High levels of androgens. Androgens are sometimes called "male hormones," although all women make small amounts of androgens. Androgens control the development of male traits, such as male-pattern baldness. Women with PCOS have more androgens than normal. Higher than normal androgen levels in women can prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg (ovulation) during each menstrual cycle, and can cause extra hair growth and acne, two signs of PCOS.
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?
^ Jump up to: a b Nafiye Y, Sevtap K, Muammer D, Emre O, Senol K, Leyla M (2010). "The effect of serum and intrafollicular insulin resistance parameters and homocysteine levels of nonobese, nonhyperandrogenemic polycystic ovary syndrome patients on in vitro fertilization outcome". Fertil. Steril. 93 (6): 1864–9. doi:10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.12.024. PMID 19171332.
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

More powerful and expensive imaging methods such as computed tomography (CT scan) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can also detect cysts, but they are generally reserved for situations in which other conditions that may cause related symptoms, such as ovarian or adrenal gland tumors are suspected. CT scans require X-rays and sometimes injected dyes, which can be associated with some degree of complications in certain patients.
If these standard treatments don’t work, your doctor may recommend in vitro fertilization (IVF). Your egg is fertilized by your partner’s sperm in a lab, then transferred to your uterus to implant and grow. Your doctor may also recommend a surgical procedure called ovarian “drilling”. Lasers, or a very thin, heated needle, are used to pierce several holes in the surface of your ovary, which improves the chances of successful ovulation for about six to eight months. This is specifically effective for women with PCOS since the outer surface of the ovaries can become extra thick, interfering with the natural process of ovulation.
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Los andrógenos son un tipo de hormona (mensajero químico del cuerpo); a menudo se denominan hormonas “masculinas”, pero el cuerpo de la mujer también produce y usa algunas de estas hormonas. Las niñas y las mujeres con PCOS generalmente tienen niveles más elevados de andrógenos de lo normal. Estas elevaciones pueden ocasionar ciertos cambios en el cuerpo como:

Other pharmacological treatments have attempted to lower IR. Vitamin D has been shown to decrease HOMA-IR despite a lack of change in hyperandrogenism in young, obese PCOS women[99]. Animal studies have demonstrated that treatment with glycyrrhizic acid affecting lipoprotein lipase activity decreases serum insulin and HOMA-IR[100]. Although oral contraceptive pills positively affect hyperandrogenism, they have little to no effect on glucose metabolism by OGTT[101]. Long term oral contraceptive pill use may have some limited benefit in IR but data are limited[102]. A 6 mo course of oral contraceptive pill treatment in adolescent obese PCOS women has demonstrated some improvement in IR[103].


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.
Treatments for hirsutism in women with PCOS are similar to those in women without PCOS, such as patients with idiopathic hirsutism. There are many nonpharmacologic treatment options, including electrolysis, waxing, bleaching, plucking, depilatory creams (a form of hair removal that dissolves the hair), thermolysis (use of heat), and laser therapy. Several medications have been studied for the treatment of hirsutism in women with PCOS. First-line agents include spironolactone (Aldactone)22,23,28–30 and metformin,13,16,20,22,31–33 as well as eflornithine (Vaniqa) for facial hirsutism.9
Studies have attempted for years to show an advantage to metformin for ovulation induction and as an adjunct to more advanced fertility treatments. In ovulatory PCOS women metformin was associated with improved serum and follicular fluid AMH levels as well as insulin values; these changes were not seen in anovulatory PCOS women[71]. Despite the demonstration of negative effects of IR on reproductive outcome, the vast majority of evidence does not show improvement in live birth rates when metformin is used strictly for fertility[72], although treatment does improve ovulatory status[72,73].

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]
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.
A veces, los médicos recetan medicamentos para tratar el síndrome de ovario poliquístico. Al principio, el médico puede recetar anticonceptivos orales para ayudar a equilibrar las concentraciones hormonales en el organismo y regular el ciclo menstrual. Los anticonceptivos orales también pueden ayudar a controlar el acné y el crecimiento excesivo del vello en algunas chicas, pero no funcionan en todos los casos.
Simple calorie-burning mga gawain tulad ng paglalakad, paglangoy o pagbibisikleta ay maaaring maging kapaki-pakinabang masyadong. Ang mga gawaing ito ay maaaring makatulong sa iyo na malaglag off labis na timbang. Ito rin ay nagtataguyod ng pagiging sensitibo sa insulin. Basta ilagay sa isip na hindi resort sa mga gawain na maaaring maging sanhi ng labis na pilay sa iyong katawan at / o pagkaubos.
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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.
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.  

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.

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.

FAQ121: Designed as an aid to patients, this document sets forth current information and opinions related to women’s health. The information does not dictate an exclusive course of treatment or procedure to be followed and should not be construed as excluding other acceptable methods of practice. Variations, taking into account the needs of the individual patient, resources, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice, may be appropriate.

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

Hi dok bru . kailan ko LNG po nalaman na may pcos ako ng mag patingin ako sa doctor 3 buwan po kase akong di dinatnan tas nag kasakit po kase ako dun ko LNG po napag pasyahan na mag patingin sa ob gyn na ultrasound po ako at lumabas po sa resulta ng ultrasound ko na may pcos ako . binigyan po ako ng pampa regla 10 days ko po ininom hanggang sa mag ka roon na ako at nung datnan na po ako almost 2weeks po akong meron tas bumalik po ako sa ob gyn as doctor na pinag konsultahan ko kse nga po almost 2weeks po akong may period then binigyan po ako ng pampatigil after ko pong mainom young gamot nag stop na po ang mens ko. At sabe po ng doctor ko bumalik ako pag tumigil na ang period ko pero di na po ako naka balik para sa next na check up ko sabe po reresetahan ako ng gamot for 6 months na gamutan pero di pa po ako naka balik for follow check up ngayun jan. 12 2016 ko po nalaman na may pcos ako . 20 year old pa LNG ako. Ano po ba mang yayari kung hanggang ngayun di po ako nag pupunta sa ob ko . ano po ang maipapayo nyo saken. Ellaine
In some cases, a woman doesn’t make enough of the hormones needed to ovulate. When ovulation doesn’t happen, the ovaries can develop many small cysts. These cysts make hormones called androgens. Women with PCOS often have high levels of androgens. This can cause more problems with a woman’s menstrual cycle. And it can cause many of the symptoms of PCOS.
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.
Fasting insulin level or GTT with insulin levels (also called IGTT). Elevated insulin levels have been helpful to predict response to medication and may indicate women needing higher dosages of metformin or the use of a second medication to significantly lower insulin levels. Elevated blood sugar and insulin values do not predict who responds to an insulin-lowering medication, low-glycemic diet, and exercise. Many women with normal levels may benefit from combination therapy. A hypoglycemic response in which the two-hour insulin level is higher and the blood sugar lower than fasting is consistent with insulin resistance. A mathematical derivation known as the HOMAI, calculated from the fasting values in glucose and insulin concentrations, allows a direct and moderately accurate measure of insulin sensitivity (glucose-level x insulin-level/22.5).[citation needed]
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