they do seem vain but to be fair, she did get them years ago, before she turned into the grimy junkie she is today. at the time she got them (i've been following her since like 2011-2012), they seemed really clever to me. i can't really recall her scamming people for money and whatnot at that point. she was just a young girl who mentioned her abusive mother and stuff and i think most people just thought of the tattoos like "oh she's got such amazing self confidence! i'm inspired!"
Something that really strikes me about Luna is that she's completely vacuous. There's nothing going on behind the eyes that isn't related to aesthetic. She barely even seems like a real human being. This was true even before she got hooked on drugs and probably a big factor in why she chose to use. It doesn't seem like she was a bad person prior to heroin (though iirc in http://witchycrankypoo.tumblr.com/ someone mentioned that she was super manipulative and self-focused even before the drugs), but she's certainly always been very, very, very, very shallow.
On rare instances, if I'm in a dire hurry (of the 'ward rounds start in five minutes, I haven't had a single bite to eat since yesterday 1600 and my blood sugar is tanking like Luna's mu opioid receptors' kind), and the person in front of me is taking utter eternities to count out $3.50 for a shitty sandwich or whatever the fuck they bought, I sometimes just pay for my shit and theirs so that I can go to work and listen to the Munchie crop of the day. So I've known a few people who try to game people in a hurry by doing this counting out cash trick on them. At the same time I have been pretty dubious of Luna's stories and I think that almost all the time, it's a cover for stealing.
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.
Side effects: Some people who are allergic to ragweed and other plants in the same family are also allergic to milk thistle so taking this herb might cause an allergic reaction. Occasionally people taking milk thistle will complain of gastrointestinal issues but this is rare. I t may also lower blood sugar levels so if you have hypoglycemia or diabetes you might want to try another herbal .

Our laboratory search included investigations into the effects of herbal medicine using computer models, cell cultures, animals with PCOS induced with oestradiol valerate and androgens and sterilised and ovariectomised rats. We excluded laboratory studies which commenced using isolated chemicals not directly extracted from crude herbal medicines and studies examining androgen effects in male animals.
ok yeah i doubt anyone ACTUALLY said it, but i think if someone did in fact say it to her, they were just saying it to be nice. not because they meant it as an oddly kind insult. but i think luna makes up a lot of the social interactions she has. not the social interactions themselves, but the things people supposedly do or say during those interactions..
OGTT with 75-g glucose and hourly glucose and insulin measurements has been compared to clamp techniques. Insulin sensitivity calculated by mathematical transformation of measurements has shown good correlation with glucose disposal using clamp techniques[48]. Although the OGTT is easy to perform, these calculations are more complex and make this particular calculation less desirable for clinical use. However these data show that 1 and 2 h levels are often needed to diagnose IR and stress the potential for false negative results with fasting measurements alone. In patients undergoing clamp and OGTT no correlation was observed between fasting glucose/insulin ratios and IR on the clamp[48].

Sa artikulong ito, dapat naming makipag-usap tungkol sa mga syndrome, mga sanhi nito, at sintomas, ang mga iba't ibang mga remedyo sa bahay na maaari mong subukan, at din ang ilang maingat mga panukala na maaari mong idaos. Bigyan ito ng isang read! Hindi mo alam kung ano ang lunas ay maaaring talagang nag-click para sa iyo at nag-aalok ng ilang mga kaluwagan.


