Have PCOS, Lost 18 Pounds but Still Stressed Out


My name is Amber I'm 21 years old and was diagnosed with PCOS when i was 16. Me and my husband have been trying to conceive for 2 years now.

I've tried Metformin with no luck it just made me really sick I had no energy and was always sick to my stomach. I have a lot of problems with hair, weight, etc...

I started a new diet it's micheal thurmans 6 week body makeover and i've already lost 18 pounds.

I was also put on bc pills which i just stopped taking because I was told that if you take them for a couple months then go off them it's easier to conceive. It's so stressful and I stay depressed all the time i'm afraid that I won't be able to have a baby :(

But reading all your success stories have really helped.

My husband just joined the army so we haven't got to try after i've lost the weight. We will get to this Christmas though wish us luck. If this don't work i'm going to see a fertility spec. I think that i miscarried before though I took a pregnancy test on a Monday and then Wednesday I started bleeding really bad my husband came home from work and we went to the er and the doc told me that my pregnancy hormone was only like 12 so i hadn't had a miscarriage. (when if your pregnancy hormone is over 5 your preg). He told me that I must just be having a really bad period so I don't know what really happened.

How do you all deal with all the stress of not knowing what's going to happen it drives me crazy! I wish you all the best of luck and hopefully i'll have a success story on here pretty soon.


Editor's comments:

Congratulations on losing the weight!

By the way, you probably have more control over PCOS and infertility than you may now think.

However, you will need to take a more comprehensive approach that goes beyond depending on this drug or that drug to make your problems go away. There are no "magic pills" for polycystic ovary syndrome.

We suggest the following:

1) Educate yourself as to what causes PCOS so that you can make intelligent decisions for dealing with it. Read books, visit websites, talk to others who are dealing with issues similar to yours. Get second opinions from other doctors. Become knowledgeable about the various conventional and natural treatment options that are available.

2) A healthy diet plays an absolutely crucial role in managing the symptoms of PCOS, including infertility, acne, weight, hair loss, male-pattern hair growth, and depression. A healthy diet will also greatly reducing your risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.

A good place to get diet advice is from The Natural Diet Solution for PCOS and Infertility by Dr. Nancy Dunne.

3) Regular exercise is vital, especially if you have a weight issue. Daily exercise, when combined with the correct diet, can be as effective as metformin (Glucophage), but without its side effects.

4) If depression is an issue for you, consider taking cod liver oil or fish oil. Some studies have shown that the omega-3 fats found in fish oil can help to relieve depression.

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