(Closed) *sigh*got my results back…

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@kimbo89:  I’m glad you finally got some answers, and that really is great news about the funding. Perfect timing! I hope you get your BFP soon!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

You can heal PCOS with a vegetarian or plant-based wholesome diet! My brother’s gf had PCOS badly to the point of being 100% sterile. I’m a nutritionist, thus, I helped her with simply a change of diet/lifestyle. Within 6 months, she’s lost approx 30lbs, still looking to lose another 20lbs. Her PCOS is completely gone! Her periods are regular again, not much cramps, and discomfort. She’s not TTC, but has gone back on BC to be safe since her fertility is back to normal. Try it!  (:

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Any type of weightloss actually helps PCOS….or this is what a friend who has PCOS told me.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a friend with PCOS who has just had her first baby after about 2 months of treatment (clomid i think?), all funded by the NHS.

Re: weight loss. While it is true that any kind of weightloss is beneficial when TTC it is actually harder for women with PCOS to lose weight due to the hormonal inbalances associated.

As a side note, my mother had PCOS and actually had an ovary removed due to it. She had 6 children.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

@SurferB:  I’d be hesitant to say the words “heal,” maybe improve hormone levels and thus increase fertility with weight loss and a healthy diet, but “heal” is powerful. It’s like type II diabetes, once you have it, you can rid yourself of the need for medication/insulin with diet and weight loss, but you still have diabetes. Put the weight back on and it’s the same scenario as before, you know? So it’s one of those things that’s never “completely” gone, but can be well managed with diet. Ya know?Nonetheless, you bring up a great point.

I know plenty of PCOS patients who have had healthy babies; many of whom had to undergo fertility treatment and try for a long time, but they had babies! The ones who lost weight were more successful quicker just in personal observation, not medical fact or anything =) Glad you finally got an answer, OP, and now have funding, that’s great! Seems like you’re in good hands.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SurferB – Not necessarily just a plant-based diet. A healthier diet in general, and losing weight, is supposed to help. I don’t have any personal experience with PCOS, but I’ve read a lot of success stories of women with it on Paleo/Primal forums after switching to a paleo/primal diet.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have PCOS.  No BFP yet, but I was put on metformin for my insulin resistance and that has helped me to ovulate regularly.  If you need to chat, feel free to PM me!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Fellow PCOS gal here as well. I was recently diagnosed and we are just starting all of the fert testing and will likely start a Clomid cycle in July or August.

Regarding diet: I am a thin cyster who eats very healthy and exercises regularly. I have kicked up my exercise and have eaten even more healthy and have not been able to “treat” my PCOS. The most frustrating and difficult thing with PCOS, is that every woman is affected differently.

Keep your head up like me and know that many women with PCOS get pregnant daily!

I am here as well if you need support. I also have checked out soul cysters and there is a ton of info on there!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@abbyful:  

Paleo is okay. I’m a clinical nutritionist (in the registered dietitian internship currently) and bacon with eggs is not a healthy breakfast. But according to The Paleo Diet it is… Certainly, organic range free eggs (pasture or vegetarian fed) are great in the morning, just not with the bacon with is high in sat. fats, which in turn raises the LDL cholesterol. Paleo is plant-based, btw. It’s just the butter, bacon, pork, beef, dairy, etc., that isn’t a healthy part of that particular diet.

Of course, there’s plenty of healthy alternatives to all of the above. Above all, the optimum diet will always be plant-based with minimal animal products. Please note, the Paleo diet often prescribes too much animal protein, which turns into fat if it’s not needed in the body. Balance, is key.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@ChuckNorris:  She is healed, or a better word is cured since the condition (PCOS) is completely gone. Of course, if she doesn’t take care of herself again, it can always return the same way it began. PCOS is a condition, in which, that can be cured or healed when given the proper care plan.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

throwing around words like “will heal” and “cure”  regarding a medical condition without an ounce of background or history on a patient is, at best misguided but well intentioned – and at worst, unethical.

I don’t mean this to be snarky or offensive or even to disagree with what any of you are saying, but as a fellow medical  professional, just want to throw it out there that we should all know better than to be stating or prescribing “cures” over the internet. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

@SurferB:  No, PCOS is not a condition, it is a syndrome – hence Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and it does not go away and you do not get cured. You clinically can manage it with diet, thus improving hormone levels affected by PCOS (FSH, LH, estradiol, testosterone, insulin, etc) levels and decreasing size/severity/existance of ovarian cysts essentially making the disease non-existant. However, you still have it, there is no cure, and it does not go away but it can be treated. I get that your almost a registered dietician and all but as a fellow medical professional who works with an OB/GYN, like mandypop said, “cure” and “completely gone” are misguiding words.

ETA:  Not trying to be snarky, sorry if it comes off offensive.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@SurferB – When people say “plant based”, they are typically referring to vegetarian/vegan diets.

As far as saying the animal products (butter, pork, beef, etc.) are not “healthy”, please do some reading on the science behind the paleo diet. There is solid science that those things ARE healthy. Paleo does not include dairy, primal does. The focus of paleo/primal is eating a healthy diet of real foods, and excluding”bad” foods (grains, sugars). Health first, weight-loss is just a side-effect.

Animal products do not “turn into fat if not needed”. The real culprit of that is grains (even whole grains) and sugars. Not that the food itself turns into fat, but the way different foods affect insulin, and insulin affects how fat is moved and/or stored in the body. (Grains and sugars prompt the body to store fat; but eating protein and fat promp the body to move fat.)

This is paleo/primal eating:

 

My personal experience, following the primal diet (for health, not weight loss) about 75% of the time, is that my HDL has nearly doubled! It was in the low 40s a couple years ago, now it’s in the upper 70s. And I feel better overall.

 

 

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