Post # 1
Hey Bee’s, had a discouraging day today. I was diagnosed with PCOS back at the end of January. Took Provera for 5 days got my period 3 days after that, was supposed to take clomid but my son got diagnosed with Kawasaki disease and felt it was not the right time to take it. Turned out our son is fine and decided to try anyways on our own without the help of clomid. Found out today from bloodwork that I didn’t even ovulate 🙁 Dr. gave me a script again for provera and will use the clomid this time. Just feeling less of a woman today I guess and needed to talk about it.
I was looking at the other posts on here about PCOS and need help with my diet.
I am a VERY picky eater, and eat very few vegetables and fruits and love my salt. I am working on my salt intake, but I have no idea as far as the rest how my diet should go. I will give you a quick look as to a few things I do not like- any kind of condiment besides salt and pepper (recently mustard), hate dressing besides italian, don’t like my food touching so things that have a lot of food in them I do not eat. Tacos I eat just beef and cheese, hamburgers (hate cheeseburgers) I just started using mustard instead of a load of salt. I like iceburg lettuce (the least healthy I know!) but not any other salads. I am very limited as to what I like to eat so how in the world am I supposed to diet? Any help is very very appreciated.
Also am going to try and be more active and get in to some kind of exercise routine.
Post # 3
@Izzy81: Hi, there is so much information on PCOS Challenge. You can got to PCOS.tv and PCOSChallenge.com.
Post # 4
@Izzy81: I had a similar situation to you. I had PCOS, high prolactin, and was about 20lbs over weight. I am also a very picky eater. I decided I needed to make a change after my Endocrinologist told me losing weight might solve alot of the health issues I had. I did the Dukan Diet (inspired by the lovely Kate Middleton). It is basically a high protein, very low carb and sugar diet. There is no calorie counting. There are tons of free resources and recipes online that helped me plan. Before even beginning I planned out all options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks that I would want to eat. Luckily for me I love cheese and eggs- both of which are allowed. I have failed at so many diets, but the planning and researching foods and meals I KNEW I would eat made it doable. I lost 30 lbs in 5 months and my blood work is now perfect and all the cysts on my ovaries are GONE. I got pregnant after one month TTC. Even if you don’t do the Dukan diet- PLAN AHEAD. That is the number one tip I have for being a successful picky eater on a diet. Good luck!
Post # 5
Mostly commenting to keep track of the pos. I have pcos and have had no luck keeping the pounds at bay since going off birth control.
Post # 6
i too am a VERY VERY picky eater. beef yuck salads yuck veggies besides corn & peas yuck seafood disgusting food cant touch & im far too obsessed with bread potatoes and pasta. carbs carbs and more carbs. within the recent months i was diagnosed with PCOS too & was put on metformin with provera. off the provera, no cycle in march so im off to the dr again in 2 days for chlomid + provera again and another ultrasound.
research proteins and eat lots of that. im trying a new supplement right now called isagenix. im only 2 days in but i dont mind keeping in touch with you about how that goes. eat 5-6 times a day, about every 3-4 hours. try to keep carbs out of dinner. ahh. i feel as lost as you. im so sorry girl!
Post # 7
I have PCOS and am on Metformin, the best way for me so far to lose a bit of weight has been following weight watchers. Might be good for you too since you aare a picky eater and you can basically eat the things you like, and track them. No predetermined things you have to eat/ not eat. Its all about portion control and eating your fill using the points you get in a day. It would fit your lifestyle(picky eating). Just an idea! Good Luck!!
Post # 8
Thanks so much ladies. I am going to look in to some of the things you guys mentioned. It is really tough. And we started meal planning a while back and just seeing on the fridge what we are gonna have for dinner that night has been a big help, so planning on what I am gonna have each day not just dinner will be a huge help I bet.
I finished my provera the other day ( I take 1 pill for 5 days, then 2-3 after am supposed to get my period) and last time I got my period on the 3rd day after finishing it, it is now day 4 since I finished it and aunt flo is no where in sight. sigh We are on a time crunch (getting married next august, am gonna be 31 in a april and we already have a 3.5 yr old) and can only TTC til august at the latest because I do not want to be preggo for my wedding and this would give me about 3 months to lose baby weight. I know that is just adding stress and stress is no good when TTC.
How quickly have you got your period after your provera?
Post # 9
If you hate veggies and fruit, try shopping at a farmer’s market. I HATE grocery store fruit and veg and can’t even choke it down. Everything is so flavorless.
Post # 10
Try looking into the supplements Inositol and Melatonin. They seem to help with egg quality and some studies are showing better then Metaformin for infertility and PCOS. Good Luck!
Post # 11
I have PCOS as well and my endocrinologist put me on Metformin to help me lose weight but I’ve had no luck. I would say I’m moderately active, training for my 3rd marathon this year but I still can’t keep the pounds off.
I am trying low carb/ no carb because that seems to be the best bet for those of us with PCOS.