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Question: Excessive Facial Hair, Sugar Issues Big Time, Infertility

 Mercy - Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:50 pm

Hi and thank you,

I am a 40 yeard old female. I am having problems with excessive facial hair, I am very sensitive to medications.

I was on the lowest dose of birth control for about one week in my life. I couldn't take it, the mood swings were so unbearable.
Was also on progesterone same effect.

I have never gotten pregnant;although, we would like 1 baby.
I menstrate maybe twice a year, it has its' good points... because I don't like having it anyway.

I have had polycystic ovaries since early teens. Having severe issues with sugar. Sometimes I eat a candy bar or piece of sugary cake and loose almost all my ability to think, totally out of it.

I was told I have hypoglycemia several years ago. I am good some days with getting up to do things in a organized strong fashion and other days don't even want to do anything.

I find myself irritable and argumentative around brownie times when I eat them from the grocery store bakery yet I crave chocolate alot.

What do I do what is happening with me. I also gained weight like I never did my whole life at all until I came into my mid 30's.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm... I just know at this time these are hard issues for me to carry on with my plans and day to day life.

Couple that with anxiety after getting robbed at gun point, and having my best friend murdered.
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:30 am

User avatar Hello,

Polycystic ovary syndrome -PCOS- is a condition in which females have problems in
their menstrual cycle,
excess hormones including insulin production,
heart, blood vessels,
and physical appearance (obesity).
acne, oily skin, or dandruff
obesity and
high blood pressure
hair loss in specific parts due to high androgen level

Cause of PCOS are not known yet and diagnosis is confirmed by Abdominal US in addition to the other labs.

Between 4% and 7% of women of PCOS produce high level of male hormone testosterone in their ovaries. Recently, it has been shown that some of them they also have high insulin hormone levels to overcome the increased resistance to insulin's effects.

I advised you to follow with your doctor, he would recommended you the proper treatment according to your hormonal profile results.

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