+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    3,296
    Thanks
    460
    Thanked
    1,777
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Tell me about pcos

    I have been strict with diet and exercise for nearly 12 months and I lose a couple of kg put then it either comes back or stays the same so I decided to look into possible hormonal reasons and came across pcos and looking at the symptoms I tick most of the boxes. I am obese even though I eat incredibly healthy and exercise everyday (not just gentle either I go to a hiit boot camp), I have black hairs on my tummy and facial hair, my periods are horrible for awhile there my cycles were not consistent and I would bleed for 9-11 days heavily going through a maternity pad every 45 mins but then I went on the pill to regulate it and it is now not as heavy but still pretty bad and only last 7 days and is still incredibly painful the pains actually start mid cycle and I suffer with anxiety, I don't have sleep apnea but I do suffer insomnia quiet badly which I read can happen. I have a appointment with my Dr on Monday to find out more information and to see if she thinks I might have pcos and what I can do, I don't want anymore babies I just want to lose weight and the fact that I am working so hard and getting no where has me so depressed that I spend most of my day crying. Does anyone have any advice on what I could do in the mean time that might help like foods to avoid or natural therapies I could try? please I am at the stage where I am desperate

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    4,597
    Thanks
    2,168
    Thanked
    1,187
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Hi. I have no experience but I was interested to know if you have been diagnosed with type2 dib. I have heard that following a diabetic diet and monitoring bgls with only diet or with meds can improve pcos.
    But I could be completely wrong. Hopefully someone can shed some light

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    73
    Thanks
    76
    Thanked
    26
    Reviews
    0
    I was diagnosed with pcos after ultrasound of ovaries and glucose tolerance test came back that I had insulin resistance. Metformin has helped my diet & weight. There are a couple of good books I downloaded about pcos diet & insulin resistance which helped me so I'd definitely recommend some reading! And your symptoms sound similar to mine though I hadn't had kids yet when I was diagnosed.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    73
    Thanks
    76
    Thanked
    26
    Reviews
    0
    I meant to say that yes I agree with above that eating plan is similar to type 2 diabetes. I'd say focus on low GI foods, try 30g carbs breakfast, lunch & dinner with 2-3 snacks per day with 15g carbs.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    3,296
    Thanks
    460
    Thanked
    1,777
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Before I had DS2 I was having painful periods and had a ultrasound that showed cysts on my ovaries and after DS2 was born my periods got worse and again showed cysts but my Dr at the time didn't think anything of it. So that makes me wonder if it has been there the whole time but been fobbed off

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Roleystone
    Posts
    1,881
    Thanks
    2,601
    Thanked
    2,467
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    PCOS is usually a hormonal condition that you develop early on in life - it's likely if you do have it, that you have had it all along.

    You symptoms do sound quite typical of PCOS. You need to have a range of blood tests that will be able to give you a better diagnoses. They will be able to see whether your androgen levels are high and whether some of your hormone levels are in the correct ratio. I would also suggest getting your thyroid checked as well (not just the TSH test - the antibodies as well) as Hashimoto's can cause many of the same symptoms and often occurs with PCOS as well (I have both and it is quite common).


 

Similar Threads

  1. TTC #2 with PCOS
    By Chunkydunks in forum Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Chat
    Replies: 455
    Last Post: 04-03-2015, 17:21
  2. PCOS= ivf??
    By Bub077 in forum Conception & Fertility General Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 17-02-2015, 19:41
  3. Ttc - pcos????
    By Hopefullyanotherbaby in forum Introductions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-04-2014, 23:06

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
The Health Hub & Glowing ExpectationsGlowing Expectations is conveniently located at The Health Hub in Darlinghurst. We offer pre & post natal personal ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›