Group Forum: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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saratfigueir...

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Posted: 15 Feb 2017, 20:52
Does anybody have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? I stopped taking the birth control 4 months ago and I this month I have put up 5lb already. Did this happen to any of you? I didn't change my diet (I'm even eating less because of school) and I am not pregnant. I drink lots of water every day and I am eating vegetables as never before, since the beginning of this year. I walk to school every day. It is 1 mile climbing a hill. I am tired of going to doctors and they say I am just lazy.
FauxL0nd0ner

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Posted: 19 Feb 2017, 20:29
I'm so glad I saw your post. I thought I was the only one this has happened to! I have PCOS and recently stopped taking birth control pills as well. When I first went on them I was really afraid that I'd gain weight, but I actually lost tons of weight while I was on them. Now that I've stopped taking them I've gained so much weight. Much like you mentioned, I'm actually way more active and eating better than when I was on the pills, so having gained the weight was a major shock to me. I have no idea why this is the case, but I wish I'd known about it before I decided to stop taking them. Doctors can be pretty judgmental at times...so quick to label someone as lazy. Sometimes that is the case, but not always. I wonder if they truly know how to treat the condition or if calling patients "lazy" is simply more convenient than admitting they don't know how to help you.
zoewatson126

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Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 18:10
I have PCOS as well and the same thing happened to me when I was on the contraceptive pill I lost a lot of weight, but as soon as I came off it the weight came back on even though i was eating healthier. According to my doctor it is because PCOS turn any carbs you eat in to fat which gets stored so it makes it doubly hard to lose weight. The only remedy they could offer me was to go for biatric surgery, which I dont want. I have so far lost just over 4st but I still have another 6 stone to go before the doctors will classify me as in a healthy weight so me and the other half can qualify for IVF. I would of thought there would of been more options to help lose the weight other than surgery especially as they know the weight gain is caused by the PCOS.
FauxL0nd0ner

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Posted: 28 Feb 2017, 23:01
zoewatson126 wrote:
I would of thought there would of been more options to help lose the weight other than surgery especially as they know the weight gain is caused by the PCOS.


I am also surprised that the doctors offered you weight loss surgery as a means of losing weight. Based strictly on the women I know who also have PCOS, a majority of their doctors have offered them Metformin as a means of helping lose weight and improving their insulin resistance. I have absolutely zero experience with this drug, as my doctor didn't even bring this medication up to me as an option, but I have heard that many women have seen reductions in their weight while on it.