculogenesis, chronic anovulation, clinical signs of hyperandrogenism and metabolic syndrome [19].
Other insulin sensitizing agents have been advocated and studied for the treatment of IR in PCOS, principally thiazolinediones. Thiazolinediones stimulate gene transcription that alters lipid and glucose metabolism, decreases lipolysis and decreases fat deposition[90]. Thiazolinediones decrease fatty acid release, suppress gluconeogenesis and reduce tumor necrosis factor α disruption of insulin activity[64]. Pioglitazone and rosiglitazone have decreased IR (measured by clamp studies) in PCOS women[90-93]. Glitazones have also decreased IR by OGTT AUC-Insulin in PCOS women[91,93,94]. In patients with DM, thiazolinediones reduce central adiposity[95], a trait commonly shared with PCOS women. Pioglitazone by way of IR and adiponectin levels also has improved menstrual regularity in PCOS women[96,97]. Adverse outcomes have been seen in pregnant animals with limited to no human data. Therefore, as a class, thiazolinediones are not considered first line therapy for PCOS women seeking pregnancy. Rosiglitazone has even been found to decrease pro-inflammatory markers in human granulosa cells cultured following in vitro fertilization oocyte retrieval, thus showing additional target tissue for therapy[98]. However, these effects have not been adequately studied and have no current practical application.
There is no cure yet, but there are many ways you can decrease or eliminate PCOS symptoms and feel better. Your doctor may offer different medicines that can treat symptoms such as irregular periods, acne, excess hair, and elevated blood sugar. Fertility treatments are available to help women get pregnant. Losing as little as 5% excess weight can help women ovulate more regularly and lessen other PCOS symptoms. The ideal way to do this is through nutrition and exercise.

“My doctor mentioned that one day I might have trouble getting pregnant, but didn’t offer any other information about the disorder,” Nirichi said. Other than the absence of her period, PCOS did not significantly impact her life until college, when she began experiencing shooting pains in her pelvis, mood swings, and rapid weight gain despite a rigorous exercise routine.
If a woman's weight is excessive, the physician should be aggressive in championing a weight-loss program. Medications effective for weight loss (in addition to lifestyle modifications) that have been specifically studied in women with PCOS include metformin, acarbose, sibutramine, and orlistat (Xenical). Metformin is probably the first-line medication for obesity or weight reduction in patients with PCOS. Metformin results in a decrease in body mass index (BMI) of 1 to 2 kg per m2 or weight loss up to 6 lb, 10 oz to 8 lb, 13 oz (3 to 4 kg)10,46,49; acarbose results in an approximate 3 kg per m2 decrease in BMI24; sibutramine results in a decrease in BMI of 5.8 kg per m2 and weight loss of 31 lb, 11 oz (14.4 kg)26; and orlistat results in weight loss of approximately 11 lb (5 kg).50 However, a recent systematic review suggested that metformin is not effective for lowering BMI in patients with PCOS.1
It's trendy to be ~body posi~ and have massive self confidence even if you're conventionally ugly right now. Especially if you're not conventionally attractive, actually. It's the in thing with the group she wants to be part of. I don't see how you guys don't get that she's working that angle hard. She wants to be seen a martyr and a hero for defying unconventional beauty standards and seeing worth in herself when society doesn't. 

El primer paso es consultar con un médico que sepa sobre PCOS. Elija un médico especialista en problemas hormonales (endocrinólogo) o un médico especialista en la salud de las mujeres (ginecólogo o de cabecera). Recuerde que cuanto antes obtenga ayuda para tratar el síndrome, menor es el riesgo de tener problemas de salud relacionados con PCOS, como la diabetes.

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Na nakakaapekto sa isa sa 10 mga kababaihan ng childbearing edad, ang polycystic ovarian sindrom ay nagiging mas at mas karaniwang mga araw na ito. Kung magdusa ka mula sa ito, alam sa iyo nang eksakto kung paano ito ailment maaaring makaapekto sa iyong pisikal at mental na estado. Habang pagpipilian sa paggamot na inirerekomenda ng mga doktor ay madalas na kung ano ang resort namin sa, maaari rin naming magbigay ng ilang mga remedyo sa bahay ng isang subukan sa paggamot sa ito kalagayan.
In patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) who are obese, endocrine-metabolic parameters markedly improve after 4-12 weeks of dietary restriction. Their sex hormone–binding globulin (SHBG) levels rise, and free testosterone levels fall by 2-fold. [66] Serum insulin and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels also decrease. In patients with PCOS who are obese, weight loss is associated with a reduction of hirsutism and a return of ovulatory cycles in 30% of women, thereby improving pregnancy rates, as well as improving glucose tolerance and lipid levels. [12, 3]
Hi dok..may tanung lang po ako..kasi po almost 9 months napo akung d nireregla..dati po kasi nagpatingin nku sa ob gyne at niresetahan ako ng contraceptive pills ung diane 35. Siguro po 3 months din ako uminom nun..at niregla din nman po ako…tinigil ko lang po kasi un kasi po sabi ng matatanda bat daw po ako umiinom ng pills eh wala pa daw po akung anak at asawa bka daw po mas lalong masira matress ko..ano po ba dapat kung gawin .takot kuna po kasing magpatingin sa doktor ulit…sana rwplayan nyo po ako.tnx pi

