I am a month shy of 42 years old. I started puberty when I was 15 years old. I was finally diagnosed with PCOS at the age of 25. I have always had irregular menstrual cycles (4-6 per year). I've struggled with obesity and underactive thyroid all my life.
For 3 years i suffered from IBS issues as well, until a year and a half ago, i kept hearing about gluten and how it can affect your body over all, so I decided to do some research. I became gluten-free and my IBS issues disappeared right away.
I also cut out sugar and bread altogether and am about 80% dairy free.
Immediately I felt better, no more headaches either and I began losing weight. I went from 235 pounds to 184 pounds.
Another benefit from my life style change is I now have regular menstrual cycles every 28 days for the last year and I also feel myself ovulate every month like clockwork, which I have never experienced in my entire life.
I don't have children and I've always wanted too. It's funny that now after all these years of ignorance and fertility treatments, I can probably conceive on my own.
If I would have known years ago what I know now life would have been so much different. I think it is absolutely critical for people to educate themselves and take it upon themselves to do something about it.
You don't necessarily need medications, you can literally change your body and what it's doing inside by your diet period, on many different health issues. Not to mention gluten causes many issues within your body from joint and muscle pain, to IBS problems, headaches, you can reverse diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure.
I can't stress enough to everybody to get educated and help yourself; you can literally change your circumstance and reverse health issues with the food choices you make.
I hope this inspires people suffering with PCOS to know you're not alone and you can change the problems associated with this condition, just do the research and believe in yourself.
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