(Closed) Has Anyone Been Able To Control Their PCOS with no meds at all?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Not I. That would be an extremely difficult thing to do considering it’s a hormonal problem. Perhaps a severe modification in diet and exercise could help. But I doubt it.

PCOS sucks.. especially when you also have endometriosis 🙁

Post # 6
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660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve heard of it. Jillian Michael’s has PCOS and she said she has controlled it.

There has to be a drastic change in diet (Low GI diet) and exercise everyday.

They say women who lose 10-15 % of their body weight have seen drastic reductions in their PCOS symptoms.

To be honest, even when I was ultra skinny (110 lbs-120 lbs @ 5’4.) I still had pretty bad symptoms.

I don’t think PCOS goes away 🙁

Post # 7
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@mimi123:  yea.. I started Metformin in March. It was a hard transition.. make sure to have a bathroom near by. I HATE taking meds/pills so that was difficult for me to do. I do notice a big difference with it though.. I have much more energy, smaller appetite and less cravings. I lost like three pounds in three months with it. Nothing crazy.. but i’m not overweight either. I am on a hormonal patch and am going for my first laparoscopy in a little over a week.

Dr. said it shouldn’t interfere with TTC because I caught it early and have been on top of it.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am a lean cyster too and we cannot modify our symptoms by dietary and exercise changes, for the most part. Because our issues are often not related to insulin resistance.

I am on met and it is fine. The first three weeks were hard but after that I have had no symptoms whatsoever. I don’t crave carbs at all anymore on it. And if you take it at night it shouldn’t affect you during the weekdays.

I know what you mean about having the odds stacked up against you with regards to TTC! I am 29 and also feel that way! I wish I had started earlier as it seems like it is going to be a long road. I did 4 months unmedicated (annovulatory), 4 months with just met (annovulatory), and 1 month so far with clomid (annovulatory). I even have to take meds to make my period appear, which is where I am right now.

If I were you I would go back on the BCP and take met until you are ready to start trying. My RE said some woman have a fertile window after going off the BCP, before their ovaries start acting up. I didn’t have this window but if you do – I would hate for you not to take advantage of it.

Good Luck!

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