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3/11/11 1:41 P

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i'm still a bit nauseous from the pills. plus now I'm sick with achy body and a little chills & headache. yes, I'm looking into alternatives. I know that I for sure want to get some zinc for hair growth. but anyways, thanx a bunch. I think i'm gonna look for vitamin suggestions online at som eof the pcos forums. thanx.

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3/11/11 4:12 A

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That's interesting that your vitamins make you feel sick. I would think that is not a good sign. Are they synthetic or made from whole foods, do you know? It might be worth asking.

Another possibility might be low stomach acid. It's strange that green tea gives you heartburn. You could always find a green tea tablet and take that with a glass of water instead, though I don't know whether it would be any better.

I hope you'll let me know how you get on with everything and whether you find something that works. Most people with PCOS find that they need *something* to increase insulin sensitivity - many take metformin, others take a nutritional alternative called d-chiro-inositol (this is what I take), others take a mix of nutrients and herbs like I mentioned earlier, others use a specific exercise regime or a mix of all of the above. Most people find that without some sort of insulin sensitiser they can put in a lot of effort and not get much in the way of results. Oh, and a carbohydrate controlled diet is essential as well - for most around 100-150g of low glycaemic index carbohydrates a day.

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MUSLIMAH_AK's Photo MUSLIMAH_AK Posts: 406
3/11/11 12:19 A

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okay, thanx. I'll have to try it. Yes, I know I need gobs of vitamin d. Im trying to find a cost effecient way of getting good vitamins. I started my women=to-women vitamins again, = yeah more engery but constantly sick to my stomach - go figure.

yes, I'll have to get this certain green tea its the only one that doesn't give me heartburn, its found in the asian section of the grocery store.

yes, AK -alaska is very cold everyone here jokes that its cold and colder. 9 months is winter, 3 is summer, and we rarely get lots of heat. but up here it feels hotter than it is because we're at the top of sthe globe, no the equator or anywhere else. so it could be 60 and someone whos got like irish blood or something, could get asunburn.

me, I can turn red-brown like Mexicans really fast in very hot weather, and then I turn white really fast when I'm out of the heat. so there you go. but thats how most of the people are where my biological dad came from. so . . .

again, thanx a bunc.

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3/10/11 7:52 P

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I'm from the other side of the world, so not sure what the weather is like in AK. In fact I just looked up which state it was, as I'm not terribly familiar with the US state abbreviations. In any case, you would be hard pressed to get enough vitamin D from sun exposure even here in Australia with only your face and hands exposed and wearing regular clothes indoors won't affect your sun exposure (unless you mean in your backyard or something) as when sunlight passes through glass (windows) it loses a lot of it's UV content which is what stimulates the production of Vitamin D. If Alaska is anything like I imagine weather-wise I expect 'regular clothes' could well cover even more skin!

It really would be a good idea to have your 25 hydroxyvitamin D levels checked - the amount of Vitamin D in multivitamins is insufficient to correct a deficiency. The usual recommendations are between 4000 and 8000 i.u.'s daily. The amount in a multivitamin might be 400 i.u.'s - very rarely any more than that.

Anyway, in the mean time a simple change which might help is to have a cup of green tea before each meal, steeped for 5 minutes in boiling water. Green Tea contains a substance called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which is a potent insulin sensitizer, improving glucose tolerance and reducing the risk of Type II diabetes developing. EGCG also reduces the amount of glucose produced by the liver. mypcos.info/1/treatments/natural/gre
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Good luck! I hope you find something which helps your energy levels. If you want any more information, please let me know. I'm happy to help.

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3/10/11 1:16 P

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I live in AK, so yeah, I probably am deficient in vitamin d. no, I don't take anything to make me more sensitive. and no , I don't wear it all day, just when I go out. inside I wear just regular clothes.

I just restarted taking some vitamins from women-to-women. Its started making me feel better, little by little.

but thanx.

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3/9/11 10:15 P

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Hi Muslimah,

How many grams of carbohydrate do you eat per day? What types of foods does this come from? Do you take anything to increase your insulin sensitivity, like metformin, d-chiro-inositol, green tea, gymnema, manganese, magnesium etc? Have you had your Vitamin D levels checked? If you wear the abaya and hijab as in your photo on spark people all the time, then you almost certainly have low Vitamin D levels which can cause fatigue and exacerbate PCOS. 80% of women with PCOS also have Vitamin D deficiency.

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3/9/11 9:22 P

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I've had pcos since pcos, and right now i can't stop having very bad fatigue. does anyone have advice? i'm exhausted, I exercise one time and then I can't bring myself to do it for days or weeks later. i'm so exhausted.

any ideas?

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