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by EssBee
Fri Jan 19, 2024 7:28 am
Forum: PCOS
Topic: L-Carnitine for PCOS
Replies: 0
Views: 2669

L-Carnitine for PCOS

Does anyone have any experience taking L-Carnitine for PCOS?
by EssBee
Fri Jan 19, 2024 7:25 am
Forum: Perimenopause
Topic: PCOS and Perimenopause
Replies: 5
Views: 11860

Re: PCOS and Perimenopause

Insulin resistance--not craving sugar and just an over-all feeling of wellness.
by EssBee
Wed Feb 16, 2022 4:52 am
Forum: PCOS
Topic: Incessant Discharge
Replies: 1
Views: 1752

Re: Incessant Discharge

Well, if it's not a yeast or bacterial infection it's normal. The vagina is "self cleaning" it's also a mucous membrane so needs to be kept moist, discharge is normal--something no one ever tells you. Enjoy it while it lasts, menopause is likely to change all of that (to varying degrees).
by EssBee
Mon Feb 14, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: PCOS
Topic: Substitute for DIM
Replies: 0
Views: 2016

Substitute for DIM

I have been taking DIM for a couple of months, and felt like it was helping balance everything, but I'm having trouble sourcing it here in Germany. Is there something else I could take instead? Indole-3-carbinol? Resveratrol?
by EssBee
Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:56 am
Forum: Perimenopause
Topic: PCOS and Perimenopause
Replies: 5
Views: 11860

Re: PCOS and Perimenopause

ok, so I've been making some adjustments and experimenting a bit to see what helps. I've just re-started Inositol in the last few days and that seems to be having a positive impact. I'd taken it before, but didn't see any difference in anything, but I'm taking 8-10 grams/day this time (took 2g befor...
by EssBee
Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:52 am
Forum: Other women's health
Topic: Constipation post ovulation
Replies: 3
Views: 2733

Re: Constipation post ovulation

I've had similar issues and found drinking more water (about 4 to 4.5 litres/day) helped. On bad days I would drink about 4 glasses in a row and that would get things moving again. Also, I've just changed probiotics and have found it's taken about a week to adjust to those and have regular bowel mov...
by EssBee
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Birth control
Topic: Risks of birth control pills for 16-year old daughter if her mother (me) has osteoporosis
Replies: 2
Views: 12364

Re: Risks of birth control pills for 16-year old daughter if her mother (me) has osteoporosis

Hi Wendy, I can't answer your question, but I would like to share my experience with being on the Pill from a relatively young age, although not as young as your daughter (I am now in my mid-50's). I went on the Pill at 21 for PCOS, so a completely different issue than your daughter, so none of this...
by EssBee
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:13 am
Forum: Perimenopause
Topic: New concerns about Ashwagandha?
Replies: 3
Views: 3767

Re: New concerns about Ashwagandha?

I'm taking several other supplements, the other one that seems to be making a significant impact is DIM because I also have PCOS and Milk Thistle. I just started the Milk Thistle this week because I haven't been sleeping despite taking magnesium at bedtime. The four nights (so far) that I have taken...
by EssBee
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Perimenopause
Topic: New concerns about Ashwagandha?
Replies: 3
Views: 3767

Re: New concerns about Ashwagandha?

Hi,

A couple of comments:

1. The study that the man who wrote the blog post you linked to is from 1998, and I only see that study referenced aside from his personal experience--his blog post is new, the study is old

2. I have been taking it for over a year and feel much better on it than off it.
by EssBee
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Hormone Repair Manual
Topic: Chapter 2 - the emotional experience of perimenopause
Replies: 1
Views: 2799

Re: Chapter 2 - the emotional experience of perimenopause

Having been diagnosed with PCOS when I was 21 and not having a regular cycle until my late 30's--thanks to the work I did with a naturopath (I'm now in my mid-50's and perimenopausal for almost 10 years), I have been pleasantly surprised that my body is doing this without a lot of intervention. So f...