- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I’m rarely on the Bee anymore since my MC in Feb. I’ve coped pretty well, although there were a few sad days and bumps in the road. That said, I really felt compelled to share some success I’m having with anyone else suffering with PCOS while TTC.
Anyway, after being sick and tired of dealing with unpredictable periods and hard-to-predict (or totally annovulatory) O cycles, I started feverishly researching PCOS online. My doc hasn’t been much help with this besides putting me on Metformin about 3-4 years ago (but that’s another story) so I really dove into the research head-first myself.
What I continued to find was that many women who claim to have gotten their PCOS under control have one thing in common: they’ve all gone gluten free.
I know, I know….no more pizza (my greatest love besides DH), pasta, cake, cookies….but let’s be honest, is all that junk worth the sadness that comes with blank OPK’s, BFN’s and (in my case) MC? For me, the answer was no.
So, I went Girlfriend in April with a deadline in sight. I planned to eat whatever gluten-full junk I wanted while we were on vacation in Disney for a week in mid-May. Well, that was a bad idea. Going Girlfriend then eating crap for a week lead me right into a 46 day cycle, with a weird mini-period in the middle (CD 28-29, which I thought was implantation spotting).
After vacation, I strictly went back into my Girlfriend lifestyle and I am so happy I did: I’ve had 2 strong positive OPK’s on CD 17 and 18 this month AND my Keratosis Pilaris (known as KP…red bumps on arms, legs, etc) has CLEARED UP! I know 1 month of success does not a research study make, but I think the proof is in my chicken-skin free arms and positive OPK’s this month.
Here are some articles I checked out when initially looking into this subject: