Better diet, exercise, Glucopage, ovarian drilling lead to more regular cycles, weight loss

by Samantha W
(Spanishburg WV)

God Bless All PCOS Women

God Bless All PCOS Women

Hello to all my PCOS Sisters. I am 34 years old and I found out I had PCOS when I was 17 years old. When I was 13 I started my period, and at first all seemed normal. But just a few months later, I was missing periods here and there. When I was 16, I went from having a period every other month to every three or four months, and when I turned twenty, I completely quit having periods.

Well, my Dr told me I needed to stay on Birth Control, but as many of us, the side effects were worse then not having a period, so I quit. I was really stupid for not taking better care and concern for myself.

Well, from the time I was 20 until 6 months ago, I took no meds, no care for my PCOS whatsoever, nothing did I do, but balloon up to a whopping 225 pounds. Well, my husband and I decided it was time to TTC, so I called and scheduled me an appointment with my OB/GYN and he was speaking to us about PCOS and all he wanted to try.

So he sent me for my Labs, and lo and behold guess what? I have type II Diabetes...(Now I Was Scared).. My Dr. put me on glucophage 1500 mg a day and I had my ovarian drilling back in August of 2007. he also removed a small patch of Endometrosis, which was caused from going SOOO long without a period!!!

Since I started the metformin and had my Ovarian Drilling, I have had regular cycles with the exception of December, and I was just completely stressed out, because my Dr told me he couldn't get me to ovulate and wanted me to go to a specialist for Invitro...

Well, I have been really watching what I eat and have changed my life style habits and currently I have lost 8 pounds... I was told it was so hard to lose weight with PCOS, but I don't see that at all.

If you are dedicated and want to feel better, watch the carbs, drink plenty of water, eat fish, NOT Breaded and exercise... I am doing it all in moderation... And I feel better now than I have in the past 12 years.

I hope In February when I see my Infertility Specialist, we can do something other than invitro, because I can't afford that, but I am hopeful I will become pregnant, but if not, I will just be Happy to lead a healthier lifestyle and feel better about taking care of myself. After all, that is the most Important thing..

My prayer is for (all) Women with PCOS, to have a bright outlook on the condition and to maintain a healthy attitude, and of course to achieve pregnancy is that is what you hope for... God Bless You All.

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by: Anonymous

I am 34 yrs old and believe I have probably had PCOS my whole life By the grace of God I got pregnant with my son when I was 17 He is the most wonderful thing that ever happened to me I went to fertility specialists when I was in my early twenties took glucophage and clomid did an IUI with no success For years I did nothing because I had no health insurance This year got a job with insurance and Dr who I have known since he delivered my son 16 yrs ago suggested ovarian drilling I also had large cyst removed from fallopian tube.That was in 04/11 since I only had one period and when I went back last week was told the surgery was not successful because I have large follicular cyst on right ovary and I have had more than normal hair growth on my chin and hormones are definitely out of whack. Now I go back at the end of Oct to see if cyst went away on its own or if I will need more surgery Just so frustrated because it seems surgery made pcos worse not better Don't know what to do next.

Editor's comment: From our perspective, polycystic ovary syndrome is largely a "lifestyle disease". In other words, it is partly genetic, but your lifestyle affects how your genes behave.

Secondly, PCOS is more than just a disorder of your ovaries. So ovarian drilling, hysterectomy, or similar surgeries do not always "cure" the disease.

It you want to get at the roots of the disorder, I suggest you change what you eat, get more exercise, learn to control chronic stress in your life and see what happens.

Medical research has shown an association between ovarian cysts and poor diet.

If you don't know much about nutrition or what kind of diet would be suitable for polycystic ovarian syndrome, you can read this diet e-book..

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by: vicky marley

hi im vicky im 22years old iv had pcos sinse i was 16 yrs old but i didnt know i am devestated by this as im only young and would like a family 1 dayand found out last year, since then iv been to see doctor after doctor,
they will not give me any medication for it and told me i have no chance of having children at all because i have pcos and my tubes are blocked and septic and i have a womb infection and i still have no medicatin for this. i am devestated by this and would like a family 1 day. is there anythink you surgest i can do as the doctors just will not do nothing for me.

please contact me by email.

vickymarley3@hotmail.com

thank you xx

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