April 16, 2012

FYI – Medi Tid Bits

Posted in FYI BITS- MEDI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:33 am by PCOSLady

KEEPING AN EYE ON ‘STUFF” FOR YOU!

FYI
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MEN
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92% of men cheat for emotional reasons… Many of those women have hormone imbalances… See separate post in FYI – Tid Bits…
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WOMEN
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http://health.yahoo.net/caring/are-you-about-to-have-a-heart-attack-7-heart-attack-signs-women-and-doctors-often-miss
~ Yahoo Health
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HEART:   Have a Cardiac CT Scan ~ 3D view of your heart, 98% accurate …

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CANCER
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5/1/2012 Rachel Ray show…
Quote from Ryan O’Neal “Cancer loves sugar, (Farrah) she was starving on the inside”…
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wwww.Mercola.com
~ Turmuric is king of spices, the pure turmuric powder… Not curry powder… It helps in preventing cancers …
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IMPORTANT: Keep your vitamin D level high to fight cancer!
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F.Y.I. ~ Cancer Centers of America create a treatment meant specifically for “YOU”!
~ I am serious, they truly care!
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COPD ~ Found out recently if it reaches the 4th Phase you run the risk of lung cancer… In order to ward lung cancer off be sure your selenium level is at the proper level or abit above…
~ To much can be toxic!
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POO – STOOL – #2
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PCOS Lady:
Your body passes all bad stuff through your liver and out in your poo! Explains why we have to pay attention to it… Like it or not, looking could save your life!
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http://www.continence.org.au/pages/bristol-stool-chart.html
FORUM: http://www.continence.org.au/forum/
~ Continence Foundation of Australia … Bristol Stool Chart …
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CELLULITE
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A woman just read the book Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food. She was fascinated to learn that the reason we get cellulite is due to a lack of collagen…
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SKIN, HAIR and NAILS
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You need Keratin and Collagen to keep them all in great conditions…
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MSG and Rosacea
http://www.msgtruth.org/rosacea.htm
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Morgellons and GMO Foods
~ Bacterium is effecting humans…
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YEAST
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Yeast will leach out of your body through yeast infections… Breakouts experienced under breasts, in the groin, repeated yeast infections, etc… Do a yeast cleanse every 3 years!
~ Every antibiotic leaves yeast behind that will grow in you!
~ Bras may turn an off white, yellow, blueish or black in colors…
~ “Fishy” smell from your panty area… (Yeast or an STD)
~ Smell “fishy” under breast = yeast infection! You will see wet to blue to black staining on bra under your breast…Most likely from antibiotics through life… Do a yeast cleanse from a health store… Yeast is leaching out of you…
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NAILS
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Your finger nails will clue you in to some medical conditions…
~ Pitted means a lack of keratin…
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HAIR
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Marian once heard Dr. Judy, a talk show host who gives love/sex advice, say that hormones can cause *pubic* hair to be straight. She didn’t say what hormones.
~ http://faqpcos.com/pcos-symptoms/curly-hair-2369772.html
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Hair loss can be from a vitamin deficiency… (Mercury poisoning, “bad” parasites, low testosterone levels, etc…)
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Tabitha – Tabitha Takes Over TV show – 1/3/2012
~ For stressed out and hormonal thinning …. Viviscal Supplement- extra strength… $50
~ For gray – dull and blondes … Aveablue Malva Shampoo
~ For brittle unhealthy … Joico K Pak Revitaluxe … $22
~ Daily you can take GLA – 800 mgto add fat
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Anemic Test: Look under your eye beneath your eye lid…
~ if red = good
~ if pink = anemic
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Apple Cider Vinegar Spray for Dandruff
Combine ½ C of apple cider vinegar and ½ c of water into a spray bottle. Spritz onto the scalp and wrap head with a towel. Wait 15-minutes and then wash. The acid in the vinegar will break down the bacteria that dandruff thrives on. Do this 3 days in a row and then do for twice a week.
~ PCOS Lady: Knowing this is an ongoing thing it means what causing it in in you! “Bad” parasites come to my mind… www.ParasiteTesting.com
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HYSTERECTOMY
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Do you know some women have PCOS and do not need a hysterectomy? All because the doctor never tested all her hormones, etc…
~ True there are cases where because of PCOS a hysterectomy is needed…
~ I asked about this years ago in a forum and a woman confirmed 1st hand! (story in my blogdrive blog)
~ Question your tests and options, be sure!
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METFORMIN:
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– Metformin is the generic for the brand name Glucophage…Per Bristol Myers Squibb!
– IF anyone gets headaches or nausea from Metformin, stop taking it! Your body is rejecting the Met, it’s telling you it can’t tolerate the ingredients… Your doctors are lying to you saying its just your body getting used to the Met! Add Met to your list of allergic drugs….
– Docs get $ kickbacks, plus they may have no clue about Met!
– You should ask/demand Glucophage XR then, try it for a week or a month… You should not experience any ill symptoms!
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DEPAKOTE
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The legal limit for Depakote in your body is 100… If over by 3 points you will experience passing out, minor stroke symptoms that progress to sever stroke symptoms…
~ Have your drug levels checked when you have your blood tests done once a year atleast!
~ Doctors miss it and deem you a mental case (tough getting anywhere then unless a person – advocate helps) or misdiagnose you!
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Valproate or divalproex (Depakote®), a drug used for epileptic seizures and some mood disorders, has been associated with a higher incidence of polycystic ovaries and hyperandrogenism.
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http://www.wdxcyber.com/dxinf001.htm
~ Women’s Health Resource ….
~ *Google: Depakote PCOS …. Depakote hyperandrogenism
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THYROID
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~ IF
~ You’ve had thyroid surgery…
~ You’ve had treatment with radioactive iodine or anti-thyroid medications…
~ You’ve had radiation therapy to your head, neck or upper chest…
~ You need to have your thyroid checked periodically…
~ Consider checking your pituitary gland as well…
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BREAST
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Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash with redness and warmth, but not necessarily a physical breast lump. This type of breast cancer should be considered as an uncommon possibility for certain types of breast symptoms…
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http://www.breasthealthproject.com/breast-cysts.html

