pcos (polycystic ovaries) and depression/anxiety

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   Posted 10/4/2005 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
hello.  I have recently (yesterday) been told I have PCOS.  Can you tell me how this makes you feel, if you have it? 
I have not had many physical symptoms, but lots of anxiety, depression, dizziness (up and down).  Is this normal? 
Dr has given me a prescritions for CYPROTERONE ACETATE. I think this levels hormones a bit, is this right?  Goodness, I hope it starts to help!!! 
Any advice PLEASE?

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   Posted 10/4/2005 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had pcos for along time now. I was diagnosed when I was 15. I am 34 now. Back then they really didn't see it as a problem. I know better. It is terrible. As long as I can remember I have been a little depressed and anxious at times. I have always had to worry about my weight. It took forever to get pregnant. I only had a period about maybe or 4 times a year ( that was the only plus). Most of my problems started after I had my only child ( I haven't had a period since, 9 yrs now). My main problem that resulted from pcos is hirisutism. I became extremely hairy. But the older I get the more depressed I get. I really never have been on any medicines. They gave me birth control, but that always made me so sick. I don't think that every one's problem is as bad as mine, but I really hope that they do more research and come up with a better medicine, besides hormones. If you here of anything let me know, please.

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   Posted 10/5/2005 5:07 AM (GMT -6)   

keenie, have you seen a dr recently about your PCOS?  research seems to be going well and new pills coming out all the time.  maybe you should ask now about whats available.  some people talk about Clomid and Merformin (for ovulation?) and others are offered hormone blocking pills.  I think my pills block the amount of testosterone that i produce.  I think that is a problem with PCOS.  Although Im new to this and only found out a few days ago, so im not sure about it all yet!


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   Posted 6/20/2007 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
My daughter has had menstruation problems for years. Missed periods for months, then bled soheavy for months, and very, very irritable with PMS. Her moods can turn for the worst sometimes that this nice girl becomes the devil. I knew something was wrong with her. she went for so many tests and bloodtests because she actually listened to me.

After all her tests a year ago, she just had a major flow, and got more tests. Found out yesterday she has pcos. can people with pcos have huge mood swings? she also suffers from depression and anxiety, on and off. She can be the sweetest thing, and then turn ugly.

God bless her non married significant other. If he can tolerate his moods, he has to be a good guy.

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   Posted 8/14/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone,
I am just discovering these forums and I think that they are great. I was diagnosed with PCOS about 1.5 years ago. It has very hard for me to accept this as I so badly want to be a mother ASAP. I have a lot of the same symptoms as you all have discribed. I have severe mood swings and anxiety that always follows with it. I also just discovered that PCOS most of the time can go hand in hand with Hyper or Hypothyroidism.  the doctor has just recently found a lump on my throat and when I started reading more about it it mentioned PCOS and infertility. Does anyone else have a history of thyroid problems. Or any advice?
My husband and I are trying to have a family and I am finding it very stressful whenever my period is due. The minute my period is late by one day I get a pregnancy test and it is lways negative. Now I cry whenver I see a baby or watch one on t.V
Help with any suggestions on how to cope?

Frustrated and sad shakehead

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   Posted 8/19/2008 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Muffingirl

I wonder if your doctor has suggested metformin and clomid?  My dil had similar problems to what I am reading here.  Not mood swings so much, but thyroid/ovulation issues.  She was lucky if she had 3 periods a year.  Her doc sent her to an OBGYN, he put her on metformin and clomid.  It took 5 months, but she and my son managed to conceive, and now are the parents of a beautiful baby boy.

Just thought I would throw that out there. 

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   Posted 8/19/2008 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Vikki1975

I hope you feel better on this med.  It is not one I know much about but it looks like others here have.

I just wanted to lend my support.



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   Posted 9/27/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all!

I was recently diagnosed with PCOS and am currently trying to get pregnant. I just started 50MG of Clomid and was wondering if anyone had some advice to give me on this whole process...

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   Posted 9/27/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

I am not familiar with pcos, but I wanted to welcome you to the forum. I am sure that there is somebody who knows about this and they will respond.

In the meantime we are here to support you the best way that we can.

Best wishes,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 9/28/2009 4:36 AM (GMT -6)   
hi jamie here, yeah i am a bloke, 2 gf had this. 1 so bad that she had pcoc. yes, not just the syndrome but the cancer, had a histerectomy at 23. my partner who passed away had pcos, yes no periods, although once she bled so badly i had to call an ambulance. yes it certainly causes definate fluctuations. hoping new treatments work for you ladies. you certainly have my compassion. jamie

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   Posted 9/28/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
This was like four years ago so I am a little interested and hoping that this woman is doing ok
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