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GET THIS BOOK:
The New Glucose Revolution Guide to Living Well with PCOS
Also, do you work out at all? Try strength training! The best thing you can do for your body is put on lean muscle! Lean muscle helps with insulin resistance and will help you lose weight fast! It also helps with all those other nasty hormones that make you have acne (I used to have TERRIBLE acne and it is almost gone since i started strength training) My periods have gotten much better since I started working out too! I use home workout programs with light weights (5,10, and 15 lbs) or you can use resistance bands.
Hope this helps! Keep your head up! It can get better! Medicine is only part of the battle, Diet and exercise will help you win!!
I'm newer to the team and haven't yet been officially diagnosed so I'm not sure I have much to say that will help. I've had most of the symptoms for the past 35+ years, but have never found a doctor who would even look at PCOS until the current one...and he's the one who brought it up. I'm hoping for a diagnosis finally. I've been dieting for the past 20+ years and believe me, I would love to give up, but that's one thing I don't know how to do. I keep plugging along.
Keep hanging on. Tie a knot in the rope if you have to. You can do it.
I refuse to get discouraged because I refuse to give up the chance to have a child. I am 32 years old and have yet been lucky enough to have on of my own. I have had 2 miscarriages in the past though.
I know the mood swings suck, I too have the weight and the terrible acne. I have not had the super long periods yet, but my sister does, she would go 26 days a month with one to where she had to take a lot of iron. I skip ever few months and not have one, but with the metformin and clomid mine are starting to regular out a little bit.
It takes time to find out what your body needs to get on track, but there is hope, my sister is proof of that. She has had the worst of all the symptoms (minus bad weight), and they over looked it a long time because she was not over weight. So now she is going to be 29 and also trying to have children. But they have her where she has a period every 45 days so far, still too far apart to be ovulating but from going from both extremes, the period for 26 days a month to the not have one for 2 years...that's a big difference!
Keep your chin up and know there are many of us out there going through what you are going through!
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Yesterday's Dr.'s appointment went terribly.I've been on my period for a month. Nothing unusual with PCOS and I'm weak i feel terrible. The dr. wants to up my birth control to something stronger, and now testing all my hormones as they are now, becuase she doesn't want to change my metaformin dosage if we don't have too, or the spironolactone. My moods are terrible, acne, weight gain, everything. UGH will this cycle ever end for us PCOS girls? I'm miserable right now, and I know my specialist is doing everything she can, however when you are feeling this bad long cycles/unpredictable cycles/absent cycles. My doctor did tell me one thing, she promised to help fix me, and she looked me in the eye and said "don't give up the fight on this, we will win it" then she hugged me. I live out of that Dr.'s office I'm in there so much but i thought that was so touching that although there is no immediate fix to our"my" problem that i had someone behind me all the way, that understood. SO my question is how do you keep up the fight and not get discouraged? I need some advice becuase so many times along this journey i feel like giving up and to quit taking my meds and quit taking birth control, and just eat what i want. I hope i am not alone on the feelings i am having,..