(Closed) beyond frustrated!! PCOS

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am soo sorry 🙁 I don’t have any great advice but I just wanted to tell you not to give up! If you are eating healthy and going to the gym then keep that up! Maybe you could see a nutritionist to help you get on a new diet plan?

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Are you taking Metformin? I also have PCOS, I was diagnosed when I was 12. Metformin helps to regulate everything and *most* of the time it helps with losing weight. I had a baby in Nov 2013 and gained a lot of weight during and after pregnancy because I had to stop Metformin, I just started taking it again since I’m done nursing. No matter what I ate or how much I exercised I couldn’t lose weight and kept gaining. I’m hoping that the Metformin will help like it did before. 

I know it’s not right for everybody, but look into it and talk to your doctor. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My understanding is that it is quite difficult in the UK but I’m in Australia and most drs here have a similar stance – and I met quite a few of them! I kept looking and finally found someone who treated me for me and not my weight and even though I’m 17 stone I’ll be doing IVF this year to deal with my PCOS and some male factor issues we have discovered along the way. Re metformin it is worth a try though I was never able to stick to it and my specialist doesn’t believe in it. I had better luck regulating my cycle with a naturopath and herbs and if you have gotten pregnant once that may be a good alternative. Good luck – I hope 2015 brings some good news to end the frustrations xox

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

trinity_542:  I don’t have any good advice, as I’m not in the UK. I thought the US was bad about fat shaming, but what you are dealing with sounds beyond horrible. I have PCOS, too (only diagnosed about 6 or 7 months ago), and I think I am really fortunate to have an understanding and compassionate doctor.

I’ve been on a similar weight loss journey to yours, and my periods have been even worse, too — even though I’ve changed the way I eat and have been exercising and have lost weight. It’s frustrating and mind boggling, too. It makes me wonder if there is something else going on other than PCOS. 

Anyhow, like I said, I don’t think I have anything useful to add. Just wanted to send you some internet hugs and some moral support. I can only imagine how hard it is for you, especially in the face of what you are dealing with from different doctors. I hope you are able to find a doctor who will treat you for the beautiful human being you are, as opposed to being so focused on one little aspect. And I hope you are able to get the treatment and help that you need. You are so strong for already making hard changes in your life. No matter what the doctors say, you are doing great at losing weight and at making things better for yourself. And you are doing it all on your own, too!

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