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Board: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 12-01-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 30,281
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Frequent Sexual Feelings - Is this Normal? Please Read

My sex drive used to be through the roof.Since being on Spironolactone and Metformin though,I barely have one at all now.I definitely think women with PCOS can have higher sex drives.It's a shame...
Board: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 12-01-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,495
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Cramps but no period

I also have cramps all the time.I think the cysts on your ovaries can cause it.
Also,Metformin can make you gassy or have diarrhea which can cause cramps too.
What is your dosage of Metformin? My...
Board: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 12-01-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,609
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: PCOS weirdness

Are you taking any medications??
I'm with Simmy,doesn't sound like normal PCOS symptoms to me...
Could possibly be your thyroid.You should have some blood work done.
Board: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 11-29-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,246
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Diagnosed with PCOS - looking for success stories

Hi,sorry you have not had not had any responses.

I have been on Metformin for a few months now,and for me,it absolutely DID get better.At first I had all the same symptoms as you,horrible...
Board: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 11-29-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,065
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: What else do they need??

Okay,this an update for anyone who was curious even though I did not get any responses.

I have been on Metformin since shortly after I posted this.My endo went over my labs and said I definitely...
Board: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 11-29-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,908
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: ashamed! to say i have pcos to friends :'(

I'm a little ashamed too,but not because of not having children.I have a 14 year old. So,clearly at one point my ovaries were working and then decided to stop.
I'm ashamed because people are so...
Board: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 11-29-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,256
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: PCOS = more eggs than someone who doesn't have PCOS?

Right,I'm agreeing with Simmy.
I think it is more because with PCOS we have high testosterone levels and our bodies don't produce enough of the ovulating hormone.I have never heard of us having too...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-29-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,318
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Any advice how NOT to gain weight on L-Thyroxine (Synthroid)?

This was my experience as well. Synthroid does make your appetite increase,but so does your metabolism.So,as long as you don't over do it,you should not gain weight.
I have a slight weight issue...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 11-29-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,253
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Synthroid causing LOW Blood pressure?? Is it possible?

Hi Voltage! This post was over a year ago,but I did indeed find out why my blood pressure was so low.It had nothing to do with the Synthroid.
It turns out I was pregnant,and pregnancy can cause low...
Board: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 08-24-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,844
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Is it really that bad?

They can give you pills to induce a period at least every 3 months if it is something you are concerned about.Some women don't care though and decide to take the risk.




I don't think I have...
Board: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 08-23-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,065
Posted By WhenItRains
What else do they need??

I have gone for a sonogram and it showed cysts consistent with PCOS,and my blood work (FSH and LH) were also consistent with PCOS,yet my doctors have yet to prescribe anything to me. I'm reading all...
Board: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 08-23-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 985
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: help with pcos..new

Well,you are lucky to already be prescribed Metformin.
I have had a positive sonogram and bloodwork and still was told to come back in 3 more weeks and wait for more results.

I think all else...
Board: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 08-23-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 925
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: blood test reveals PCOS, yet ultrasound did not.

A sonogram that is positive for Cysts is not the only method of diagnosing someone as PCOS.Since your blood work showed you have PCOS,they should still treat your symptoms.
I have had a positive...
Board: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 08-23-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,844
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Is it really that bad?

Hi,I'm new to PCOS,but I would say it is a big deal.
For one,it can increase your risk of getting diabetes,which you already have.
Not getting periods at least every 3 months also increases risks...
Board: Sexual Health - General 07-07-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,107
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: wife incapable of intimacy

I agree with rbb...maybe she was sexually abused or something when she was younger.That can really effect a person badly.Some people act out by being overly sexual,but others have trouble with any...
Board: Mental Health 07-07-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Mental Health and it's Consequences

I kinda have the same problems...plus,it's just hard for me to make friends. Although I do have one teenage daughter,I'm glad I don't have more kids cuz it kinda forces you to be around more people....
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-05-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,386
Posted By WhenItRains
What tests to ask for??

