PCOS diagnosis and hypoglyemia

by julie
(nc)

I have not had consisent periods since I was about 16..I am now 26. I have always told my gynocologists and they always told me because I was so active this was normal.

I went on birth control when I was about 20 due to bad acne on my back, this cleared it right up. I have been on the pill for 6 years and my period is still not consistent but I never really had any other symptoms until last year.

I went to the dr for heart papitations...after plenty of testing they found my blood sugar was really low.

At this time I was a personal trainer and worked out a lot. I was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia and had no clue how this happened.

I have always exercised and ate right and have never had a weight problem...I've weighed about 120lbs for years now. I always ate what I wanted with no problem. I went on this diet they prescribed for a few months then said forget this.

About 6 months after this I got very sick....all starting with a hypoglycemic episode. Since then I have not felt right. I went back on this diet of no sugar, no caffeine, and only whole grain carbs. My weight hasn't really changed but I do not feel good all the time.

I have headaches, dizziness, light headedness, hot flashes, anxiety, and nausea all the time.

I always assume it's my sugar but I test it and it is always fine. I am so confused about what is happening.

I went to an endo and he said I am fine and will grow out of this sensitivity to sugar but I don't think so.

I also asked my gyno about my menopausal like symptoms and mentioned pcos and she says since I am not overweight or have bad acne that she doesn't think I have this. I do have hair growth on my neck and chin that I have had since I was about 16, I just wax it.

I have had my thyroid checked among many other tests that all came back normal. I know my hormones are out of whack and think I may have pcos but everyone keeps dismissing my symptoms!!!

I can't keep not feeling well. Any suggestions?? I want a success story.

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Editor's Comments: You describe a host of symptoms and problems which defy a simple answer. Your best bet is to consult with an experienced, knowledgeable physician who will take the time to carefully review your unique circumstances and then prescribe a customized strategy and treatment plan to get you better.

You say you "eat right", but I have no idea what exactly you are eating, nor your eating patterns.

In at least one study, supplemental chromium was shown to be helpful with reactive hypoglycemia.

In spite of "normal" glucose levels, you may have a disordered insulin-blood sugar relationship.

It's not clear whether you have PCOS or not. Get help from a knowledgeable physician who can spend the time need to figure out what's wrong.

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by: Anonymous

I experience the same symptoms. I'm 5'4, 28 years old and weigh 129. I also exercise twice a day for 30 minutes due to these troubling symptoms. The anxiety and the dizziness are the worst. I attribute them to low progesterone levels so I've been supplementing. We'll see what happens!

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