Have you had your thyroid tested? I know many in the Thyroid Community Team here at Spark People have PCOS and say it's thyroid related. You might want to check with your doctor about having tests run, or pop over to the Thyroid Community and check us out for more information.
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I don't know much about PCOS either, but I do know that with fibro, the longer you avoid moving, the more pain you'll have. You MUST exercise.
the trick is listening to your body enough to know what kind works and when to stop... I'm always saying that there's a fine line we walk between doing enough to make a difference and doing too much--and the line moves every day! LOL
Yes, stretching helps--but never stretch a cold muscle! Warm up a bit with a few minutes of just walking or deep breathing... THEN stretch. Or, if you wake up warm, you can stretch before you get out of bed... you can also take a warm bath or shower and then stretch... and water walking is a great way to take some stress off the joints and relax the muscles a bit while exercising.
Just take things slow, one step at a time, and build on it SLOWLY...
and read the posts here, there are some great ideas floating around in our cyberworld... lol
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm! P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Hi and welcome Tasha. This is something I know abit about. I also have fibromyalgia and my daughter has PCOS. My advice is to stick to gentle stretching exercises and doing some light walking if you can. Paddling around in a warm pool is also helpful. As for losing weight, we have to opt for losing weight mostly with diet. But with PCOS many are getting prescriptions for metformin to help them lose weight. So you might ask your doctor if it's right for you. I take metformin myself for my diabetes. You can google the info but here's one link; www.livestrong.com/article/366352-me tf ormin-for-pcos-weight-loss/
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Medication reduced to 1 - 500mg tablet of metformin daily.
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My name is Tasha. I'm a stay at home mother to a 2 year old girl. I just joined SparkPeople today in hopes of getting some motivation to lose this weight (which there is a lot of it). Not only am I battling the Fibromyalgia, but I also have PCOS which makes things even harder. I was just recently diagnosed, so I don't know to much about this condition. I just know that my symptoms are out of control, and this pain makes exercise next to impossible for me. Are there specific exercises out there that won't send me to bed for a few days after? Any and all help is appreciated. Like I said, I don't know much about this. I could use the help from people experiencing it.
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