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Posted by Samantha Lawrence on February 18, 2019 at 12:37am 0 Comments

So I just joined, really because I want to share my experience because it might help someone and in the meantime, this might also act as therapy for me. I wouldn't say I am sad about my PCOS right now but it is causing me a lot of uncertainty as I get more into my adult years and begin the process of finding someone I can start a family with and share this crazy ride.

So, I guess I'll start when I first got my "period." I was in like the 7th grade, so around 13ish. I didn't really…


I Need Input!!

Posted by Brooke Hancock on February 9, 2019 at 12:27pm 1 Comment

I was diagnosed with PCOS a couple of weeks ago. A weird symptom that I am having is nausea. I am pretty regularly nauseous. It is almost like having morning sickness, but im 100% not pregnant. Does anyone else have this issue, and if so, what do you do that helps? I have tried a few nausea medicines but I feel like I can't live the rest of my life popping nausea pills several times a day. Any advice would be much appreciated! 


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2019 PCOS Advocacy Day

Be a part of history on Mach 6-7th. Join PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association for the second annual PCOS Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.

PCOS Advocacy Day is a two-day PCOS Challenge event in Washington, D.C. where the country's leading PCOS patient advocates, supporters, celebrities, healthcare providers, researchers, community and industry partners unite on Capitol Hill to meet with members of the U.S. Congress to urge them to increase federal funding for PCOS research and to support policies that improve quality of care and health outcomes for individuals with PCOS.

This two-day event is an opportunity to:
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  2. Educate members of Congress about PCOS;
  3. Make the case for why more must be done now to advance PCOS research and care

PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association is planning its event calendar for 2019. If you would like to help bring more PCOS programs to your area and be the first to know about upcoming PCOS Challenge conferences, walks and advocacy events, please fill out our program request form.


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Welcome to PCOS Challenge

PCOS — Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects up to 15% of 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 50,000 Women in the Fight Against PCOS

PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization advancing the cause for women and girls with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, serving over 50,000 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 Katie on Thursday. 51 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

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Femara success stories?

Started by Samantha Drabner in Medications for PCOS. Last reply by Rebecca Janiece Seale Jan 31. 10 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 Alyssa Feb 10. 9 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 Lauren A Morris Feb 6, 2017. 7 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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