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1/4/12 10:38 P

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So glad you figured it out! Have you tried Stevia? That is a natural sweetener that might be a good substitute for the chemical sweeteners.

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1/4/12 7:17 P

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Thanks so much for your replies. I know it's been forever. I'm sorry. My computer got a virus, but it's fixed now. Anyway, I finally figured out what was going on. I cannot have artificial sugars. I stopped drinking diet coke and everything else with artificial sugars and the change in my stomach has been incredible. There has been one or two occasions when my stomach acted up again but it has been nothing like before. I was on vacation last week and I was actually able to enjoy eating out.
It's been hard. I really miss my diet coke and coffee with splenda. But I'll get used to it. Thanks again. And I'm sorry it took me so long to be able to get back on here.

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12/21/11 8:14 A

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I've heard that there is a DEFINITE tendency for celiac disease to affect people with PCOS, so you might want to research gluten intolerance. Some of what you are mentioning sounds EXACTLY like celiac symptoms.

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12/8/11 4:15 P

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According to my endocrinologist stomach issues and PCOS do go hand and hand. I've always had stomach issues, either I can't go or I'm running to the bathroom. Fatty foods are so bad for me. Ice cream, cream, chinese and stuff like that are killers.

I've recently started on Cenitol powder by Metagenics. It supports the nervous system but I guess is great for PCOS women. So far I've been doing much better with it. It's around $30 for a 3 month supply because I take 1 scoop each morning.
My doctor said getting my stomach bacteria in order will help regulate my hormones as well.

I understand your pain, it's super embarrassing sometimes too. (today I had to get up three times during lunch and I only had a few bites) I know what triggers me though and I did it anyway. That was just bad on my part.

I hope it helps to know you're not alone. I wish you well.



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11/29/11 9:06 P

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Have you ever tried to eat some Pepto, or Imodium before going out for a meal? I had something like this once every day, every meal and sometimes during, and it went away after a while (still have it occasionally). I blamed mine on stress, I was living out of state for the first time going to school. And had a horrible roommate. Good Luck Dear :)

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11/28/11 11:59 A

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I had the same problem. I turns out I have celiac. Eating gluten can cause that affect for me for 5 or 6 days so it was impossible to pinpoint the triggers.

I was told that it can happen up to 3 weeks after.

It might be worth removing all gluten and wheat from your diet for a couple of weeks and see if you see improvement. (It takes me 2 weeks to get it out of my system, but it improves daily.)



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11/28/11 10:24 A

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Hi, I know this is gross but I really need help. I was diagnosed with PCOS a long time ago, but I haven't been able to see a doctor in years because of financial reasons. Anyway, I've always had problems with my stomach, but about two years ago things got worse.
Every time I would eat I'd have to go to the bathroom right after I finished. Sometimes it'd would be so bad that I had to stop eating right in the middle on my meal and head to the bathroom. Things got better after a few weeks. But I never got back to normal.
Well about two weeks ago things got worse again. I don't know if this has anything to do with having PCOS. I don't have any money to see a doctor to treat my pcos. So I am considering going to one of those urgent care offices to see if they can at least help with my stomach problems, but if it does have something to do with PCOS then I know i will only be wasting my time going there.
This is just driving me crazy. I can't even enjoy a meal out with friends because I'm always embarrassed. I've payed attention to what I'm eating trying to figure out what triggers it but it really doesn't matter what I eat. Also, it feels like I'm constantly in the bathroom anyway. Sometimes 3 times before I live the house in the morning. How crazy is that? Anyway, if anyone out there has any ideas or advice that'd be great. Thanks!



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