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how can i treat my pcos naturally either by herbs or vitamins need info

By September 23, 2010 - 10:12am
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i had pcos nearly ten yrs and had metformin and it hasn't worked for me my breast hurts every month, peeing everyday non stop, my periods are between 30-32 days im taking evening primrose oil but only 500mg one a day with food but if i need to take more please tell me and any other vitamin and herbs as we want a child
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Hi anne79,
Thank you for your question and for finding EmpowHER.
PCOS can be tricky, particularly when it comes to trying to get pregnant. Do you have a doctor or midwife you are working with to help you get pregnant? Have they suggested any other methods to help induce ovulation?
I looked up evening primrose oil. Why are you taking it? If it's for the breast pain, it sounds like it's not working? Was this drug suggested by a health care professional?
Here's information I found specifically related to that: "GLA is also a popular treatment for cyclic mastalgia (breast pain that cycles with the menstrual period), but the evidence regarding its effectiveness is more negative than positive." Here is the full link so you can read up about it yourself: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/gamma-linolenic-acid-gla
How long have you been trying to get pregnant? What methods have you tried? Have you talked with a doctor about infertility?
I think we need more information. Let me know if this information helps and how else we can help you.

September 23, 2010 - 11:51am
(reply to Christine Jeffries)

ive been on epo for 6 months trying to regulate my periods so far it has reduced my cycles from 6wks all the way to 30-32 days but i dont know when i ovulate we have being trying for ten yrs and between them ive had metformin but that did work as i had bloods done every wk filled up eight bottles at a time and getting appointment with a doc is like trying get a appointment with the queen

September 23, 2010 - 1:15pm
(reply to anne79)

Maybe it's time to get a new doctor. It's never good to have a doctor that's like trying to get in to see the queen. I apologize, I know your condition is very serious, but I chuckled when I read that.
I've never heard of EPO regulating periods--it's allegedly good for decreasing PMS symptoms. At least you are having periods regularly now. Have you tried an ovulation kit or are you charting your periods? Ovulation typically occurs 12-14 days after a period starts. Unless you're like me, and you ovulate early. I typically ovulate 7-10 days after a period. Keep at it. Did you say if you've been working with an infertility specialist?

September 23, 2010 - 1:28pm
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