Praying for hope and guidance

by Stephanie Mounger
(Fort Bliss, TX)

I am 19 and I am married. My husband is in the Army, main reason for being married so young. We have been married for a year now and are high school sweethearts.

I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 18, but I think I've had for longer than that. Ever since I have started my period I have always been irregular.

But when I was 17 I stopped having my period all together.

It never dawned on me that something could be wrong, so I just let it go. I hated having my period so I considered it a blessing that I didn't have one. LOL.

But little did I know, I had PCOS.

Unfortunately I do not have a success story. I am more or less looking for hope and some guidance.

My husband tries to talk with me about it, but he just doesn't understand.

In high school, when I was 18, I weighed 150 pounds. I was in good shape. But since then, I think the PCOS has taken a huge toll on my body.

And not to mention I have never worried about my eating habits until now. I now weigh 190 pounds. I don't look overweight, but I feel it. And I know when I do actually become pregnant, my weight will get worse. And I know afterwards, I will have more trouble losing the baby weight.

At the end of this email, I'm going to include my email. So if anyone has any advice for me, some things I should go buy that help, what I should ask my doctor about. Anything will help.

I want to lose this weight, but I don't know how.

I don't know what the right things to eat are, how to exercise the right way. If you can help me in answering those questions, please email me. or you can look up my MySpace at

I really could use all the advice possible.


Editor's comments: Hi Stephanie, I think an excellent place to educate yourself as to how to gain the upper hand over PCOS, and the diet that will help you lose weight, I suggest The Natural Diet Solution for PCOS and Infertility book.

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