I don't mean to break any hearts, but if something happens to Lurch, the chances of Tuna fixing herself are still near zero. She's addicted to the life, they fight plenty and she has made mention before of hooking customers up, etc. It's very rare for a junkie couple to have one person lifting all the weight. On the off chance he does go away, she'll latch on to someone else and get back into the same role (holding / palming / whatever)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be a daunting diagnosis to receive. The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association defines the condition as a “genetic, hormonal, metabolic, and reproductive disorder that affects women.” (1) One in 10 women have it (about half don’t know it), and the complications can include infertility, obesity, and mood disorders.
Examen físico. El médico te tomará la presión arterial, el índice de masa corporal (IMC) y la medida de la cintura. También observarán tu piel en busca de vello excesivo en el rostro, pecho o espalda, acné o decoloración de la piel. Además, puede examinarte en busca de caída del cabello o signos de otras condiciones de salud (como glándula tiroides agrandada).
Preclinical and clinical studies provide evidence that six herbal medicines may have beneficial effects for women with oligo/amenorrhea, hyperandrogenism and PCOS. However the quantity of pre-clinical data was limited, and the quality of clinical evidence was variable. Further pre-clinical studies are needed to explain the effects of herbal medicines not included in this review with current clinical evidence but an absence of pre-clinical data.
Mastodynon® additionally contains herbal extracts of Caulophyllum thalictroides, Lilium majus, Cyclamen, Ignatia and Iris. Reasons were as follows; 4 due to drug reactions and 15 due to pregnancy. 15 women conceived in the treatment group compared to 8 in placebo group in the first 3 months (while women were treated). Inconsistencies in data assessment include the recommendation for treatment with Mastodynon over 3–6 months yet it was tested for 3 months.
The first search revealed ten herbal medicines with a demonstrated mechanism of reproductive endocrinological effect for the whole herbal extract in PCOS, oligo/amenorrhoea and hyperandrogenism. These were Cimicifuga racemosa, Cinnamomum cassia, Curcuma longa, Glycyrrhiza spp., Matricaria chamomilla, Mentha piperita, Paeonia lactiflora, Silybum marianum, Tribulus terrestris and Vitex agnus-castus. Herbal medicines with a demonstrated mechanism of effect were entered as key terms in the second search.
Something that really strikes me about Luna is that she's completely vacuous. There's nothing going on behind the eyes that isn't related to aesthetic. She barely even seems like a real human being. This was true even before she got hooked on drugs and probably a big factor in why she chose to use. It doesn't seem like she was a bad person prior to heroin (though iirc in http://witchycrankypoo.tumblr.com/ someone mentioned that she was super manipulative and self-focused even before the drugs), but she's certainly always been very, very, very, very shallow.
I've lived in pretty grimy situations in other times in my life where I couldn't control the common space or kitchen at all but I at least didn't let my bedroom or the bathroom get so gross that it looks like it could be on an episode of a haunted hoarder homes tv show. I'd like to find an old pic where they had a clean home/even just their bed and compare it to now but I don't think it's EVER been clean and I've been following her for more than 5 years. Sage- Blog.

Debido a los cambios hormonales, las mujeres con PCOS tienen un mayor riesgo de desarrollar ciertas afecciones de salud serias como la diabetes tipo 2, la hipertensión (presión arterial alta) y trastornos del corazón y los vasos sanguíneos. A menudo, las mujeres con PCOS tienen problemas de fertilidad. Es decir, la capacidad para quedar embarazadas.

