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  • #3423

    Ava
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    Hi, Thank you for sharing this post. Thank you for sharing awareness among women. You are doing a nice job. Mostly we ignore symptoms. Your post will definetly help to understand symptoms. PCOS leads to infertility. It is very dangerous. We need to understand PCOS. It is very important. This is very sensitive topic. Thank you for sharing this.

    #3427

    ashley
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    I was diagnosed with PCOS a year ago. being overweight sucks. The worst part for me is definitely the inability to lose weight. I’ve never been overweight before this in my entire life and I really have made a change since the end of last year. I’ve been exercising every day for at least 30 minutes, biking everyday running every day and of course walking around college which in itself is exercise. I’ve been eating right too and barely lost anything. Perhaps I’m impatient but I’ve changed so much and with so little results it’s hard to not be disheartened. I find myself thinking “Is this going to be forever?” “counting calories and eating grass till the day I die?” there is no cure for this so I constantly have poly hanging over my head, telling me I’m fat and ugly and can’t make it. Despite all of this, I continue to fight. But sometimes I just want to give up.

    #3639

    Nelly Kom
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    This is a very informative post. Many women on this forum will definitely find it useful like I did. PCOS is being very normal in women nowadays. This is deeply upsetting. It’s very hard to live with it. Becoming pregnant is difficult and weight gain is so frustrating. Benefits do outweigh the costs, loved these words!

    #3642

    riazoyer
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    I hope you’re doing well. I’m really sorry to hear about your loss. It’s an awful situation to be in. Always sounding like an optimist doesn’t help either. It’s good that you’re being realistic. I had a similar experience. My husband and I had been TTC for many years. When we finally got pregnant, I had a miscarriage. My misfortune didn’t stop there. It kept happening. I had even more miscarriages in the coming years. I have finally, now, decided to go for surrogacy. You should really consider it. I think it’s a great and very safe way to go. Good luck!

    #3681

    Catherine
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    PCOS is a health problem related to the women. Every one out of 10 women is reported to have PCOS in the fertile ages. The term refers to the Polycystic ovarian syndrome. Women facing the PCOS usually fight with the hormonal imbalances. They also fight back the metabolic problems of different kinds. PCOS is one of the most common reasons for infertility. Although it is a complicated problem yet can be treated without any problem. The primary organ affected in this problem is the ovaries. Once suffering from the PCOS, the ovaries stop doing their regular function of making the eggs. Hence during the ovulation process, no egg is released. The first sign of PCOS is the irregular periods. If the problem persists that it can lead to infertility. Usually, the women between the ages of 15 and 44 suffer from PCOS. There is no compulsion race, color or creed. Anyone can have PCOS. As it is due to the hormonal imbalance, therefore the early symptoms include problems like excessive hair growth, acne, weight gain, thinning of hair and the irregular periods. The two major causes of the PCOS is the high levels of the androgens and the insulin.

    #5035

    Julie Rivera
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    Hello there! How is everybody? My friend here is right. Losing weight can help you immensely. Not only with PCOS but also with a lot many other things. You can try nutrition adjustment. You acn try exercising. You also need some sleep adjustments. And it is best to combine these three for best results. A sister got pregnant after losing weight. She has PCOS as well. But she sadly miscarried. She had to opt for IVF then. She lives in UKraine because her husband works there. I asked her to come to America for the procedure. But she was very confident that it’ll work in Ukraine. And it did.

    #5038

    Julie Rivera
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    Stay Blessed

    #5080

    JoyceJohnson
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    Trisha, how are you doing? I hope you are fine now. PCOS is affecting many people. I have heard many people talking about their struggles. And in such situation, it is so nice of you to share such information. It will surely help many in need. Losing weight is quite difficult. But you all can do that. Don’t lose hope on this. Try some yoga at home. It will help a lot. Take good care of yourselves. I would love to see your more posts. Keep sharing more such information. I am sending love and wishes to all on TTC. More power to all.

    #5081

    JoyceJohnson
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    Stay blessed.

    #5093

    ElizabethLauritsen
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    Hello! How are you? I hope you are dong fine.That was a very good post. It was quite informative. You are absolutely right. PCOS is sucha commom problem these days. People need to address this more seriously. You need to make some major life changes with this disease. And then and only then can it be easier on you. It is very important to avoid any complivations that might occur with it. Especially problems like infertility. Loosing weight does help a lot. But I have a friend who spent 6 years trying to loose weight. And then when she decided to go to the doctor, it was too late. She had to go for surrogacy then. I think you should lose weight and also see a doctor to keep your fertility in check.

    #5094

    ElizabethLauritsen
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    Stay blessed.

    #5126

    Tifanny
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    Women who lose weight with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) do three very important things: Exercise. Eat a nutrient-dense diet. Reduce their stress. You might be thinking to yourself: “Sounds great, but how do I do all that without hiring a nutritionist, a yoga teacher and a personal assistant?” Making any kind of diet and lifestyle changes is difficult and we often need the support of those around us. One person you may not think of providing support is your doctor. You may want to consider approaching your doctor for help. One study found that women who had regular 6 monthly appointments with their doctor were able to lose more weight than those who didn’t. Their doctor gave advice on a healthy diet and lifestyle and prescribed medication if it was necessary. In the interest of covering all of the bases, I think we need to look at exercise In relation to PCOS and weight loss. We know that exercise is hugely beneficial to managing PCOS and its symptoms (you can read more about that here). Interestingly, though, exercise does not necessarily result in weight loss for women with PCOS and a restricted calorie diet is one of the most effective ways to lose weight with PCOS

    #5153

    Stormi
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    Grazing between meals used to be on the weight-loss hit list. But nutritionists now know that it’s better to satisfy a craving with healthy grub than ignore it and risk a junk-food binge later. The best picks are filling, protein-packed snacks, such as one stick of string cheese, a tablespoon of peanut butter on a piece of fruit, or a medium-size bowl of edamame. Dining while viewing can make you take in 40 percent more calories than usual, reports a new study. And texting, driving, or any other distracting activity during a meal can also result in your eating too much. Instead, make each meal something you put on a plate and sit down to, even if you’re eating solo. If your regular weight increases several days in a row, it’s a red flag letting you know you need to cut back a little or beef up your workouts slightly. Doing 5 minutes each of push-ups, lunges, and squats (in 30-second intervals) will help build and maintain muscle mass. The more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism will be, so you’ll torch more calories as you go about your day.

    #6504

    KathrynRoebuck
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    PCOS is so much common these days. It hurts me whenever I come across such people. They are literally in pain. They really need our help. This is good that people here are actually helping others. I adore you. You are an inspiration to many. I wish I could do something to reduce its rate. My friend is also suffering from it. I know exactly what she feels. I can feel you all. She is now looking into some other options to become a mother. I hope she will get wat she wants. Love and wishes to all out there. Keep helping others.

    #6562

    Shirleyholman
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    Hello you. How are you doing? I hope evrything is going well. I am so much impressed by your post. it is literally so helpful. I hope it will help the people suffering from PCOS. I love it how people help each other. You are also one of the helpers. I will love to hear more form you. I also want to know more about PCOS. My cousin is suffering from it. And I really want to help her. I am gonna share all this with her. I am quite hopful she will feel better. Will definitely let you know her response. Love and wishes to you. Stay blessed and happy.

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