the last time luna deleted her blog, before she remade the one she has now, i googled her name because i couldn't find her blog and i wanted to see if she had another one, her lolcow page was like the 3rd result and i read every single thread within a few days. so, lolcow may only be the first google results to people who use lolcow BECAUSE they use lolcow, but for me, someone who had never even heard of the site before, it was still one of the first results. people who google her name never visiting lolcow before will still see these threads.

Because of its antiandrogenic effects, spironolactone is effective, but not FDA-approved, for this indication.22,23 A Cochrane review suggested that spironolactone is superior to finasteride.28 Combining spironolactone with oral contraceptives may be synergistic, but caution should be used in women taking drospirenone because each agent can cause hyperkalemia.2 Spironolactone is FDA pregnancy category C.
Oldfag from up top. Just saying yes, thank you and agreed. On all my medical paperwork it says that I have benzodiazepine dependency. I am physically dependent but I also function–I can work, I can manage my life. The thing that upsets me is that these days, I would never have been given benzos as the first med for my illness, I would have been given something that's less physically addictive and potentially dangerous. In the long term I believe benzos aren't good for you at all, and I'm certainly long term.

PCOS's principal signs and symptoms are related to menstrual disturbances and elevated levels of male hormones (androgens). Menstrual disturbances can include delay of normal menstruation (primary amenorrhea), the presence of fewer than normal menstrual periods (oligomenorrhea), or the absence of menstruation for more than three months (secondary amenorrhea ). Menstrual cycles may not be associated with ovulation (anovulatory cycles) and may result in heavy bleeding.

For some, lifestyle changes may be all you need to control the symptoms of your PCOS. But for many other women, medications may be necessary to help control harder to manage symptoms, such as fertility, and major risk factors that arise with polycystic ovary syndrome, specifically insulin resistance that leads to diabetes and high blood cholesterol that may end up developing into heart disease.
The PCOS diagnosis is generally made through clinical signs and symptoms. The doctor will want to exclude other illnesses that have similar features, such as low thyroid hormone blood levels (hypothyroidism) or elevated levels of a milk-producing hormone (prolactin). Also, tumors of the ovary or adrenal glands can produce elevated male hormone (androgen) blood levels that cause acne or excess hair growth, thus mimicking the symptoms of PCOS.
Although there isn’t a single cure for PCOS, lifestyle and nutritional changes can significantly improve the hormonal imbalances that are so prevalent in PCOS. Weight loss and exercise will reduce the levels of insulin and targeted nutritional supplements can help balance out the systemic biochemistry. A healthy lifestyle is the best medicine and through a comprehensive and consistent improvement in diet and activity, PCOS symptoms can be effectively managed or diminished, and some can be made to disappear completely.
Tu médico o un nutricionista titulado puede ver lo que comes y tu nivel de ejercicio y de actividad física a fin de diseñar un programa para perder peso hecho a tu medida. El ejercicio es una gran forma de combatir el aumento de peso que suele acompañar al síndrome de ovario poliquístico, así como una forma de reducir la hinchazón, otro de los síntomas que a veces experimentan las chicas que padecen esta afección.

why does literally everyone supposedly buy her everything? there's always some stranger who buys her something because she's counting change, or someone (not even just pat) buying her groceries, or someone buying her some shit she doesn't need. i need to move into her or her father's neighborhood if the community is full of people who just buy strangers things. the only way i'd believe that random people irl are always buying her things is if it was because they thought she was homeless. (sorry for my english)

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have menstrual disorders caused by the absence of ovulation. About 20% of women will not ovulate on clomiphene citrate, the primary treatment option. These women can be treated with a surgical procedure like laparoscopic electrocautery of the ovaries or by ovulation induction with gonadotrophins or gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH). In normal menstrual cycles, GnRH is released in a regular pulsatile interval. A portable pump can be used to mimic this pulse to help these women to ovulate and hopefully to get pregnant. The review of trials did not find enough evidence to show the effectiveness of pulsatile GnRH in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Some have tried to utilize ultrasound to detect IR. Of note, normoglycemic women often have the phenotypic criteria for polycystic ovaries on ultrasound[54], consistent with other data in young adolescents showing that polycystic ovaries by ultrasound appearance often does not correlate with either anovulatory menstrual cycles or metabolic abnormalities[55]. Therefore ultrasound is too non-specific to use with any reliability in measuring IR.
Peer reviewers: Luciano Pirola, PhD, Epigenetics in Human Health and Disease Laboratory, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, 5th floor, 75 Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004 Australia; Marcin Baranowski, PhD, Department of Physiology, Medical University of Bialystok, Mickiewicza 2c, Bialystok 15-222, Poland; Christa Buechler, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine I, Regensburg University Hospital, Regensburg D93042, Germany

