Hi guyz I use Apple Cider Vinegar and I saw the effect in just 4 days, but I have a question should I take it during periods too? By the way, Apple Cider Vinegar should be taken regularly or I can use its just a few days before my periods? My periods also come less so for that I used flaxseed oil +omega3,6,9 if u guyz want u can try it.
Waterford, Mi, Usa
Hi! I am a 40 year old woman with PCOS.
I have severely thinning hair, irregular periods and a 50 lb weight gain. I have read the ACV cure on this site and wanted to know from people who have tried it how long it took before they saw results with stopping the hair loss and regrowing hair? Also, did you take ACV 2 times a day or what is the recommended dosage?
I have heard that ACV causes constipation. Any way of countering that side-effect?
I also take a daily multi-vitamin, Saw Palmetto capsule, fish oil and Biotin ( for hair) every day.
Appreciate your time and advice!
Iwas diagnosed with pcos. My main problem is infertility. I am trying so hard to get pregnant through lot of teatments. Everything left with pain. One day I came across the this site. please let me know whether ACV works for pcos.
San Fernando, Philippines
Olympua, Wa, Usa
Saint Louis, Mo, Usa
San Fernando, Philippines
St. Louis, Mo
St. Louis, Mo
San Fernando, Philippines
Saint Louis, Mo
New Haven, Ct, United States
San Fernando, Philippines
New Haven, Ct, United States
Hi I am 22. I have an illness called PCOS and it causes me to have a lot of trouble with everyday life. One really bad part about it is my acne, its on my back and face. I've tried everything. Over the counter acne meds and doctor's have given me things to use, all making it worse, and really dry. Then I heard about apple cider Vinegar. I was told to poor 1 cup of the ACV in my bath water and lay in it and take a cotton ball and dab the ACV on my face. I did. The VERY next morning my face looked so much better and my back to! I am convinced so now I am also drinking a small bit of it! I feel a lot better and look a lot better.
Also, This is personal but it may help someone so its worth it. When I was 21 I suffered from a miscarriage and Due to that, I suffered (for 9 Months) from a bacterial infection. I took all meds, pills and creams, for that to, then one day I cried to my doctor telling her nothing was giving me relief and my doctor told me just to use the ACV, After a week of bathing in it, I've not had one since.
I am 43 years old, and years ago had been diagnosed PCOS. I have never been able to ovulate on my own, or have periods without the use of hormones. I started taking ACV for my mild to moderate reflux/heartburn and it has worked great for that. I take about a teaspooon of ____ ACV with a cup of water 1 (rarely 2) times per day. A side effect has been a decrease in stomach bloat, and suddenly, after all those years of fertility treatments, I am ovulating and getting a period regularly. In addition, I see a difference in my hair loss. I absolutely recommend it!!
Chatham, Kent Uk
Rolling Meadows, Il
re: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (remedy). Apple Cider Vinegar helped my PCOS! In the morning: 1-2 teaspoonfuls of ACV in an 8 ounce glass of water. Sometimes I add a little more water if I think the taste is too strong. I did it every day at first. Now that my menstrual cycle is regular, I begin ACV treatment about 2 weeks before my cycle should start. I sometimes drink ACV to help with cramps, heavy bleeding or bloating. ACV helps me with my weight loss and flush toxins from my body. It really works and I feel so much better! There are many articles online about how ACV helps women diagnosed with PCOS. Thanks and Hope to you!
Perth, Wa Australia
Houston, Tx, Usa
I just want to thank Earthclinic and everyone who shared their stories because your stories really helped me. I was bleeding continuously since late January 2012 and as of yesterday it stopped all together. I really believe Spirit lead me to this website. I figured out, via symptom list, 1 month ago that I was deficient in magnesium and iodine. I was diagnosed hypothyroid about 3 years ago. I was also briefly diagnosed with being Vit D deficient and was prescribed 5000IU of D3 for 2 weeks until the doctor ruled my levels to be back to normal.
