Thank you so much for all of the responses!!
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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26-03-2016 16:10 #31
26-03-2016 16:28 #32
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.
26-03-2016 18:23 #33
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.
26-03-2016 18:33 #34
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
26-03-2016 18:33 #35Senior Member
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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.
26-03-2016 18:34 #36
Persistent acne despite eating clean and exercising
Hormonal imbalance is usually elevated androgens and or insulin I believe
26-03-2016 18:35 #37
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26-03-2016 18:49 #38Senior Member
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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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