PCOS Is Ruining My Life
I'm 23 years old and having been struggling with PCOS since I was about 14 years old.
I always had regular menstrual cycles from the time I was 9 until I turned 13 then all of a sudden they stopped.
I was on birth control for months at a time only for them to not work after about 4 months.
I have been to several ob/gyns and they basically just wanna keep putting me on birth control and keep telling me to lose weight.
I have tried for a long time to lose weight but it seems like soon as I lose 20 lbs, I gain it back plus 5-10 lbs extra.
I have extreme hirsutism, I have to get facial waxing every 3wks and have to shave my legs every 3-4dys.
I really determined to find a way to get control of my PCOS, at times I don't even wanna leave the house b/c I am embarrassed of unwanted facial hair between waxes.
I am having a hard time trying to figure out how to get help with controlling this PCOS, I want to get help asap b/c I'm in school for nursing and I want to be able to feel comfortable in the work field.
I'm looking for suggestions as to what works and what doesn't.
Editor's comments: I may sound like a broken record to some of you, but I must say that if you adopt a very strict diet and increase your exercise, you will definitely see some results.
What do I mean by strict diet? No grains for a start. No soft drinks. No soy or dairy. Protein at each meal. Adequate omega-3 fats. Five servings of vegetables per day. Absolutely no processed foods whatsoever. And so on and so on. Yeah, it's pretty extreme. But so is PCOS. PCOS is not something you can just dabble with. You need to relentlessly attack it head-on.
An ebook has been written about the recommended diet.
Second, you need to exercise more than you have in the past. And relentlessly keep doing it.
Yes, the diet is very tough. Yes, the exercise is also tough. But it's a heck of a lot better than suffering with the shame and humiliation of obesity, hair loss, hirsutism, acne, infertility, etc.
Most of us already know that birth control pills are not capable of solving your underlying problems. They only mask the symptoms.
Get your thyroid checked. Carefully, thoroughly checked. Women with PCOS are notorious for have underactive thyroids, which makes weight loss impossible.
How's your vitamin D level? Get a blood test for vitamin D. Vitamin D is a hormone that can help you a lot.
You can try saw palmetto for the hirsutism. It works for some women but not all.
The d-Pinitol formula is a unique and useful combination supplement for typical PCOS.
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