I was diagnosed with PCOS when I was 18. But I did not know anything about it.
I had my first daughter with Clomid treatment when I was 26. I was on Clomid, metformin and Multivitamin for 3 months and I conceived her.
One year later we want to have another one. The doctor put me on Clomid and other infertility injections, but no success. They told me my last option is IVF.
I was continuously reading this newsletter.
I started to cut down my carbs in half. I was a carb lover before. Avoided sugars and started to eat smaller meals rather than 3 big meals a day.
I started to feel much better. I was more active and started getting my periods within the 40 days difference. I had my cycle that way for three months.
Also I started to avoid people places which can stress me out. Started doing healthy activities. I went on vacation out of country to attend my sister 's wedding.
On her wedding I was so happy and was not thinking about any of my fertility problems.
When I came back I had to go for my IVF treatment. But I was waiting for my periods. I went for a job interview which required some blood work, and I found out I am pregnant with my son. I am 34 week pregnant now.
It happened only because I changed my diet to healthy carbs, olive oil, more fruits and vegetables. But the bigger part was smaller meals throughout the day and reduced stress.
These are the three keys. The helped me; they will help you.
Good luck and thanks to the team and the information which I received through this newsletter.
Editor's comments: It's amazing what someone with PCOS can do to take control of her situation. It's never hopeless or impossible.
What it takes is incremental, continual, persistent steps in the direction of better health practices.
Your body will respond in a positive way if you give it some support. Your body is looking for good nutrition. Most of what we typically eat is not good nutrition. If you don't know the difference, this publication can be helpful.
For example, if you eat five servings of vegetables daily and eat less packaged or convenience foods and drink no soft drinks, you will be pleasantly surprised at how your body will respond.
Ditto with exercise. Start with anything and stay with it. Then increase it.
PCOS is not something to be afraid of. It is something to be managed and controlled.