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i have pcos and use a hormone balancing cream is this a good idea?

By October 27, 2011 - 12:21pm
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i have pcos and started using a hormone balancing creme called prolife by arbone essentials. i do not have health insurance so going to the doctor is impossible. i was taking 500 mg of metformin for my insulin resistance before i lost my insurance. what i want to know is if this is really helping or not? i feel better since using it but i still dont feel wonderful i have started a period again( it has been only 6 periods in 17 years) but i am still so tired and the facial hair wont o away, i amd at a all time high on my weight and cant seem to change it. i do have more energy than what i did but i feel that i am still not the way i should be. what can i do about this? and is this cream( it's 100% all natural ingrediants) doing what i hope it woul i have only been on it for going on my second month now . am i to impatient with what i want the results to be? please someone help me i am sooo depressed and it is effecting my kids, husband, and everyday things i have to do.

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With limited financial resources, save your money and stop buying this product. It will not help with PCOS.

Here is the link to the website for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.cms.gov/MedicaidGenInfo/
You can find what the eligibility requirements for Medicaid are and compare this information to what you have been told.

To find a physician who will work pro bono ( without charge) contact your community hospital and ask to speak with a staff social worker. That person may be able to help you.


October 31, 2011 - 10:30am

Are you referring to Prolief by Arbonne? If so, it is a balancing cream. I think it is an anti-aging product. How do you hope it will help with your polycystic ovarian syndrome?

The usual treatment for PCOS includes losing weight. Even a weight loss of 5% of total body weight has been shown to help with the imbalance of hormones and also with infertility.

Birth control pills or progesterone pills and Metformin,( which you were taking) a medication that increases the body's sensitivity to insulin, can improve the symptoms of PCOS and sometimes will cause the menstrual cycles to normalize. For some women, it can also help with weight loss.

LH-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogs are used to treat the abnormal hormones and menstrual cycles of polycystic ovary syndrome

I understand the restraints you have because of not having health insurance. How are you managing your insulin resistance?
Have you thought about applying for Medicaid? Is there a Social Service Department in your city or town that can help you get medical care at an affordable rate?

You have a medical condition that will not improve with herbal or natural remedies.

October 27, 2011 - 4:08pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

i was told the cream was a natural hormone balancing cream so i hoped it would get my hormones back on track. the last time i was at the doctor my testosterone levels were through the roof. my dr. said i had the levels higher than alot of men. and i havent been on the metfromin in over two years i lost my insurance and there for lost my dr. they had said i needed hormone therepy but now i have no way of getting it. and yes i have been to the dept of social services so many times i have lost count and they tell me i can not get medicaid (not because of income i more than qualify that way) they say i have to pay a $3000 deductible or have $3000 or more in medical bills for the year to qualify but i cant go to a doctor unless i pay up front ( which i cant not afford) or i have to have insurance before they will see me. i neeed help i need not just want my life back i have gained sooo much weight in the last 2 years. from size 8 to size 16- 18 . i have hair all over my chin and i am so tired all the time i crave sweets!!i do everything i can not to have them near me but i still am packing on the weight. i need help i dont know how much longer i can do this my symptoms are sooosevere i cant go into all of them but my life has just stopped i just dont like to be seen in public i amd suppose to be in school and havent been in months!! please if you can suggest a doctor that might see me without insurance and maybe help with getting the medicaid please let me know. i am desperate!!!!

October 27, 2011 - 8:49pm
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