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alicein_wonderland (@alicein_wonderland)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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@colleenyoung

Welcome back to Connect @autumnleaves. You’ll notice a few changes since you last here. If you have the time, I’d also like to welcome you back to the Hidradenitis suppurativa discussion you were involved in. Would love it if you could post an update here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hidradenitis-suppurativa/?pg=1#post-18230 and I have new members to introduce you to as well.

How did PCOS affect you during menopause? And now?

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PCOS only made menopause worse although I have to say I was fortunate not to have the night sweats that a lot of women have. But I ran hot and cold all the time and that is so unlike me. I also always felt off hormone wise. My mood swings were unreal and I just really wanted to crawl into a hole till it all was over. I’m through it now and have chosen not to go on any hormone replacement but now the PCOS is affecting the hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) that I also have and has made it rampant all over my body. I’ve tried everything out there that the specialists told me to and nothing works. My dermatologist finally told me that the only cure was for me to go back on the pill and take a medicine that has been banned from the market now. After researching the medicine and those that had done this process, ladies in my age range suffered devastating consequences so the “possible” help would cause more health problems than the disease itself and there was no guarantee it would help. So I opted to continue dealing with the HS instead. I’m a stage 4 in the HS diagnosis and nothing helps but a cream that I apply to the sores once they appear and it seems to help them go through the stage of healing faster ~ a matter of a days to a week instead of an ongoing sore for a month or more.