I love my endocrinologist! She is amazing! She put me on Spironolactone, Fortamet and Yaz. She also put me on a diet and exercise program. I can only have 1200 calories and no more than 140 carbs a day, which need to be "spread out" due to my insulin resistance. It was really hard at first to be on that diet but I got used to it pretty fast.
I do have to admit that I haven't been following it since Thanksgiving. There is just something about the Holidays that makes me want to eat everything in sight!! My goal is to get back on track. I have been lucky to maintain my weight but I don't know how much longer that will last. I "restarted" my diet on the 2nd of this month. Hopefully I will be down at least a few pounds before I go see her again at the end of this month. Cross your fingers for me!! LOL.
current weight: 176.0
Fitness Minutes: (645) Posts: 1,257 12/26/07 12:18 P
Yeah, let me know how it goes. Ive just been referred to an endo also, going in early january. I know i went to one before, but he called me fat and said I just needed to lose weigh to get the PCOS under control ( in those words, even though I was really bad then and exercising like 2 hours every day, low cal diet and not losing a pound...mean doctor). So hopefully the new one is more understanding and helps?
Fitness Minutes: (21,544) Posts: 9,099 12/19/07 11:18 P
Many of us go....many of us are taking metformin or spironolactone because of them. Both help PCOS for many. I've never had one give me a diet program to follow but I've read on my own and watch certain carbs as well as how much of them I eat.
I love my endo and he should be able to help your thyroid also!
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Fitness Minutes: (645) Posts: 1,257 12/19/07 12:15 P
Has anyone been referred to see an endocrinologist after being diagnosed with PCOS?
My doctor referred me to the one they work very closely with. I finally had my second meeting and they put me on a specialized diet based on my symptoms and diseases.
I have hypothyroidism, PCOS and I am a type II diabetic.
Just wondering if anyone else had any experience with them? She did my body analysis and I have 150.7 lbs of lean body mass and they want me to go from 45% body fat to 27%.
Basically the diet she put me on is a phase diet, for the first three weeks there are no starchy carbs only veggies and fruits. Protein with every meal and no dairy except some cottage cheese which apparently counts as a protein.
After the three weeks she says I'll be able to incorporate small amounts of whole grains back into my diet. And right now I'm limited to four types of fruits but that will also expand when I'm past the first phase.
According to her the first phase is just a cleansing phase which is why it's so restrictive.
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