Okay, so I am not new to Medhelp or to ovarian cysts, but I am new to this community. I originally joined the OVCA community in 2006 as GlendaS. I got a new email address and had to change it to my current name. I was dx with Immature Teratoma & had a RSO in Oct. 2005. I had a cystectomy (benign) at the end of March 2007. I have had other cysts that have dissolved on their own before. I have been on bc pills since my first period after the RSO, except for 3 months one time when I decided to see if going off of them would help (it didn't seem to). So I had been feeling like I had a cyst (bloating, pain all the way up into my ribs), but I knew my yearly exam was due soon so I put off going to the dr. for about a month. I finally went and he confirmed that I had a cyst. He said that it's not small, but that I've had larger. I had been busy with school and my diet had not been the greatest. I was drinking caffeine, which I had sworn off previously. I also had taken a sabatical from the gym because I kept having sinus problems and no energy to do any more than student teach all day and come home and take care of my husband & child. I finally finished school & I've gone back to the gym 4-5 days a week & have changed my diet including no caffeine, no red meat, no junk food, & limited sweets-I only eat things like organic granola bars with a little bit of chocolate. I have tried N-Acetyl Cysteine before & couldn't tell if it helped dissolve a cyst before or not. So I'm trying it again along with diet. Is there anything else I can do? I won't know any more about the cyst until my ultrasound June 1st. Are there any other natural remedies that work? According to drs, this cyst has a much higher chance of being benign than malignant, and I really want to avoid another surgery. I also want to try to get pregnant sometime this year (hopefully, after I get a job teaching, I want to plan a baby for next summer if possible). Does anyone know of anything else I can do to get rid of this thing?