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9/19/09 11:35 A

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hi ya! im not too sure this will help, but i was also just diasgnosed with pcos after years with hardly any periods, although its gotten a lot worse in the last few years, same as you, with the crazy mood swings, although i was always seeing red and it made everyone around me crazy so i knew i had to do something. I went to the docs to and they just said lose weight, so its amazing gettin on here and seeing that there are drugs out there that do help, although it would have been nice had the doc gone over all that with me!! well, anyway, i have since gone to a homeopathic guy and he put me on a bunch of herbal pills, i havent been on them a month yet but the mood swings are sooo much better and i acutally have energy! i havent felt this great in years and im only 25, lol! howver, im not sure how they are working with losing weight seeing as ive only really started to try within the past week so i cant help you there. oh yeah, you said your also taking yas, how is that going for you? i took that as well and turned into hitler! anyway, hope i helped you a little!

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9/13/09 10:54 A

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For me, I found that, no matter what I did, all I could do was `hold steady`, weight-wise. That was until I started taking Metformin.

PCOS is really a metabolic issue that happens to have gyno symptoms, so you need to tackle the metabolic side of things, too. That`s usually Insulin Resistance. With IR, you end up with extra insulin `floating around` in your system, not being used. This extra insulin triggers PCOS symptoms, but it also prevents fat burning and encourages fat storage. Metformin helps your body use insulin more effectively, which reduces the `extra`. That will unlock the ability to lose weight using diet and exercise, which gives you a `fighting chance`!

As for mood - irregular blood sugar levels can do a REAL number on your mood!!! I would turn into Jeckle & Hyde sometimes, and it took YEARS before I figured out I wasn`t `crazy`, but that it was my hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) that was causing it!

Anyways, I hope this helps you. I find that KNOWING what is happening helps me make a `plan of action`, and that always makes me feel better about things!

Hang in there!!! (((HUGS)))


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9/13/09 1:24 A

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Im glad to hear u had a good day... As for me, they are a bit better but, man I have alot on my plates, in more ways than one. I have been so bad on dieting... Im still doing the weights for my arms but thats about it.
I think I need to regroup and start all over again.
Once my ins kicks in, think it will be time to make a drastic change

One day, not only will my PRINCE grow up, ... he will learn to change the empty toliet paper roll...... Hey, I can dream cant I? God Bless


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9/10/09 12:14 P

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Thank you for your replies! I am actually having a "good" day today. I didn't eat white flour or refined sugar yesterday. With all the things that I am doing, I don't know what will help. Yasmin, supplements, diet. I will take a look at the link you posted.

Take care!

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9/10/09 12:08 A

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Thank u... I know this will pass ... i just ahve to be strong enough to learn from all of this. I cannot even think of dieting right now.. if I mess up, Ill really be hard on myself but I will read the article u posted and I do make sure I lift weights 15min a day... Been doing it for 6 months!

One day, not only will my PRINCE grow up, ... he will learn to change the empty toliet paper roll...... Hey, I can dream cant I? God Bless


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9/9/09 9:32 P

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Here is a great article that I bookmarked for when I am feeling down.

http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=
im_setting_my_sights_a_little_higher

I hope it is a comfort if I say that there are people here who know exactly how you feel. I can tell you that this will pass. It did for me, and it will for you. Try focusing on the little victories that you have every day, and find comfort in them. Most of all keep moving forward.

If you aren't already, try spending at least five minutes every day doing some type of exercise, even if it's only a walk. If you are able, consider doing some weight training with free weights. It's great for boosting your self-confidence and your metabolism.

Best wishes to you, and keep us posted on your progress!

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9/9/09 6:05 P

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I wish i had some words to cheer u up... Im in a bad way right now... All I can tell u is that this is a nice site and Im sure u will find people to lift u up.... Best of Luck

One day, not only will my PRINCE grow up, ... he will learn to change the empty toliet paper roll...... Hey, I can dream cant I? God Bless


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9/9/09 2:21 P

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I am feeling very frustrated! I was diagnosed with PCOS this past year, after gaining 40 pounds over two years (hadn't changed eating habits), chronic fatigue, feeling anxious, horrible hormonal blowouts 2-3 weeks out of every month! Seems that when I am on my period, I feel the best. For a long time my doc told me I was just depressed. Well, now I am and I feel overwhelmed and have no desire to do anything. I can't handle any sort of stress. I just started taking Yasmin and am taking Omega 3s and cinnamon bark capsules. Please provide me with some much needed advice!

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