So I have an appointment next week for a complete physical.I wanted to ask what tests should I request from my doctor regarding my thyroid? I know a lot of you think TSH is useless.My doctor seems...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-05-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 977
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Newly diagnosed hypothyroid

I think that your symptoms should improve...Although lots of people complain of feeling worse before better sometimes.Hopefully your doctor will raise your dose if you are still feeling bad when it...
Board: Mental Health 07-05-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Mental Health and it's Consequences

I'm sorry you have not gotten to experience that.Relationships are hard too and it is easy to look at them through rose colored glasses as you said.

I know it's hard to meet someone when you have...
Board: Mental Health 07-02-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Mental Health and it's Consequences

The grass is definitely NOT greener.Parents in REAL life don't even get to sleep most of the time cuz babies and toddlers keep them up.So when you rest your head on the pillow,just reassure yourself...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-02-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,683
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Hypo and kidney function

this site says how thyroid and kidney effect each other.http://www.eje-online.org/content/160/4/503.full


In layman's terms,I believe it says that being hypo can effect your creatinine levels and...
Board: Sexual Health - General 07-02-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,152
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Girlfriend Moved In, Now we don't have sex...

Moving in together can be a huge adjustment for some people.
Sounds like new job and new place are effecting her stress levels,and nothing kills sex drive faster then stress.
Sometimes living...
Board: Sexual Health - General 07-02-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,437
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: First time going down, worried now :(

I don't think there is a nice way of telling someone their genitals smell.
I doubt it is a STD though.Sounds like bacterial vaginosis...which is just an imbalance of her vaginal bacteria.It can't...
Board: Mental Health 07-02-2012, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Mental Health and it's Consequences

Sorry no one responded to your post,David.I don't know how old you are,but there is plenty of time to be married and/or have kids.I know you won't believe me,but many married with kids people...
Board: Acne 07-02-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,627
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: What is happening to my skin?!

Sometimes a change in environment can lead to break outs...I don't know where you live normally,but perhaps Africa is hotter and more humid,and that can make break outs worse.Also,since you did stop...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-02-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,683
Posted By WhenItRains
Hypo and kidney function

Hi guys.I posted here a long time ago.I was tested and found to be hypothyroid,but because I was taking melatonin and I read it can alter your TSH I thought maybe I really wasn't so I quit taking my...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-02-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: side effects from synthyoid

Your dose might just need to be adjusted.Are you having any symptoms of too much medication-like,feeling hot,irritated,shaky,anxious,or fast heartbeat?

I started on 25mg of synthroid and was...
Board: Depression 06-12-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 963
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Coming off it all!! How long does this last??

well since no one answered my post I will update for others maybe having the same problem.
I'm starting to feel better now.The kolonipin as needed was making me feel worse I think.It helped in the...
Board: Acne 06-12-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,305
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Mental aspect is preventing eating..

Hey Zombieoutbreak,love the name :)

You should try to comfort yourself by knowing that no medical research has provided any real information that says certain foods will break you out.Not even...
Board: Acne 06-12-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,831
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Large, painful red bumps on skin

A lot of people don't give their acne products time to work though...It can take up to 3 weeks before results can be seen because the product has to bring up all the acne that is beneath the skin...
Board: Acne 06-09-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,912
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: The only thing that cleared my skin completly..

I think it was my undetected thyroid problems which may have damaged my kidneys,but I'm on hormones for it now so I should be okay.They may have damage to them,but I feel fine physically.


I'm...
Board: Acne 06-09-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,831
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Large, painful red bumps on skin

Washing twice a day is not too much if your skin is oily...If your skin is dry,then once a day is probably enough.

Some sunscreen can make break outs worse,so be careful with that.
It's kinda a...
Board: Acne 06-05-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,515
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Cystic acne NIGHTMARE. Please help!

Aw you poor thing! Well,I can tell you,prednisone steroids actually sort of help acne when you first start them,but then the acne usually comes back with a vengeance.So,it is good you are trying to...
Board: Acne 06-05-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,912
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: The only thing that cleared my skin completly..

