Hey... I added you awhile back, but i kinda quit around then. My depression basically took over and i gained weight and all... but i'm ready to fight again and i was wondering if you still wanted to work together on it? hope lifes treating you ok too write me back -ash 2598 days ago
That's great your blood sugar levels are normal! Mine wasn't when I was first diagnosed, but it's stabilized with medication and better eating habits. The BC medicine I take, Aviane (and I'm sure the diet changes too) helped me lose most of the acne... I am sure that the laser hair removal on my face had a lot to do with it as well. I had high testosterone levels which contributed to the facial hair, and hair everywhere else... not cool! Once I had the hair removed on my face, $1200 later, I felt like a brand new person and my confidence finally came through. It was really bad- covered my chin, upper lip, sides of my face, and even my neck- definitely male hair growth, and dark, at that. Had it since age 13, had it removed at 26.
I was officially diagnosed around 22 years old. I am 28 now. It gets better, but it definitely takes a lot of work, trial and error, and just generally taking care of yourself, like you said. Then again, I think diet and exercise cures most things that people are very quick to take prescriptions for. 2632 days ago
Sounds like you've had good luck so far. Congrats on the weight you've lost so far! I have a lot of blood sugar problems- hypoglycemia and insulin resistance (pre-diabetic) because of PCOS. That's the worst for me, and so I take 2000 mg of Metformin ER in order to prevent the actual onset of Diabetes. It helps a lot- I was a sugar queen! I could easily eat a whole container of ice cream, loads of brownies, and always always craved it. I rarely crave sugar now. Have you had any blood sugar problems? I was on Spironolactone which helped with the water retention. I take a low dose birth control (Aviane) to regulate my hormones because I have high testosterone levels. I haven't been tested in awhile though. But my doctor recently told me that I could jump off the Spironolactone since it pretty much does what the BC pills do. I'm not trying to conceive, so having PCOS is a little different for me. Most women I talk to are trying to have children. I recently started taking Chromium and Calcium/Zinc/Magnesium, as these are supposed to be beneficial for PCOS as well. Something natural you could look into. If you have bad PMS, you can also take Vitamin D. :) 2634 days ago
I saw that you have PCOS, and i do as well, so I thought I'd add you! I've been struggling with it for awhile, but take medication. I want to get past this crave and desire for sugar! It's a lot better than it used to be, but making healthy choices has been the challenge- and taken time... good luck to you, it's nice meeting others that also have PCOS! 2636 days ago
Hi. I just wanted to drop you a line. I was diagnosed with PCOS 13 years ago. And I'm only 25. It wasn't as scary back then, but now the reality is starting to sink in. Anyways...drop me a line if you need someone to talk to. 2648 days ago