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Hello all- my story and could use advice

Posted by Jennifer MacDonald on February 29, 2016 at 12:46pm 3 Comments

My name is Jenn.  I have had PCOS since I was 15 so about 21 years.  I have every symptom and awful side effect listed when it comes to PCOS.  I had infertility and had IVF and have had my tubes removed and my right ovary.  It's been a very rough road for me.  I got pregnant with twins from IVF but ended up having incomplitent cervix at 25 weeks and delivered my beautiful son and daughter.  They both passed.  I waited about a year to try again and now have a beautiful daughter.  I had a lot…



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Surviving Divorce, PCOS and Infertility

Divorce and Fertility Coach Kristen Darcy discusses the various aspects of divorce and how to survive the process and aftereffects intact. PCOS View More

Healthy Eating on the Go with PCOS

Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Martha McKittrick discusses how to eat healthy "on the go" with PCOS. PCOS View More

PCOS Diva / PCOS Chalelnge Confidence Grant

PCOS Challenge and PCOS Diva announce Confidence Grant to help girls and women with hair and skin issues related to polycystic ovary syndrome. PCOS View More


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PCOS Awareness Symposium 2016 - Philadelphia

The PCOS Awareness Symposium in Philadelphia was absolutely amazing! Thank you to all our sponsors and the nearly 500 patients and healthcare professionals who attended. Learn more at http://pcoschallenge.org/symposium

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Surviving Divorce, PCOS and Infertility

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Kristen Darcy
Fertility and
Divorce Coach

Kristen Darcy is an award winning author, divorce and fertility coach. She helps individuals facing a divorce and those
challenged with infertility. Kristen speaks at workshops and conferences around the country. She has been highlighted in national publications and broadcast media including NBC’s
The Today Show, Woman’s World magazine, PBS’ Health Week and The Boston Globe.

Kristen’s latest support offering is the Divorcing With Grace downloadable MP3 program. Kristen is the author of Love & Infertility: Survival Strategies for Balancing Infertility, Marriage and Life, the recipient of RESOLVE'S 2009 Hope Award for Best Book, and Girlfriend To Girlfriend: A Fertility Companion. Learn More

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PCOS Diva/PCOS Challenge Confidence Grant
The PCOS Diva/PCOS Challenge Confidence Grant was created to help women and girls struggling with hair and skin issues related to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. The grants are awarded in amounts up to $500 per individual to assist with the costs associated with dermatology treatments, laser hair removal or electrolysis. LEARN MORE.

Welcome to PCOS Challenge

PCOS — Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects one in 10 women, yet most people are uninformed about the condition. PCOS is a genetic, hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder that can lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infertility and endometrial cancer. PCOS is the leading cause of infertility and the most common endocrine disorder in younger women. There is no cure for PCOS; therefore it is a life-long condition, and people need to be informed about managing PCOS and all the symptoms associated with it.

The best way to manage PCOS is to mentally prepare ourselves for life-long behavioral changes and adjust our lives so that we are living the healthiest way possible. That is what the PCOS Challenge will do for us. The PCOS Challenge is a program that brings women with PCOS together to support each other in the difficult journey to turning our lives around and trying to reverse PCOS.


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Join Over 35,000 Women in the Fight Against PCOS

PCOS Challenge, Inc. is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization advancing the cause for women and girls with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, serving over 35,000 members. We touch the lives of women with PCOS and their supporters each year through cable television and radio programming, online and offline support groups, and education and awareness initiatives. Since our programs began in 2009, we've helped many women find answers that have helped them overcome their struggles with infertility, weight gain, anxiety and depression and reduce their risk for life-threatening related conditions.


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Femara success stories?

Started by Samantha Drabner in Medications for PCOS. Last reply by Shacheal Smith Apr 20. 3 Replies

On second month of Femara. My blood test for the first month showed I ovulated. So hopefully I can get pregnant.


Started by Kara Robertson in Introductions. Last reply by Annette Apelu Apr 1. 3 Replies

Hello, my name is Kara and i was diagnosed with PCOS about 3 months ago. I have struggled with this diagnosis and still now i have not accepting it. It was along process before i was diagnosed and…Continue

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New to this whole thing...literally.

Started by Kirstie Hunt in Motivation. Last reply by Kirstie Hunt Apr 14. 5 Replies

I started taking anti depressants about 3 years ago, and then was finally diagnosed with pcos a year ago after being told over and over by my doctor it wasn't that on top of everything else. Well,…Continue

New here

Started by Kelsie Poff in Depression and Mental Health with PCOS. Last reply by Tiera Apr 1. 7 Replies

Hi all! I am new here!! Thought I was struggling alone


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