(Closed) Any bees on the skinny side who have PCOS?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hey hun, I’m really sorry you have to deal with PCOS 🙁  I’m 5’1 and 112lbs and have been digonsed with PCOS earlier this year. While its not as common, PCOS does occur in skinnier ladies. My doctor hasn’t given me much info on how to deal with it, and my symptoms are somewhat mild, but she prescribed a hormone called Progesterone to keep symptoms at bay. I hear it does help with acne and facial hair. Try to find a hormone pill or birth conrol that doens’t make you feel crazy. (They do exist, it just might take time to find one that works for you)

From what I understand, many PCOS women struggle with insulin resistance, and therfore need to exercise and eat a low carb diet. 

The site soulcyster.net (http://www.soulcysters.net/forumdisplay.php/40-Thin-Cysters) has a forum with a small section dedicated to “thin cysters” which might be worth reading through.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

@chippybee:  I’m 5’8″ and 140 lbs with PCOS. I’m on spironolactone (regulates hormones) to help deal with the acne, which has been absolutely AMAZING, and then I have Mirena which stopped my 96-day bleeds. After having crazy cycles my entire life, I had a MC at age 22, which led to my ridiculously long and heavy bleeds. I eventually ended up at a specialist (I was in hospital and they finally referred me), and the Mirena and Spironolactone have been lifesavers. We’re going to start TTC after the wedding though, and I have a lot of anxiety about getting off of the Mirena.

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