PCOS -- Solution Is to Be Patient
Hi, I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2002. I was initially started on spironolactone.
I lost so much weight, I was 128 lb and came to 115. Facial hair is thinning, look fair, face is small in size and no fatty abdomen, conceiving is not at all problem.
Only problem is hair and weight that is too much abdominal fat.
For 1 year ate only veggies, not due to PCOS, just thought of doing.
I always have craving for sugars, eat lot of sweets. When I see the sweets, I think: let me eat and then exercise. That's big mistake, don't even see it, never starve it makes more cravings.
After that at one point stopped spironolactone, gained weight, started on metformin and spironolactone, didn't feel like eating, no appetite in beginning, got skinny, flat stomach.
Only issue with medication is to be compliant, the problem with spiro is peeing lot and panties smell. The problem with metformin is fatigue, tiredness, and diarrhea. But if you keep yourself active good, the only issue with PCOS is you need persistence.
Editor's comments: Indeed, persistence is an essential element for gaining the upper hand over PCOS.
Craving for sweets or refined carbohydrates is an indication of an appetite disorder that is quite common in PCOS. However, consuming sweets is like trying to put out a fire with gasoline. Eating sweets and refined carbohydrates just makes your PCOS worse, much worse.
No matter how strong the cravings are, it's essential that a person switch from sweets and refined carbohydrates over to whole, unprocessed carbohydrates such as fresh vegetables. Protein should accompany carbs at any meal. This dietary approach is fully described in this e-book.
Long-term dependence on drugs is not desirable. All drugs have side effects.
The healthiest alternative is to learn to eat the right diet, get a lot more exercise, and learn how to reduce stress.
In summary, more than pure persistence is needed. You also need to know what to do in terms of diet and lifestyle habits.