Wow, I was amazed to even find this site. I was diagnosed when I was 16. The doctor's told me the side effects of PCOS were:
1. That most people with PCOS have a difficult time getting pregnant and in most cases don't. 2. Facial hair, and loss of head hair 3. Greater risk for diabetes and heart attacks 4. Weight gain that would be harder to loose than the average person.
With all this wonderful news I quickly went into a depression and gained even more weight.
The things was I had regular periods, then I started eating unhealthy foods (fast foods, chips, etc.) like crazy and in 3 months had gained 60 lbs. My period stopped and that's when I went to the doctor. The weight gain just continued from there.
I have used myself as a guinea pig. I associated my PCOS with what I ate.
What I discovered was that when I ate meat (beef, chicken) and foods high in fats (mainly fast food) my facial hair would grow faster. Eating it in great amounts caused me to have to wax every week. Without it for a good length of time (3+weeks). I found I wasn't having to wax for 2-3 weeks.
Eating a natural diet of fruits and vegetables, brown rice, oatmeal, and fish I found my eczema would clear up and would be almost non-existent. I have horrible reactions to caffeine and sugar. These quickly result in a break out of eczema.
I find tea helps to detox the body. Exercise is very beneficial, it helps regulate the blood sugars and add the Glucophage and I notice the weight starts to just fall off with a healthy diet.
I am now 27 and am still learning every day. I am glad to see there are others that are on the same page as myself.
I look forward to the day that I can start a family, but until that time I am getting healthy.
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