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Stress, PCOS, holiday dinners, etc.... can wreak havoc on us! I was on Yasmin for about 1.5 yrs. and didn't gain any weight. Just eat low carb meals(but make sure they're complex carbs) and exercise. Another piece of advice - anytime you eat a carb, eat a protein along with it. It will help offset it. Eating right and exercise are the best 2 things we can do for ourselves. Welcome to the group!
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Welcome Kate! So nice to see you hear. I think you'll really enjoy this site. There's so much information and support here. With Thanksgiving, stress, and the bcp's, I can see where the weight gain comes into play. It does seem like college cafeteria's are full of high carb foods. I'm still trying to get on track with what I -should- be eating being insulin resistant, so I can't give any good advice there. I know a lot of people (and I should be one of them) are taking Metformin. This helps with the insulin, and can kick start some weight loss. I'm a bad pill taker, and they're sitting in my cabinet waiting to be taken, but when I WAS on them, they helped regulate my periods as well. I guess it's something worth discussing with your doctor. You should feel fortunate that you did get your diagnosis early on. Taking care of it now can help prevent a lot of problems in the future.
Glad your here, and good luck to you!
Edited by: STEWIEVB at: 12/8/2009 (22:39)
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Hi everyone, my name is Kate, I was diagnosed with PCOS about six months ago. It was such a relief to know that I wasn't crazy. I was running like sixteen miles a week and being really restrictive in my diet - and I was gaining weight. I thought that I just wasn't trying hard enough. That I could have put more effort into losing weight - I was pretty hard on myself. It was actually my aunt that figured it out. She's a general practitioner now, but she specialized in diagnosis before she got married. She told me to go see this doctor who does both OBGYN and Endocrinology stuff. It was so clear that she was right when she told me what was happening.
So I started on yaz and started to cut carbs from my diet. I lost fifteen pounds in about five months - and that was before I did any real research about what I was supposed to be doing. I'm amazed at how many people there are out there that know what's happening to me - and yet, pcos is considered relatively unknown.
Starting college though...
I got put on Yasmin because my cycles are still kind of irregular, and soon after I gained back about 10 pounds. Those two events did coincide with Thanksgiving, though. I don't know if its the stress, or the difficulty finding low carb foods in the cafeteria... But I'm worried something's wrong. Anyone have any insight?
In any event, I'm so excited to talk to all of you!
Edited by: ITTYAISLINN8 at: 12/8/2009 (21:09)