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I was wondering if anyone who posts in this community has PCOS? That's Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I've met so many survivors already with PCOS so I'd like to know how many of us struggle with this disease.

I'm starting to wonder if maybe it has something to do with women who have been traumatized. Not as a cause but, okay you know how people say stress can cause symptoms or make you ill and bring on diseases? I wonder if PCOS could fit into that as well. It's never been proven but it's a thought. What are your thoughts on this?

I recently joined a PCOS forum which I advise anyone with PCOS to join, it's a wonderful resource and there are so many people there who understand and can offer help:

http://www.pcosfriendly.co.uk/forums/

There really isn't a heck of a lot of resources out there, but I did find some valuable information for anyone who is interested in reading about PCOS.

http://www.soulcysters.com/do_have_pcos.html

It lists all of the symptoms and suggests a doctor's visit to determine whether or not you have PCOS. So far with my doctor's help and the help of the online community which I am still a day new to, I feel understood, I feel I am on the right track and I feel I have a fighting chance against this disease. Best way I can describe PCOS would be "Draining". If anyone has it they know exactly what I am talking about. I have had to change my life completely around as far as diet and health to even begin to feel normal again and still I am just beginning so I know it's a long journey but it's a hopeful one.

Love, Haullie
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