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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Ted View Post
    My diet is pretty much gluten free and no, it doesn't help either. Also have tried dairy free too as that's also supposed to help with the acne - which didn't work.

    Many doctors will treat the symptoms but not the base of the problem unfortunately.
    Damn. I haven't gone gluten free but won't bother if it didn't work for you.

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    I just remembered something from the 'old days' bc.

    I went to a doctor about my acne - must have been about 25 yrs or so. I'd only taken the pill for a year when I was 22 and put on too much weight, lost the weight after going off it but acne and irregular periods remained. He said to me that I had two choices to fix the acne - fall pregnant or go on the pill. I couldn't fall pregnant because my hormones were out of wack...hence the acne. Found out in the last few years that it was just as well I got off the pill as I have a clotting disorder and the pill severely increases the chances of a clot. The doctor did no testing, nothing.

    He was right though - pregnancy did fix the acne problem for me...whilst I was pregnant and a few months post partum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Doctors who haven't kept up on research will tell you that it improves pcos. It's never improved things for me.
    Which ones did you try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrillian View Post
    Which ones did you try?
    I think it was yaz?

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    I found going gluten free helped immensely. That and acupuncture

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    How long do you think the doctors will suggest I wait before they let me try metformin or clomid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    I think it was yaz?
    Did you try any other types?

    I'm only asking as my GP tried me on several different ones when I was around 15. Unfortunately, they didn't work for me - I actually ended up getting my period around 4 times over 6 weeks (1 week on, 3 days off, 1 week on, 2 days off, etc).

    But other friends (SIL included) were lucky enough to find a brand that suited them. Being many moons ago now, I figure there's more out there, with better hormone levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    How long do you think the doctors will suggest I wait before they let me try metformin or clomid?
    Metformin any time, but clomid only if you're actively TTC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrillian View Post
    Metformin any time, but clomid only if you're actively TTC.
    They would want to do testing first though to see where your levels are at.

    MummaK - I think it's interesting about the gluten free. PCOS varies so differently between people that it may very well help some. I'd be interested to know whether it is the gluten part that is helping or the lower-gi diet due to not as many high carb breads, etc. I wonder if they've done any research into it - have you come across anything?

    On a low-gi diet (which is also largely gluten free due to no breads, etc.) I do find that my skin is better but not what I'd expect of a chick my age.

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    Not long now. I'm getting excited😛


 

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