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1/14/07 5:27 P

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PCOS=IR - All PCOSers are IR but might not be "labeled" due to the ranges. However, the ranges are just a guideline since everyone is different. What is considered "normal" for one person could be considered low or high for another.

IR means youre liver,muscle,fat cells are resistant in working with the insulin and you could also be making too much insulin (where the guidelines come into play).

This is the basics to PCOS and its symptoms.

There are several things you can do to help aid in this.

Metformin - which helps those 3 different cells work with the insulin

Lowcarbing - if you arent taking in as much sugar, you arent releasing as much insulin

Exercise - increase the metabolism, increases the number of muscle cells to work with insulin and helps loose the fat cells

A new drug you may want to look into: Xenical - which helps to prevent fats from being absorbed by the body.

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1/14/07 2:16 P

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No problem, I'm glad that I could help. I'm looking for as much information as I can find and this book has everything I needed to know. I hope so much that it helps you out!
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1/14/07 2:04 P

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Hey just as I thought...that isn't the one I have. I see a trip to Barnes and Noble coming today! That sounds like a great book. Thanks I really appreciate!


 
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1/14/07 2:02 P

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Oh dummy me. I meant to give the name of the book. Sorry! The title is:
A Patients Guide to PCOS.
Understanding and Reversing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
It has a diet plan and exercise plan and gave me a lot of information. Hope this helps you out.

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1/14/07 1:43 P

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oh bye the way....welcome FitorFat....sorry for being rude and not welcoming you in the other message. You will love it here. All of these ladies are a wealth of information and just ready to help you in any way.

 
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1/14/07 1:41 P

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Hey BEX, I would be interested in knowing the name of that book. I have one two and I was wondering if it was the same one. It didn't really give me good ideas for my diet, so I don't think it is.

 
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1/14/07 1:19 P

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By the way welcome to SPARK. I noticed you just started out here. There is a lot of information here and a lot of people who are very helpful. We are all here to help stay motivated. Once again WELCOME and good luck in achieving your goals. Right now I am a member of the Valentines Day Challenge and Lose 15 pounds by Easter. Hope to see you there!
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1/14/07 1:16 P

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I know there is a bunch of hype out there about low carb but that's the way to go. I switched from white bread to whole grain bread, white rice to brown rice. I have heard to stay away from Dairy because it makes symptoms worse too. It's so hard to know exactly what to do though. Basically you have to eat lower GI foods. Stay away from Watermelon. Do you have PCOS? If you do I have a book that explains everything from taking charge of PCOS to eating right for PCOS symptoms. I bought the book and read it in two days. I am very interested in what I have and how to help control it because I want to conceive so badly. I hope this helps a little. I am still learning myself. If you need anymore information let me know. I could give you the title to the book and possibly share some information.
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1/13/07 10:01 P

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Yeah I read that PCOS and IR can link together so I wouldn't be surprised if I did. I have a lot of the IR symptoms too.

Is anyone eating a certain way to help their IR?

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1/13/07 8:15 P

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I have PCOS with IR and am on Metformin for it. I think maybe you probably should go ahead and get checked out, that way if you need medication for it you will have it and be good to go. Just my advice.
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1/13/07 6:33 P

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My doc told me that IR and PCOS often go hand in hand, not sure why, but that's why he prescribed Metformin for me...he suspected that I would become insulin resistant if not already...I wasn't able to lose weight before starting it and now I finally can--no idea if there is really a connection.

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1/13/07 3:55 P

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My mother have insulin resistance and she suggests I get checked out. Honestly it wouldn't surprise me if I did though. I was wondering how many here have IR and what you do for it?

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