DS & PCOS your journey
Here's basically a crosspost from a reply I just made on the PCOS board:
I have had PCOS since puberty (or I guess forever). I had PCOS way before becoming overweight. My mom had it, and so does an aunt on my dads side. Yay for genetics!
I stopped taking my metformin before surgery. I had a period start 1 day before surgery. Then about a month later another one. They are always heavy and last at minimum 7 days (longest was 64 days) for me. I have to double even triple my iron due to the heaviness of my flow. I thought I was becoming "normal" after my surgery but it diodnt last. I had one more cycle a month later, then for three months its been nothing. Ive lost almost 130 lbs and am 7ish from hitting a "normal" BMI. Its been 8.5 months since my surgery.
Its different for everyone. I keep waiting and hoping my PCOS symptoms subside, but only time will tell. I also havent started ovulating (I usually know due to severe pain).
Best of luck!
HW 284; SW 270; CW 152; Revised GW 140-160
I am 5 years out come June 30, and have been feeling extremely fatigue after eating heavy sweets. As of now I know, candy, cookies, and cake with icing are No, no, no's. Plus I have been constipated, not going to the restroom as regularly, therefore yes I can put on some pounds. Every single year around this time my body would do some type of change, adjusting more and more regularly. Plus I have cystic acne, always had that..that has not gone away, unless I use a certain type of birth control.
I'm thinking about going on metformin to regulate my insulin resistance.
Thank you again...
SW / CW / GW 292 / 188 / 174 - Height 5'7, Size 10