Natural remedies for out of control PCOS?

hello, i’ve had PCOS since I was 15 years old, i’m 20 now. I’ve done everything the doctors said to alleviate it, I lost weight (from being obese at 225 to healthy for being 5 7 at 150). I’ve taken many types of oral contraceptives (all to no avail, i would continue bleeding, and they didnt lead to ovulation, which is what I want). I wont have a period for up to 5 months, and when I do get one, it last anywhere from a month to 6 months, my last cycle started thanksgiving and didnt stop until april. What finally stopped it was femaprin, (a natural pill made of vitex and b6), 4 days after taking it my period stopped. since then I had 1 normal 4 day period in april, and since then I had not had a period again. I stopped taking femaprin in the beginning of august, by the 10th I was bleeding again, and I am still bleeding today. Is there anything I can do to make my body ovulate naturally. Femaprin worked than one time, but I want something that will regulate my body consistently. About my pcos- my fsh/lh levels are actually normal, i’m not sure about my estrogen levels though. Thanks everyone for your help!
lol xstary, I cant tell you how many times i’ve been to the ER, How many times ive been to different gyno’s. The answer is always the same, keep taking birth control, don’t worry about ovulating, you dont need to have kids right now, etc etc..


  • onlymatch4u

    PCOS is not the result of a DRUG DEFICIENCY. Let’s start with that. Many women suffer with this problem for years because of doctors prescribing drugs to treat the symptoms. That is not real health, it is "MAKE BELIEVE HEALTH." Please, do yourself a huge favor and deal with the PCOS problem in a nutritional way and solve the problem.

    When doctors try to juggle hormones, they are attempting to play GOD with out the credentials. Birth control pills are dangerous and have no studies showing long term safety. The synthetic ethinyl estradiol used in those pills is the most stimulating to breast tissue and is 1,000 times more potent in it’s effects on breast tissue as estriol (natural estrogen made in the body that helps breast tissue). Estrogens tend to promote cell division, particularly in hormone-sensitive tissue such as the breast. Studies from two decades ago clearly found that overexposure to estradiol increases one’s risk of breast cancer. The synthetic ethinyl estradiol is even more of a breast cancer risk because it is efficiently absorbed by mouth and slow to be metabolized and excreted. The longer a synthetic estrogen stays in the body, the more opportunity it has to do damage. NOT A GOOD SOLUTION FOR PCOS! ! ! 1 in 7 women now get breast cancer!

    "Normalizing" hormones by simply giving you synthetic hormone pills violates the basic principle of healing. Instead, whenever possible, you should strive to normalize the hormones using your body’s innate intelligence. In your case, by changing your diet, you can start on the road to healing.

    A diet based on the principles of "Nourishing Traditions," a book by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. is the first step in the therapy of PCOS. Your ovaries need the animal fats, and yes, even the cholesterol found in food in order to make estrogen and progesterone, the correct female hormones.

    Swollen ovaries is a condition analogous to goiter, when the thyroid swells in response to iodine deficiency. Goiters often also result in a hormonal imbalance leading to hypothyroidism. In the case of PCOS, the starvation of the ovaries causes them to become cystic, swollen and eventually unable to regulate the synthesis of their hormones.

    The other main dietary trigger for this imbalance is that when the proper dietary fats are missing, they are inevitably replaced by excessive carbohydrate consumption. This results in excessive insulin production, weight gain, abdominal bloating, and eventually will itself cause hormonal shifts. The biochemistry of this process is well described in the book, "The Schwarzbein Principle" which also suggests a diet based on the principles in the book, "Nourishing Traditions," along with a restriction to about 75 grams of carbohydrates per day. More good fats and fewer carbohydrate foods should help in restoring your hormones to their proper balance.

    In addition to the dietary program, there are many natural nutrients that I have been shown in the medical literature to help PCOS. The first is the protomorphogen extract from Standard Process called Symplex F. This is a mixture of specially processed glandular extracts from the four organs that make up the so-called pituitary axis–the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands and the ovaries. We now know that these glands compensate for each other, and that they all get ill as a group. I usually recommend taking 1-2 tablets per day for one whole year to help normalize the function of these important organs. You should be able to get the Symplex F from your local pharmacy.

    The final therapy that I recommend for PCOS is a 50/50 mixture of the herbal extracts of Peony lactiflora and Glycyrrhiza uralensis (commonly known as licorice). There have been three studies in the literature showing that this combination of herbs can result in a complete remission in PCOS, and that it does so by normalizing adrenal function and reducing testosterone levels. It is important to use the correct amounts that were also indicated in these studies. I recommend the Mediherb extracts and suggest 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the mixture, 2-3 times per day. I usually suggest using this mixture for six months with breaks of a week or two every 4-6 weeks."

    The last girl I suggested this too, had complete change in acne production, her hair became normal, and she lost her oily skin in 3 weeks. Her next concern was to ask me how to get rid of the acne scars from the PCOS she had suffered with for several years. She said doctors were no help to her and she was at her wits end.

    Birth control pills are the worst way to deal with PCOS. All that does is give you the "make believe health" and demonstrating very clearly that doctors have NO clue about what they are doing in regard to nutrition and how the body works in regard to nutrition that nourishes the body and does NOT abuse it with drugs.

    This solution is not expensive, by the way, and you should see results in a few weeks.

