Please check out all the other posts! I've replied to so many people with all these different issues. I have PCOS pretty badly and much experience with this since i've had it for 13 years and unfortunately have all the symptoms.
Feel free to email me as well!
My name is Gabby and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
And you are Exactly right! His timing is always perfect so pray for strength, patience and the courage to keep moving forward and all will go well. It's such a touching experience to be able to have a child of your own. But after awhile, after losing more weight and staying on your medications and a healthy diet, if it all doesn't work out. Maybe you are meant to adopt. It does feel unfair that there are beings out there that get to have children and they don't in the least bit care about them or deserve to have them, and we're over here trying so hard to have one, wanting a child so badly and hoping and praying we can have one to pour all our love into.
But, as I was saying, there are many people out there that just don't care and throw around their bodies and make these beautiful blessings due to their being irresponsible (the majority of the time) and they don't deserve those children they've created. And out there, there is a perfect mother for those children. And you could possibly be one of those people.
You could show a world of love to a child that they would have never received otherwise. So always consider that possibility.
As for losing weight, 10 pounds definitely helps! So go for it!
The more you lose, the higher your chances of fertility go.
I feel comfortable in my skin now (took years to be that way) and the only reason I want to lose weight right now is to be healthier. My weight has gone up and down due to my lack of discipline with my metformin lol. I always end up saying "This stuff is making me too sick and its just not a good time right now." But honestly, when is the best time you know? Adult life is hectic whether you stay at home or go work a 9 to 5.
Starting so early on having PCOS was just terrible. Gained 45 pounds in two months out of no where when I was 8, then a few months before I turned 9 I started my period. And I never ate a lot, never stayed inside, I was the outdoorsie type for sure, swam every day and played basketball ball. Then after countless visits to the doctor about my weight and him always telling me "Oh you'll grow out of it, Look at your mother, she is stick thin." I just said forget it. I'm going to work really hard, do my best to lose this weight, I dieted properly, I worked out 5-6 hours a day, began MMA training at 15 ( I graduated early so I had time) and still nothing. I remember doing all of that and then I finally just said I'm going to keep working out like crazy and just stop eating. So I maybe ate 300 calories a day if I ate at all. I did so for 3 months and lost literally 3 pounds. At that point I knew it wasn't my fault. So one day, on a weekend whenever our normal doctor was out of the office and we had a big trip to go on that Monday, My mother had to quickly make an appointment and take my younger brother into the doctor for a ear infection, and somehow the doctor whom was seeing my brother began to notice my symptoms. I remember her looking at me and saying... "I think I know what you have" and after a few more visits and going to specialists I began taking Glucophage (metformin) they didn't have a generic then. And with what I was already doing on a regular basis plus the birth control and glucophage I lost literally 60 pounds in two months, It was Unbelievable.
Unfortunately it was so expensive at the time that after three months we couldn't afford it. And I gained the weight back as fast as I lost it.
Anywho, That's a part of my story.
I would really love to be pen pals and we could encourage one another to lose weight and and swap recipes for the low GI diet and all that jazz if you're up to it.
My name is Gabby and my email is email@example.com
Feel free to write!
And I'm so glad I could help shed some light on your situation!
Honestly just be yourself. I have PCOS pretty bad myself... And as cliche as it sounds, I've made up for it with my personality. Believe me, no matter what people say, you're beautiful inside and out. Be proud of who you are. Don't let them get to you. Don't worry about PCOS. I figure most people don't understand it AT ALL so why bother telling them or being worried with what they think.
Thats the best advice I can give. I always use to think "Oh maybe I should tell them what I have and explain every detail of everything before they start noticing these things and think I'm a freak!"
Pshhh, I was wrong. The more you worry, the more it shows. Just relax, learn yourself, learn how to make yourself better for YOU. People tend to forget that its good to be selfish every once in awhile.
You're gonna be just fine
The people who are worth your time will stick around no matter what. Always remember that!!
