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Old 02-05-2008, 05:02 PM   #11
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Good luck, I hope you will be feeling better and healthier soon
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:42 PM   #12
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I just found out that I'm insulin resistant and when you >>>
add all of the other symptoms that I have, it's obvious that I have PCOS. I find this out, even though I requested the test last year, after two miscarriages.

I'm on metformin (glucophage) to control the IR. I hope it helps me with the fertility issue as well.


Please take care of yourself.


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Old 02-05-2008, 08:04 PM   #13
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We more often than not have no control over the things that happen to us or around us.

We do have control over how we choose to react to them.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:14 PM   #14
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We more often than not have no control over the things that happen to us or around us.

We do have control over how we choose to react to them. Very good advice Mason.
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I'm sorry to hear you had such a rough morning. We're here anytime if you need to vent.

Good point, Mason. I couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:08 PM   #16
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It is a difficult call to get, I know. Especially when you're stuck at the office.

But, PCOS is not the end of the world. Do what you need to to control it though. The high cholesterol is to be expected, it is a common problem that goes hand-in-hand with PCOS. I would question what your ratio was, since the one number by itself doesn't mean that much. Both PCOS and high cholesterol are highly impacted by diet. Sugar and refined grains are your biggest culprits with both issues.

You can find several wonderful communities of PCOSers, knowledgable about dealing with the dietary considerations. One of them can be found at MDC in the Finding Your Tribe section.

If you're planning on working with a dietitian, I would highly recommend asking them before hiring them if they have experience dealing with PCOS. Many don't, and the dietary concerns with PCOS are different than for non-PCOSers. You could also ask if they work with the South Beach or Atkins diet, and if they react negatively to that question, I wouldn't hire them. Low carb diets are generally the most effective treatment of PCOS. Some doctors will recommend going on birth control pills, but that's just a band-aid. They may offer you Metformin as well, but I would recommend trying to control it with diet first, as Metformin can have some nasty side effects.

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Aye to Mason.

And I hear you on many things, here. I'm 28 and they can't figure out what's wrong with me. Plus, aside from those things, I've found before that I have endometriosis and my hormones don't... work right. I don't ovulate correctly so if I ever choose to have a child it will be extremely difficult.

I often think about my age, and my problems. Though, I did start reading a book that has begun to help me, at least mentally and emotionally.
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You've got a lot of good advice here, I don't think anyone has mentioned this site yet: http://www.soulcysters.net/index.php it's one that I have found useful. There are several sections about dealing with PCOS and other health problems, you might find something that helps you there.
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Originally Posted by stacyk9 View Post
I feel like I'm falling apart here lately. Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with PCOS and then today when my blood work came in I was told my LDL was 166!!!! That scares me half to death!!! That is in the high risk for heart disease range. I'm only 34!! I just feel like it's all building up inside of me and it's going to explode in a myriad of emotions!!
Ugh!! I guess I just needed to vent a little. Thanks for letting me get this off my chest. I wish I could just leave the office for a little bit and just take a walk, but ...
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Finding a knowledgeable dietitian will Help you balance a low carb diet, this can help big time with both issues. Please do not fall into the mindset that low carb is only eating meat, you have to eat a TON of green leafy veggies, and they do have very good low carb oatmeal, and you can add Flaxmeal to it to give your body BACK a 1 - 2 Punch (that can feel really good)
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