Dopers, I need your help. My very best friend in the world is dealing with polycystic ovaries and having a very tough time.
I don’t know the whole medical story, but it includes:
[li]Not having her system produce enough estrogen and the problems that causes for a woman[/li][li]Trouble with the medications the doctor put her on (birth control - giving her migraines. Doctor took her off cause she was afraid it would give her a stroke - something showed up on the MRI during one of her migraines). She was also taking something called spyronolachtone (sp), which I guess the extremely dangerous if you get pregant (hence the BCs)[/li][li]The related emotional upheavals via hormonal imbalances for an already fragile ego [/ul][/li]
She’s only 30 years old and would like to have kids someday and surgery isn’t really any option…yet, but she’d rather avoid that. Has anyone had experience with this and, specifically, any of the natural products (soy isoflavones, wild yam) that might help? She is not going to drop any of her doctor’s recommendations but wanted to know of other alternatives that might not be as toxic or dangerous to her system as the chemicals that Western medicine generally prescribe. I’m going to do a Google search, but wanted to hear something from the horse’s mouth.
Mods, if this is in the wrong forum, I apologize. It’s not really a GQ since I’m looking for opinions and personal experience, but then again…maybe it is. Move it, please, if you think it’d be better somewhere else! Thanks!