En las chicas con síndrome de ovario poliquístico, los ovarios fabrican cantidades de andrógenos más elevadas de lo normal y esto puede interferir en el desarrollo y la liberación del óvulo. A veces, en vez de la formación y la maduración de óvulos, se desarrollan quistes en los ovarios, que son pequeñas bolsas llenas de líquido que pueden aumentar de tamaño. Puesto que las chicas con síndrome de ovario poliquístico no ovulan ni liberan un óvulo cada mes, es habitual que tengan periodos irregulares o que no les venga la menstruación.
Women who do not wish to become pregnant can be effectively treated for hirsutism with oral contraceptives. [77] Oral contraceptives slow hair growth in 60-100% of women with hyperandrogenemia. Therapy can be started with a preparation that has a low dose of estrogen and a nonandrogenic progestin. Preparations that have norgestrel and levonorgestrel should be avoided because of their androgenic activity. There is also a risk of thrombotic events in obese women who use oral contraceptives; therefore, the proper precautions should be exercised to prevent such events. Oral contraceptives containing cyproterone acetate are also very effective in the treatment of more severe hirsutism [78] ; however, this combination of agents has not been approved by the FDA for use in the United States.
The risk of developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes is increased in women with PCOS, particularly if they have a family history of diabetes. Obesity and insulin resistance, both associated with PCOS, are significant risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes. Several studies have shown that women with PCOS have abnormal levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol and lowered levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol in the blood. Elevated levels of blood triglycerides have also been described in women with PCOS.
hello po nabasa kopo itong blog nyo. almost 1yr napo ako nag tetake ng Pills na nirekomenda po saken ng OBgyne doctor kopo. kase mo may PCOS po ako, kaso wala pong nangyayare, lalo pa po akong tumataba 🙁 eh samantalang 17 palang po ako. ano po ba magandang gawen? meron po ba akong pwedeng inumin na herbal medicine? Masydo napo kse akong matagal umiinom ng gamot baka po naman mag ka MAYOMA po ako tulad po ng lola ko 🙁 natatakot po ako, please help po doc-. thanks po
Kamel [67] Randomised controlled trial with an active control group. Comparative effectiveness trial for ovulation induction in women with PCOS. Three menstrual cycles. Women aged 21–27 with primary or secondary infertility. Diagnosis of PCOS by ultrasound and clinical history (n = 100). Gynaecology outpatient clinic. Two groups. Group one (n = 50) received Clomiphene citrate 100 mg days 2–7 of the menstrual cycle; group two (n = 50) received 20 mg Cimicifuga racemosa for days 2–12 of the menstrual cycle. Cimicifuga racemosa extract Klimadynon® by Bionorica, Neumarkt i.d. OBF Germany. 20 mg twice daily days 2–12 of menstrual cycle Clomiphene citrate (clomiphene) 100 mg daily for days 2–7 of menstrual cycle. Trigger injection (Human chorionic gonadotropin Pregnyl) and timed intercourse recommended when dominant follicle (>18 mm) was observed on ultrasound. Serum measurements during follicular phase for FSH, LH and FSH:LH ratio. Mid luteal progesterone. Ultrasound observation of endometrial thickness. Pregnancy rates including twin pregnancies. Adverse events including hyperstimulation. Positive outcomes for Cimicifuga racemosa compared to clomiphene for reduced day 2–5; LH (p = 0.007) and improved FSH to LH ratio (p = 0.06), mid luteal progesterone (p = 0.0001), endometrial thickness (p = 0.0004). Pregnancy rates were higher in the Cimicifuga racemosa group (7/50 compared to 4/50) but not statistically significant (p = 0.1). Adverse events (4 women) and twin pregnancy’s (two women) were not significantly different between groups. No detail for diagnostic criteria for PCOS. Confounding fertility factors not described. Drop-out reasons were not reported seven in Cimicifuga racemosa group and four in clomiphene group.

The principle infertility treatment includes lifestyle changes. The first-line drug treatment to induce ovulation consists of CC with timed intercourse. The second-line treatment consists of the exogenous administration of gonadotropins or laparoscopic ovarian surgery in cases where laparoscopy is indicated. The third-line treatment consists of IVF/ICSI, which is indicated when the previous interventions fail; this treatment can also be the first choice in cases of bilateral tubal occlusion or semen alterations that impair the occurrence of natural pregnancy. There is no evidence for the routine use of metformin in infertility treatment of anovulatory women with PCOS. Aromatase inhibitors are promising, and long-term studies are necessary to prove their safety.
The differential diagnosis of PCOS is broad and includes both endocrinologic and malignant etiologies. Figure 119 provides an algorithm for the workup of select presentations. For any woman with suspected PCOS, the Endocrine Society recommends excluding pregnancy, thyroid dysfunction, hyperprolactinemia, and nonclassical congenital adrenal hyperplasia.19 Depending on presentation, conditions such as hypothalamic amenorrhea and primary ovarian insufficiency should also be excluded. In women with rapid symptom onset or significant virilization, such as deepening voice or clitoromegaly, an androgen-secreting tumor should be ruled out. Finally, Cushing syndrome or acromegaly should be excluded in patients with physical findings that suggest either condition.19 There is no need to order laboratory testing for these conditions if the patient does not have suggestive physical findings.