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.
The exact causes of PCOS are unknown; there are probably more than one cause and these may be different between individual girls or women. Androgen excess (male hormone excess), seen in 60-80% of girls and women with PCOS, is a key problem in the disorder and likely comes from ovaries in most women. Insulin resistance or elevated insulin levels may worsen androgen excess. Abnormalities in how the brain or pituitary gland communicate with the ovaries may also lead to androgen overproduction. Other hormones from the ovary or fat tissue may also be involved. 
Two laboratory based RCT’s examined the effects of Tribulus Terrestris in rats with polycystic ovaries induced with oestradiol valerate [46, 47] (Table 1). Both studies demonstrate significantly improved ovulation rates for animals treated with two doses of Tribulus terrestris extracts compared to controls. Although the endocrinological effects were not described in either study, laboratory findings of ovulation induction are supported by the clinical findings of elevated FSH following treatment with Tribulus terrestris[56] (Table 2).

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


Many women with PCOS exhibit symptoms of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, risk factors that raise the risk for heart disease and other problems like diabetes and stroke. Low magnesium levels are often associated with diabetes, and some research indicates that a dietary supplement of the mineral may improve insulin sensitivity, a factor in the development of type 2 diabetes and PCOS. One study found that overweight, insulin-resistant subjects who received 300 mg of magnesium at bedtime showed a significant improvement in fasting blood glucose and insulin levels, compared to subjects who received a placebo.

On the topic of Chief, I've been wondering why she's so into him and was attracted to him in the first place. He's just a dirty, ugly, boring, almost middle-aged man, whereas there are tons of younger male junkies who look and act the part of ~tortured artiste~ and would match her aesthetic and desired lifestyle much better. What's the deal? Why Chief? Is he just the first guy who came along who'd shoot her up, and now she just can't be bothered to find someone better?
Píldoras anticonceptivas orales. Contienen una combinación de hormonas femeninas. Estas pastillas pueden ayudar a normalizar el equilibrio de las hormonas y reducir o eliminar los síntomas. Esto reduce el riesgo de cáncer de endometrio para cuando la joven sea mayor. (No es necesario que una adolescente mantenga relaciones sexuales activas para tomar anticonceptivos orales).
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.
Other tests that may be helpful but are not necessary for diagnosis include measurement of LH and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels to determine a serum ratio of LH/FSH. A ratio greater than 2 generally indicates PCOS, but there are no exact cutoff values because many different assays are used.26 The FSH level is more helpful in ruling out ovarian failure.26
Insulin-sensitizing agents, including metformin,11,32 rosiglitazone,19,20,32 and pioglitazone (Actos),17 have been effective in improving fertility and ovulation in women with PCOS. There are contradictions in the literature regarding whether metformin, clomiphene, or a combination of the two agents is superior for improving pregnancy rates in women with PCOS. A 2003 Cochrane review suggested that metformin should be a first-line treatment for infertility in women with PCOS.39 A more recent study confirmed that six months of metformin therapy was more effective than six months of clomiphene therapy for improving fertility in anovulatory, nonobese women with PCOS.8 However, a large randomized trial of more than 600 women found that clomiphene is superior to metformin in achieving live birth in infertile women with PCOS, with no statistical benefit to the addition of metformin to clomiphene.40 Another study also showed no benefit from adding metformin to clomiphene.35 However, two meta-analyses suggested that the combination is better than clomiphene alone.41,42 A more recent study found that, although ovulation rates were better with metformin than with clomiphene, pregnancy rates were similar.43 Finally, two systematic reviews found conflicting results; one suggests metformin does not affect ovulation or pregnancy rates,1 and the other suggests it does.44
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.

