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That's the perfect description of it! I've been reading that it affects 10% of women so you'd think it would get more medical attention. How can doctors justify telling patients that the "treatment" for PCOS is losing weight when one of the major symptoms is an almost complete inability to lose weight? Anyway, I agree it would be great to keep this thread going to encourage each other.

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For anyone looking for a temporary way to deal with Hair loss, there are various types of full and partial wigs at wigs.com (and likely many other places but that is where I've shopped). I have invested in a great (but expensive) human hair wig which attaches with suction from Freedom Wigs, but you wouldn't want to do that if you are just looking for something temporary. I also have some light hats from head covers.com that I wear when I don't feel like wearing my wig. I plan on wearing those at the hospital (if my funding is approved).

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20 minutes ago, Ruth9454 said:

For anyone looking for a temporary way to deal with Hair loss, there are various types of full and partial wigs at wigs.com (and likely many other places but that is where I've shopped). I have invested in a great (but expensive) human hair wig which attaches with suction from Freedom Wigs, but you wouldn't want to do that if you are just looking for something temporary. I also have some light hats from head covers.com that I wear when I don't feel like wearing my wig. I plan on wearing those at the hospital (if my funding is approved).

Thank you for the suggestions - I think I am going to have to look into toppers. I am ultra, ultra pale (I'm a redhead from Ireland) and even in 60 degree sun I can feel my scalp burning now with the thinning.

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I think I have Pcos, my doctors never tested me properly for it because I am obese. 🙄 I too had trouble losing weight pre surgery I remember being on the 2 week liver shrinking diet and I would lose a few pounds then out of now where gain it back and I didn’t change anything. Since surgery I have lost 35 pounds. I had surgery on March 29, 2019. I had the DS and I have lost like 50% of my hair. After my cousin’s wedding this weekend I am shaving it all off.

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I'm so glad I stumbled into this thread tonight. My surgery is in a week & the fear of not losing because of PCOS has been a huge weight on my mind. You're giving me hope!

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I had RNY on March 18 and have PCOS. I was scared of it not working as well. So far I am down 35 lbs from my highest weight at the start of my preop diet. I feel it is slower than others, but am still making progress, which is hopeful. However, I have gained and lost these same 40 lbs for years and won’t believe anything is different until I’m below 200.

I just had my 2nd follow up this week, does anyone else find it so frustrating that the nutritionists and doctors lump you into the group of people that eat super unhealthy and eat way to much when honestly, I probably know more about food composition than the nutritionist. I feel I don’t belong because I dieted, hard, for YEARS, without results. But everyone assumes you eat way too much because of the excess weight. I am an exercise junky, worked out all the time, ate little, avoided carbs, and still didn’t lose. I know surgery was the ONLY thing that might help. I pray it continues to work for all of us!

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I have PCOS and my dietitian advised me that the sleeve would help with it. I had my sleeve on May 7 2019 and have already lost 16lbs. PCOS is a physiological condition that makes it harder for you to lose weight so weight loss surgery will give you that support to get it off easier (according to weight loss dietitian). Best of luck on your journey.

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