    EDIT: "JOE" Thank you for your honest answer, but vitamins are NOT drugs unless used therapeutically and made from synthetic sources. Natural vitamins found in nature are complexes and are co-enzymes that work with the body’s enzymes to produce all kinds of actions. Synthetic vitamins are actually chemical activators and will work for a short while, but end up damaging the DNA of your cells. NOT a good solution to any issue that I’m aware of.

    EDIT: "JOE" There is a huge difference between synthetic chemical activators some call vitamins and natural vitamins in complexes as nature made them. The cellular resonance of synthetic chemical activators is so bad that the body rejects them and I test for this each day in anyone. It’s naive to believe a man made chemical is the same as a natural vitamin derived from nature. I regularly do double blind tests on people to prove this. Then when the derive huge benefits, they are blown away by the differences and how well that works. Most women see the PCOS problem go away in about 2 to 3 weeks following the protocol I suggested and then i like to work with them to change their diets to fix it permanently. IT DOES WORK AND WORKS WELL. It is NOT a drug deficiency problem and drugs can only "Treat the symptoms," not get rid of the problem because it is a nutritional issue.

    By giving a woman birth control pills is "Treating a Symptom"
    and that does not solve the root problem. That is guessing. Treating the woman with extracts that specifically resolves a nutritional deficiency is not guessing. If you want to define that as a drug, that’s your prerogative, but I choose to call it a natural extract.
    good luck to you

  • Xstary-eyedX

    Oh my…. Cant you goto your hospital or make an appt with gynae and get them to give you something thats going to control this for you!!!!

    Awww sweetie im sooo sorry i cant give you any advice but ill tell the universe to stop picking on ya 🙂

    Good luck and i hope your cycles get back on track for ya!! 🙂

  • ƦєdAиgєℓ

    There is a link with vitamin D deficiency and PCOS. This is worth trying out. An optimal vitamin D level is around 70 – 80ng/ml or 175 – 200nmol/l.

    Success with Vitamin D, Overcame PCOS Naturally>>

    Other success stories and treatments>>>

  • I don’t have an answer for you, unfortunately. It seems as though you have tried all of the traditional means of control. The ER is not the place to go for this non-emergencvy problem, however.

    I am anxious to hear what the Alternative Medicine experts will say on this one. Undoubtedly, at least ONE of them "knows the cause" and can therefore recommend a CURE once and for all.

    The best that Red Angel has to offer is yet another DRUG (vitamins are drugs, after all)…and suggested a "link" to PCOS…hardly what one would expect from someone who seems to have all of the answers.

    So – go for it Alternative crowd…..I’m stumped on this one – traditional medicine has failed this person – time for you all to come to her rescue.

    BTW – Red Angel’s case citation involves an anecdotal series of ONE. Hardly a rigorous, placebo controlled, double blind study.

    Onlymat…drugs are drugs…no matter where they come from….or substitute the word chemical – it makes no difference. You speak about doctors playing "God" by dabbling in hormones and then you go on to recommend a DRUG made out of endocrine gland "extracts"…..sounds a little God-like to me…youthen mention other CHEMICALS to put into someone’s body…….licorice (carcinogen) for one…..

    Natural isn’t necessarily better…..just sounds more appealing.

    SO, according to you – PCOS comes from a deficiency of certain animal fats in the diet? Hmmm, interesting……

    onlymat……"…Synthetic vitamins are actually chemical activators and will work for a short while, but end up damaging the DNA of your cells. NOT a good solution to any issue that I’m aware of…"

    Very interesting – literature citation, please…….

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  • Niki P

    I had severe PCOS which disappeared with menopause. But how I wish I knew when I was younger what the overall problem was..

    For most of my life I had consistent problems with weight gain and trying to lose it.

    It turned out much of my problem was due to "toxic fat" from refined carbohydrate and saturated fat consumption — both of those are inflammatory and PCOS is an inflammatory syndrome..

    You don’t say how you lost weight, but if you were on a low fat high carbohydrate diet, you might lose weight but it wouldn’t solve the rest of it.

    High refined carb intake is a nightmare for some people and can create systemic problems, including PCOS. Refined carbs have an negative effect on insulin production — and insulin is a hormone which affects the rest of our body.

    Barry Sears does not mention PCOS in his book "Toxic Fat" but he does mention just about everything else. You can also get more info by googling "PCOS" "inflammatory" and "fat" together.

    Sears solution is the Zone diet — where high glycemic load carbs are restricted — that includes most products with rice, wheat, starchy vegetables and sugar — you don’t have to eliminate them just limit them. And there are a few grains and lots of beans that are fine. Vegetables and proteins, with the exception of eating the saturated fat parts, are also fine. It also means increasing consumption of Omega 3’s in a specific ratio.

    The point of the diet is to shed the toxic fat that’s already in the system which reduces the inflammation systemically.

    As a result I lost most of my excess weight without even trying, didn’t have food cravings any more and stopped having most of the other symptoms that went with the problem. No doctor has ever diagnosed me with high blood sugar — I just had to put together so many pieces of a puzzle that finally clicked — I’m sensitive to refined carbs and I craved them at the same time.

    Try reading the book Toxic Fat and seeing if the Zone Diet might make a difference for this — like I said, I wish I’d known then what I know now. It took me decades to figure it out.

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