Las mujeres con PCOS pueden tomar medicamentos para la fertilidad como Clomid o inyectárselos a fin de inducir la ovulación. Las mujeres también pueden tomar medicamentos para aumentar la sensibilidad a la insulina o esteroides (para reducir el nivel de andrógeno) a fin de inducir la ovulación. Algunos estudios también indican que tomar una dosis baja de aspirina, que ayuda a prevenir la coagulación en el recubrimiento uterino y mejora la circulación, puede mejorar la probabilidad de un embarazo.
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PCOS son las siglas en inglés del síndrome de ovario poliquístico, una afección común en mujeres adolescentes y adultas. PCOS ocurre cuando hay un desequilibrio hormonal. Además de estrógeno (la principal hormona femenina), las mujeres también producen una pequeña cantidad de testosterona (la principal hormona masculina). Las muchachas y mujeres con PCOS producen un poco de testosterona adicional.
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“If a woman has fewer than eight menstrual periods a year on a chronic basis, she probably has a 50 to 80 percent chance of having polycystic ovary syndrome based on that single observation,” said John Nestler, the chair of the department of internal medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. “But if she has infrequent menstruation and she has elevated levels of androgens such as testosterone in the blood, than she has a greater than 90 percent chance of having the condition.”
Google searches are catered specifically to you and your past search history. If you visit lolcow on the regular and you do a google search, google will bump lolcow and related sites to the top for you. Even if people in the same house as you visits a site it effects your results. It proves nothing unless you do it from a completely random computer.
hi po dok..lst december2015 nag pa check.up po ako kc almost 4moths po ako d dinadatnan akala ko po buntis ako but,,my ob siad im not pregnant 🙁 pcos dawpo ako kaya pinag take ako ng provera for 5days after po nun dinatnan ako for 7days…then after po nun pinagtake ako ng gynera pills but until now po di pa ako dinandatnan..almost 2months na po..need ko na pu ba mag follow up sa ob ko..tnz po
PCOS is genetic and presents differently in each woman of childbearing age. For some women, symptoms emerge shortly after they begin menstruating. Others may not show signs of the disorder until later in life, or after substantial weight gain, and many don’t receive a diagnosis until they are struggling to get pregnant. A community-based prevalence study published in 2010 found that approximately 70 percent of the 728 women in the cohort had PCOS, but had no pre-existing diagnosis.  
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?

Just fyi, when a cat stops grooming itself, it's a sign that it's about to die. Or at least something is seriously wrong, physically or psychologically. Elderly cats typically stop grooming themselves when they're about to die. I'm a vet tech, and have seen cats in their early 20's that still groom themselves. They may need a bit of help with their back ends due to arthritis, but a well cared for cat of any age will at least try.


  Clomid Active ingredient: clomiphene	$0.44 for pill Clomid is a fertility drug, used to stimulate FSH and LH production and hereby the ovaries to produce eggs in ovarian disorders.   Metformin Active ingredient: metformin	$0.26 for pill Metformin is a biguanide anti-diabetic that works by decreasing the amount of sugar that the liver produces and the intestines absorb.

