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2/20/11 4:36 P

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Welcome and let me say that I am so sorry for the hard time you have been going through. I am lucky with having a supportive husband. Anyways, patience is key and this is coming from a person who has little patience! :) Lol, anyways we will all get through this and if you ever need to talk, you can always send me a message, good luck and I hope things work out for you :)

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LIFE2SHORT Posts: 25
2/17/11 7:43 P

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This is definitely a good place to be. There is no doubt that it is frustrating and hard. I was here a few months ago going nutz over the yahoo doctor I had telling me that I needed to get serious about losing weight and kept suggesting I have that blasted gastric bypass. No offense to those who have had it, but it is just not my thing and scares me to death. Not to mention annoyed beyond belief with having the doctor being captain obvious about me needing to lose weight and then acting like I haven't been serious about it. I guess I am still annoyed with that, but I have a new doctor now and between her and the endocrinologist she referred me to things are better now. They put me on the metformin which although I haven't lost a tone of weight, I have begun to lose weight but so much more importantly, I feel sooooooooooo much better with my sugar levels making movement to where they should be. I guess what I am trying to say is hang in there because what the others are saying is very true!! You need to give your body and doc a chance to get the right dosage and get your body evened out and things will begin to turn for you. I know it is like way easier said than done. I think your husband is a fool for saying what he did and needs to be more supportive of you and what your going through...oh boy..I really wish I had a magic wand to make things better for you and everyone else including myself! :) I recommend coming here to vent and get support. My ear is always open and will to help if I can.

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11/28/10 8:13 A

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Virtual hugs. Life can certainly suck. Something I've been trying - laugh - make it a priority to find something to laugh at everyday. Currently, I've been watching old episodes of "Ed."

..you may not be able to really feel compassion toward others until you are able to feel compassionate toward yourself. Margaret Paul


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11/9/10 11:17 A

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Hello & welcome! :)

"Forgiveness is the fragrance a violet sheds, after a heel has crushed it." ~Mark Twain.



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11/9/10 4:37 A

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I, and many others, understand your pain and frustration. I wish I could give you a magic formula to make it all go away, but PCOS will be a struggle of ours for the rest of our lives. I, too, suffer from thyroid problems which makes weight loss nearly impossible. There are imbalances in your body that need to be corrected before your body will be willing to shed any extra pounds. 1. your thyroid levels will need to be perfect, and on the low side (TSH of around 1 is ideal). 2. PCOS causes difficulty with digestion of easy sugars. Our bodies turn into hoarders. Its a long complicated process that can't be totally explained in one post. But, the best thing you can do for yourself is learn about hypothyroidism and PCOS so you can demand correct treatment and start on the right diet. Low glycemic tends to work best. (I didn't have any luck eating clean because it still allows for grains.)

if your husband can see that you are trying your best to lose weight, he needs to support you, not tell you he doesn't find you attractive (I had to deal with this with my own husband as well). You need to atleast find someone to be your SUPPORT system. Sometimes places like this are great as a suppport system because we've been there.

I hope you find the answers you are looking for. Don't give up hope!!! emoticon

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11/8/10 10:18 P

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From one woman struggling with the EXACT same things as you, let me just give you a BIG HUG!

You've come to the right place. I've been here only a week and I've lost 4 or 5 lbs. Having to write foods down and exercise too, knowing others will see it, keeps you sooo much more in line. Or at least it does for me.

All I know to tell you is to be patient. They have to get your meds right before you will start to feel 100% better and be able to then start losing weight.

Hang in there. Don't give up! We're all here for you when you need us!

Big hugs!


"Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the live you imagined." ~ Henry David Thoreau



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11/8/10 9:36 P

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Hi All! I just joined today after running across this form on the internet. I am BEYOND frustrated with weight loss and other hormonal issues. Here is my (quick) story.

Over the past year and a half I have gained about 55 lbs. I am really struggling as I am eat very clean and very well. I work out regularly and I ran a marathon in June (with no weight loss once I began training.)

Everyone (DR included) tells me just to watch my calories more and exercise harder. I am ready to scream. I finally went to an endocrinologist last fall and she told me I was hypothyroid and I started off at 50... it helped a bit with the exhaustion but not the weight loss.

Well I have had a few more symptoms start - acne, dark skin in arm pits, sweating at night, low blood sugar... pretty much everything you read as a symptom of PCOS. She told me that she thought MetFormin would help but she didn't want me to start that until my thyroid is under control so she moved me from 100 to 125. She said to try this for 2 months.

I have become severely depressed, now taking 60 mg of Fluexotine. And I have to admit - I have kind of reached my breaking point. After I left the dr, I went through McDonalds, ate a Fish Filet. Went to KFC and scarfed down 2 extra crispy chicken breast and a large order of cheese curds. I then went home to eat supper with my family.

I am so fed up - I am so sick of people asking me when my baby is due. I AM NOT PREGNANT and I feel like I just hit a dead end and am struggling to care anymore. My husband has told me he isn't attracted to me anymore with the weight loss and I just want to cry.

Any advice from anyone would be greatly appreciated. I'd love to fit back in the closet full of beautiful clothes I own....

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