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.