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7/17/07 9:35 P

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Congratulations on your success!! ((hugs))

BTW, what eating program are you on?

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7/3/07 1:57 P

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Hellow all how r u doing? it's been so long since my last post...I just had hard time last period...wish we post again and achieve new challenges emoticon

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6/14/07 10:53 A

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Hey ladies!
I just joined. For all of your who are tired, foggy and grumpy...I have found success in accupressure and major diet changes. Please see my post under the "weigh-in" post. If you have any questions, let me know!
Thanks!
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4/6/07 12:45 A

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It is very frustrating I KNOW!! i have been dealing with these symptoms and getting poopooed by my doctors for almost 4 years now.. i just got the call saying "you were right" last week! Now i don't know if anything will change but it's hard to live like this everyday and complete the slightest tasks! I have "foggy head" too and i have been so tired it's not even funny! My legs were going numb out of nowhere for a little while leaving me completely stranded because they just wouldn't work (which never got figured out) I am tired of hearing doctors attribute things they can't explain to migranes too!! I never EVER had a headache until my ovaries started acting up! I hate that my body is out of balance I hope it gets sorted out soon!
You aren't alone! It's a crappy thing to deal with but at least we can come here to talk about it!
Sometimes we just have to do the research ourselves and find the best way to help ourselves.
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4/5/07 2:14 P

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Around November I started feeling like my vision was a little off. When I would turn my head it almost felt like it would take my eyes just a couple seconds too long to catch up. Then by the first part of December I was seeing double. I couldn't walk anywhere by myself or drive or anything like that. The doctors couldn't find anything wrong with my eyes. They sent me for an MRI though and according to the radiologist it showed several lesions on my brain, but no strokes or anything like that. While I was waiting to see the neurologist about the MRI my right side started going numb. I went to the ER here and the doctors kind of said they didn't know what was wrong and just wait for the neurologist. By the time I got to the neurologist (I couldn't get an appointment for a month), my vision and numbness were starting to go away. No one from my doctor's office had sent him any paperwork on me so he was kind of annoyed the whole time. I had the MRI disc with me so he did get to see the MRI. (We live two hours from his office) He only saw one lesion. I had also been having tingling in my feet and hands when they were in warm water for a while...like when washing dishes or after a bath. He said MS is still a possibility but I have to have more episodes, but he thought with PCOS it was more likely diabetes, or complicated migraine because I have headaches a lot. He also tested me for myasthenia gravis. That came back negative. Anyway, I am diabetic, but my endocrinologist doesn't think the vision,numbness, or tingling are from diabetes because my numbers are barely over the limits. But the neurologist wanted the doctors here to deal with it unless I have some other episodes and I don't think anyone else is worried about my brain anymore. I am kind of frustrated. I don't know if it had anything to do with PCOS or if it was all just stress or complicated migraine, or if it's early MS. I have a friend with MS who started out with almost exactly the same symptoms and it took years for them to diagnose her. I don't know what is wrong with me...I may just be crazy. I'm so tired sometimes I feel like I'm drugged. Even with exercise I'm having a hard time. I have cut out all my cheetos and pepsi and just tried to eat as best as I can. I do feel healthier, but I'm still tired all the time and I don't think as clearly as I used to. I used to be very organized and someone who planned things out and got things done. Now I can't seem to get anything done. I don't know. Sorry to write a book!

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4/5/07 1:15 P

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I was curious to know more about your MS like symptoms.. i also had a stint where the doctors were checking me for MS. hadn't even thought it might be related to PCOS
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1/14/07 7:46 P

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Thanks for that info. I'm really struggling right now with fatigue. I know when I eat a carb loaded meal I'm tired after. I do have a hard time doing anything in the afternoon, seems like no matter if I eat or not. I'll try the things you said. I have an appointment on Thursday with my doctor to talk about blood sugar issues. Don't know if they're high enough to be considered diabetic, but they are a little off.

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1/14/07 6:00 P

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The reason for fatigue is usually a hormonal spike. A common time for fatigue to hit a PCOSer/Diabetic is 2pm to 4pm due to this spike. Its common and in many cases can be worked with.

Sometimes people have fatigue hit after a big meal - if loaded with carbs. So make sure this isnt the case.

Make sure you are eating at least 6 small meals a day and drinking plenty of water water water! It also helps prevent water retention. For many, fatigue is a sign of low bloodsugar, as well as headaches. For a few weeks, try eating something sweet at 2 to 3ish to see if this helps any. Doesnt have to be a lot - a single small choc chip cookie can do it. (Sweets are not completely off our list - just limited)

Second, working out in the middle of the day, even if its just stretching can boost energy. As well as fresh air.

