Tuesday, September 20, 2011

PCOS - Yea, I have it

It's been awhile since I have posted... main reason, I have been in California visiting family.

I have also been very busy with Only Prettier. We just launched our fall/ winter line and Halloween Pretties!!

Plus, I have been struggling a bit.

I have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). While I don't have an extreme case... I do have some symptoms. Mainly, WEIGHT ISSUES.

I love who I am. I would change anything about myself... however, I wish I could be a size 4/6 again. I wish I was thin. I wish I didn't have to worry about weight and things I put in my mouth. I wish I could go back to 2006 or earlier... before I had PCOS.

While studies show women are born with PCOS... I never had symptoms until my Gall Bladder removal in May of 2006.

Since my Gall Bladder removal... weight has been a HUGE issue. I was never overweight... and now I am considered obese.

I wish I could commit to a diet of vegetables and lean meat, but it's not realistic in my life. I need something R.E.A.L.I.S.T.I.C.

I don't over eat... and I usually eat well. I don't drink sodas (well... on an occassion I do) and usually drink water or decaf tea.

Do I exercise... No. I am not going to lie. I don't actually exercise. But I do chase after three kiddos. I do pick up my house and do other physical activities.

I want to get a gym membership as I know I will do better in a "team" environment.


Why am I sharing all this... because it's my blog. And I know I am not alone. I know there's other women who have PCOS who have similar feelings.

I know there's other PCOSers who have found something that works. Who have a GREAT DOCTOR to help with their PCOS journey.

Currently, I am not on any meds for PCOS. When I was TTC, I was on Provera and Metformin.

Since having my third baby, December 2009, I had a Mirena put in.
I do NOT like it. It seems like I have mood swings and I have gained 25 lbs since putting it in.

I also don't have a doctor who knows a lot about PCOS. I feel like I am getting written off by my doctors (OB/ GYN was a great pregnancy doc though).

SO.... if you have PCOS I want to hear from you!!

Have you found something that works. Are you bummed out with your symptoms?? DO you have a doctor that is actually GREAT?? I am in DFW (Dallas/ Ft. Worth Texas). I would love referrals <3


Kelly said...

I don't have any info that you're asking for...but I can tell you that you're absolutely beautiful to me. I don't want you to feel this about I pray that the right doctor comes into your life? Love you!

Kami said...

I hope you do find that great doctor and you are still very much the blonde bombshell that you've always been!!!

Bridget said...

Sorry, in the UK so can't help with a doctor but hope you find someone who can help. I was diagnosed with PCOS as a teenager. I'm now 35 and trying for a baby - dr has put me on metformin and clomid but so far no joy, but the specialist is the first doctor who's seemed clued up about PCOS, which is good. Did the metformin work ok for you?
I find things are better when I follow a lean protein/veg and exercise regime, but it's definitely hard to follow. Swimming and walking in the mountains helps - finding the time is hard!
Good luck and best wishes