What helped you? *UPDATE 1/13/14*
1.) Does anyone have PCOS? I was diagnosed with it 9 months ago but ended up moving out of state before I could even wrap my head around it. I seen one doctor up here one time who didn't even do anything (exam or ultrasound) and told me I didn't have it. How do you lose weight? Its hard and near impossible (which leads me to 2 that kinda goes in hand with this)
2.) Did you ever just eat and eat and eat? Constantly HAVE to have something sweet or you just get headaches and kinda black out ?(you see black in front of your eyes for a few seconds before it clears) I've been tested numerous of times for diabetes but they say my levels are perfect. I eat until I feel sick. Hate myself for eating all of it. Get depressed and eat more. Its a cycle I cannot seem to break out of and I want to. I'm tired of clothes getting tighter and tighter. I'm tired of feeling like crap. I'm tired of not being able to run and play with my 16 month old daughter because I'm so out of shape. I walk a lot. I walk roughly 5-8 miles every night at work depending on work load. But nothing it coming off. How did you get yourself to stop the vicious cycle of constantly eating? I am an emotional eater which helps none.
I'm 5'6 and 255. I need to change this if I expect to be around much longer for my daughter.
Thank you in advance. (: Happy New Years!!
so I had my doctors appointment today (1/13/14) and it was a real let down. He said he's "experienced" with PCOS and said that I don't have it. I asked him why he said that and his response was "you have a child that you carried to term with no problems, you have a period every month even though its heavy, you do not have male pattern body hair and you do not have severe acne" so I challenged him and asked what about the cysts on my ovaries, what about the acne all over my body, what about my HEAVY periods, what about my inability to lose weight, what about my depression.... his response? "You have to have EVERY symptom to have PCOS" So he sent me for blood work to check my thyroid levels and is putting me on birth control to 'regulate my hormones and make my symptoms less noticeable.' it was a waste of a $40 copay.