I think with me being allergic to fish, since birth, and with having to take a short sale on the selling of my home, money loss, that I was unable to eat as much seafood and nuts that I usually wood to make up for it. To make a long story short I bought J. Crows liquid iodine and started supplementation a month and 2 weeks ago, I also suspected that I may have had calcified uterine fibroids so on top of taking geritol pills once a day and 3000mg of Inositol with folic acid, and B-complex I also added 400mg of magnesium citrate 2x per day, and so not only did this save my hair and instead of me going through 2-3 overnight maxi pads per 24 hrs per day I was now down to just 1 overnight maxi pad per day. I have to admit I read this website before around early 2011, when I should have been seeing the signs that my body was in distress, and I thought I would not have to resort to molasses or apple cider vinegar well I'm glad I did.
I made myself a coffee mug full of tea which included water, 2 capfulls of ACV(apple cider vinegar with mother), 1 squeeze of real lemon juice, and 1-2 teaspoonfuls of unsulphured blackstrap molasses. I drank this 2x per day, morning and evening. I know everyone's body is different. I thought due to me being obese that it would take a week or month for me to see results but in my case it took really just the first 2 days by the 3rd day I just drank 1 cup and by the 4th day I decided to only drink it if I saw spotting and I have not. I want to also add that I do suffer with PCOS and a week before I added the J. Crows iodine I also added extra b-6(1 capsule) and zinc supplements(1 25mg tablet) to help my body create progesterone to get me balanced again. For me all of this helped to gradually get my body balanced but the kill shot was definately the BSM, and I was able to do my 40min workouts again. I did research and I had no idea BSM had iodine, iron, potassium and so many other vitamins and minerals our bodies need. *For anyone reading this please listen to your body. Not listening to mine, inspite of genetics, definately was a factor in me becoming hypothyroid and PCOS. * I hope to share again in a few months with news of BFP. Wish me luck.
I am 30 years old and diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome when 21. Never on pills but had cycles every three months. I started taking apple cider vinegar last year for cold and sore throat. I realised that my periods had come fairly regularly compared to my history. So I started taking it regularly. After adjusting the qty and dosage for a few months I found that taking a half tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar with half tbsp honey in warm water just before bed suited me the best. I am very glad that I have had 10 cycles in 10 months. My suggestion is natural route does work. We need to be patient and find what works as a few herbs or supplements may not work for all. It's a great feeling to finally be normal with regular cycle.
I've was diagnosed with PCOS in 2011. Prior to knowing about my PCOS, I stopped taking birth control (on BC 10 years from 18-26) and I didn't get my period for 6 months. My face broke out completely and my facial hair darkened like crazy. I went to my gyno and he did an ultrasound where he checks your ovaries. I had cysts all over them and he told me I had PCOS. Since then, I have completely changed my diet (organic meats and leafy greens, cut out processed crap and added great multivitamins to my daily regimen). On top of my daily supplements, for the past year I have been taking Vitex Berry (mainly Chaste Berry extract: 2 pills in the AM) and my periods are now more regular than they have ever been off BC. My cycle now ranges from 27-33 days. Now that I believe I have my PCOS more in control, I have a bacterial infection down there that my gyno said was because of husband's sperm's PH balance and that will never go away. I am desperate to clear this infection up as the odor is not the best and the color is off (greyish/green tint). I have tried many things that make it better but none yet that have made it disappear. I am taking a regular women's probiotic, put teetree oil on tampons to mask the odor, tried tee tree suppositories, etc. I am skeptical about douching bc I've read its pretty bad but am interested in an ACV douche, thoughts? I am also looking for a great gynocologist (a doc with PCOS knowledge as well that is more into holistic treatments versus antibiotics) in the SF Bay Area... Anyone have a suggestion??
Thank you :)
In 2010, I was having cystic cramps and did not know it. Cramps all the time, very painful for months. After going to the doctor and trying a few medicines they gave me (which only made my emotions worse - like bi polar extremes worse - and nothing helped the pain), I decided to try chaste tree berry. It got rid of the cramps almost immediately. I also did not have my cycle for nearly a year due to undiagnosed PCOS. I began taking this and after about 2 months I got my cycle. Then I've had it regular ever since. I haven't been taking it as regularly now, but I haven't had any pain return and if my menstrual doesn't come I take it again for a few weeks and it comes back.
