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peanutmmUSA
Hi.  I haven't been here for awhile but wanted to ask a non-ed related question, if anyone has had experience with PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.  My ed d most likely has this and I wanted to know what to expect.

She finished her first semester of college and is doing well managing the stress and keeping her weight stable.  She feels fortunate to have learned many coping skills while recovering from ed that she can use in daily college life.  

She's a little anxious about this new thing being thrown into the mix.  She had finally gotten her period back after a couple of years of not having it due to ed and it was regular for awhile and has now become irregular...thus the diagnosis of PCOS, also with acne and facial hair growth as part of the symptoms.  Waiting for results of the pelvic ultrasound to see if she has cysts on her ovaries.  

Any input would be appreciated.  I know everyone has a lot going on and I also wanted to say that recovery is possible for our lovely children and then they get to go on and experience life...complete with all its ups and downs.

I keep my tag at 97% recovered because I still think ed is lurking behind the scenes and I can't say absolutely that it is gone....but I would say that she is living without ed.  
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Torie
Might be of interest:

http://www.aroundthedinnertable.org/post/scan-shows-polycystic-ovaries-7067109?highlight=pcos&trail=25#gsc.tab=0

xx

-Torie
"We are angels of hope, of healing, and of light. Darkness flees from us." -YP 
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linefine
My D also has suspected PCO, and interestingly, my psychiatrist told us that it's very common in AN girls, so it's probably not as unrelated as you think....

No advice or more info, I'm afraid....


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Foodsupport_AUS
These are some great info brochures from Australia about PCOS. https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/pcos

I have linked you to the page which both has professional guidelines and patient information as well. Unfortunately there is a lot of discussion about weight management, as the main lifestyle modification recommended is avoidance of excessive weight gain.
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Mostly recovered 10 years later.  Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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peanutmmUSA
Thank you so much for taking the time to give me this info.  

Yes, I was afraid one of the things they would emphasize is watching her weight.  I'm trying to decide how to handle that...head off the doc before we meet or let it play out and talk to my d later.  I will most likely just discuss it with my d later as I do with everything else...that it "doesn't apply to her."  
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braveMom
Hi peanutmmUSA,
My d has always been regular and was 24 days late this month. She was also late by about 2-3 weeks in October. We suspect PCOS and have taken an appointment with an endocrinologist this week. She's always had acne which is actually better now as she's started new skin products. She started having facial hair few months (or may be a year) ago. 
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