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Am I the only one?

Discussion in 'PCOS Community' started by kaylee, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. angieangie

    angieangie Guest

    I'm working at Sears in the kids department. I really love it there. I get to see all sorts of cute little kids and babies, and I talk to the customers about what I liked when I was younger and help them chose out cute clothes for their kids and new babis. A guy brought a tiny dog in the other day, so I got to take care of it while he looked around with another employee. Her name was Daisy. :) It's also a good job because I never feel like I am being judged there. If I'm feeling horrible, it's so uplifiting to work and it makes me feel tons better. The people I work with are so nice, and they know about my hair problems, so I can bitch if I feel like shit. And also, the customers are really nice too and won't care about my hair since they're stressed taking care of wild children. :hairy:
     
  2. angie, that must be a fun job!
    as long as you do well at school, it is fine that you are also working part time. it is good to stay active.

    just make sure you take good care of yourself.

    stay healthy, eat well, get your proper rest, have a social life here and there with your boyfriend and your young ladyfriends, etc..
    have fun, be responsible, and don't worry too much about your hair! ;) :)
     
  3. alicat

    alicat Guest

    Re: ??

    For myself, I knew I had PCOS 'cause of hair loss, excess facial hair and lack of a period. My testosterone came back high as well.
     
  4. kaylee

    kaylee Guest

    Re: ??

    Mine started with facial hair in my early 20's. The hair loss didn't come on for many years after which I thought was strange.
     
  5. sadlady

    sadlady Guest

    Well - maybe thats whats happening to me too? I did get much more facial hairs in my 20´s, but i didnt think of it much (i used to have really bad eating habits, and just thought the facial hairs might be connected to that), ive also gotten more hairs on my arms - lika black and long (discusting). I got acne really bad for about two years ago, and i still struggle too keep it in controll (much better now, though). And now hairloss - diagnosed as Androgenetic Alopecia, and its been quick, so something is definetly going on with my hormones. Ive started rogaine as you know, is there anything else that helps if you have PCO? I think i´ll have to go back to my doctor (maybe an endo this time) and have my hormonelevels rechecked.
     
  6. alicat

    alicat Guest

    when i was like 15 my friend noticed one hair on my chin. i laughed it off and never thought much of it. hair loss didn't start til i was 18.
     
  7. angieangie

    angieangie Guest

    I'm actually not in school now. I quit because I couldn't stand going out and being around a bunch of people at the time (January). But then when I got the courage I got my job and I applied to go back to college next year. I'm starting a new program at a new school because I hated both my old program and my old school with a passion.
     
  8. mjh

    mjh Guest

    I started getting facial hair in my late teens and early twenties too. Just a couple of thick strands on my neck and jawline...and then the hair loss kicked in when I was 22.
     
  9. kaylee

    kaylee Guest

    haha same here...I saw a few and laughed it off. Now its worse than ever...
     
  10. kaylee

    kaylee Guest

    Did you quit school because of your hair? Same reason I left my job. But I'm finally gonna try and go back!
     
  11. GoodYear

    GoodYear Guest

    Hi, A stupid question maybe,
    But what if you have PCOS? What do we have to do differently now (with the meds) then we already did (for me: diane and fina)? For me, I do not think I have PCOS (although I have never ever had a normal period in my whole life), but what is the first step?
    To conclude: If I am treating my hairloss with hormones, am I treating also PCOS then at the same time with he correct meds?
     
  12. michelesmith

    michelesmith Guest

    first you should get a definite diagnosis for pcos from your gyn or a specialist then they will go from there, usually they put you on a specific med for pcos which may or may not have to do with correcting the hair loss problem it really depends because if your loss is Androgenetic Alopecia then it probably wont do anything and you would need to continue on the hair loss treatments, sometimes they put you on special diets when you have pcos also........
     
  13. alicat

    alicat Guest

    April

    If it's ok to ask--what kind of job did you have that was so beauty oriented? I think I recall you saying something to that extent??
     
  14. alicat

    alicat Guest

    probably nothing else unless you're IR. metformin is taken by many girls with IR and many who aren't.
     
  15. kaylee

    kaylee Guest

    Alicat- I did promotions on the weekends...working at bars and stuff. All the girls are gorgeous....
     
  16. angieangie

    angieangie Guest

    Yeah, I wanted to be a bartender when I turned 18, but not if my hair is still crappy.
     
  17. alicat

    alicat Guest

    And YOU are gorgeous too! Don't forget that!
     
  18. kaylee

    kaylee Guest

    Alicat I bet you are too! :) Yet I never see any pics! Well I saw the one at your wedding. Oh my profile pic was taken last july before I noticed the hair loss! It doesnt look as good as it did then.
     
  19. alicat

    alicat Guest

    I don't like to post too many pics here. I look the same as I did in my wedding pic ('cept hair is worse!!) Oh well.
     
  20. VANESA

    VANESA Guest

    No not at all.
    I think there are lots of women with PCOS here and some are here because they have hairloss but don't even yet know that the reason is; PCOS or Insulin resistance which causes the PCOS.

    I am 34 and was officially diagnosed only last year at 33 but knew for a good 5 years but due to incompetent and uneducated GPS, was told I was too thin and and because i had a more or less regular period I could not have PCOS..... wrong...

    As soon as I put on more weight, my symptoms got worse and I finally insisted on getting a referral to a Endocrinologist and wow surprise surprsie - I have Insulin Resistance and PCOS which due to having the hairloss gene and slighltly higher free testosterone levels casued hairloss.

    Women with out the hair loss gene and who have PCOS do not get hairloss (if you think about it men have much more "free testosterone" than even women with PCOS and many "without the hairloss gene) do not get thinning hair.
     

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