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10/25/11 11:16 P

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yes it is. ten times harder but it is. and when you do lose some weight, your body will readjust. Now that i weight less and am more active i see my period on a monthly basis rather than how it used to be, on and off even for 3 to 6 months at a time. Still vey heave, but i do see it almost every month.

I am not on birth control pills, havent been for a long while, probably 4 yrs or so

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10/23/11 12:29 A

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Hi Everyone!

I joined this team hopeful to meet others and gain some encouragement from people going through similar issues as me.

My weight has always gone up and down, but over the last two years, to say it has been a challenge is the understatement of the year. I began having hot flashes and gaining weight in my stomach, which was completely different -- I have always been strictly a pear shape. When I began having cycle irregularities, I finally went to my doctor and she started the usual tests. My blood work came back as mostly normal, but my ultrasound showed an ovarian cyst. Based upon that and my list of symptoms, she diagnosed me with a light case of PCOS and prescribed birth control pills. I know, however, that this doesn't really treat the problem, so I am trying to lose weight and change the problem itself instead of just treating the symptoms.

I have been "on a diet" and exercising on and off this entire year with zero results. I am beginning to wonder if it is even possible to lose weight at this point and I am extremely frustrated. I am hoping to hear from some of you that it actually is possible to lose weight with this disorder. And any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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