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Forum: Medications 05-02-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,136
Posted By melinda244
Update on my Mirena IUD

It's been a few years since my last update.....still no problems with the Mirena, and it's doing what its supposed to be doing, shedding my lining and keeping cancer away. I haven't had any problems...
Forum: Medications 05-02-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 17,604
Posted By melinda244
PCOS Specialists

For anyone in or near to Pittsburgh area, Dr. Sanfilippo is my PCOS Specialist....AWESOME Dr., and hewas just ranked among the BEST DR'S in Pittsburgh for 2013...he's well deserving. I've been under...
Forum: Lifestyle - Diet and Exercise 08-05-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 45,733
Posted By melinda244
Count me in......here are my goals: 1) My main...

Count me in......here are my goals:

1) My main goal is to stick to my "Carb Addict Diet" - eating 90% veges and proteins during the day, and an even portion of Carbs, Veges and Protein for dinner....
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By melinda244
Sorry for all your problems. There has been...

Sorry for all your problems. There has been research done on PCOS and links to Bi-polar and other mental conditions.....remember that PCOS disrupts hormones. I can't tell you exactly where you can...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 846
Posted By melinda244
Welcome to the group!

Welcome to the group!
Forum: Medications 08-03-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,136
Posted By melinda244
Thanks everyone

So far so good with the Mirena IUD, at least as far as I can tell. The first 5-6 months, I got a period regularly but none since. I follow-up with my PCOS Specialist soon, so I'll check in then about...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 768
Posted By melinda244
Kidney/bladder complications

Hi All,

I'm not sure if these problems are directly related to PCOS, but I do know that Urinary Tract Infections are often common with PCOS'ers. Anyway, on top of PCOS and Insulin Resistant..I...
Forum: Pennsylvania 09-10-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,830
Posted By melinda244
For Western PA PCOS'ers

For Western PA'ers, Magee Women's Hospital is where I go once or twice a year. It's a drive, but well worth the effort. I see Dr. Sanfilippo, and he also has a few other offices outside of Pittsburgh...
Forum: Medications 09-10-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,136
Posted By melinda244
Mirena IUD

So after years of playing around with different medicine combinations to try to get me to have a period, it looks like I'm going to have a Mirena IUD (5 yr birth control basically) implanted,...
Forum: Lifestyle - Diet and Exercise 09-10-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 550
Posted By melinda244
Carbohyrate Addicts diet (CAD)

Hi All,

I'm about to start the "Carbohyrate Addicts diet" (CAD), which is to help regulate your insulin, etc.... Anybody ever try it and if so, have you had any luck? problems? Here's more info if...
Forum: Alternative Therapies and Supplements 03-18-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By melinda244
Thanks for the info Nina!!

Thanks for the info Nina!!
Forum: Alternative Therapies and Supplements 03-10-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By melinda244
Niacin

Has anyone tried Niacin? My doctor recently recommended it as it helps metabolism as well as heart and nervous system health. Let me know your experience with it.
Forum: Alternative Therapies and Supplements 09-06-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,665
Posted By melinda244
I found a little info on these on...

I found a little info on these on womenshealthmatters.com:

Surgical treatments for PCOS are intended to reduce a woman’s level of androgens and restore her menstrual cycle. Although these surgeries...
Forum: Pennsylvania 09-05-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,155
Posted By melinda244
State College area

Hi All,
I'm in Clearfield, about 45 minutes west of State College. Maybe we can get a group together and meet in State College(or elsewhere) occassionally for lunch.

Melinda
Forum: Alternative Therapies and Supplements 09-03-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,665
Posted By melinda244
Ovarian Drilling or Wedging

Hi All,

After years of trying medications and mixes of medications (Ex. Metformin and Actos), and still not having a period, my doctor has recommended that we check in to Ovarian Drilling or...
Forum: Medications 09-03-2009, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By melinda244
In addition to the above mentioned tips, skip...

In addition to the above mentioned tips, skip fast food places with burgers and pasta. Also, at home, skip enriched pasta and breads. Diet is a HUGE key to being successful with Metformin. Overall,...
Forum: Medications 09-03-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By melinda244
Metformin

If you're on 2000 mg a day, you really need to break it up....maybe 1500 at night, and then the other 500 at night. I was on 2000 mg/daily for about a year. The other biggie is to watch what you...
Forum: Medications 06-22-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By melinda244
Actos

Hi All,

I know there are others of you out there taking Actos. What has been your experience? About how long after starting Actos did you start having periods regularly or wasn't this affected?...
Forum: Alternative Therapies and Supplements 06-22-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,638
Posted By melinda244
I'm about to try it myself......let me know how...

I'm about to try it myself......let me know how you do with it, and I'll do the same.

Melinda
Forum: General Announcements 05-29-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,599
Posted By melinda244
PCOSA Auction - Ambassadors needed

Position Description Below:
Solicit and manage donations of goods and services for PCOSA’s 2007 Awareness Auction, to be held September 1-28, 2008.

Reports to:
PCOSA Awareness Auction...
Forum: General Announcements 05-19-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,599
Posted By melinda244
Volunteering with PCOSA in your Community

Did you know that you can help spread the word about PCOS to your community members, friends and family? Become a PCOS Ambassador in your community.

Do you:
- Enjoy working with people...
Forum: Medications 11-14-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By melinda244
Exactly......I've found that I get a LOT further...

Exactly......I've found that I get a LOT further by doing the resarch myself, and then discussing in greater detail with the doctor. PCOS is still unknown territory for a lot of doctors, so the...
Forum: Medications 11-14-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By melinda244
Diet and exercise do play a LARGE part of coping...

Diet and exercise do play a LARGE part of coping with PCOS. However, if you're insulin resistant, you should be on something like Metformin.....check with your doctor about being insulin resistant. ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By melinda244
I actually just did the 24 hour pee...

I actually just did the 24 hour pee test.........they checked for "cortisol". When they check for "cortisol", they're often trying to rule out Cushings disease, which has some similarities to PCOS. ...
Forum: Medications 11-14-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By melinda244
Xenical

Hello,

What exactly did they put you on the Xenical for specifically...just weight loss or did they say it was for something else?

Metformin is used with PCOS patients often to help your body...
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