Post # 1
hey ladies i have not posted in ages but the more i think about things the more i want to scream. I am currently 5ft 2 and weight approx 17 stone i was diagnosed with PCOS approx 6 months ago. I was told to lose weight to be able to relive the symptoms of this and have currently lost 2 stone going from 19 stone to 17 stone. I have been going to the gym got a personal trainer and eating healthy however my periods have got worse. i suffered a misscarge a year and a half ago and dont think i have ovulated since. I live in the uk. I have recently told i could not go back on the contraceptive pill as i was too fat (i wanted to do this because of bleeding for four months and i was willing to do anything to make it stop) i was also told i could not go on an anti-depressant because i was too fat (had two unexpectant deaths in the family awful time for me and my husband) however i am obviously not too fat to work. This is so frustrating to me. the nail on the head was being told today i am unable to have any fertility treatment even clomid due to my weight i think this is so unfair i have had no other medical issues. gggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rant over
Post # 2
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
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
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
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!
Post # 6
hey ladies thanks for the replies
sorry i should mention that my GP who is a general doctor in the UK who would see you for everyday ailments is fantastic and put me on metaformin and progestrone to help regulate my periods. I am getting very conflicting information from the gynaenacologist and the GP. I have done alot of research on PCOS and fertility and i am sure it is what i have got as i have all the other symptoms too, i also think i have had it from my early teens however never picked up even though i have been to MANY MANY doctors and and coutless scans. I feel i am going to have to do this alone. I have been told i have to be at least 13 stone before they would eve consider sending me for fertility assessment. Thats not even to get treatment just to be assessed. i think it is a disgrace that i have been paying taxes since i was 18 years old and have not other conditions that i cannot even be assessed for fertility as longtimemrs put it fat shaming at its worst.
I feel the metformin is helping to lose weight however i dont think it will regulate my cycle. progestrone is just the pits!! it never hold my cycle and always have a break through bleed. However i havent taken it this month as i had a stomach bug which i am just getting over but of course it was at cd 15 that its started and was ment to take it cd 16 lol no chance seeing as water refused to saty in my tummy lol well did help my diet right after christmas too lol
so 2014 done roll on 2015 hope to spend it pregnant!!
Post # 7
longtimemrs: thank you for yr kind words