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Unread 01-20-2021, 01:10 PM
Pcos

Anyone develop/have issues with PCOS post hysterectomy? I'm almost 4 years po, kept ovaries. Had a cyst that resolved in December then labs came back with elevated testosterone. ObGyn suggested going back on the pill and sticking with the metformin.
I may have had this before the hysterectomy but never tested for it due to the need to stay on the pill. The symptoms showed up post hysterectomy because I'm not on hormones...hormonal acne, hair loss, facial hair (yuck), headaches/fatigue, elevated testosterone.

If this is in the wrong place, where does it go? Thanks!
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Unread 01-20-2021, 06:02 PM
Re: Pcos

Hello, I am had PCOS before my surgery. I have found my thyroid seemed to be the main issue. I have been taking ThyroSense for over 7 years and this has helped me enormously. I didn't take this while on metformin and I went off birth control in 1999 and went back on birth control in 2016. You may want to talk to your Dr about this, but I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I didn't want to take the medication they gave me bc I knew my thyroid could correct itself enough.
I hope this makes sense. Sorry if it is not helpful.
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Unread 01-20-2021, 06:53 PM
Re: Pcos

I would caution you about self diagnosing PCOS because of one cyst.

70% of women experience cysts in their lifetime and most don’t even know they have some as the typically come (ovulation period) and go by themselves.

Some, like ruptured cysts can be painful, but using anti inflammatory for 72 hours is enough.
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Unread 01-26-2021, 06:06 PM
Re: Pcos

I recommend looking into an herbal supplement called chasteberry, or vitex. I started taking it for hormonal issues, as has my sister who has PCOS. It has helped both of us tremendously. I had no side effects, and my sister reported a slight headache for a day or two. We've both lost a great deal of weight in the process, which is a nice added bonus.
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Unread 01-26-2021, 06:10 PM
Re: Pcos

I have very elevated testost and dhea and had before hyst.. I have no other PCos symptoms. I did have an occasional functional cyst but I think everyone does when ovulating. I kept both ovaries. Im 50 and havent gone through menopause. Dr suggested I keep ovaries. I wish I knew what to do about the excessive androgens but even the endocronologist wasnt concerned and they are like 5 times what they should be. I do have a small amount of thyroid antibodies but they didnt think I needed thyroid meds. I have anxiety really bad. Thyroid meds tends to make it worse. I think the excessive androgens are causing my anxiety. Dr diagnosed with a rare form of pcos but who knows. Said you dont have to have cysts to have it. Please let me know if the pill helps your excessive androgens.
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Unread 01-26-2021, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by fluffy_kitten View Post
Anyone develop/have issues with PCOS post hysterectomy? I'm almost 4 years po, kept ovaries. Had a cyst that resolved in December then labs came back with elevated testosterone. ObGyn suggested going back on the pill and sticking with the metformin.
I may have had this before the hysterectomy but never tested for it due to the need to stay on the pill. The symptoms showed up post hysterectomy because I'm not on hormones...hormonal acne, hair loss, facial hair (yuck), headaches/fatigue, elevated testosterone.

If this is in the wrong place, where does it go? Thanks!
Hello I had a TLH 2years ago on the 29th and I am having extreme hair loss. I have been checked yet, but I am curious if hair loss is a symptom of a total hysterectomy?, and will it resolve. I used to have long flowy hair and I am going tomorrow to have it cut as a lose gobs in the shower and after. Sorry I know you asked about something completely different. I had a 16cm cyst and small fibroids with Endometrial hyperplasia.
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Unread 01-26-2021, 06:43 PM
Re: Pcos

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Originally Posted by Siglerslodge View Post
I have very elevated testost and dhea and had before hyst.. I have no other PCos symptoms. I did have an occasional functional cyst but I think everyone does when ovulating. I kept both ovaries. Im 50 and havent gone through menopause. Dr suggested I keep ovaries. I wish I knew what to do about the excessive androgens but even the endocronologist wasnt concerned and they are like 5 times what they should be. I do have a small amount of thyroid antibodies but they didnt think I needed thyroid meds. I have anxiety really bad. Thyroid meds tends to make it worse. I think the excessive androgens are causing my anxiety. Dr diagnosed with a rare form of pcos but who knows. Said you dont have to have cysts to have it. Please let me know if the pill helps your excessive androgens.
Please refer to my post, and read the article on wellnessmama regarding vitex. It may be helpful in your situation.

For the record, I had major PCOS and PMDD issues prior to my hysterectomy. My ovaries were removed in the process ,ostensibly because they were causing the problems. I later found that vitex probably would have resolved all of the issues leading to hysterectomy.
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Unread 01-26-2021, 06:52 PM
Pcos

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Originally Posted by Donnaguska View Post
Please refer to my post, and read the article on wellnessmama regarding vitex. It may be helpful in your situation.

For the record, I had major PCOS and PMDD issues prior to my hysterectomy. My ovaries were removed in the process ,ostensibly because they were causing the problems. I later found that vitex probably would have resolved all of the issues leading to hysterectomy.
I am definitely going to check it out. Did it lower your testosterone? Thanks
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Unread 01-26-2021, 07:05 PM
Pcos

  Quote:
Originally Posted by Donnaguska View Post
Please refer to my post, and read the article on wellnessmama regarding vitex. It may be helpful in your situation.

For the record, I had major PCOS and PMDD issues prior to my hysterectomy. My ovaries were removed in the process ,ostensibly because they were causing the problems. I later found that vitex probably would have resolved all of the issues leading to hysterectomy.
Do you mind sharing what brand you use and how much to take? Thanks
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Unread 01-26-2021, 08:08 PM
Re: Pcos

I haven't had my hormones checked, but I (and my sister) have noticed a lot less bristly facial hair and a reduction in other indicators of high testosterone. We've also noted that we're much calmer overall.

Any of the brands with lots of positive reviews would probably be good. My sister and I take Vitex+ from VH Nutrition, purchased through Amazon. Last I saw they were out, but I'll definitely buy from them again when it's back in stock. The dosage for that particular product is two 650mg capsules per day.
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