~ * Breast Health Project … FIBROCYSTIC BREASTS … LOOK and READ up on this…
~ “In holistic medicine and Chinese medicine theory, pain is caused by energy stagnation. People are always amazed at how easy it is to get the energy moving again. Movement in our breasts can effect a surprising amount of change.”
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PREGNANCY DEFECTS
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http://newyorkcity.injuryboard.com/medical-malpractice/us-docs-rarely-test-for-parasite-that-causes-miscarriage-premature-birth-and-congenital-birth-defects.aspx?googleid=300308
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Scientists have identified the strains of the Toxoplasma Gondii parasite most often associated with miscarry, premature birth and birth defects, but testing of pregnant women in the United States is rare.
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DIZZY
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Feeling dizzy, light headed is a lack of blood or oxygen to your brain… A pulse ox meter will measure the oxygen at those times…
http://www.pulseoximeter.org/
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DEPRESSION
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Niacin No-Flush 500mg for depression…
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CONSTIPATION
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Magnesium Citrate, oral solution … Pasteurized sparkling laxative… Lemon or Cherry flavors … Drink a couple ounces or a full 10 ozs… Depends on your need…
~ It comes in a prescription at same strength…
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MOUTH
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Dr Oz ~ August 22, 2013 Show
~ Per Dentist
~ 600 species of bacteria are in your mouth…
~ Gum inflammation can cause inflammation in other body areas…
~ Gum disease to heart disease is possible!
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Gum Disease and Other Systemic Diseases
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Osteoporosis
Researchers have suggested that a link between osteoporosis and bone loss in the jaw. Studies suggest that osteoporosis may lead to tooth loss because the density of the bone that supports the teeth may be decreased, which means the teeth no longer have a solid foundation.
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Respiratory Disease
Research has found that bacteria that grow in the oral cavity can be aspirated into the lungs to cause respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, especially in people with periodontal disease.
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Cancer
Researchers found that men with gum disease were 49% more likely to develop kidney cancer, 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, and 30% more likely to develop blood cancers.
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Bacterial Endocarditis
Gum disease exists in about 75% of Americans, and many do not realize that risk factors associated with serious health concerns such as heart disease and stroke have been associated with gum disease. Researchers have found that people with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease. This type of heart disease occurs when plaques (deposits of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other material) form in the walls of the coronary arteries, causing the walls to become thicker. That essentially makes it harder for the blood to flow through, limiting the amount of oxygen and nutrients that are necessary for proper heart function.
~ Bacterial endocarditis is a dangerous infection that involves the lining of the heart and is commonly caused when bacteria enters the blood during medical procedures. During dental treatment, a common organism found in the mouth known as Streptococcus Viridan may enter the bloodstream and travel to the heart. This may cause infected blood clot formations that are able to travel to the brain, lungs, kidney, and spleen. Fifty percent of bacterial endocarditis cases are caused by Streptococcus Viridans.
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TESTS:
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HEART
Cardiac CT ~ 3D scan is 98% accurate
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SITES
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Oral Sex Smell of Bad Scent
http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/10552-oral-sex-bad-scent-fungal-infections-and-metformin–delicate-embarrassing-question
~ Diabetic Connect by Alliance Health Community … Sick of having a smelly fungal rash under my breast. Even sicker about smelling fishy, I know that’s a sign of yeast infection but that …
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Gum Disease and Heart Disease – Cardiovascular Disease
http://dentistry.about.com/od/issuesandemergencies/a/heartdisease.htm
~ dentistry.about.com › Health › Dental Care › Dental Emergencies ‎… Jan 23, 2011 – Gum Disease and Oral Hygiene May Be Connected to Heart … Bacterial endocarditis is a dangerous infection that involves the lining of the heart …
~ Usually requires heart surgery, not sure if the open way…
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GOOGLE:
gum disease heart disease
bacterial endocarditis

