Good for you! That's an awesome outcome. I crossing my fingers that I'll have similar improvement when I get my weight down to a health BMI. Kinda pinning a lot of hopes on that "magic number" I know nothing is guaranteed with this condition but your story is very encouraging!
Yep, it's a weird booger...pcos I was a size 12 in jr high and high school...even got down to a junior size 9 at one point...put had goofed up cycles and facial hair. I gained oodles of weight toward the end of high school. (up to 220 by the time I graduated) It was shortly after graduation that I was diagnosed. My cycle is now regular, and suspect if I were to have an ultrasound my ovaries would no longer have all the little follicles. Who knows...it is weight, but it isn't always weight. (my teen-age years for instance)
Your doctor is probably just saying he will not longer treat you for it since your doing so well after the weight loss.... I had a hard time getting any doctor to treat me for pcos. Some just blame weight and say if you lose everything it will get better... but even 90 pounds ago I've had all the pcos issues from my very first period. I have read that pcos is different for everyone hopefully your one of those lucky ones that it does seem to disappear after weight loss
Since PCOS is an endocrine issue, its unlikely that you no longer have it, its likely gone into a form of remission, which does happen - but if you hit a trigger it will be right back at you type deal.
I haven't had a sign of PCOS since 2008, so my doc now says that I don't have it, but my endo agrees that its an endocrine issue thus its for life, its just dormant at the moment (hope it stays that way for the rest of my life, I have enough issues with the diabetes and being post menopausal)
Yeah!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!! It was my understanding that pcos could be brought on by weight issues. Sort of similar to diabetes how there are two types.. One your born with and one that is brought on by weight. Type 2 diabetes can, in some instances be reversed with diet and exercise. Maybe its the same with some for pcos too. Thats what I'm hoping at least. I was.recently diagnosed with pcos after many many years with a normal cycle. In the past two years I have gained 100 pounds and now my cycle is whacked out!! Anyway, I'm not a dr so I truly have no clue! I just have been trying to read up on this... Sorry I just rambled!!! Stay strong and congrats on your weight loss!!
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That is AWESOME! I've never heard of that, but my dr is always saying diet and exercise Michelle and you'll be feeling better and reducing your meds. lol I am actually down to 1000 of metformin from 2000 so I guess she might be kind of right. lol
Well, it seems that after having all the tests done, I no longer qualify as having PCOS. I used to have no periods, had cystic ovaries, and blood work to match-insulin resistance and high testosterone levels.
Sine that initial diagnosis, and in the last year I have lost 60lbs and my periods have been regular for a year, I have no insulin resistance, and there are no cysts in my ovaries.
Has anyone heard of this? I was never on medication long term--did a stint on Met and it messed me up really bad. I was just shocked when I met with the doc yesterday . . .
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