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Unfortunately PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a mysterious, but serious disorder, which science still doesn’t know all about.
I hope for you that you have a good medical escort through this, and I wish you all the best for your future.
It could be helpful for you to visit related forum sites and to contact self-help groups near your place.
• PCOS Forum: http://www.soulcysters.net/forumdispl…
• PCOS Support and Community Forum: http://www.pcosupport.org/
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/FORUM-O…
My girlfriend has it - the pill actually sorts out a lot of the problems, and i’ve heard plenty of lasses getting pregnant with it.
It merely makes things more difficult, not impossible. But then again, everything has its range of severity.
As for the weight, since being on the pill, altering her diet and doing more exercise the weight has been slowly dropping- its a hard slog but you get there :)
With PCOS, weight management is crucial. It’s not a serious condition if you can handle it, your symptoms will disappear. Weight management is harder for women with PCOS so keep this in mind. Sugar is your enemy. I am talking refined white sugars found in sweets, fizzy drinks, cakes, bread, pasta etc. Women with PCOS have a higher chance of developing diabetes due to a lowered insulin response.
Cut down on sugar, eat more protein, healthy fats, vegetables and exercise on a regular basis and you will notice a major difference. I was on the Atkins diet for roughly 6/7 months. I shed weight like crazy but I also exercised five days I week. I managed to lose 3 and a half stone, and I fell pregnant. My symptoms were barely there (if at all) and my periods became regular on their own, without the pill. It is possible but it is hard work. Hard work that pays off.
I did go on the pill for my PCOS but I found that the pill stalled my weight loss so I came off it. It’s good if you want to regulate your periods (and also prevents pregnancy, of course). But since I found that I could regulate my cycle on my own just by managing my diet and exercising I didn’t need it anymore. It helps though with other symptoms such as hirtuism (if you are unlucky enough to suffer this).
Good luck :)
2012 August 9
I am glad to hear that you want to be proactive in getting pregnant. I too have PCOS and I am infertile. I went on fertility drugs and got pregnant several times, but lost them all at 3 months. If I new then what I know now I may have been able to get pregnant naturally and carried to full term. I think the biggest thing that helped me with PCOS lately is diet and I’m also on Metformin and Birth Control Pills. I have been following a low glycemic index diet for the past two years and now my fasting insulin levels are very low. Also, I lost over 80 pounds in one year by following this diet. Does this mean I could get pregnant now? I don’t know for sure, but I think I would stand a good chance of getting pregnant naturally and conceiving as well. The only problem is that I have other health issues and I am too old now to have children. The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how much of a rise in circulating blood sugar from eating a specific carbohydrate will give. The higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response. So a low GI food will cause a small rise, while a high GI food will trigger a dramatic spike. When you have sugar spikes your insulin levels go up and weight gain occurs and the hormonal problems with PCOS increase. The low glycemic index diet does not mean a low carb diet. This isn’t really a diet, per say. It is more like a life style change. Instead of eating high glycemic index foods, like potatoes and white rice, you just swap them for a low glycemic index food choice like bulgur, quinoa, or pearled barley. Refined foods and sugar are not allowed, because they are high glycemic index foods. It probably won’t hurt to have an indulgence once in a blue moon though. I look at it this way; If I continue to eat what ever I feel like, I will end up a diabetic for sure. I have a strong family history of diabetes, as well. So, I thought that I might as well start eating in a healthy way now, instead of having diabetes and having to eat healthy anyway. If you eat this way, you will loose weight easier than ever before. Slow and steady is the way to keep it off too. There are a lot of web sites and books that explain how to live with a low glycemic index diet. If you google low glycemic index foods, you can find information about this way of eating and there are lists of carbohydrates with their glycemic index and glycemic load in a few of these sites for free. Here is a link to one of these sites: http:/www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm There are books that have the same type of information, but maybe a little more in depth. I am reading a book now called Low GI Guide To Living Well With PCOS. It explains a low glycemic index & glycemic load diet and how it effects PCOS as well. I hope this helps you. If you follow a low glycemic index/glycemic you WILL loose weight and PCOS symptoms WILL go away and you stand a good chance of getting pregnant and having a beautiful BABY.
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