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WereYorkieVol2
on 10/10/18 12:12 pm
VSG on 05/11/15
Topic: RE: Intermittent Fasting and PCOS - anyone have success?

I would really recommend a book called The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung and also look up his interviews on YouTube. He does discuss why IF with LC is the perfect combination for a woman with PCOS. :)

DietVapeJuice
on 7/8/18 2:24 pm
Topic: RE: Teenager with PCOS

Ive had pcos since age 14 and gained over 200 pounds since. I didnt lose hair but I have to shave my face and it is so tough especially for a teenager. I wish I would have gotten weight loss surgery at 16 i'm 24 and looking now to try to use surgery as a tool to lose weight. My mother had weight loss and pcos and she got laser hair removal and kept her weight around 150 and now she doesnt have any pcos related issues. She also had no trouble getting pregnant after losing weight. I have type 2 and she will most likely get it if she doesnt do something about the weight. Its hard I hope everything works out and i'd suggest meeting with a surgeon. She is young and deserves to live a thinner healthier life as soon as possible.

DietVapeJuice
on 7/8/18 2:20 pm
Topic: RE: Teenager with PCOS

Ive had pcos since age 14 and gained over 200 pounds since. I didnt lose hair but I have to shave my face and it is so tough especially for a teenager. I wish I would have gotten weight loss surgery at 16 i'm 24 and looking now to try to use surgery as a tool to lose weight. My mother had weight loss and pcos and she got laser hair removal and kept her weight around 150 and now she doesnt have any pcos related issues. She also had no trouble getting pregnant after losing weight. I have type 2 and she will most likely get it if she doesnt do something about the weight. Its hard I hope everything works out and i'd suggest meeting with a surgeon. She is young and deserves to live a thinner healthier life as soon as possible.

Sunshine16
on 4/25/18 2:28 pm, edited 4/25/18 7:29 am
Topic: RE: Dealing with PCOS post WLS

Look online for Nature Way DIM, HELPS!

Read on Amazon for the reviews

SW / CW / GW 292 / 188 / 174 - Height 5'7, Size 10

(deactivated member)
on 3/7/18 5:27 am
VSG on 03/01/18
Topic: RE: Will the Hirsutism Ever Mellow Out?

Hi. Well this is an old thread/post but looks like you're still active. I was diagnosed with PCOS years ago & immediately put on Metformin & Spironolactone. I never could take the met due to it made me chronically constipated. The spironolactone helped my massive hair loss though. I didnt suffer from facial hair. Did this WLS help you with PCOS symptoms? Or did it worsen the condition?

Brittl
on 2/28/18 1:57 pm
Topic: RE: PCOS after Hysterectomy

I, also, had a partial hysterectomy in 2007 leaving my ovaries. I never had a cyst and for pregnant both times immediately.

six months after partial I had a lemon sized cyst on my left ovary. Comes and goes. I have gained 60 pounds since then and it will not come off.

I finally went to a new internist who diagnosed me with PCOS. My sugar is a little high. She put me on Victoza and I lost 15 pounds in the first month. Now nothing. Went on weigh****chers and could not lose a pound. Do you have any diet ideas?

AmyluluDevine
on 2/25/18 6:06 am - Memphis, TN
Topic: RE: Does any WLS reduce facial hair???

This is my first hour on this website. Thank you so much for posting this information about my chinny, *****hin. I have been going crazy trying to keep my chin hair trimmed by plucking with tweezers. I had no idea that PCOS was related to this issue. I get ingrown hairs on my chin buried beneath patches of psoriasis.

Miranda S.
on 1/7/18 11:00 am
Topic: RE: Gastric Bypass & PCOS - my story

Oh my goodness I love you!!! Were SO much alike (and my brother gave me the wonderful nickname linebacker ð??") so did your pcos go away? And did you have lots of acne with it?

Mary K.
on 12/30/17 3:36 am
Topic: RE: Intermittent Fasting and PCOS - anyone have success?

I am late to post to this, but I was wondering if intermittent fasting is only good for certain body types. Think about it, most obese people already have genetic pre-disposition to keep weight during famine. In fact science has already shown that fasting slows metabolism and can lead to rapid regain. I guess I am afraid to try it on the basis that my body will just shut down and not release a pound because it thinks Im starving it to death lol. However, I will say another friend with PCOS, but no WLS is doing the fast where you do not eat between 8pm and 1pm th following day, and she has seen improvements in her PCOS and memory. I wpuld like to try it, but I have to take morning meds that can cause nausea. Trying to find a way around it like bullet proof coffee (w coconut oil) to see if I can do meds that way. Would like to know if others have succeeded with fasting techniques.

Thanks,

Mary K.

sweetpotato1959
on 11/29/17 2:31 pm
Topic: RE: New member

Momof4nready4me,

Metformin is not for everyone and can have some bad side effects.. My daughter uses it intermittentl and she is having trouble with her tendons, and fascitis in both feet...so the side effects can be really bad for some people... Now we both take bitter melon intermittently to control the sugars... as long as I stay close to my diet no problem.. No cysts, WONDERFUL! maybe you have caught this disease process early and can avoid the worst of it's complications.

