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PCOS/Insulin Resistance Support Support for us with any of the following: Insulin Resistance, Syndrome X, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or other endocrine disorders.

Poll: What type PCOS patient are you?

View Poll Results: What type patient are you?
traditional PCOS -- anovulatory, increased androgens, no insulin resistance 54 19.78%
syndrome X -- anovulatory, increased androgens, insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes 71 26.01%
non-traditional PCOS --anovulatory, normal androgens, obese, insulin resistant or type 2 diabetes 41 15.02%
non-traditional PCOS -- ovulatory, increased androgens, mild insulin resistance 49 17.95%
idiopathic hirsutism -- ovulatory, increased androgens, no insulin resistance 10 3.66%
Not sure -- but think I have PCOS or IR 27 9.89%
Don't have PCOS. I am Insulin Resistance (pre-diabetes) 8 2.93%
Other (What is it?) 13 4.76%
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:05 PM   #46
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I have had pros for 10 yrs
I didn't know there were types
all I know is my sugar is high but not diabetic I'm losing my hair on my head and growing it everywhere else
I'm curious to know which type I have now
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:27 PM   #47
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I'm curious how to know which type I am, since I have no clue what the symptoms mean exactly. Without birth control, I have 3 or 4 periods a year, about 2 weeks each - no cramps if that's relevant. High testosterone, not diabetic. So traditional?
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Old 05-31-2014, 05:20 PM   #48
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Wow! I had no idea there were so many types of PCOS. I was diagnosed with PCOS about 14 or 15 years ago. I was told by my OBGYN at the time that I had a 'classic case of PCOS' and I never knew it could take on so many forms until I started to do my own research, but even this is something I've never read.

I would classify myself as non-traditional PCOS or quite possibly Syndrome X.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:52 PM   #49
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Not sure what I am but my blood work always comes back within normal range but I have weight gain problems and cysts on my ovaries and dont ovulate for 6 months at a time now....
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:32 AM   #50
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I'm semi-ovulatory with poly-cystic ovaries, high androgens and borderline diabetes. I have regular(ish) cycles but I don't always ovulate. I also have hypothyroidism and some kind of adrenal gland issue. woot

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