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Is there any over the counter medication that I can take for PCOS?

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I Don't take any medication daily, I was taking Metformin back in February but it didn't work. I'm not allergic to any kind of medications.

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Following would help in PCOS;

1) Weight reduction. Loss of abdominal fat seems to be crucial to restore ovulation. If it is morbid obesity, Bariatric surgery may be advised. Otherwise dietary counseling and exercise would help in short and long term.
2) FSH stimulation with clomiphene HMG or pulsatile LHRH.
3) Reduction of ovarian androgen secretion by using oral contraceptives or LH-releasing hormone (LHRH) analogs.
4) Urofollitropin (pure FSH) administration.
5) Reduction of ovarian androgen secretion by laparoscopic ovarian wedge resection. Laparoscopic ovarian surgery (laparoscopic ovarian drilling) is a useful alternative that does not trigger ovary stimulation.
6) Metformin improves ovulation, insulin sensitivity.

Unfortunately there are no over the counter medications.

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