More to come as i find interesting points…

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March 16, 2012

INFO: FYI, FACTS, LINKS

Posted in INFO PLUS tagged , , , , , , , , , at 2:11 am by PCOSLady

FACT ~ INFO ~ LINKS ~ FYI
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FACTS:
* 2004 the AACE www.aace.com made PCOS a priority to doctors…
www.aace.com/pub/pdf/guidelines/PCOSpositionstatement.pdf
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* PCOS is a syndrome… YOU only have to have 1 symptom to be diagnosed with it… Main ones are; irregular menses ~ excessive male patterned hair growth ~ polycystic ovaries ~ unable to get pregnant…
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* Your body can not tolerate sugar or flour, therefore you wear it… Diets best for you are high in protein and complex carbs, snacks of protein… Another thing to always do is eat your carbs with protein to lose and maintain weight…
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* PCOS treatments are as individual as PCOS symptoms are in every woman… One treatment will never work for every woman! * If one doesn’t work try another or combinations of things* (Most doctors do one thing and drop you, so it seems …
~ I hear this all the time)… Important to join the forum at http://www.pcosupport.org/
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* Diabetic drugs have been proven by research to keep PCOS women from developing full blown Diabetes 2 !!! ~ My case: My insulin level hit 26 one time in all my tests, my MD doc put me on Glucophlage XR 500 mg/daily… (my regular ranges are 22-24)
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* Metformin ( the generic)
most likely will make you ill or feel ill (upset stomach, headaches, etc…) … Doctors and pharmacies push and sneak this pill on you… REFUSE IT!!! DEMAND the Metformin ER, extended release or Glucophlage XR…
~ I love Glucophlage XR, the side effects are pluses for me…
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* PCOS It is hereditary…
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* Being fat because with PCOS is not your fault! … You have a medical condition wreaking havoc through your whole body from the hormone imbalance…
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* Exercise and diet alone will not work! Infact, you can starve yourself and maybe lose a few pounds, you can beat yourself exercizing and see minimal results… Why? Your hormones are messed up!
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* If a doctor tells you to exercise and diet, YOU NEED TO RUN FROM THAT DOCTOR!!! They know nothing about PCOS! *
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* IF your doctor wants more tests done than on my Test List ask why…. Ask why if most of the tests from my list are not done… Plus have your doctor write the reasons you need tests not covered by your insurance to make them get covered by insurance companies!
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* FACT: A Bristol Myers Squibb rep made me aware they know doctors today are not finishing their internships… They are being thrown in to practice due to lack of MD’s, etc…
* BE AWARE of undiagnosed ~ misdiagnosed ~ overmedicated ~ malpractice cases to be increased!
* IF you ever get bad (expired, bad shelf storage system, broken pills, etc…) drugs call the drug company 1st! Explain the scenario… Then call your doctor if the drug company is not replacing them… The drug company will think twice in giving the doctor that drug…
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* FACT: Your Pharmacist is your new best friend… Take your drugs, etc… and sit down with them… They are trained in reactions, dosages, etc… Trust them – they KNOW!
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* Serum Insulin Level blood test is a “KEY” in knowing if you can lose weight normally…
~ The level must be 11 or less in order for you to lose weight….
~ IF 12 and higher, you will never lose weight…
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* FYI: The 1st 10-15 lbs is water weight…
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* PCOS women die at early ages, 40’s through 60’s… Research shows it and due to heart disease or cancer… ~Your life is at stake here!
