I have PCOS, happy but confused with diet results
(Tampa Bay , FL)
Hello Everyone ,
My name is Daisy and I have PCOS.
I was diagnosed when I was 23 years old, I am now 27.
My doctor told me that the only way to control PCOS will be taking birth control, because I suffer from irregular cycles.
I took birth control for over 3 years and then I realized, that he was not helping me enough, he didn't tell me about my hormones he just told me they were all over the place.
Maybe since I was single, I did not pay much attention or cared enough.
Until, I got engaged and I realized that having children was my dream, and that there was something wrong with me.
I went back to doctor and demanded an ultrasound, they told me that I did not need one because I had no cyst, that I was fine, to keep taking the pills and once I decide to have a family, he will place me on ovulation pill(CLOMID).
I was very unhappy, I looked for another doctor, and he took the time to explain to me a little more, and he decided to give me a transvaginal ultrasound.
When I received my results, indeed he told me that I did have PCOS , and if I wanted to get pregnant I had two choices Laparoscopy or Clomid. I was really scared at this point, my hormone levels were not measured, or no other option was given like metformin, etc.
This is when I found this resource, and I have been dieting for 1 month and 1 week to be exact.
I am not overweight, I use to weigh 142 pounds and I am 5'4", now I weigh 127 pounds, yes I have lost 15 pounds, I have been trying my best to eat the best foods and have been eating organic. I have also been taking vitex one pill a day in the morning.
My pelvic pain has completely gone away since I started this diet. I am very happy with the results.
Here is where I am confused, my doctor gave me provera about 2 weeks in to my diet, I took it because he insisted that he need to know whether extra progesterone will do the trick and it did, I had a regular cycle on 2/4 and on 2/20 I started bleeding once more, it was light with no cramps, I had a light flow for 4 days in total in the last day of it, I had menstrual like cramps.
I am not sure whether it was my body trying to get a period or my hormones are still out of whack.
I do feel better and I am hoping to get a regular cycle on my own so I can soon conceive.
I do Thank you because I know there is hope!! thanks to all of you!!!
Glad to hear you're making progress!
Suggest you learn a little more about progesterone therapy. Provera is a synthetic (artificial) hormone. Ask you doctor why he/she did not prescribe bio-identical ("natural") progesterone hormone, which is exactly the same progesterone hormone that is in your body. Why should you be taking a synthetic drug (which as side effects) instead of the actual progesterone hormone itself (which does not have side effects).
You mention you've been on our diet for five weeks. That's a very short period of time, but it's not surprising that you have already seen some results. However, the diet is a long term thing. It can take a long time for your hormones to get back into equilibrium.
You didn't mention exercise. Exercise is very, very important for good health and good hormone balance. Exercise will also help you to maintain a healthy weight balance, since muscle is heavier than fat. You will lose weight, but not so much that it will scare you. The idea is to lose fat and gain muscle.
The vitex may aid in progesterone production.