losing weight with PCOS
August 5, 2010 2:07am CST
i have been diagnosed with PCOS for a year now. The reason why i finally decided to meet a doctor that time, because i could hardly lose weight and one of my friend told me to see a doctor for i might have a PCOS, true enough i do have PCOS. And now, i have countless research about PCOS, visited and joined a lot of forums just to be informed of what these syndrome really is and to help find ways how to lose weight while fighting this illness. As i have read, PCOS is already a metabolic disorder that's why it's getting harder for a person who has it to shed off more pounds. That you have to follow a low GI diet with an extreme activity/exercise to be able to lose those unwanted fats. but geeh! it's so hard. is there anyone of you who suffer from PCOS who managed to lose weight as well? i need your stories to keep me motivated! i feel so helpless already....
5 Aug 10
Hello yellowcallalily. I was diagnosed with PCOS about a year ago too, and although I don't exercise too much, I do go to the gym occasionally and have to walk quite a bit in my day to day life. I have been able to maintain my weight, but not lose any. Insulin resistance is one of the symptoms of PCOS. I suggest you get your blood sugar levels checked, because if you suffer from insulin resistance, you will need to start taking medication for it and this medication will regulate your insulin production. This medication has helped a lot of people lose weight. Good luck and don't give up!
5 Aug 10
thanks malihat! the first doctor prescribed me to take birth pills but since i discovered that i'm gaining more weight because of the pills, i decided to go another OB-Gyne, she asked me to undergo the Oral Glucose Test, fortunately, results are normal. she explained to me that PCOS is a state of insulin resistance so she put me on metformin instead and drop off the birthpills. well, maybe i should visit my OB again, to check whether the meds are working for me. i just really want to hear some stories from women like me with PCOS for me get motivated in losing weight and thanks to you...you're right! i shouldn't give up
5 Aug 10
Last year in September, my gynaecologist told me to start taking metformin (500 mg), one tablet halfway through lunch and the other halfway through dinner. I visited her again in July and told her that I hadn't really noticed any results from the metformin (it was supposed to help regulate my periods, but really didn't) so she increased my dosage to three tablets a day, and told me to take one tablet 15 minutes before a meal. According to her, this should help. How are you taking metformin? I've heard that once you start taking metformin, it becomes much easier to lose weight. It will take a lot of time though, so hang in there, and just keep going.