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Welcome to My PCOS Info, a website designed to share information about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Insulin Resistance (IR) with those who may need it. There are some 200 pages here, grouped under the headings above and many more on the way.  I hope you find the information you are looking for and if you don’t please “Leave a Comment” via the box at the bottom of each page or send an email via the contact form and we will be happy to put something up. Chances are it’s already on the to-do list and by requesting the information you will ensure it sees the light of day sooner.

Some good places to start are:

PCOS Plan of Attack Checklist 2 pages of simple steps you can take to control PCOS today

What is PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

 

What is PCOS?

* What are the Symptoms of PCOS?

What causes PCOS?

What tests should be performed if PCOS is suspected?

What are the diagnostic criteria for PCOS?

 

 

Natural Treatments for the Symptoms of PCOS

 

Cinnamon

Buy DCI D Chiro Inositol Today

Vitex

* Chromium

* D-chiro Inositol

Gymnema

Green Tea

Saw Palmetto

 

Keep up to date with the latest news and research on PCOS

A Possible New Cause Of PCOS Has Been Identified

Gut Flora Plays a Role in Body Weight

6 Minutes of Short Burst Activity a Week Improves Insulin Sensitivity

Dark Chocolate Reduces Insulin Resistance

Manganese Doubles the Efficacy of D Chiro Inositol

Inflammation May Trigger Insulin Resistance

PCOS is Twice as Prevalent in Lesbian Women

  

Q&A: Questions & Answers to Your Questions on PCOS

What Causes Hair Loss in PCOS and What Can I Do?

Can Fat Turn Into Muscle?

What Causes PMS?

How Can I Deal with Food Cravings?

How Can I Stop a Period That Has Gone On Too Long or Is Too Heavy?

Why are Wholegrains and ‘Brown’ Bread/Rice/Pasta etc Better?

What is Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)?

Does PCOS cause Endometrial Cancer?

Find out what foods contain DCI, learn about DCI and the role it plays in PCOS and buy 100% pure, naturally derived DCI powder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is intended for education, entertainment and information purposes only. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace proper medical care.

It is not possible to provide accurate and meaningful information specific to an individual and their health without a thorough professional consultation. The information contained within this site is generic in nature and is not intended to provide specific advice to any individual. The information contained in this article is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional health advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information. To ensure you get the best possible care, always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional and especially before either beginning or discontinuing any treatment for any health condition. Nothing contained within this site is intended to be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any condition.

29 comments to Welcome

  • Kellie

    Hi! I was diagnosed with pcos about 11 years ago, when I was 27. I was put on metformin, was told to eat no more than 30g of carbs a day, to lower my cholesterol, and to lose weight. That was it! I gained 25 lbs, got married, after having tried for 12 years to get pregnant, all the shots, procedures, dr visits, tests, pills, more tests, scans, and operations I gave up. My periods were irregular And when I did have them I was literally bed ridden for about 3 days. I got an ablation, and by accident I find this pill tonight that could have helped me and no one told me about it all those years. I’m very sad=(

  • Dr. Al Bloom

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  • Hayley

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  • Ceridwen

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  • I do have to concur that losing weight, especially a lot of it, makes you look rather older. My sister-in-law – at 50 – did the same thing as Mark and does look older. But it’s a small price to pay. She is much healthier now (and I imagine happier) and now does sports regularly with her children. She took a surf course with her kids last summer right after dropping the weight and often goes hiking. So many Americans are now overweight. I wish and hope that more people would find the motivation to start getting in shape.

  • I can’t thank you enough for all your helpful suggestions and support! I am so grateful we found your website and for all your e-mails and all the articles :) I don’t know anyone who does more for women with PCOS than you! I know I should be more active and keep up with the new research, but with all the things happening these last few years it has somehow slipped my mind, so I am so grateful that you are sharing your knowledge and doing that work for me! :)

  • Wow, what an amazing site!! Thank you for all that information. I feel that I can actually take matters into my own hands now! Thanks :)

  • My PCOS Info

    Thank you very much, I’m glad you’ve found the site helpful. If there’s anything I can help you with, if you have any questions at all, just let me know. I’m here to help! Best wishes, Anne

  • After intensive research online, I have to say this is the most sensible comprehensive website for PCOS. It should be No. 1, when trying to find the most pertinent helpful non-biased information.
    Anne, you have taken the time to help so many women, I can’t thank you enough! I love the postings of new research too. I’m obviously now a fan!

