PCOS Just Diagnosed -- I'm Active, Eat Healthy...But...
I am just now going through the infertility process so I cannot provide any success story at this time. However, reading all of your stories has definitely given me hope. Thank you.
I am 28 years old. I am thin, very fit/active, eat healthy (other than my sweet cravings), and have never had any weight issues.
When I was about 14 year old, I developed excess hair all over my body, but the main two areas that I was most embarrassed about was my stomach and back-side. It wasn't very thick hair, more like thin dark hair/peach fuzz, but it was every where. I just assumed that I had more hair on my body then most woman and found ways to bleach it, and later got it lasered off.
I also had an irregular period and at 15 years old I asked to be put on birth control (all the other girls with irregular periods did this). I had no clue about PCOS.
Now I am married and we are trying to have a baby. I got off the pill and didn't get my first period for 4 months. I still have not gotten a second period. I did the research and diagnosed myself with PCOS.
I went to a specialist and he did an ultra sound, there were 10 cysts on one ovary and 6 on the other. My testosterone is at 50, but he said this rises slowly with time after coming off the pill so he expects it to rise. My cholesterol was only a few points high (only because my good cholesterol was high). I am still waiting on my insulin test results.
I am confused and I am not sure what to do (healthwise). I couldn't be more active. I eat very healthy, but have something sweet after dinner if I am craving something. Would giving this up help? I need lots of carbs for the amount of exercise I do. Anyone have any suggestions?
Thank you all for your inspiration.
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