I found out about my kidney problem before I went on Spiro,and my doctor told me if anything it would help.I guess she was right (in my case anyways) because my next kidney test showed a significant...
Board: Acne 06-05-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,831
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Large, painful red bumps on skin

Stress can DEFINITELY make things worse! It seems like whenever my face was the worst was when I was really stressed...so maybe try to work on your stress load.

Insomnia can make them worse too.If...
Board: Depression 06-04-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 963
Posted By WhenItRains
Unhappy Coming off it all!! How long does this last??

So about two months ago I quit Lexapro.I was down to 10mg a day,and then went to 5mg a day for about a week and quit.My Pdoc said to just quit the 10mg that I didn't need to taper to the 5mg.
The...
Board: Acne 06-04-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,912
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: The only thing that cleared my skin completly..

Skimom,I'm hesitant to think that Spiro caused your daughter's creatinine levels to be high.
I actually had high creatinine levels BEFORE I went on Spiro.Once on it for a few months the levels then...
Board: Acne 06-04-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,275
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Lithium Acne

I'm so sorry,but it probably definitely was the Lithium.It is listed a common side effect for the drug,and other psychotropic drugs can cause acne as well (for me wellbutrin and Lexapro made my acne...
Board: Acne 06-04-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,825
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Need more info about face wash for acne

In my personal experience,salicylic acid is better used as a gel,lotion or serum not to be washed off because it's mechanism of action can't do much in a face wash.It kind of needs to sit on the skin...
Board: Acne 06-04-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,860
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Need help from people who use Fish oil

I have never had fish oil cause break outs,no matter what the brand.I just use whatever is at Walmart (I think it's the Spring Valley brand).I think it is hard to know which vitamins have the most...
Board: Acne 06-04-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,452
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation?

Look for an over the counter treatment with either Salicylic acid,or hydroquinone.Some have both.Hydroquinone works good at fading old red spots.
Board: Acne 06-04-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,831
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Large, painful red bumps on skin

They could be cysts and you are just lucky that they go away instead of coming to a head.I had those for years,but I used to pick at them and make them worse.
You may also want to look into Rosaca.I...
Board: Acne 06-04-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 44,443
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: My acne theory / cure - THIS WORKS

Be real careful supplementing with zinc though.It is very easy to have too much.Zinc can be toxic in large amounts.
Board: Acne 06-04-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,652
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Spironolactone and skin care

I don't think it can.It works by effecting how your body reacts to testosterone,but doesn't actually do anything to your skin.
You should be fine
Board: Parenting Issues 05-14-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,463
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: REDBULL + Children = Bad Parenting?

Well you did not mention in your original post the child drinks 5-6 monster drinks a day...you said it was New Year's eve and they were pretending it was alcohol.

I do not think 5-6 energy drinks...
Board: Acne 04-10-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,734
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Something that may help!

Oh yeah,and taking Omega 3 supplements and all of the B vitamins help as well :)
Board: Sexual Health - Women 04-10-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,582
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Is my vagina... normal?

It's definitely not like those commercials where they say, "It's so comfortable you can't even feel em". After a while you kinda get used to the feeling,but I prefer pads anyway.
I have to agree...
Board: Divorce & Separation 04-04-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,333
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Not sure how to feel

Hi...do you still really love him? Is there any way to get him into counseling with you? It seems like this other woman is influencing his feelings since he didn't mention divorce before.
If there...
Board: Depression 04-03-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,254
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: Vitamin/Supplements for Depression

Melatonin is actually NOT recommended for people with depression.The bottle I had even had a warning saying it could make depression worse for some people.
Serotonin does the opposite of...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 04-02-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By WhenItRains
Re: In need of advice/information

I would find a new pediatrician...I can't believe they prescribed a child melatonin! Melatonin is dangerous,especially when taken for long periods of time.It is NOT just a sleep aid,it is a HORMONE....
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