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* Most women are misdiagnosed – Most diagnosed years ago with a thyroid disorder had PCOS and/or both…
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* YOU are not alone… PCOS is a silent epidemic affecting so many women that have it and don’t know it!!!!!! Pass the PCOS word on…
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* PCOS Ratio Factor – The ratio of luteinizing hormone to follicle stimulating hormone (LH: FSH ratio, a measure of the health of the ovaries. Most pre-menopausal women have a ratio close to 1:1 with FSH values slightly greater than LH. The higher the LH: FSH ratio the greater the likelihood of PCOS. Levels of LH higher than FSH suggests PCOS. High FSH levels suggests the ovary is running out of eggs. Some doctors believe that an LH: FSH greater than 2:1 or 3:1 indicates PCOS.
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* PCOS is a silent epidemic – Most women have it and don’t know it! Pass the PCOS word on to every woman you know… You will be saving their life or that of someone you don’t know…
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* Syndrome X is what men are diagnosed with… They may have symptoms like you minus the female specific ones… Men have to demand they get this diagnosis, why, like PCOS, doctors are naive to it…
~ My case: Exhubby has alot of the same symptoms i do… He has yet to be diagnosed with Syndrome X… He can not lose the tummy fat regardless of what he does…
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* Diagnosed with depression
may be a fatigue problem or hormone imbalance or something else… SYMPTOMS do MATTER!!!! Google your symptoms…
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* MINERALS:
Have all your minerals checked by a hair sample…Lack of or too much all cause medical conditions! Eat the foods to replenish minerals…
~ FACT – Doctors check blood, which if something shows up in your blood, your body is starting to die inside!
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* Gastric Bypass
– Think twice! Have your hormones tested first… Have the Serum Insulin Level test … Look at my Symptoms List… If you still have the surgery, there is no quarantee your PCOS will disappear!… Infact, you are warned not to have the surgery because it will screw your hormones up…
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FYI:
* Medical Records:
Keep track of your symptoms, drugs and actual medical records… Your history is important!
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* YOU control your treatments with/or without your doctor… I say this because some women choose the natural way… Plus, due to most doctors not knowing much about PCOS, you have to know the treatments available for PCOS… You need to keep records, you know what works or doesn’t… You will know your body from PCOS if you don’t already…
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* PCOS Lady: I feel if a doctor does not work with you, does not know the numerous treatments for PCOS, does not listen to you, etc… (Your journey will encompass more, hopefully not) … Then i take the stand i am being mistreated medically thereby being hurt by that doctor… That’s against the medical oath every doctor takes! Partial quote: “1st do no harm….”
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* PCOS research is ongoing… Symptoms are being added continuously… RLS – Restless Leg Syndrome was added abit ago… Rosacea was added before RLS…
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LINKS:
http://www.unhaggardhousewife.com/ … PCOS info, natural home remedies on topics as well… Worth a look!
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www.PCOSCoach.com … PCOS Coach is an informative PCOS site with a newsletter, books she wrote, news and a few links… 3/2012 under construction
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www.SoulCysters.net … Soul Cysters is a huge PCOS forum, free to join and highly informative…
Forum: http://www.soulcysters.net/forum.php
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http://www.pcosupport.org/ … PCOS Association runs these email forum lists… 1st hand experiences… You ask questions and get honest answers…
Forum: http://www.pcoscommunity.com/
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A separate LINKS page will be added…

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