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Hello all- my story and could use advice

Posted by Jennifer MacDonald on February 29, 2016 at 12:46pm 4 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 Weekend 2016 - Atlanta

PCOS Challenge, Inc. and Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority will be holding PCOS Awareness Weekend 2016 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The weekend’s events at Georgia Tech will include the fourth annual South Regional PCOS Awareness Symposium in Atlanta on Saturday, September 24th and the eight annual Bolt for PCOS 5K Run Walk on Sunday, September 25th.
The PCOS Awareness Symposium is the largest event in the country dedicated to polycystic ovary syndrome and features some of the world’s leading experts on PCOS and related conditions.
The Bolt for PCOS 5K Run/Walk is hosted by Omega Phi Alpha National Service Sorority benefiting PCOS Challenge, Inc. Proceeds from the Bolt for PCOS race will go toward PCOS research, health screenings, grants, education and support programs, as well as increasing awareness and public support for those with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Women with PCOS Have Been Getting a "Sour Deal"

Women and girls with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have been receiving a "sour deal." The condition affects 1-in-10 women and can have serious health consequences. Millions of women and girls with PCOS are still going undiagnosed, untreated and unsupported. PCOS is one of the most common human disorders, yet it is one of the most neglected areas of health. Many women with PCOS struggle for years undiagnosed or ill-equipped to address the mental, emotional and physical issues that scar their social development and leave them exposed to numerous life-threatening related diseases.
Even with PCOS affecting millions of lives and families and the serious health consequences, PCOS awareness and support organizations, receive less than 0.1% of the government, corporate, foundation, and community funding that other major health conditions receive. Our vision is that PCOS is treated as a public health priority. PCOS research is also grossly underfunded, stifling advances. Currently, less than 0.1% of NIH grant funding goes toward PCOS research. It is time that this change!
The #LemonFaceChallenge for #PCOS was created by advocate PCOSGurl to promote PCOS awareness and to help raise funds to support PCOS awareness, education, support and research programs.

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Highlights: 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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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.

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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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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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Started by Chelsea McClean in Hair and Skin Issues with PCOS. Last reply by Sylvia Cunningham Hernandez on Monday. 34 Replies

I have been diagnosed with PCOS a few months back, it came to my attention because I have a lot of dark facial hair and also hair everywhere else! This is so embarrassing and has got me really down,…Continue

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 Kelly Jo Smith Jun 2. 4 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


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