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08:04 PM on 11/29/2012
06:51 PM on 11/29/2012
I used to feel ashamed about my pcos and all the extra hair it brings.. then one day I got tired of all the shaving everyday and learned to accept that the hair is not gonna go away so now I let it grow
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10:28 PM on 11/29/2012
That is incredibly brave of you.
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06:45 PM on 11/29/2012
I commend her for doing this but I just wish the cause for her doing this was to bring awareness to pcos
Her body- Her choice- Her problem.
11:13 PM on 11/29/2012
Yes, because off all the men dying of prostate cancer, you have a problem with facial hair!
11:35 PM on 11/29/2012
Well, most people are uneducated about illnesses that effect women. In this modern world, a lot of people still believe "oh, it's just all in the woman's head!"

Remember, more money is invested in the cure for male pattern baldness than it is for breast cancer research. That says a lot about society.
12:13 AM on 11/30/2012
pcos causes more than just facial hair problems
06:41 PM on 11/29/2012
And I thought "Rocotober" references were overboard...
I Ride My Own Harley
06:24 PM on 11/29/2012
I don't grow hair on my face but I have a hairy @ss. I don't date because men have made fun of me all my life. Sure, I've shaved it off but after about 3 days growth, it is spikey and feels like a porcupine when I sit down. My legs are very pickery too like a man's beard if I don't shave every day all the way up. My sisters don't have this. My birth mother didn't have it either. I'm a freak of nature.
The course of true love never did run smooth. WS.
06:42 PM on 11/29/2012
Try Laser. If your hair is dark and your skin is relatively fair it is very effective.
I Ride My Own Harley
06:51 PM on 11/29/2012
Been there, done that. 2 years later, back to the same and out a little over 2 grand. I'm okay with being alone. I'll just ask God why me when I get up there. (wink)
06:54 PM on 11/29/2012
I agree with Savine. Try laser.
I Ride My Own Harley
07:07 PM on 11/29/2012
Didn't work.
06:21 PM on 11/29/2012
I can't believe the number of nasty comments about this courageous woman! Who cares if she has facial hair? I'm sure she doesn't need tips on how to remove it. Think of how you would feel in her situation before posting (...I'm probably asking too much.)
08:17 PM on 11/29/2012
I so agree with you
08:18 PM on 11/29/2012
I so agree with you~
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06:15 PM on 11/29/2012
Bad medical care in Britain?
06:30 PM on 11/29/2012
no pcos is common condition in a lot of females all over the world
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03:25 AM on 11/30/2012
Why isn't it being treated though?
06:13 PM on 11/29/2012
^^^^.....i once grew a ~moustache~ to get my drinkin-ID....!
06:08 PM on 11/29/2012
I'm a woman and too I'm able to grow hair on my face because of my hormones. Although, I'd rather not risk severe awkwardness with my family and co-workers. In a perfect world, I would do it for a good cause... But I won't. My hat's off to her for such bravery! Bravo!
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06:03 PM on 11/29/2012
My daughter has PCOS, not as bad as this woman, but they do have oral medication for preventing hair growth if she chooses..
07:15 AM on 11/30/2012
Yeah great oral medication that you have to take with birth control pills because if you accidentally got pregnant it causes birth defects, great thing to put in your body. No thanks
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09:08 AM on 11/30/2012
If you don't want to get pregnant than its not a problem. Most PCOS take birth control anyway to help control hormones, preventing pregnancy is just a bonus!!
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05:55 PM on 11/29/2012
hermaphrodite in real language
Laura Fay
07:03 PM on 11/29/2012
No, you dope, this is something many women deal with, be it from PCOS, hormonal imbalance or just plain heredity. You are the kind of person these women have to deal with on a daily basis. Keep your opinions and thoughts to yourself.
Life is a Cabaret old Chum!
07:06 PM on 11/29/2012
Do you even know what that word means?
11:41 PM on 11/29/2012
Apparently, you don't. You don't even have to open a dictionary anymore! Just use Google!
05:54 PM on 11/29/2012
good for her. I am living with PCOS for my entire life, but it took years before any doctor figured it all out. Now it's in the forefront. It's something really horrible to have, yes there are lots of other worse issues but when you have to deal with all the symptoms of it, it's awful. Good for her, glad I don't grow out mine, it would be a full beard. I work very hard and no one is the wiser that I have so much facial hair. Wish she was growing it for a cure for PCOS tho, but still she is doing a good thing and she has a lot of guts doing what she is doing
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Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way.
07:44 PM on 11/29/2012
Your story is my story, too, Diane. Nobody knows but me. Best wishes!
Jaime Pepita Gentile
11:26 PM on 11/29/2012
i too had it all my life and wasnt diagnosed properly til i was 35 years old! ive always been irregular and mostly due to the fact that im not considered "obese" ( i could stand to lose 10 lbs or so) but i think thats the main reason ive never been diagnosed. My current doc was the only one who performed an Ultrasound to show me the PCOS on my ovaries. i have irregular hair growth and pluck and shave and have even done the laser which only lasted about a year and over $2000! I ve suffered being irregular, horrible cramps and hair growth since i was 16. ive recently been put on a birth control pill that helps with the monthly aspect.
05:51 PM on 11/29/2012
Why is it that people think they must

1) shave their heads,
2) grow hair,
3) sell their hair,
4) wear red dresses
and various other acts to 'call attention' to whatever charity or issue they are embracing at the time.
So just donate already........
Doing any of the above is not going to make me more interested or concerned about your cause.
05:48 PM on 11/29/2012
why are you all missing the point?
Common Sense Conservativ
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05:46 PM on 11/29/2012
I wish I had her courage. I have PCOS as well, but I don't have the guts to do as she has done and let the hair grow on my face.

I love the concept of Movember. With all the awareness gimmicks sponsored by the Susan G Komen foundation, sometimes it seems as though breast cancer is the only cancer that exists. Yet testicular cancer can be just as deadly, and even for those men who survive the diagnosis, their lives will be forever changed by the loss of their testicles. Movember is a great way to raise awareness of testicular cancer and other men's health issues, and impress upon men the importance of a self exam the same way women are encouraged to do breast self exams.