Two important things to note are that the long term safety effects of use are not known (but the drug has been in use for decades already) and spironolactone IS NOT SAFE in pregnancy, so it is commonly used in conjunction with birth control pills. This use of birth control pills also protects against abnormal growth of the lining of the uterus. Some women cannot take birth control pills, in which case it is important to use other means of birth control if you are sexually active while taking spironolactone.
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.

Though surgery is not commonly performed, the polycystic ovaries can be treated with a laparoscopic procedure called "ovarian drilling" (puncture of 4–10 small follicles with electrocautery, laser, or biopsy needles), which often results in either resumption of spontaneous ovulations[74] or ovulations after adjuvant treatment with clomiphene or FSH.[citation needed] (Ovarian wedge resection is no longer used as much due to complications such as adhesions and the presence of frequently effective medications.) There are, however, concerns about the long-term effects of ovarian drilling on ovarian function.[74]
I don't believe that Luna goes ~3 days without eating uwu~ often like she claims, but she probably doesn't eat much at all on days where she's e-begging. The junk food she shares on Instagram? Pretty sure she only eats that stuff occasionally. She probably doesn't have enough money for food a lot of the time, and binges on sugary things when they get paid. Junkies will choose drugs over food, and unless Pat's dropping off groceries EVERY WEEK I think she probably skips a lot of meals/doesn't eat that many calories a day.
She thinks she's pretty much perfect, and having one thing about herself she doesn't like won't convince me that Tuna is a ~dark twisted individual full of self-hate. She clearly doesn't fit that image, and she's trying to make herself appear like that but it's 100% fake. Pic related, it's a call-out post from one of her old friends, seeing as people in here seem too newfag to know Luna's ways.
Dr. Victor Luna completed his medical education at Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas de Centroamerica in San Jose, Costa Rica. He then participated in an internship at LSU Health Science Center where he later completed his residency in Internal Medicine where he served as the chief resident for his final year. Dr. Luna continued his education by completing a fellowship at University of South Florida.
Insulin-sensitizing agents, including metformin,11,32 rosiglitazone,19,20,32 and pioglitazone (Actos),17 have been effective in improving fertility and ovulation in women with PCOS. There are contradictions in the literature regarding whether metformin, clomiphene, or a combination of the two agents is superior for improving pregnancy rates in women with PCOS. A 2003 Cochrane review suggested that metformin should be a first-line treatment for infertility in women with PCOS.39 A more recent study confirmed that six months of metformin therapy was more effective than six months of clomiphene therapy for improving fertility in anovulatory, nonobese women with PCOS.8 However, a large randomized trial of more than 600 women found that clomiphene is superior to metformin in achieving live birth in infertile women with PCOS, with no statistical benefit to the addition of metformin to clomiphene.40 Another study also showed no benefit from adding metformin to clomiphene.35 However, two meta-analyses suggested that the combination is better than clomiphene alone.41,42 A more recent study found that, although ovulation rates were better with metformin than with clomiphene, pregnancy rates were similar.43 Finally, two systematic reviews found conflicting results; one suggests metformin does not affect ovulation or pregnancy rates,1 and the other suggests it does.44
Oligomenorrhoea was defined as menstrual cycle length that extended beyond 35 days (day one being the first day of menses). Amenorrhoea was defined as no menstrual period for three to six months or more [19]. This review was focussed on hypothalamic, pituitary and ovarian causes of menstrual irregularity with associated elevated gonadotropins including LH and prolactin and arrested folliculogenesis typically observed in polycystic ovaries. Hyperprolactinaemia is usually considered a unique cause for oligo/amenorrhoea; however in the present case it was included due to the potential co-existence for elevated prolactin, LH and PCOS, [32, 35].
Clomiphene is an ovulation induction agent that has been used and studied in patients with and without PCOS.6–8,15,35,36 Studies have found that letrozole (Femara) regulates ovulation and improves pregnancy rates in women with PCOS6,37,38; however, this use is controversial because the drug is FDA pregnancy category D. It is embryotoxic and fetotoxic in animal studies, and there are no studies in pregnant women.

Excess insulin. Insulin is the hormone produced in the pancreas that allows cells to use sugar, your body's primary energy supply. If your cells become resistant to the action of insulin, then your blood sugar levels can rise and your body might produce more insulin. Excess insulin might increase androgen production, causing difficulty with ovulation.
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