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Re: PCOS treatments

Re: PCOS treatments

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Posted by Jennifer on January 05, 2000 at 10:10:39:

In Reply to: PCOS treatments posted by Deborah on January 04, 2000 at 16:19:49:

: Hi everyone, I am 19, and have had PCOS since I was 16, but the doctor neglected to tell me. I just found out about six months ago that I have it, and have only been treated like I should by an Army doctor. (Husband is military) Now I am seeing a navy doctor. My army doctor told me that I might have endometriosis, and when I told my navy doc this he just looked at me and said that instead of doing anything surgically that they were going to have me stop my periods for awhile and see if that worked with the pain. I was online and saw that they are now using metaformin and troglitazone to treat it and was wondering if anyone had used it. I don't really want to be giving myself shots everyday, so if someone has take it could you answer a few questions for me.

: 1- Is is injectibles or pills?
: 2- What are the side effects?
: 3- Is it working for you.

: Thanks.

Deborah,

Sorry to hear that you too have pcos. I found out about mine close to 2 years ago. I have not been on the new drugs out, but I too am anxious to hear what is happening for women on them. Whenever I have asked my doctors about them, they just tell me they don't have any reason to believe these drugs work. I am desperate to find some relief. It is strange that your doctor had the same response to you as mine did - this is mostly why I am replying to you. Mine also told me that I probably have endometriosis. I had surgery last year to see how bad the endometriosis was, and to our surprise there was nothing visible. The problem is I still have pain, in my right ovary. My doctor told me the endometriosis may be inside the ovary, and that the next step would be to have the injections to stop my period- like what your doctor said. I also don't want these injections. My questions to you are:
1. You mentioned pain,where is it? Is it a very centralized pain, or is it all over.
2. Have you asked your doctor about the other medications people are on?
3. Have you had the weight gain, and hair growth others have had? I have had some weight gain, but not the extent the other women have had. I have had no abnormal hair growth.
If you find out anything more about the drugs please let me know, as I will for you. You can reply to me at JSchell3@aol.com take care and good luck.



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