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kait24 posted:
Hi! I'm 16 and was recently diagnosed with PCOS.
I was a soccer player up until last year (then work interferred) and was always active. I was never skinny but always bordelining on over weight, which my doctor thought was weird because I ran miles every day at soccer, have been a vegetarian since I was 7, and ate healthy.Then last year I gained 20 pounds. After I started noticing I was getting embarrasing excess hair on the face and back, missed periods, and acne, I complained to my doctor at my physical who suggested that I might have PCOS and sent me to a specialist at MassGeneral in Boston. After blood tests and a ultrasound, it was confirmed that I have PCOS and hypoglacimia, and my insulin levels came back weird so they are retesting that. She put me on spironalactone, acne medicine, and progesterone. She wanted to put me on birth control, but because of a blood clotting factor that I have she said its not worth the risk, even though I am willing to take it.
I have been going to the gym and eating more fruits, veggies, and whole grains. I cant seem to lose weight though. The weight and the hair is what I hate most about having PCOS. Anyone have any tips on helping me lose weight and get rid of hair?
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FrenchBulldogMom responded:
My sister has pretty severe PCOS, while mine is much less severe. She lost 50 lbs a few years ago by eating a high-protein, gluten free diet and joining a gym. She mostly attended the Zumba dance classes there. As far as the hair, she just has to wax her face constantly.

My RE put me on Metformin when we were first ttc. I've been on it for about 2 years now. My regular OB said that after I have my twins, my symptoms might improve.


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