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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

I have a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I wish there was more information about it that could be helpful. My Dr. said "I don't know how to help you lose weight....good luck!" I've had suggestions from diet pills to gastric bypass to the Dukan Diet. I've tried so many things throughout my life and I'm sick of it.

Women with PCOS are something like 40% more likely to have a heart condition then normal people. They're also prone to endometrial cancer and Metabolic Syndrome. With all of these "threats" and things in my future, you'd think it'd be easier to stay on track! Not so much....

PCOS also causes infertility, depression/anxiety, weight gain, etc. It's very stressful and can make life very difficult. Some of us eat a lot to make up for that stress and others of us "Can eat a carrot and gain a pound" (my Dr. said that too).

It's hard. It's frustrating. But it's real. I know I have it, I need to stop denying it. But I also don't need it to be a crutch and I need to fight this thing to the end!!!
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    I'm so sorry you have to deal with this but it sounds like you are on the right track. I think a positive attitude helps! Good luck!
    1753 days ago
  • CHANY009
    I have PCOS too, I found out when I was 15 and my doctor told me, 'good luck with your weight, oh and also I don't know if you'll ever have kids but we'll worry about that when you decide you want them' It's sucky and there seems to not be a lot of help out there! I have been able to lose 45lbs but keeping it off is a daily struggle. I also try and tell myself that it may be harder but I'll be all the more stronger for it. I will have to work harder but that means I will realllllyyyyy have earned it and I can therefore feel that much more proud! The one thing my doctor did do was put me on BC and that really helped to level everything out! Feel free to stop by my page or send me a message if you want :)
    1753 days ago
    I have PCOS too and it does make it hard to lose weight. I did lose 55lbs from 2011-2012 but an injury took me out of the game for a couple of month's and that was my total undoing. I gave into eating more than I had and I gave up on exercising like I had been. It is totally do able like everything else but once you give in I feel that with the PCOS it just made it all to easy for the pounds to bounce back on. That would be the only thing I would suggest is that if you do lose remember that it's going to take your daily effort to keep it up and maintain. Losing the weight did help with some of the side effects of PCOS. I feel like it really helped stablize my hormones, got my cycle going in the right direction, made my skin look and feel better and helped with the mood swings. Best of luck to you and if you ever need to talk please feel free to stop by my page :)

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    1753 days ago
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