88. Moghetti P, Castello R, Negri C, Tosi F, Perrone F, Caputo M, Zanolin E, Muggeo M. Metformin effects on clinical features, endocrine and metabolic profiles, and insulin sensitivity in polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled 6-month trial, followed by open, long-term clinical evaluation. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2000;85:139–146. [PubMed]
The paper is titled: “Differential Contributions of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Manifestations to Psychological Symptoms”; it was published online in January 2014. The other authors are: Beth Bailey, PhD; Stacey Williams, PhD; and Sheeba Anand, MD (all from East Tennessee State University). The research was partially funded by the NIH Contraception and Infertility Loan Repayment Program. The authors declare no financial or other conflicts of interest.
Preclinical and clinical studies provide preliminary evidence that six herbal medicines may have beneficial effects for women with oligo/amenorrhea, hyperandrogenism and PCOS. The quality of the evidence is variable and strongest for Vitex agnus-castus and Cimicifuga racemosa in the management of oligo/amenorrhea and infertility associated with PCOS; and Cinnamomum cassia for improving metabolic hormones in PCOS. Evidence for Tribulus terrestris, Glycyrrhiza spp. alone and in combination with Paeonia lactiflora and Paeonia lactiflora combined with Cinnamon cassia is promising but in an emergent phase. Further investigations into the mechanisms of effect for herbal extracts are needed to complete our understanding of the reproductive endocrinological effects for herbal medicine for these common conditions.
Herbal medicines are complex interventions with the potential for synergistic and antagonistic interactions between compounds [25]. Effects within the body may also exhibit complexity by simultaneous interactions with various body systems, both biochemically and by altering organ function [26]. The focus of this review was studies investigating whole herbal medicine extracts with direct effects on reproductive endocrinology for the treatment of women with irregular menstruation, hyperandrogenism and PCOS. The rationale for using this methodology was to identify herbal medicines with current scientific evidence explaining specific reproductive endocrinological effects in PCOS, oligo/amenorrhoea and hyperandrogenism, to develop understanding for the direct effects of herbal medicines on reproductive endocrinology and to highlight herbal medicines for which there was current scientific evidence supporting herbal medicine selection. The purpose of this review is to inform clinical decisions in integrative settings and meet clinicians and consumers preferences for pragmatic herbal management within an holistic, individualised treatment frame [27, 28].
hello po nabasa kopo itong blog nyo. almost 1yr napo ako nag tetake ng Pills na nirekomenda po saken ng OBgyne doctor kopo. kase mo may PCOS po ako, kaso wala pong nangyayare, lalo pa po akong tumataba 🙁 eh samantalang 17 palang po ako. ano po ba magandang gawen? meron po ba akong pwedeng inumin na herbal medicine? Masydo napo kse akong matagal umiinom ng gamot baka po naman mag ka MAYOMA po ako tulad po ng lola ko 🙁 natatakot po ako, please help po doc-. thanks po
Androgen lowering effects for Glycyrrhiza spp. have been demonstrated in one laboratory study examining hormone concentration in female rats (Glycyrrhiza uralensis), [53] and corroborated in two clinical trials, one including healthy women [55] and the other including women with PCOS (Glycyrrhiza glabra) [54] (Table 1). The animal study reported significantly reduced free and total testosterone and increased oestradiol in sterilised rats and no hormonal changes in oophrectomised rats. The authors conclude that the hormonal effects occurred primarily in the ovary via enhanced aromatisation of testosterone to 17-beta oestradiol. The investigators also observed significantly increased oestradiol. There were no changes to FSH or LH in androgen sterilised or oophrectomised rats [53].

Metformin is among one of the main treatments to target insulin resistance if you have prediabetes or diabetes, including because of PCOS. The advice is controversial, but some physicians believe that PCOS always requires metformin, notes Dr. Dunaif. “There’s no reason to give every woman with PCOS metformin. It’s a good and safe drug, but there’s no point in taking it if you don’t need it,” she says. (She notes that it has such a good safety profile that even when overprescribed, it doesn’t cause any harm.) But it’s not a good way to reduce the male hormone symptoms, like excess hair growth.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is not a simple pathophysiologic process for which one treatment addresses all manifestations. It is a condition that occurs in approximately 5 to 10 percent of women of childbearing age.1 It can affect women in many different ways; therefore, physicians must individualize treatment goals and target treatment to specific manifestations. Comorbidities (e.g., cardiovascular risk factors, endocrinologic disease) and the patient's desire for pregnancy must be considered when choosing a treatment regimen.
Padecer el síndrome de ovario poliquístico puede ser muy duro para la autoestima de una chica porque algunos de sus síntomas, como los problemas en la piel, el vello corporal y la ganancia de peso, son claramente visibles. Por suerte, hay medidas que puedes tomar para reducir los síntomas físicos y, así, te podrás centrar en el componente emocional de vivir con este síndrome.
First-line medical therapy usually consists of an oral contraceptive to induce regular menses. The contraceptive not only inhibits ovarian androgen production but also increases sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) production. ACOG recommends use of combination low-dose hormonal contraceptive agents for long-term management of menstrual dysfunction. [3] If symptoms such as hirsutism are not sufficiently alleviated, an androgen-blocking agent may be added. Pregnancy should be excluded before therapy with oral contraceptives or androgen-blocking agents is started.

