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Re: facial and body hair


If you have polycystic ovaries, DO NOT take any form of estrogen, even if it is natural. I have had pcos for about 15 years....the worst thing I ever did was to take the pill. I felt bad and did not get better in the long run (you might see some short-term results). The problem with pcos is that your hormones are all whacked out and all of your levels are too high. The best thing I have ever done for it is to be on a low carb diet (making sure you have plenty of green veggies, not just meat and cheese), take the herb vitex, and use either a good natural progesterone cream or a progesterone suppository (which a doctor has to subscribe; I use it on days 16-25 of my cycle). The cream is not as effective as suppositories. Exercise is also an immense help. Many doctors now subscribe metformin, a diabetic drug, which helps your body to use carbs more effectively in your body...although that is not a natural solution. If you have pcos, another root problem of it is believed to be that it is also caused by insulin resistance problems. I believe that part of the reason we have so many women these days who have polycystic ovaries is because there are so many "phyto-estrogens" (things that mimic estrogen) in our environment. Our bodies react to the imbalance and then try to balance things with the other hormones, ratcheting up everything and then affecting us with the ovaries, hair growth, etc. It is a hard thing to deal with, and I feel your pain. A lot of my energies are spent trying to deal with the collateral damage of this syndrome.
 

 
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