I was hypoglycemic for 15 years BEFORE my surgery. I know several people who had obeity surgery of one kind or another,( most were a form of gastric by pass)... The 6 I know of who had gastic surgery were all the way from NO hypoglycemia to frequent.. it is diet related.

If you maintain diet, no issues. If you break the diet- it's a risk.. If an issue it is common to be miserable for 3 days. ..Thats how long, it can take, to stabilize and maintain stability ...until one is back in the "completely stable mode".

Sometimes we all go thru carb cravings... B complex will help with carb cravings, and the sublingual ( dropper bottle,form that goes under the tongue is the most completely absorbed. It should cost about 5$ for one months supply.Gastric juices destroy the tablets swallowed.

The best trick to avoiding hypoglycemia is to consume the high protein diet... and keep carbs low...usually 50-60 grams for the day...

I understand your desire to get to and maintain a healthy weight. I have been there and done that.

I want you to understand I am NOT trying to discourage you from having surgery. That must be Your decision. I don't know if you have considered trying (or have already tried) these things while you are waiting and doing research and paperwork. Some of these may have helped me , had I known to try them., before my sugars andd weight were critical issues. If I could have continued to loose weight at 2 pounds a month I would have never had surgery.

I was gaining an average of 20 lbs a year on a high protein and mod carb diet.(tolerance was 1.5 ADA servings of carbs per meal-this meant if I had a serving of carrots, I could have 1/2 serv.bread... I was working 12 hours, active job..on feet entire shift, each day...I could maintain/not loose weight on tuna or chicken/and string beans, but carbs were insufficient to hold blood sugars up so would crash...and have to break the diet.My tolerance and intolerance for carbs was very stringent, still is to a large degree, but it takes ounces to fill me instead of quarts.

I have several more things I think you should consider...they COULD make the difference for you. I would try to add these, to make lifestyle changes. Surgery will mandate you do many of them immediately, so would be one way you could " try on" the diet. Surgery is A tool... for me it's main benefit continues to be that small amounts fill me. My pouch holds 6 ounces.still. If i get suddenly hungry it is a sugar issue, whether just time to eat, or I have did a big boo boo. I keep something with me and use small amounts to get me to the next meal.

#1 is to avoid all corn, unless organic, then limit. and eliminate all soy products...(they are digested as feminine hormones) and all products with msg.

and #2 is to avoid aall sugars possible and especially aspertane/det products. I use Stevia, there is a brand with the name pyure. it is a granulated...is processed cleanly without chemicals.and i use very small amounts( less than one teaspoon/serving )of pure cane sugar..(.I do this because i have NO tolerance for the other ones...Stevia can be substituted in many recipes..but the volume may need to be upped with some kind of thickner like rice, or potato flour..2 tablespoons in 1/4 cup of the water used in a recipe will make a most volumes come out to near normal, and 2 tablesppons divided into 6-8 serving recipe comes out to a little more than a teaspoon per serving... so even if not something you have been doinng consider to experiment. This recipe substitution helped me... #3...filter all your water .. with a good filter that removes chlorine and flouride, and used medications from everything you drink, cook with..( no additive in any substance is negligible, IF is is something one is sensitive to,.so to remove any adverse reactions-would be one way to avoid extra unintended consequences.).. Know that most bottled waters contain flouride. It is mandated by the federal government so they do not have to disclose it is in there. If it is shipped across state lines it is mandated.

#4 Another thing to consider is a liver cleanse using one of the herbal products.. to help the body remove ludge out so can continue to remove fats.. I use milk thistle. it is common and cheap/ safe for most people.

#5 Consider trying the rules "for post op care/diet on".. before you have surgery.

some of mine were.

....stop all fluids 30 min before a meal and until 30 min after food is finished, (this helps keep you from stretching the pouch)..

...also increase fluids by one quart a day, mostly water unsweetened tea or water with organic lemon squeezed in it..

...eating protein first, avoiding fruit, limit carbs... check with Dr..as to guide lines..( mine were 90 gm protein and close to 50 carbs) .... having documentation you tried a strict diet and it failed/ was marginally effective could help you gain approval..

.... eat with very small spoon. we used baskin robins tasting spoon and chewed each bite 20 times. cut out all fruit/vegetable juices. I even limited v-8. know that low fat items often have added salt or sugar added to enhance flavors.., so I just used healthy fats, olive oil and coconut primarily... they canhelp balance cholestrols over time ...(.from results my hubby had, with sky high triglycerides and clean arteries. after a 9 month stint with only these oils.)

i hope and pray these tips will help you thru this entire process, no matter which way you end up- surgery or not. If you want further input from me, just attach it to this so I will get the notification.

Denise
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