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
Debido a los cambios hormonales, las mujeres con PCOS tienen un mayor riesgo de desarrollar ciertas afecciones de salud serias como la diabetes tipo 2, la hipertensión (presión arterial alta) y trastornos del corazón y los vasos sanguíneos. A menudo, las mujeres con PCOS tienen problemas de fertilidad. Es decir, la capacidad para quedar embarazadas.

During a transvaginal ultrasound, your doctor or a medical technician inserts a wandlike device (transducer) into your vagina while you lie on your back on an exam table. The transducer emits sound waves that generate images of your pelvic organs, including your ovaries. On an ultrasound image (inset), a polycystic ovary shows many follicles. Each dark circle on the ultrasound image represents a fluid-filled follicle in the ovary. Your doctor may suspect PCOS if you have 20 or more follicles in each ovary.
Following the electronic and manual searches of bibliographies, forty six clinical studies were identified for inclusion/exclusion assessment (Figure 1). A pre-requisite for the inclusion of clinical studies was identified laboratory evidence explaining the mechanism of effect in reproductive endocrinology. Fifteen met the inclusion criteria [54–68]. Eight were randomised controlled trials (RCTs) including 762 women [61–68] (Table 2). Thirty one studies were excluded for the following reasons; investigation of isolated herbal chemicals (n = 3); inclusion of male subjects (n = 4); no pre-clinical evidence (n = 11) and conditions different to those specified (n = 13).
This is an important distinction; given her longtime love for drugs, tendency to abuse everything she gets, and unwillingness to go sober even when she's not on H, there's a good chance that Luna has 'polysubstance dependence' and is chasing the feeling of being 'not sober' by abusing her meds. The drugs she abuses don't have to get her high if that is the case, just do enough to make her feel a change in her consciousness (e.g. sedation, calm). It's common in people with untreated mental illness. Luna probably hates herself so much that she just can't handle being left alone with her sober self.
Although the exact cause of PCOS is not known, there are several factors that are associated with the condition. It is closely linked to high levels of hormones such as insulin and testosterone, but it is not clear if this is a cause or an effect of the condition. Additionally, it appears to run in some families, which suggests that there may be a genetic link in the pathogenesis of the condition.
I've noticed a repeating pattern with cows where someone makes an off hand comment about their appearance, which was probably more of a: "wow that looks fucking bizarre but I don't want to be flat out rude but am so baffled I still have to comment" comment. Which I assume is what happened with the angel shit. If anyone actually said that. She just misinterpreted it as a compliment.
Other medications with anti-androgen effects include flutamide,[91] and spironolactone,[74] which can give some improvement in hirsutism. Metformin can reduce hirsutism, perhaps by reducing insulin resistance, and is often used if there are other features such as insulin resistance, diabetes, or obesity that should also benefit from metformin. Eflornithine (Vaniqa) is a medication that is applied to the skin in cream form, and acts directly on the hair follicles to inhibit hair growth. It is usually applied to the face.[74] 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (such as finasteride and dutasteride) may also be used;[92] they work by blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (the latter of which responsible for most hair growth alterations and androgenic acne).
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