Next, make sure you get some protein in you - nuts is a good source and it speeds up the metabolism.

I suffer from Restless Limb Syndrome (I say Limb because i have it in my legs AND arms) so I tend to work out at night - around 7 to 8 or so - to help calm my body. People with RLS also have issue with fatigue due to the hormone imbalance that causes RLS. Many PCOSers have RLS as a symptom. The down side is I also deal with lowblood sugar on a regular basis and dealing with my fatigue and migrains is a real stinker. Since implimenting a lot of these tools, I have been a lot better on these symptoms.



Edited by: ENERJI at: 1/14/2007 (18:01)
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1/7/07 11:43 A

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Thanks evryone, reading this has been awesome.

I have tried exercise but sometimes I have felt like going to sleep on that exercise bike.

I do find when I have bad mood swings I am more tired than usual.



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10/11/06 4:46 A

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here u find lot of pcos success stories:

http://www.ovarian-cysts-pcos.com/PCOS-s
uccess.html

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10/11/06 4:40 A

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hey i read these success stories and i just wanted to share them with u:) it's really a wonderful feeling when u feel success and c ppl felt it and made super changes in thier lives!

Jennifer:
https://www.sparkpeople.com/community/suc
cess_story.asp?ID=18

Jen :
https://www.sparkpeople.com/community/suc
cess_story.asp?ID=11

Matt & Denise :
https://www.sparkpeople.com/community/suc
cess_matt_denise.asp

Shanna:
https://www.sparkpeople.com/community/suc
cess_story.asp?ID=1Jennifer:
https://www.sparkpeople.com/community/suc
cess_story.asp?ID=18



Edited by: SWEETORANGE at: 10/11/2006 (04:43)
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10/8/06 4:32 A

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i think it's not only fatigue, it's bad mood or mood swings when u feel u want to do nothing emoticon

Edited by: SWEETORANGE at: 10/8/2006 (04:32)
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10/1/06 2:04 P

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I agree. Since I've been exercising this past month I've not been nearly so fatigued. I still get extremely tired at around 3:00. I'm hoping the longer I keep up the exercise the better it will get.

Kristen

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10/1/06 8:20 A

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hi guys:)
yes me too suffered from fatigue and i found the solution is exercise! really since i started exercise first thing on the morning even 10 min stretching it gives me so much energy and lighten my day
also fruits especially who has water gives me energy too
these suggestions from my experience
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9/26/06 1:08 P

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Thank you so much for the encouragement! I know I needed to hear about someone who "did it" . I'm not sure about the fatigue. I never thought to noticed it in myself. When I feel that way I usually figure it's my cycle or stress I never thought to associate it with PCOS. I'll have to be aware of it now and figure out what's going on with myself.

Problems...perplexities...distresses...all serve to remind us of the desperate need of our being in a proper and right relationship to God.
God''s comfort...God''s strength...God''s peace... only these bring the quietness of heart that we so much desire, especially when we find ourselves in the midst of difficult days.

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9/25/06 8:51 A

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first off.. congrats on the success! It sure gives me hope that diet will help a lot!

I have the same problem with the fatigue... some days I'm afraid to actually sit down... because I may not get back up..

I have found the thing that works best for me is exercising first thing in the morning.. 5:00 am is when DH and I start! We have been going for just over a month now.. and I don't seem to get that strong tiredness.. though I still have some fatigue issues.. it's not nearly what it was... and I have hope that it will continue to get better..

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I am wondering the same thing. I fight the fatigue all the time. Even If I get 8-10 ours of sleep I am still tired by 11:00 am. I would appreciate any advice too!

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Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself. I've had an awful time with PCOS despite being diagnosed 6 years ago (with great difficulty and much self-advocacy). I think there's a great deal more understanding in the medical profession today than when I first started suffering symptoms 12 years ago. And on top of that I was an unusual case in that I'm relatively thin and have had severe symptoms - a-typical factors. But last spring I decided to stop depending on doctors and get the facts about PCOS myself. Well, after 12 years of suffering from chronic depression and anxiety, irregular cycles, dizzy spells, IBS, acne, even MS-like symptoms... I feel better than I've ever felt in my adult life, simply by following a PCOS-friendly diet. And best of all, I'm medication-free.

Anyway, I just wanted to get in touch with other people suffering from PCOS and offer hope along with my support and suggestions as well as learning more myself.

Despite avoiding carbs and trying to get enough sleep, I'm still having difficulty with fatigue. Does anoyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!



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