Also, I noticed that when I have too much soy products the cramps begin to return- if I keep taking my vitex, they aren't nearly as severe as they were.
I am so happy with the results of this herb. Now if only I could find a good cure for the hirsutism which seems to just be getting worse.
La Grande, Or
I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was eighteen. I hadn't had my period in seven months by the time I went to the doctor. He put me on birthcontrol so that I would get my period. It worked, I did get my period. Three years later when I decided to go off...my period disappeared too. After a year of barely having periods again, I talked to a nutritionalist who recommended chaste tree berry (VITEX). I got my period three weeks after starting it and my period started coming regularly at 31 days. I went off of it after ten months and my cycle has shortened to 29 days. I have only missed it twice since then. Once was about six months after going off of it. My nutritionist said that I went off too soon and that I should stay on it for eighteen months to make sure my hormones were completely balanced. The second time, about three and a half months ago was way better. I missed my period because I am pregnant. Chaste tree berry also helps treat infertility :) which affects most women with PCOS!
San Antonio, TX
I have read everyone's comments and I would also like to add another natural form of attempting to regulate your period. My doctor recommends chasteberry extract - liquid form - add 23 drops to tea or room temperature water and this should be taken for 3 months before you can see any changes. I'm on my first month and I'm supposed to get my period soon. So I'll let you know how that turns out.
Diet Change to help PCOS
To give a little backstory to indicate my history and symptoms. I'm 32 and I haven't had a period consistently without medication since I was in high school. I've always been overweight, minus when I was born, which I was underweight. In recent years, I have had dark hair growth on my chin and upper lip. I would occasionally get pangs of pain around my ovary area.I didn't know why I didn't have a period, and I didn't have insurance, a job or means of transportation to get to a doctor, so, it went untreated for years. When I finally did get a job with insurance I was 24. I was put on birth control and other things, and that made me have a period, but without it, I went back to the same situation I had before. I looked it up what it could be causing this, and figured it was PCOS. My doctor said, "The tests are weird. We could give it to you and you test positive when your negative and you could test negative when your positive." Basically hinting that it was a waste of his time, and seeing as how I had never had insurance before that, I had so many questions and probably seemed like a hypochondriac to him. I told him that sometimes I would get sharp pains in my ovaries, and he said, "You can't feel your ovaries." I quit that job to relocate and lost insurance. I managed to get to the health department a few times and they just gave me some generic birth control and it didn't treat it, it just made me have a period. Now on to current events.
Recently, I had had enough of being overweight and generally unhealthy. I had done the Atkins diet previously and stopped because my dog died and it made me not think of dieting anymore. That was in 2012. In April 2016, I decided to do a fruit and veggie detox that my two friends had done, and had lost weight from it, and I figured, why not? The detox is essentially 3 servings of fruit a day, no more. Select veggies you can eat as many as you want. No oil, no carbs, no dairy, no caffeine, no sugar, etc. only fruits and vegetables, no vegetables/fruits that have natural oils such as coconuts or avocados. I stuck to this somewhat for over a week, because I felt I hadn't done 100%, so I was going to go at it longer. I finally reached a point of being lightheaded alot and craved a steak. I went out to eat with friends and ate a steak and salad, which I ended up getting sick on. I don't know if this was due to my detox or the food was bad, or what. After I got over that, I went on the Atkins diet. Except I tried to not eat the full fatty meats, I tried a lower fat meat. As of a month after I began, I lost 14 pounds. I've gone down a shirt size and down a bra band size. Yesterday I began spotting. I was so relieved to finally see some semblance of a period.
