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8/15/07 4:00 A

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Hii NYXWOLFWALKER oh you are going a great work! I see your progress! Keep going
emoticon you've lost 11lbs in 2 months! wow that's wonderful!

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6/20/07 1:46 A

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I was being treated by a PCOS clinic here in Toronto, that is 100% dedicated to those who suffer from PCOS ... lets say they've been no help what so ever. Add to the fact that once it was confered that I was never going to have children, it was made clear that they rather treat women who has a chance at breeding over those who can't or don't want to breed .. hipercrits all of them.

I'm allergic enough to Yasmin that it sends me into respatory arrest ... not fun (made me glade the first time I was given it, I was at the doc's office which is in the hospital).

Metformin for the first 3 years was its own nightmare, not being able to leave the house for two hours after taking it, was no fun .. its only been in the past year that my body is not going 100% against it I will have to stick close to home for the first hour, but its more precausion now then necessity (as in 75% of the time i'm good, the other 25% well lets say, not so good.) There is no extended release version on the market here in canada, and if here was my insurance wouldn't pay for it. I can just afford the metformin as it currently stands.

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Living with...
+Type 1 Diabetes
+Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP)
+Spinal Ostioarthritis
+Fibromyalgia
+Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

7,050,715 steps taken since 2014
5,748 floors climed since 2015
4,992.22 km walked in 2014
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6/19/07 10:12 A

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I don't know what medicines or treatments you underwent, but it sounds like you were not treated for PCOS, but were treated for all of the symptoms that PCOS causes. I take Metformin and Yasmin to treat the PCOS itsself, therefore slowly reducing the symptoms. If I went to a different doctor, they would probably give me a pill for blood pressure, a pill for cholesterol, a pill for depression, a pill for excess hair growth, etc. Some doctors want to treat all of your symptoms, not the root problem. Is this what happened to you?

I understand your story. I myself have been to the ER with PCOS. I do not know if I am infertile or not. I suppose I will find out when the time is right. I know that you are on the right track by coming here. . . but I do hope that you decide not to reject all treatments for PCOS. The Yasmin and Metformin have really helped me so far (I've only been on for over a month).

Good luck!

Please tell me how to hook up that mind-body connection; my mind is sharp, but my body is not!


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6/19/07 1:03 A

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Greetings Everyone, I've had PCOS since I was a child, though offically given the name of it just 4 years ago - started my cycles when I was 7 years of age, but by 13 my cycles where awol, by 16 they where spotty bordering on 100% awol and by 18 they where 100% awol and have been that way ever since (as in I've not have a cycle since I was 18 years of age, depsit various drugs to induce a cycle i've yet to have one).

I learned last month that I am officaly confermed to be 100% infertile, and that I have been preggers and my body aborted what it was not able to grow - thankfully to a defective uterus .. a uterus which is less then 2 inches in size and underdeveloped to start with.

It took me from age 13 to 26 to get a name to go with what was going on with my body, that of PCOS and it was not my doc's who gave it to me but though talking to a few other women, and then getting my doc to send me to another GYN who within 48 hours had conferemed the danoses, thus started my trip into pain and other things.

I wish I had never heard of PCOS, I wish I'd never gotten the "treatments" they have caused me nothing but trouble one drug after another after another, one trip to the ER after another .. knowing about this condition and have the blasted PCOS docs treating me has its blasted nightmare. Before I went under treatment for PCOS I'd not spent a single night after I was 5 yeras of age in the ER never mind the hospital proper for anything, then after the treatment i'm prafctilly living there because of the treatments i'm having sever allergic reactions to .. sighs not pleased to say the least.

I have as of last month stopped all PCOS treatments and refuses to try anything PCOS related till the medical community can treat me without sending me to the ER. My insurance isn't pleased with things thanks to the treatments, thus I can't afford further stuff, which is just fine with me, less ER time is fine by me.

On another note I've found that unlike many other people who says that eating a lot of carbs makes them crave more or be hungry faster its not the case with me, I average 60% carbs a day and rearly touch junk foods (they never have been part of my deal since a child).

Getting the weight off for me like others with PCOS isn't easy, best I've dun is drop 50 pounds and keep it off for a time, till I had an allergic reaction to a medication I was given and bingo the weight piled back oh (it was two different cholesterol medications that did it, liptor and some other one that i can't remember the name of).

I lost that weight on a high carb, low fat (as in 10 to 15% of my daily intake comes from fats) and good amount of protein deal (min of 100g a day of protein) and an average of 2,000 cals total a day intake.

I currently stand 5'9" hit the scales at 280 pounds and have a body fat % of 38% going on, which means I have over 200 pounds worth of muscle, bone and organs going on. So in reality I have about 50 to 60 pounds that should be able to get off to get down to 20% body fat, or less if I continue to build muscle at the rate I have been building it of late.

I hit the gym 5 days a week for a min of two hours straight not counting change room time .. 60 min of it is 100% weight training (free and machines), and a min of 60 min is spent on cardio such as elliptical or treadmill or a combo of the two with the rowing machine added in here and there. I also walk my dog 7 days a week for an average of 45 minutes 3 times a day. I average upwards of 10,000 cals burned a week with a min burn of 6,000 cals a week depending on the week I've had at the gyn and the type of weekend its been.

The weight is slowly coming off, its taken me from July 2006 to now to get down from 293 to 280, so its coming off slow, but its coming off .. my goal is to be at 225 by 2010, that is if I don't build more muscle that it prevents that possibility, and according to the various doc's that is a possibility that I do face (anyone ever heard of a women with PCOS who is a Body Builder? chuckles).

Well take care
Nyx

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Living with...
+Type 1 Diabetes
+Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP)
+Spinal Ostioarthritis
+Fibromyalgia
+Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

7,050,715 steps taken since 2014
5,748 floors climed since 2015
4,992.22 km walked in 2014
2,982,764 calories burned since 2014
20 lbs lost and 20 lbs gained since 2014


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