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maragayle posted:
I was just diagnosed last Wednesday with PCOS. My husband and I have been ttc for a year. I tried 3 months of clomid before switching to a much more competent doctor. I'm going on birth control for the next three months to try to regulate my cycle. I haven't had a period on my own in years. My husband's due to go in for semen analysis, and on month three I'm going in for a HSG to see if my tubes are blocked. The plan is to try naturally for up to three months, followed by clomid again. If we don't conceive, I'll need to see an infertility specialist. My doctor has asked me to lost 20 pounds, which just seems like a huge obstacle at the moment. I was also diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid and put on metformin.

So, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed and have shed my share of tears this past week. I'm trying to eat better. I've had a nasty cold, but once I've recovered I'm going to start an exercise regimen. Has anyone had success with a specific form of exercise? What are good foods to eat? To avoid? Other than the obvious junk food, sweets, juice and soda.

I was on the clomid community boards when I was taking that medication and found the girls to be helpful and supportive, so I'm looking forward to getting acquainted with all of you!
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FrenchBulldogMom responded:
I've lost about 15 lbs after going on Metformin. Simple carbs make me sick when taking it, so I've changed to whole wheat bread and cut down on the white rice and white potatoes.
 
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nynative11 responded:
I am 24 years old, and I was just diagnosed yesterday with PCOS, after an ultrasound and some clincal questions. I was pretty upset about it-understandably so! I've always had a strange feeling I wouldn't be able to, or if i were it would be extremely hard to become pregnant. Sucks when your fears are confirmed. Im brand new to this as well and still trying to come to terms with this (although common) upsetting syndrome. The reason i went for an ultrasound in the first place was because of pains I was having in my right ovary and a few months late on period. Was worried I was pregnant as our wedding is in 3 months. Turns out, its quite the opposite! Did you have any pain? I haven't really read anything about pain being a symptom, so I'm still trying to get to the bottom of that!

Like you mentioned along with the obvious avoidance of sweets, soft drinks, I believe jogging/walking each night (least a mile) with a pet is a great way to get motivated and in the habit of weight loss exercise. Not only good for us, but our pet as well! I try not to eat after 6, or 7 the latest each night. Im only 5'3 and 140 lbs. For myself, it wouldnt hurt if I could lose 10-15 pounds, and with my wedding in 3 months I could just cry--- with a diagnosis of PCOS I realize it will be a bit harder for me.

As far as acne goes that has been something Id been battling for 2 years now....where as before, I never had pimples in my life!!

Hope we can help each other out and I wish you luck on your journey
 
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maragayle replied to nynative11's response:
Good luck to you, too! Congratulations on your wedding! Our first anniversary is this Sunday. I stopped birth control the weekend before our wedding, so it's been a long, stressful first year of marriage!

Try not to worry too much about the PCOS diagnosis. Your wedding will fly by so fast. Try to soak it in and enjoy every single minute! There will be plenty of time to worry later. Any honeymoon planned?

I told my husband we need to get a dog. At least I'd feel obligated to take a puppy on a walk/run each night. It's just so hard to be motivated after a long day of work. Of course, I'm going to try to suck it up and get it done! I just need to keep telling myself it's not going to take too much time out of my day. I think I need to find myself a gym buddy. I had someone I was going with before my wedding and it helped me to stay motivated. It was too embarrassing to admit that I wanted to be lazy in the evening.

I've been having the acne problem for the last six months or so! It's not terrible, but it's enough to be an inconvenience. I never had a problem previously, either.
 
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curiousnmo replied to maragayle's response:
I was diagnosed with pcos a couple months ago after going to the dr. to see why I didn't have my period for 4 months. We have also been trying for over a year to have a baby.. I did a lot of tests and also found that my prolactin levels are high so that was the cause of no ovulation. So my Dr. has put me on metformin and parlodel. I hate taking these medications.. and honestly I'm still not taking the dose they want me too. Which is 3 metformin a day and 2 parlodel.. I'm still only taking 1/2 parlodel and trying to take 2 metformin. They make me so sick.. I have lost 8 lbs.. but I think that's because I have no appetite and when I try to eat it makes me feel sick. He also put me back on birth control for 3 months.. I have one month left of that.. Then I will go back in for more tests I guess. We got married last year in September and have been together almost 8 years.. I stopped my birth control in April of last year. I had normal periods since I was 16 .. but obv that was because of the birth control. I wish that I could lose more weight.. I want to get up and go walk and etc. then after I take those pills I just feel like a blob on the couch. Don't want to do anything cause my stomach is upset and I get light headed. Sorry this is long .. just wanted to share. lol


Good luck to you!
 
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britt0789 replied to nynative11's response:
When i was 15 i started having sharp pains in my ovaries and then later found out that i had a blood clot on my ovary and in one of my Fallopian tubes and they had to take it out, so i know how you feel, just make sure u keep careful watch over the pain that you may be having


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