  • My PCOS Info

    Oh Merry, I’m blushing. That’s really sweet of you, I’m so glad you’ve found the site helpful. It makes all the late nights hunched over my laptop going googley-eyed over the journals worth it :)

  • engkay

    DEAR,

    PLEASE HELP ME WITH MY PROBLEM I AM 29 YEARS OLD WITH A SON 5 YEARS OLD.MY PERIOD DIDN’T STOP FOR TWO MONTHS.I CONSULT TO AN O.B BUT MY ULTRASOUND AND BLOOD TEST IS CLEAR AND NORMAL,SHE JUST PRESCRIBE TO STOP THE BLEEDING I TOOK IT FOR 5 DAYS AND MY PERIOD STOPPED FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS ONLY AFTERWARDS ITS START AGAIN THE BLEEDING,UNTIL NOW 11 DAYS AGO STILL THE BLEEDING CONTINUE. PLS HELP ME ABOUT IT.WHAT MEDICINE I WILL TAKE?THANK YOU AND MORE POWER

  • Raquel

    So I have tried a few things for pcos mostly to help manage my weight and increase my self esteem. however as i continued to research pcos i realized that i had other symptoms i did not even think of linking to pcos, many of which were connected to insulin regulation.

    I have a decent to great diet depending on finances and events happening in my life (lots of veggies, try to go easy on the carbs, small regular meals, high protein) and exercise regularly with both cardio and weights. the scale did move but my stomach just would not budge. it was only after starting dci and ramping up my cardio a tiny bit that I saw a noticeable difference in my stomach.

    I already had a regular cycle and because i could only afford a month I did not see other gains like change in body hair. HOWEVER, the decrease in belly fat and fewer insulin crashes is well worth me trying DCI again

    NOTE: I do not believe DCI will work without a good diet and exercise but it is a fantastic supplement for any woman who is serious about managing pcos

  • My PCOS Info

    The research supports your opinion Raquel, a healthy controlled carb diet and regular exercise are definitely the foundation of any successful PCOS treatment plan. Studies have found that they even beat metformin. Great to hear that you are doing so well on the DCI and I’m glad you have reordered.

    All the best, Anne

  • My PCOS Info

    I’m so sorry to hear that you are having such a difficult time. Prolonged bleeding can be very dangerous. You must get it stopped, somehow. If your obstetrician/gynaecologist has not been able to treat it effectively, perhaps you need to go to your local hospital emergency department. There is an article here on how to stop a period that has gone on for too long which may help you to understand what is happening and what medications will affect the bleeding, but please do seek urgent medical care. Good luck!

    If you do have PCOS, then perhaps when this has settled down, you might look into d-chiro inositol (DCI), which many women with PCOS take. A study last year recommended it as the first line treatment for PCOS in conjunction with myo-inositol. You can read about how it works here.

  • Kat Milner

    I have thin/mild PCOS and went on fertility meds for 6 months with no success. After doing a lot of research I found that PCOS and fertility issues were directly linked to weight. I decided to try DCI and weight loss (cut out sugar/carbs) and also found other supporting vitamins such as evening primrose oil and vitex. After one month I ovulated and got pregnant! Anne was the biggest help with vitamins and advice/info! I emailed her several times asking all kinds of questions and her DCI was received quickly.
    Thank you so much Anne for all your help. My baby girl is my whole world now and you have made my life complete :) !!!

  • My PCOS Info

    Oh Kat, I’m so glad to hear things have turned out well for you and that I was able to help in a small way. All the very best for the future!

  • Hi

    I have PCOS and hyperthyroidism, i’ve had my period for almost 3 months… non stop :(

    please can someone help me, what would be the best meds to take… ive been on yasmin and euthyrox… but it doesnt seem to help, i’m also overweight, but no matter what i try i dont loose a single gram :(

  • Molly

    Hello – Just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful, informative site. I have learned so much from your posts and articles. It’s easy to feel alone in this struggle, and you provide so much support & information. You are also very down-to-earth and realistic & always respond to my questions about DCI and PCOS so quickly. Thank you for being a kind, informative resource for all of us around the world with PCOS. The world needs more people like you in it.
    Thank you for giving me hope!

  • My PCOS Info

    Thanks Molly :) It’s my pleasure.

  • My PCOS Info

    Hi Nazarene,

    I’m sorry to hear you have had such a hard time.

    Have you looked into d-chiro inositol for PCOS or Glucorein? Metformin is also frequently prescribed for the condition, although it is generally only recommended for very severe conditions. For milder forms of PCOS, the risks tend to outweigh the benefits.

    If you have any further questions, please let me know. I’m here to help.

    Kind regards,

    Anne

  • Sylvia

    I started taking DCI on the 19 December so it has been just over 2 weeks on a maximum dose. I have to say, it has been great! No dramatic changes yet, but I feel some twitches and sounds in my reproductive area, which feels almost like a mild period cramp. Additionally, I have more energy than before which has given me the motivation to work out daily! My moods are a lot better. I am no longer always grouchy and moody.

    Anne knew I wanted DCI desperately so she sent it in the mail as quick as she could despite being extremely busy herself during the Christmas period and having competing demands. I received the DCI the very next day after payment as she made the effort to post ASAP. Thank you for being so understanding Anne!

    I really encourage anyone to try DCI as it is the most natural form of supplement that could help PCOS sufferers and Anne is such a supportive, understanding and patient lady who answers all your questions with detailed explanations and in a timely manner. It is always helpful to know what you’re taking, how it works and why you are taking it. Thank you so much Anne! You have really made a huge difference in the way I perceive having PCOS!

