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Old 05-31-2007, 05:45 AM   #1
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hello all,,


I am sure others on this board have experienced facial hairs at sometime or still do. Of course i have been told its a symptom of PCOS. Be that as it may, i have been getting it very bad worse than ever in my life on chin and upper lip. Lately, i have noticed on the lip that the hairs are all coming in under the surface and look like black heads. this is very up setting, as i cant pull them out and it is becoming obvious. is this just me? or has anyone else ever had that? also, if you have had it what can you do to elminate them.

i have been covering it up with makeup and now do not want to even leave my house.

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Old 05-31-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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I have this too! It's sooo annoying! The hair above my lip isn't so bad, but the chin hair is the worse! I literally have to tweeze every day, and I find that i have that same problem with the blackheads. It's like I can see where there is a hair trying to grow but it's too deep to pluck it out with tweezers

The only thing that has really helped me is going to the spa and getting it waxed, but you have to let it grow a little bit and I'm like you, I don't want to leave the house if I've got hair issues! But I will say...having my chin hair waxed was like the best feeling in the world for a couple of days...no stubble, just smooth skin! LOL

Hopefully some other posters out there will have more advice. I do feel your pain though

 
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:27 AM   #3
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I have the same problem, especially with the pesky chin ones. What I do until I can get my lip and chin waxed is bleach the hair. You can still see the hair, but it looks a bit finer and not so noticeable. That is what the person that waxes me told me to do and I must say I am not quite as embarassed anymore.

Terry

 
Old 06-01-2007, 03:15 PM   #4
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You guys are not alone, and I feel the same way about being embarassed to leave the house unless my face is hair free. I wish there was something we could do that is affordable for everyone to get rid of facial hair. I feel like I spend hours every week to get rid of it, and then it only stays away for a very small amount of time. I feel sorry for my husband sometimes that he has to look at me like this at times, although he is wonderful and assures me that he still loves me, but it is hard to feel feminine and lovely like every woman wants when you have to deal with this, believe me, I have even cried over it...

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Old 06-02-2007, 12:51 PM   #5
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Lucy,

I understand completely. Between that, the weight gain and emotions all over the place I rarely go out anymore. About all my husband do anymore is occasionally go out to eat and even then he has to force me. I do not want people to see me like this.

Terry

 
Old 06-02-2007, 05:35 PM   #6
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Sometimes it feels like I'm alone in the world with this problem, nice to know I'm not , and also sad that others deal with this too. Other than my infertility, this has been the most difficult part of PCOS for me, sometimes I don't even feel like a woman, and I know others must talk about it, because it is noticeable, and even if it is pitying me rather than making fun of me it really bothers me.

 
Old 06-03-2007, 03:53 PM   #7
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Lucy,

I understand completely. It is nice to be able to come here and actually to speak to others that have experienced this as well though you wish no one would have to go through it. I hate the pitying stares as well. Everytime I step out, either to the store, or even to a doctors appt you see those staring at you out of the corner of their eyes with either looks of disgust or pity. It makes me so dang mad. I have made comments to them like "take a picture it might last longer" and they look away. I know it is childish but it makes me feel a bit better at least for a little while.

Just remember you are not alone in this and if you ever need to talk just get on here.

Terry

 
Old 06-03-2007, 05:11 PM   #8
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Hello all,

Thanks to everyone who answered my post. I am starting to feel very depressed. I do not know what to do. I have to get rid of this hair. I do not understand why the hair would grow that way,never had that problem before. it has always been pluckable. Alot of people are saying i see nothing on your lip, but when i am in a mirror i see alot of tiny black dots. i am now covering it up with makeup,hoping it helps to conceal it. Im at the point i am digging under skin to pull it out. i have tried taking a warm shower to open up the pores,lotion,everything. nothing is geting the hair out. i cant take it. i hav enever told my husband about this. i am afraid he wouldnt love me anymore.

i am gonna go to sleep this day is over

thanks again

 
Old 06-04-2007, 08:21 PM   #9
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I used laser and it cost me $500 for five treatments worth every dime..Of course i have to get a few touch ups in the future...

 
Old 06-10-2007, 05:47 PM   #10
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I used laser and it cost me $500 for five treatments worth every dime..Of course i have to get a few touch ups in the future...

Hey there,

just wondering how did you find the clinic you went to? Were you referred or did you just take a chance with one? I am not sure how to go about finding one that is really good. I live in IL and i kniow there are thousands of them around.

thanks,
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:55 AM   #11
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I have thought about the laser. My problem is the hirutism is on my neck and appears overnight. I can't pluck it often due to the fact that I am not a contortinist and don't have periscope eyes. Sometimes hubbby helps but he pulls by the ends not the roots and it hurts! My husband's pcp is a laser hair removal expert but I am embarrased to see him for the condition. I also don't know if I can handle letting it grow between treatments. I have tried threading with some success.

 
Old 06-14-2007, 05:23 PM   #12
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Are you taking any meds to treat PCOS/hirituism?

 
Old 06-14-2007, 06:54 PM   #13
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Hey all,

Just thought i would update you guys on my results from some blood work i had done. i seen dr yesterday and was told my tetesterone is high and so is dhea. then she said its possible i have a tumor on my adrenal glands. she said you are not diabetic so you dont have pcos,and then i basically started to cry when i heard her mention benign and malignant. so now i have to go for a cat scan of the stomach next week....

basically, i feel like life is over after reading about adrenal tumors. if its cancerous you have 13-36 months to live for some reason its rare and surgery and radiation can only grab so much of it..this great i am 25 yrs old and going to die. i am negative because i asked her if this comes back normal, would there be another cause for the levels to be up, and she said no, it would only be from a tumor...so i guess i wasnt expecting to hear that.

take care,
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:55 AM   #14
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Aries - take a deep breath, I have PCOS and do NOT have diabetes not do I have any tumors. I would seek a second opinion if I were you.

Additionally I have high testerone and Dhea.

My husband has an undiagnosed tumor on his adrenal glands and was diagnosed 20 years later. The tumor has shrunk on his own and though there are a few defeciets, tired all the time and depression it was NOT A DEATH SENTENCE.

Good luck and please keep us posted.

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Old 06-17-2007, 11:17 PM   #15
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Aries........you need another doctor!!! Just because you do not have Diabetes does not mean that you don't have PCOS. Not every PCOS woman has PCOS.

If you aren't already, you should see a specialist about this. A Reproductive Endocrinologist would absolutely be your best bet, especially if you want children (if you don't already have any). They specialize in hormonal syndromes such as PCOS as well as infertility issues if and when you decide on children.

I myself have Diabetes, but I know of many women who have PCOS and do not.

Please, get another opinion, from someone who specializes in it. If this doctor claims to specialize in PCOS, then he/she is a horrible doctor who has no clue what he/she is doing!!!

 
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