15. Wolff MS, Teitelbaum SL, Pinney SM, Windham G, Liao L, Biro F, Kushi LH, Erdmann C, Hiatt RA, Rybak ME, Calafat AM. Investigation of relationships between urinary biomarkers of phytoestrogens, phthalates, and phenols and pubertal stages in girls. Environ Health Perspect. 2010;118(7):1039–1046. doi: 10.1289/ehp.0901690. [PMC free article] [PubMed] [CrossRef]
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.
Sperm capacitation must be evaluated to perform the low-complexity treatment (semen evaluation after preparation to estimate the number of sperm with progressive motility, which includes those that theoretically have the ability to ascend the female reproductive tract in vivo and fertilize the egg in the fallopian tube). Thus, the semen is centrifuged and the concentration of capacitated sperm recovered is measured as follows: >10 million recovered motile sperms (any infertility treatment is viable); >5 million (IUI, in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) may be performed); between 1 and 5 million (IVF or ICSI may be performed); and <1 million (only ICSI can be performed) 27,28. It is worth noting that if the patient presents with bilateral tubal occlusion in the initial assessment, sperm capacitation is only performed to evaluate the possibility of performing IVF or ICSI 8.
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 pathogenesis of PCOS has been linked to altered luteinizing hormone (LH) action, insulin resistance, and a possible predisposition to hyperandrogenism.3–7 One theory maintains that underlying insulin resistance exacerbates hyperandrogenism by suppressing synthesis of sex hormone–binding globulin and increasing adrenal and ovarian synthesis of androgens, thereby increasing androgen levels. These androgens then lead to irregular menses and physical manifestations of hyperandrogenism.8
Paeonia lactiflora in combination with Cinnamomum cassia Aqueous extract Unkei-to Paeonia lactiflora and Cinnamomum cassia combination was investigated for steroid hormonal effects on cultured human granulosa cells (obtained from women undergoing IVF). Cells were incubated with different doses for 48 hours [42] One clinical trial investigated the effects of Paeonia lactiflora and Cinnamomum cassia combination (Unkei-to) [57]. This single arm study included amenorrheic women aged 17–29 years (n = 157) with a sub group of women with hyper-functioning oligo/amenorrhoea (n = 42). Ovulation occurred in 61.3% of primary amenorrheic women and in 27.3% of secondary amenorrheic women following two months of treatment [57]. 1. Increased granulosa production of oestradiol [42].

If he was using heroin very heavily, that may well be his starting methadone dose (or close to it.) Methadone has a long half life while heroin has a short one, so avoiding withdrawals can take a lot of methadone, initially. Methadone clinics aren't going to leave someone on a high dose though. They'll titrate up until withdrawal subsides, then taper down over time. I'm guessing he started at the clinic around when he got busted, so it's sus af to me that he'd still be taking 130mg. Or that he ever was. Maybe 100. Possibly.


The catch is that it’s not safe in pregnancy, as it can cross the placenta and harm a fetus. For that reason, doctors prescribe spironolactone along with combination estrogen-progesterone birth control pills. If a woman doesn’t want to take these, they have other options, like a progesterone-releasing intrauterine device (IUD). The benefit of using combination birth control pills and spironolactone is that they work even better together, she says.
While PCOS is not curable, symptoms are treatable with medications and changes in diet and exercise. Hormonal imbalances can be treated with birth control pills, androgen blocking medications, or medications that help the body use insulin better. Medications that help the body respond better to insulin may also be helpful. For women whose infertility problems are not resolved with lifestyle changes alone, medications that improve ovulation (fertility drugs) may be helpful.
Combination birth control pills: Oral contraceptives (OCs) containing estrogen plus progestin help you manage PCOS symptoms by normalizing your menstrual cycle. By reducing levels of male hormones, OCs can help control excess hair growth and acne, too. You’ll usually shed the lining of your uterus every 28 days while taking an oral contraceptive, which also reduces your risk for endometrial cancer. Oral contraceptive pills are sometimes prescribed for women before they begin fertility treatment because these female hormones reduce the “male” androgen levels. But it’s important to know that they won’t help restore ovulation.19

Moran, L. J., Ko, H., Misso, M., Marsh, K., Noakes, M., Talbot, M., … Teede, H. J. (2013, April). Dietary composition in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome: A systematic review to inform evidence-based guidelines [Abstract]. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 113(4), 520–545. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23420000