  • My PCOS Info

    Thank you Sylvia! I’m so pleased to have been able to help you.

  • Alex

    I was diagnosed with PCOS 10 years ago and was put on the pill by my GP, the few times I’ve tried to come off it I’ve had long times when I haven’t had a period. After starting a combination of DCI and myoinositol early December got my period on Christmas day (yay…kind of), then was waiting and waiting end of Jan and thought I’d missed out again, but then another period, and although a long cycle still within the normal range. I think my skin is better controlled that it usually is off the pill and I have less sugar cravings during the day as well. So I’m going to keep going with the DCI and myoinositol, seems to be working well for me :o )

  • Jessica

    Just wondering, what are good things to try to get rid of the pain that comes along with pcos?

  • Stephanie

    Hi, I just found out that I have poly cystic ovarian syndrome. I am currently on birth control pills (have been for about 6 years), but hope to have a baby in a year or so. I’m changing my diet, but the doctor hasn’t recommended any other course of action. Are the supplements only for women who are trying to get pregnant or are off the birth control pill?

  • My PCOS Info

    D-chiro inositol is beneficial to women with PCOS regardless of whether they are trying to conceive or not, as it helps to normalise glucose metabolism, which is disordered in PCOS.

  • Kat

    Hi Anne

    I have ordered from you several times in the past. Thank you so much for all your guidance and of course DCI. It works a treat :)

    My question is do you have it in capsule form yet?

    I also would love your suggestions on what else I should take to get my hormone levels back to normal. I have polycystic ovaries, 40-50 day an ovulatory cycles, moderate to severe hormonal acne (lower jaw and each side of chin) and normal weight/BMI about 56-57kg and 5’3. Ive tried Vitex but im never sure when to take it as I think its only for the hormone levels for the first or second half of your cycle? So many I shouldn’t be taking this everyday? Also I have tried red raspberry leaf capsules.. calcium and vitamin D, and greens powder. I just want to cut down all the pills and make sure I am only taking what will be beneficial! Id like to order at least a three month supply from you, but seeing how ive been off of it for over a year I am guessing I should start taking it gradually? Do I then ease off when I am pregnant?

    Sorry I have forgotten so much! Time to get healthy, ovulating and acne free :)

    Thank you Anne!

  • My PCOS Info

    Hi Kat,

    Lovely to hear from you again.

    I have no intention of putting the DCI into capsules, I consider it an unnecessary expense and delay to absorption.

    Vitex agnus castus is always top of the list for assisting with female reproductive hormonal regulation. It is most effective when taken very regularly, 500-100 mg every morning. Higher doses can have a paradoxical effect, so don’t be tempted to take more. You can read more on it here: http://www.mypcos.info/1/treatments/natural/vitex/

    Over 70% of women with PCOS have a significant deficiency in vitamin D, so it is worth having your vitamin D levels checked and supplementing or increasing safe sun exposure if necessary. http://www.mypcos.info/1/treatments/natural/vitamin-d/

    Greens powders are good nutrition generally, but do not really offer a specific benefit to PCOS. Red raspberry leaf is more for toning the uterus in preperation for birth during the 2nd trimester. The research into calcium for PCOS is only in its very early stages. I wouldn’t consider it an essential supplement so long as you have a healthy and varied diet.

    There’s no need generally to start on a smaller dose of DCI and work your way up. Most women just take the recommended 20mg/kg from the start. If you were to experience nausea, you might consider halving it for a week, but that would be exceptionally uncommon.

    I have addressed the question of whether or not to take DCI throughout pregnancy here: http://www.mypcos.info/1/q-a/is-dci-safe-to-take-during-pregnancy/

    Low Magnesium levels in women with PCOS worsens insulin resistance so you may wish to consider taking magnesium. http://www.mypcos.info/1/treatments/natural/magnesium/

    Another nutrient which has been gathering an increasing body of research supporting its benefit to women with PCOS, particularly those trying to conceive, is the amino acid n-acetyl cysteine. There is an article on that here: http://www.mypcos.info/1/treatments/natural/n-acetylcysteine-nac/

    Beyond those few staples, everyone is unique and deciding on other supplements would depend upon your individual circumstances and what symptoms you are dealing with.

    There is a 2 page quick start guide to managing the symptoms of PCOS here: http://www.mypcos.info/1/q-a/is-dci-safe-to-take-during-pregnancy/

    As well as a far more comprehensive 20 part series I wrote here: http://www.examiner.com/article/20-simple-steps-you-can-take-to-control-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-pcos-1

    All the best of luck! If you have any more questions, please let me know. I’m here to help.

    Anne

  • Fiona

    Thank you for putting together this site, it has helped me so much to consolidate and put together lots of information i was getting from different places. And being able to buy DCI is great too because i cant source it locally at a reasonable price. Thank you!!

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