Are you on any medications? If you don't start birth control (which contains estrogen and helps balance your hormones) you're sure to grow hair back. The best way to prevent new hair is to level your hormones. If you are on that then you should be fine!
I really do understand what you're going though... I hate shaving EVERYTHING EVERYDAY. But it'll be alright. I'm glad you have someone that is supporting you through all this and still loves you for you!
Just make sure your hormones are level for a good while before considering one of those things so that you don't have any unwanted hair popping up!
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Honestly yes that is entirely normal. PCOS is ridiculous and it throws your body's hormones for a loop. Only thing I can suggest to reduce spotting and to have regular cycles is to get on birth control. If you're already on it you possibly need to try a different kind. I myself went through at least 4, that I remember, before getting one that worked correctly with my body.
Sweetie your best bet is to lose weight and metformin certainly does that. And let me be the first to say... METFORMIN IS HORRIBLE. But it does work. It makes you sick as a dog, but that doesn't last. You're like me, our version of PCOS is EXTREME to say the least. And thats why the metformin makes you and I so terrible sick. Honestly i've been on and off of it for 6 years and once of it I pretty much feel like I have the stomach flu for two and a half months. But I drop a ton of weight because my insulin and hormones are regulated. To me the only combination that really works the best is to have the metformin and the birth control together. A vegetarian or Low GI diet is also really good to help aid the weight loss process since women with PCOS 2 out of 3 times have a slow metabolism and tend to gain more weight from the same food than a woman without PCOS (Yeah, I know. Its ridiculous.)
Possibly the answer for you would to be get back on the metformin, but tell them to give you a much lower dosage and build from there. So instead of getting thrown in first, you can ease into the process. It will make you have ALL the symptoms you mentioned above. I tend to not eat because you cant go to the bathroom when there's nothing in there right? lol. But that is NOT what you should do. Honestly eating a well balanced meal seems to be the best thing. And oddly enough it stays down.
I really hope everything I said has helped in some way or another. I've been through very much when it comes to PCOS and I just want to say be strong and be so so thankful for the child you have. That was a blessing that many women with PCOS don't get the opportunity of having.
The medications you're on won't make it go away... They really don't stop the hair from growing at all. Perhaps only slow it down a tad and help to prevent new growth. Once a hair has "sprouted" its there for good unless removed by laser hair removal.
The only thing I have come across that is known to help significantly slow the production is vaniqa. Its a cream to slow and prevent hair growth. Its FDA approved and has to be prescribed by a doctor.
I'm sorry about all this. I really feel your pain here. I've been dealing with facial and body hair since I was in single digits because of PCOS and its become a regular routine for me to shave morning and night. *sigh* it is truly a pain!! I think since this is a medical condition insurance should cover hair removal! lol!
But until that happens dear, we are stuck to our daily routine unless somehow we can cough up enough money for LHR. My suggestion is get a good razor (for some reason mens razors, although expensive, seem to keep the hair gone longer than womens razors. Odd, I know) sign up for living social and groupon, save up money and wait for a great coupon for laser hair removal!
I know this is a hard time for you. I have had PCOS for 13 years now and started whenever I was 8 years old so I understand what you're going through entirely.
As for medications, your doctor honestly has you on everything possible at the time being. People don't put enough emphasis on research of this terrible problem but when it affects 1 out of 10 women and girls they really should look into it. I have checked for new medications and procedures to fix this problem every few months since I first started the medication for it myself 6 years ago. To me it should be as known to the world as breast cancer awareness because this too takes away so many aspects of being a woman.
All I can say is keep trying. If you're over weight the best thing to do is get on a Low GI diet and do cardio at least a few times a week. Losing weight highly increases your chances for pregnancy. They told me whenever I was 15 that I probably wouldn't have children and my heart was broken for years until I happened upon a very sweet mother of 3. She had all but one half of an ovary removed due to PCOS because her ovaries were almost completely taken over by cysts, and still managed to have twins and another child a few years later.
So keep your chin up. I'll pray for you and hope that one day they do have a cure for our problem.
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