While I'm dieting, I'm also on this 'get all the toxins/toxic things away from me' kick. I use conditioner that's made of 18 silk amino acids (search it online, you may find the one I use) and it leaves my hair SO soft. I'm trying to not use my name brand deodorant, because of aluminum and other chemicals/toxins in it. I saw a video about using coconut oil as a deodorant and instead of shaving cream. I tried it last night. I shaved with the coconut oil in all the normal places I shave and it was nice, it was different, but I was careful in case of razor burn, but I didn't get any of that. Of course, you're left with the coconut oil on your skin, but I didn't try to wash it off or anything. I kept the coconut oil on my armpits and as of almost 7 pm the next day, I don't smell. Maybe slightly, but you'd have to actually get your nose in my armpit to really notice. I haven't majorly sweated yet, but I will report back on that if anything changes or to just keep y'all updated. I also wash my face with my shampoo, as it's a seboregulating shampoo. I then tone my face with a 50:50 mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and water, then I moisturize my face afterwards with coconut oil.
I do have a question: I have redness on my cheeks, chin and under my jaw. It's constant and I feel it may be broken capillaries. Is there a way to fix this? I'm trying to remedy a lot of things, and generally make myself healthier all around.
Diet Changes for PCOS: I was diagnosed with PCOS back in 2000 at the age of 21. I had almost no periods; I was rapidly gaining weight, no fertility, severe acne, facial hair and so on.
Over the years, I have tried diet (but haphazardly) Chaste Berry, and several other herbs ,some exercise, Metformin 2000mg/day for two years, synthetic progesterone to get my periods and none of that has helped. Not even the Metformin which so many people swears by.
By the time I was 27, I realized I had gluten intolerance. I had poor digestion, a large belly and developed psoriasis. Once I eliminated gluten from my diet, I instantly lost inches and my skin cleared up. Over the next several years, I had to clean up my diet even more to improve my digestion, lose more weight and get rid of estrogen dominance that's so common with PCOS.
I eliminated, gluten and most other grains including "healthy" brown rice and corn, sugars except for low GI fruit and occasional palm sugar (lower GI than agave), fruit juice, soy, dairy, processed foods (of course), hydrogenated oils, canola oil, and several other foods.
My diet is rich in green veggies, low GI fruit, green juices, lean protein, nuts, and, good fats (including unprocessed coconut oil). I make sure that 80% of my diet is raw fruits, veggies, and nuts.
Besides diet, I take supplements including kelp. Though my thyroid tests always came back normal, I may have had subclinical hyperthyroid because when I added 12mg of kelp per day, I started ovulating on CD 15 for the first time ever. I have been taking 12mg kelp daily for 8 months and my body haven't skipped a beat. When you look for kelp in the store, it usually comes in 225mcg tablets. You will have to do the conversion to get the right amount.
I went from a size 14 to a 6 in less than a year and I have kept it off. I think between diet, regular exercise, the usual suspects of supplements (omega 3, B complex, etc) and kelp has been my answer to PCOS.
Montclair , NJ
I am 28 yrs old and a mother of two children.I have been on antidepressants since I was 17 because I am very emotional sometimes with fatigue. I was diagnosed with pcos after I had been dieting and exercising for over a year with no results. After stopping my hormones I started to get excessive acne, hair loss, no sex drive, and tiredness.
I doctor did a pcos workup and all my labs were normal. I was referred to a specialist that thought all the symptoms were in my head and thought I needed a personal trainer. I had only a little facial hair, no fertility trouble, only 25 lbs overweight, and my labs were normal. After aguing with the doctor for 30 minutes he did an ultrasound to 'humor' me. I had 15 cysts on one side. I was rx'd metformin, which made me extremely ill.
I had to stopped taking it because I couldn't work on the med. Carbs!!! Thats the problem. Our bodies were not meant to eat all this processed food. If you want your symptoms to go away you need to change your lifestyle. Exercising and a low glycemic diet is the key. I lost 45 lbs in a year and a half. I weigh less now than in high school. Once you train your body to need the right foods you stop the vicious 'bad'carb craving cycle. You crave carbs because your body is not coverting them into energy, they are being stored as fat, which makes you tired and wanting to eat more 'bad' carbs.
Other than a low carb diet I am a firm believer in hollistic cures. There are herbal supp that can keep your sugar from spiking and destroys it before its stored. Which is also important with pcos.1) Fenugreek- 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily 2)Gymnema Sylvestre-400mg, also if dissolved on your tongue can keep you form tasting sugar.
I work in the medical field and believe no one, no one knows your body better than you!!