PCOS is ruining my life..

by lindsey
(claremont, CA, US)

Hey there,

I am 24 years old and was diagnosed with PCOS after having emergency removal surgery of one ovary due to ovarian torsion at 11 yrs old. I took all the basic medications prescribed (metformin, spiro, and BCP) but stopped in my teens. I feel as though my case is very unique as I have never heard of any stories from others with PCOS that were quite like mine, which is a very lonely feeling. The hirsutism issues are horrible and depressing and are actually causing me to not be able to move forward with my life. I have never had a natural period- only forced through birth control pills that lasted weeks and were very painful. PCO is seriously the bane of my existence but taking all those medications never sat right with me and doctors have never seemed to care to help me explore more natural options. I would like to try progesterone cream but am unsure how to go about it since my periods are completely absent?? Help!

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Nov 01, 2016
PCOS is ruining my life..
by: Wray

Hi Lindsey I'm sorry to hear about your experiences, most unpleasant. It is possible to reverse PCOS, please see our page on it, hopefully you will get needed information from it.

Take care Wray

Nov 01, 2016
by: Lindsey

Hi Wray,
Thank you for your response. I have read the PCOS page but am still unclear on how often to use progesterone cream as I do not have a cycle. From what I have gathered I should use the cream (250mg- possibly more? Since I feel my symptoms are severe) everyday for 3 months until a natural cycle occurs. Is this correct?

Nov 02, 2016
PCOS is ruining my life
by: Joy

Hi Lindsey

Many find relief after using it every day with no breaks after 3 months, but I have found that it can take anything from 2-6 months before positive results are felt, longer if symptoms are severe which I feel yours are. The suggested amount of between 150-250mg helps many, but you may need to use more Natpro Progesterone Cream, this is something that you will need to experiment with. Try the 250mg per day and see how you get on. As soon as your cycle returns to normal, then and only then can you use the cream by following your cycle, the How to use Progesterone Cream explains how to do this. Progesterone is not an overnight fix, it takes time and patience, if not used correctly, it will not work.

PCOS is caused by oxidative stress and unless the inflammation is dealt with you will always battle. Please consider taking the aminos mentioned on the PCOS page. What is your Vitamin D3 level and have you been tested for Insulin Resistance?

Please read these pages as well as the references:

Estrogen Dominance
How to use Progesterone Cream
Insulin Resistance
Vitamin D3
Menstrual Cycle

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