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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The road ahead

For those of you that were interested, this will explain what PCOS is.

On the one hand, I feel better knowing my conerns were validated. But on the other, this was totally something I brought on myself (by stress-go figure), and now it may be too late to reverse the process. And actually, if there is a silver lining, it's that I am NOT insulin resistant yet, or glucose intolerant. Which in the article, explains that is very rare. Typically if you have PCOS, you are insulin resistant. So I have this disease in its most basic form I believe, I just need to make some life changes regarding this. The course of action for me, believe it or not, is to see a dietician and come up with a low-carb diet for myself. Having PCOS makes it extremely difficult to lose the weight, but the weight is having a factor in making me stay sick as well. As explained, it is a vicious cycle with loops, twists, and turns and I'm looking for a way to stop it. And I will.

8 Comments:

  • At 10:53 AM, Blogger Jenniy said…

    I'm sorry to hear about this, but like you said, it's good that you finally have an answer to things. What sort of impact will it have on having kids? Good luck with the diet and exercise :)

     
  • At 12:00 PM, Blogger Shannin said…

    I know all about the vicious circles -- hypothyroidism, PCOS/Diabetes indicators in my blood work, glucose intolerent -- I'm told I have to lose weight to get healthy, but physiologically my body can't lose weight.

    I'm glad you switched doctors and got some validation. I felt the same way when I found a doctor who actually tested my thyroid and found what I had suspected all along. I wanted to send the results to my old doctor, just to gloat.

    The good news is that you now know what has been causing some of the health issues, you seem to have a doctor who is willing to treat those, and, armed with this knowledge and support, you can overcome this.

     
  • At 4:13 PM, Blogger Dazed said…

    I too am glad you switched dr's and got some answers. Ive heard about this before from my coworker, who's daughter has it, who just happend to give birth this past friday, so theres hope!

     
  • At 6:34 PM, Blogger kb said…

    Oh now I know what it is. My friend at work has this. She had the WLS right after I did and she was 6 mths pregnant before she even realized it. She didn't have regular periods and so she didn't think anything about it.

    After the surgery she started having regular cycles for a little while then boom they stopped. We kid her that she doesn't know what makes babies. She's pregnant again now too.

    After 7 long yrs of trying she had the surgery and is on her second baby in less than 2yrs. She's getting fixed now. lol

     
  • At 9:36 PM, Blogger bek said…

    yes, you will do it, and we're all here pulling for you. knowledge is key, and now that you have that, the outcome is sure to be a success.

    wishing you all the luck and health...and of course, happiness!

     
  • At 5:52 PM, Blogger Denise said…

    I hope that things work out as well for you as they are for my friend with PCOS - she's lost nearly 60 pounds since January and is healthier and happier than she's been in years. :-)

     
  • At 11:54 PM, Blogger lainb said…

    glad there's finally an explanation to "ease your worries" but hopefully eveything will work out for the best...I'm wishing you the best.

     
  • At 10:14 PM, Blogger girl from florida said…

    Hey girl... just wanted to check in on you & see how you're feeling. I read the article the other day when you posted, I just forgot to comment :) It was interesting- I'm not familiar with this condition at all. However I do know any endocrine problems are awful, I'm so sorry you're having to go through with this. I'll keep you in my prayers.

     

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