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The diagnostic workup should begin with a thorough history and physical examination. Clinicians should focus on the patient's menstrual history, any fluctuations in the patient's weight and their impact on PCOS symptoms, and cutaneous findings (e.g., terminal hair, acne, alopecia, acanthosis nigricans, skin tags).19 Patients should also be asked about factors related to common comorbidities of PCOS.
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Selection of herbal medicines for the management of PCOS often includes the combined prescription of Glycyrrhiza spp. and Paeonia lactiflora[72–75]. We found preliminary evidence for this combination for hyperandrogenism only, and the evidence was more robust for Glycyrrhiza spp. alone than when combined with Paeonia lactiflora. Comparatively, our findings for the combination of Peaonia lactiflora and Cinnamomum cassia demonstrated no change in androgen concentration, suggesting that the anti-androgen activity in the Glycyrrhiza spp. and Paeonia lactiflora combination more likely attributable to Glycyrrhiza spp. However our findings may be complicated by the aqueous extraction methods used in the Paeonia lactiflora and Cinnamomum cassia combination and the preclinical studies into the Glycorrhizza spp and Paeonia lactiflora combination. More research into the anti-androgen effects of the combination Glycyrrhiza spp. and Paeonia lactiflora is needed to clarify the anti-androgen mechanism particularly if this herbal combination remains cornerstone herbal management for hyperandrogenism.
“My doctor mentioned that one day I might have trouble getting pregnant, but didn’t offer any other information about the disorder,” Nirichi said. Other than the absence of her period, PCOS did not significantly impact her life until college, when she began experiencing shooting pains in her pelvis, mood swings, and rapid weight gain despite a rigorous exercise routine.
Hormonal aberrations in women with PCOS (e.g., elevated androgen levels) can cause menstrual irregularities (e.g., oligomenorrhea, amenorrhea, anovulatory cycles) that can lead to dysfunctional uterine bleeding and infertility.2 First-line agents for ovulation induction and treatment of infertility in patients with PCOS include metformin8,11,15,32,35,36 and clomiphene (Clomid),6,7 alone or in combination, as well as rosiglitazone.19,20,32
Ask your health care provider about a weight loss plan if you are overweight. If you’re overweight, losing weight may lessen some of the symptoms of PCOS. Talk to your health care provider or nutritionist about healthy ways to lose weight such as exercising more and following a nutrition plan that helps manage insulin levels. Healthy eating can also keep your heart healthy and lower your risk of developing diabetes.

... In this PCOS model, spontaneous ovulation occurs after the bilateral section of the SON and the androgens concentration in the ovary is normalized [20][21][22]. Parra et al. [26] showed that in addition to ovarian NE concentration increases, EV-treated rats also show an increase in VIP concentra- tion, which could stimulate the onset of PCOS. This is possible, since ovaries of rats with PCOS cultivated in the presence of VIP release higher amounts of androgens and oestradiol than ovaries of rats without the syndrome. ...
Sa PCOS ay hindi nahihinog ang itlog sa obaryo kaya walang tinatawag na ovulation o ang paglabas ng itlog sa obaryo papunta sa matres. Ang gamot na Clomiphene ang binibigay para makatulong sa pag-ovulate. Puwede ring idagdag ng doktor ang Metformin sa Clomiphene. Kung hindi pa rin mabuntis, maaaring magrekomenda ang doctor ng gonadotropin injections.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition present in approximately 5 to 10 percent of women of childbearing age. Diagnosis can be difficult because the signs and symptoms can be subtle and varied. These may include hirsutism, infertility, menstrual irregularities, and biochemical abnormalities, most notably insulin resistance. Treatment should target specific manifestations and individualized patient goals. When choosing a treatment regimen, physicians must take into account comorbidities and the patient's desire for pregnancy. Lifestyle modifications should be used in addition to medical treatments for optimal results. Few agents have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration specifically for use in polycystic ovary syndrome, and several agents are contraindicated in pregnancy. Insulin-sensitizing agents are indicated for most women with polycystic ovary syndrome because they have positive effects on insulin resistance, menstrual irregularities, anovulation, hirsutism, and obesity. Metformin has the most data supporting its effectiveness. Rosiglitazone and pioglitazone are also effective for ameliorating hirsutism and insulin resistance. Metformin and clomiphene, alone or in combination, are first-line agents for ovulation induction. Insulin-sensitizing agents, oral contraceptives, spironolactone, and topical eflornithine can be used in patients with hirsutism.
A majority of women with PCOS have insulin resistance and/or are obese. Their elevated insulin levels contribute to or cause the abnormalities seen in the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis that lead to PCOS. Hyperinsulinemia increases GnRH pulse frequency, LH over FSH dominance, increased ovarian androgen production, decreased follicular maturation, and decreased SHBG binding. Furthermore, excessive insulin, acting through its cognate receptor in the presence of component cAMP signalling, upregulates 17α-hydroxylase activity via PI3K, 17α-hydroxylase activity being responsible for synthesising androgen precursors. The combined effects of hyperinsulinemia contribute to an increased risk of PCOS.[42] Insulin resistance is a common finding among women with a normal weight as well as overweight women.[10][17][21]
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