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I know this is a long shot....I was just diagnosed with PCOS and would really like to try to manage it with a more natural approach than the birth control pills that my practitioner wants me on. She is admittedly "totally Western trained," so I feel like I need to look elsewhere. I see a great acupuncturist who will support me, but I'm also looking for someone who might have suggestions around vitamins (I've read B vitamins are key), diet, etc. I don't just want to self-prescribe based off of what I read on the web.<br><br>
Anyone had any experience in this domain? Any recommendations for experts?<br><br>
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Here are some good resources, though not right in the Boston area...<br><br><a href="http://www.laughingsagewellness.com/faq.shtml" target="_blank">Laughing Sage Wellness</a><br><br>
She works with women with PCOS (she had it as well) & you can do everything via phone & email (she's based in NY).<br><br>
From <a href="http://www.womentowomen.com/insulinresistance/pcos.aspx" target="_blank">Women to Women</a><br>
(they are in Maine - this is Dr. Christiane Northrup's former practice - but will do <a href="http://www.womentowomen.com/programs/default.aspx" target="_blank">phone-based consults</a> for many things, including PCOS)
 

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Thanks for these resources! Looking forward to exploring them.<br><br>
I really appreciate it.
 

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<a href="http://www.soulcysters.net/forum.php" target="_blank">http://www.soulcysters.net/forum.php</a><br><br>
They have a whole forum for alternative remedies.. I am currently on Metformin as I am TTC but I also take a boat-load of vits and supplements.<br><br>
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I second the soulcysters site. I have PCOS and started on Metformin when trying to TTC but it also brought my weight, cholesterol and triglycerides down so my doc said I should stay on it after my baby (women with PCOS often have more miscarriages and more trouble with milk supply and Metformin helps with both). I know it's not for everyone but it is still working well for me.
 

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I've been told to take good B vitamins, Evening Primrose Oil, Omegas, and I'm also taking some chinese herbs. I am also receiving acupuncture twice weekly. I have a pretty severe case of PCOS, but have noticed improvements in the area of hairloss. I have also noticed other improvements -- my periods still aren't regular, but I am seeing other signs of cyclical changes. (Temperatures are making more sense, ovulation attempts are becoming more regular, etc.)<br><br>
My roommate has had very good look with FertilAID.<br><br>
My experience with Metformin was not a good one. It made things FAR WORSE for me. I had hot flashes, face flushing, horrible intestinal effects, I really can't say enough bad stuff about it. Also, get your vitamin D levels checked...<br><br>
This website also has tons of information: <a href="http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/" target="_blank">http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/</a>
 
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