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TOPIC TITLE: Coping with hirutism
Created On 7/11/06 11:52 AM
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alone
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7/11/06 11:52 AM
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As a start, I want to explain hirutism. It is a hormone imbalance, where woman have hair on their body where they shouldn't have. For me, and it's the most common one, I have hair growing on my lower face, kind of like a beard. It's a pain, because I spend about 1 hour a day plucking all this excess hair that doesn't belong on my female face. For years I went to dermatologists, who told me that it is hereditary, and there is nothing they can do. Well, it could be hereditary, but I just found out it is a hormone problem, and an endronocologist (hormone doctor) should be able to help me. So I just started a medical therapy, and I hope it will work. Then I could start another electrolysis sessions. Because it didn't help, as long as my hormones weren't in check.
I hope I am not the only one with this issue on this site, and I hope I can get support from other woman who coped, are coping or are still struggling with this very annoying ailment.
 
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BH613
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7/12/06 11:15 AM
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I also have this problem. You are not alone! For years, I tried everything. I now just shave my face as I am not interested in the pain and expense of the other solutions. THis works for me, but needs to be done daily. I dislike it, but it works! Part of my problem is PCOS and I also take testosterone to help with hormone replacemtent (I had a hysterectomy at 30). Have you shaved and given that up for plucking or do you prefer plucking?
Miram
 
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7/13/06 3:29 AM
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Hi Miram,
Thank you so much for replying. The problem I experience with shaving, is that it shows. I see black stubbs after a few hours. Could you tell me which razor you use? Maybe I need a fancier one. And if on shabbat it stays OK? I tend to use make-up for the holidays, but because my cause of hirutism is sensitive skin, the make-up gives me acne. So I would appreciate if you could tell me what you use for shaving, it would sure save a lot of time. Thank you.
 
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BH613
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7/20/06 10:35 AM
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I agree with the black stubble, but am o.k. for a day. I use the razor that has the soap attatched to it and cannot remember its name. They have one for sensitive skin and I find that I like it. It has a larger handle and a "thing" with soap right underneath the razor. This detaches and is replacable. Does this help?
Miriam
 
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7/21/06 10:38 AM
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Hi Miriam,
Thank you very much. I will look for it in the stores. It's worth a try. Thank you.
Behatzlacha!
 
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BH613
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Let me know how it goes.
 
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8/23/06 10:01 AM
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I also suffer from hirutism and recently discovered that it may be because I have PCOS (I'm undergoing tests). I personally find home waxing more effective than shaving. It does hurt a bit, but I've gotten used to it. It also means I don't have deal with my chin hair on a daily basis, which is very helpful.
 
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I also have PCOS. I find that waxing leaves me with redness and bumps. I also hate leaving the hair to grow and having it on my chin.
 
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shayna
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Hi out there. I feel with all of you for i have suffered with hirutism for years as well.
Has anyone had any success with lazer treatment?
 
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BH613
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10/25/06 4:52 PM
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I have not tried lazor due to cost!
Miriam
 
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