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    Thank you so much for all of the responses!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Heyside View Post
    Have to agree with BlueLips, acne was one of my biggest signs of pcos. How is your monthly cycle generally do you get a regular af and know you ovulate? Might be worth checking into it even if its just to rule it out.
    My GP thinks it isn't PCOS but haven't had any testing, because my AF is somewhat regular (31-44 days for the last 4 cycles that I've been off the pill) and I don't skip periods. I didn't think I was ovulating but then I had definitely 1 chemical pregnancy and a suspected chem the following month (had a super super faint positive for 1 day then started bleeding), and I had absolutely no symptoms of ovulation those months so I could be ovulating all of these other months when I don't think I am. I have been toying with seeing a different GP just because mine was reluctant to do any testing.

    I would like to get to the bottom of the issue rather than just treating the symptoms, I've tried a million different lotions and potions and benzac wash and cream seemed to help but I'm reluctant to use benzoyl peroxide when potentially pregnant. I tried acupuncture for 1 cycle but I didn't see any improvements in my acne or cycle length and at $80 a week, I couldn't justify continuing to go indefinitely.

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    If it's hormonal though how do you change it? I was told mine goes away when I'm pregnant and breastfeeding but returns again. Nothing I tried worked until I used skincerity. I haven't had a breakout since.

    Good luck finding some answers.

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    Def get tested that's not a very regular cycle mine was every 31-33 days for ages and I still have pcos.

    Need an ultrasound and blood work it can't be diagnosed with just one.

    I also ovulate as fell pregnant first and second try.

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    Only reason I suggest testing is because untreated pcos is so frustrating

    Seeing an endocrinologist was the best thing I ever did

    My GP was always sceptical of my diagnosis because I didn't fit the typical mould

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    If it's hormonal though how do you change it? I was told mine goes away when I'm pregnant and breastfeeding but returns again. Nothing I tried worked until I used skincerity. I haven't had a breakout since.

    Good luck finding some answers.
    Apparently some people are lucky enough to have their hormones regulate after pregnancy. I am not one!

    Mine is ok while pregnant and BF WITHOUT my cycle starting. Once AF came back it all went to hell again.

    Pretty much the pill is the only thing that worked but since I am getting older I would prefer not to use the pill (I used Diane 35 which has higher side effects of clots etc etc).

    I just wanted to explore other options in the hope I can control the hormones more naturally.

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    Default Persistent acne despite eating clean and exercising

    Acne from
    Hormonal imbalance is usually elevated androgens and or insulin I believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    Thank you so much for all of the responses!!




    My GP thinks it isn't PCOS but haven't had any testing, because my AF is somewhat regular (31-44 days for the last 4 cycles that I've been off the pill) and I don't skip periods. I didn't think I was ovulating but then I had definitely 1 chemical pregnancy and a suspected chem the following month (had a super super faint positive for 1 day then started bleeding), and I had absolutely no symptoms of ovulation those months so I could be ovulating all of these other months when I don't think I am. I have been toying with seeing a different GP just because mine was reluctant to do any testing.

    I would like to get to the bottom of the issue rather than just treating the symptoms, I've tried a million different lotions and potions and benzac wash and cream seemed to help but I'm reluctant to use benzoyl peroxide when potentially pregnant. I tried acupuncture for 1 cycle but I didn't see any improvements in my acne or cycle length and at $80 a week, I couldn't justify continuing to go indefinitely.
    It's probably worth getting some testing done. I have regular (30-40 day) cycles and definitely ovulate, but I have PCOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    Thank you so much for all of the responses!!




    My GP thinks it isn't PCOS but haven't had any testing, because my AF is somewhat regular (31-44 days for the last 4 cycles that I've been off the pill) and I don't skip periods. I didn't think I was ovulating but then I had definitely 1 chemical pregnancy and a suspected chem the following month (had a super super faint positive for 1 day then started bleeding), and I had absolutely no symptoms of ovulation those months so I could be ovulating all of these other months when I don't think I am. I have been toying with seeing a different GP just because mine was reluctant to do any testing.

    I would like to get to the bottom of the issue rather than just treating the symptoms, I've tried a million different lotions and potions and benzac wash and cream seemed to help but I'm reluctant to use benzoyl peroxide when potentially pregnant. I tried acupuncture for 1 cycle but I didn't see any improvements in my acne or cycle length and at $80 a week, I couldn't justify continuing to go indefinitely.
    You are TTC aren't you?

    I would get a referral to a FS so they can do the tests and actually listen. Unfortunately with PCOS you can get pregnant naturally or sometimes you can't. Predicting ovulation can be hard. You can have a fairly 'regular' cycle but it sometimes means you don't ovulate correctly etc.

    I started with a scan. I started by confirming my ovaries had PSO.

    Then bloods - all my hormones were wacko. I am not overweight (I easily put weight onto my belly) but had acne, excessive body hair and a few other things that pointed to PCOS.

    I had the choice of changing pills as mine was doing nothing. I took that for a few years so it was the first time I was not in pain for most of my cycle, AF was lighter and actually arrived at the sugar pills lol.

    I have fallen pregnant naturally twice but I had no idea when I ovulate/d and pretty much had cycles of 60-90 days.

    Anyway, try and get a referral. Most GP's have no idea.


 

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