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Old Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:32 PM   1
briggle
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excess facial hair advice


Hi ladies, not a very glamorous post but I was wondering is any of you have any advice for excess facial hair. I've been tcc for 4 years now. I've had excess facial hair coming on for the past 3/4 years (since stopping the pill) I pluck away every day and apart from the scar and red marks the whole ordeal is really getting me down. Everyone around me is so kind 'cause they don't mention it to me so as not to embarrass me but they must see the mess of my skin and the ability to grow a bloody beard if I set my mind to it! Any axperience or advice would be sooo appreciated. Bad enough I've got month after month of disappointment to feel less feminine is just so frustrating. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks and



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Old Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:36 PM   2
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Have you been checked for PCOS? Excess hair growth is a HUGE symptom.

You could try laser treatment, bleaching it, waxing it. There are several options that won't leave you face sore.

(My Aunt has the same issue, only, she enjoys the hairy chin and tash. Weird. Lol.)

Good luck. X



 
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Old Aug 22nd, 2011, 14:56 PM   3
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Ok so there's so much help, advise and support for ttc and pcos but I guess not for symptoms of pcos that loads of us endure?



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Old Aug 22nd, 2011, 15:44 PM   4
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Laser hair removal all the way!! I used to have to pluck my chin every day and was really self conscious about it. After 5 treatments it's almost totally gone. I paid for a big chunk of mine with Tesco points so it only cost me just over 100 and it is the best money I've spent.



 
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Old Aug 22nd, 2011, 15:45 PM   5
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Definitely sounds like pcos. I have the same problem as you and love how you said you could grow a beard if you put your mind to it. haha! The best I've heard is laser, but I haven't attempted it yet because I'm trying to get my hormones in order first... and save up for laser that will actually work. So I just pluck away every morning and evening. Yep, it sucks!



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Old Aug 22nd, 2011, 15:51 PM   6
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Thank you so much. The biggest help is feeling that you're not alone. The best support is in a reply. X



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Old Aug 22nd, 2011, 15:52 PM   7
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As already mentioned by others, excess hair is a symptom of pcos. Have you spoke to your doctor about it? They may be able to offer help and advise about it, particularly if it is getting you down.



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Old Aug 22nd, 2011, 16:05 PM   8
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Yeah. I do have pcos but blood work revealed hormone levels are quite good. I'm ovulating and af is regular as clockwork. The advise, hints and tips are so helpful. X



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Old Aug 22nd, 2011, 21:14 PM   9
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I was thinking thyroid. Have you had your thyroid checked?



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 16:33 PM   10
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Hiya,

I have pcos, i suffer from excessive hair growth, I reccomend laser 100% I had all the spots, stubble, black ingrown hairs and laser was the only think that sorted it out and sorted my confidence out, good luck xxx



 
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