How to live with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

MY PCOS STORY

PCOS STORY: A WISH

“You have PCOS but don’t worry, it’s so common these days – 1 out of 10 women are living with it”

These were the words of my doctor when I first got to know about my condition. If you have it, I’m sure you remember the exact moment when you were diagnosed with it. It’s such one of those moments where you just question everything – from your food choices to your lifestyle. You also start wondering whether the excessive facial hair you had been waxing every now and then are a result of this obnoxious condition known as PCOS. And uncontrollable weight gain? What about that? Well, that moment, full of questions, passed by for me really quickly as the doctor said,

“It’s highly unlikely that you’ll become a mother.”

Everything around me just froze as I saw my Mom looking at the doctor in absolute shock.

“I am only 17 years old, come on Doc, don’t be so ruthless!”

That’s the first thought that came to my mind. But reality hit me hard. “What if he’s right, what if I can’t ever become a mother?” I cried the entire night thinking about these lines.

After a week of research, I made up my mind to fight this syndrome and I wish I could say it was easy. First, let’s see what the symptoms actually are of PCOS.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Irregular periods
  • Infertility
  • Excessive hair growth (Hirsutism)
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Abnormal weight gain
  • Hair loss

Wow, that list is every woman’s nightmare! And sadly, there’s more to add to this list. IF PCOS is not taken care of, you can end up having type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure issues. For details about symptoms of PCOS, please see the following post

Top Ten Things I Wish Everyone Knew About PCOS

Not fair, right? I had sleepless nights for weeks but what made me worry more were the real reasons why I developed PCOS. It was mainly because of the sedentary lifestyle I had designed for myself. In all honesty, let me tell you guys how much I still LOVE food. Food is the ultimate blessing we have here on earth! I would enjoy all kinds of fried stuff, bakery items, chocolates, ice creams, and what not!

The Ultimate Diet Plan:

After the diagnosis, I made some vows and I started following this diet plan which helped me lose 33 pounds in 3 months!

  • Breakfast: 2 starch, 1 dairy, 1 fat, 1 fruit
  • Morning snack: 1 starch, 1 fat
  • Lunch: 1 protein, 2 starch, 1 dairy, 1 fat, 4 vegetables, 1 fruit (I swear it was A LOT!)
  • Evening snack: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 vegetable
  • Dinner: 2 protein, 1 starch, 1 fat, 2 vegetables

These numbers are basically portion size. I can personally share the entire chart if you want (just comment below if you need it).

With this diet plan and an hour of exercise (I would usually run/walk), I managed to lose weight. By losing weight I realized that my PCOS symptoms had somehow improved. The only medicine I was taking was Metformin (I’ll give a review about it in another blog)

Metformin really helped balance my hormones especially insulin. On my next appointment to the doctor, which was after six months, I got to know that there’s a follicle in my ovary!!! YES!!! MY COULD-BE BABY!

I remember praying to GOD and thanking Him in that moment.

My PCOS journey did not end here. I’ll update you all on the next blog!

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Have a lovely day you beautiful people!

5 thoughts on “How to live with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

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  • December 5, 2019 at 11:23 am
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    Hi
    I found your articles very useful since I am struggling with PCOD myself. I am interested in the diet chart you followed. Could you please provide it to me?

    Thanks
    Niti

  • December 8, 2019 at 1:14 pm
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    2 years ago I decided to have an ultra sound to determine why I suffered such debilitating menstrual cramps, my gyn only found a very small ovarian cyst and sent me on my way with some advil. a year later I started having chronic urinary type infections and on the 3rd visit was told I had a huge fibroid or cyst. I immediately had another ultra sound and found the cyst had grown to 7.5 centimeters. My gyn than wanted to do immediate surgery and explained that if they can’t drain it that most likely I would need a hysterectomy. When I asked why and how cyst occur, his only answer was that it is complicated. So I went home got on the Internet reviewed hundreds of web sites and found no reasonable explanation for cyst formation until coming upon a testimony on how Dr. Uwenbo cured a woman from the ovarian cyst. At this point I was in chronic pain from the cyst pressing against my bladder, and had developed chronic odor in my urine for 6 months that even the antibiotics could not cure. I contacted Dr. uwenbo and he told me that his herbal medicine can get rid of the cyst. I ordered for the herbs and he prepared it and sent it to me through UPS Courier service and I got it after 4 working days.. I started taking the medicine as prescribed by him… I took the herbal medicine for 21 days. After using the herbal medicine for just 3 days the odor and pain started to diminish. after 3 weeks of taking the medicine, I went back to my gyn and I had another Ultra Sound, the Cyst was no longer found. it’s been more than 6 months I took the herbs and I have no symptoms everyone tells me I look a 100% better, I sleep better and feel fantastic. and the best bonus of all I HAVE NO MORE MENSTRUAL CRAMPS.You can reach him on; dr.uwenboherbalhome@gmail.com, WhatsApp/call +2349052309005.. You can also reach me by email on mongmartha01@gmail.com

  • December 25, 2019 at 6:12 pm
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    Soon I’ll post the diet which helped me reduce my weight. Thank you for following my posts and blog. ❤️

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