PCOS and Current Health Problems

PCOS and Current Health Problems

I just wanted to talk a little more about PCOS as well as my current health problems.

There are medications that are commonly prescribed to women that have PCOS. These include Spironolactone (for excess hair, acne and oily skin), Metformin (helps control blood sugar) and fertility aids. You can find a lot of success stories from women who have taken these. I have taken Spironolactone as well as a birth control pill. Neither did anything for me to be honest. Metformin is not something I am willing to try due to the side effects but that should not deter someone else from trying it.

There are also dietary changes and methods that a lot of women with PCOS employ in order to minimize and control their symptoms. Ketogenic and low carb diets are extremely popular these days and women have had so much success with them. There is also the low glycemic index diet, intermittent fasting and plain old calorie cutting/counting. I have tried going keto and low carb but I just can not stick with it at this time in my life. Plus, it seems to be too expensive for me.

Here are some great resources for women who know they have PCOS or who think they might have it:

  1. https://www.reddit.com/r/PCOS/
  2. http://www.soulcysters.net/
  3. https://www.pcosaa.org
  4. https://www.pcosdietsupport.com
  5. https://blog.feedspot.com/pcos_blogs

As far as current health problems go, I do have some issues I deal with. These include excess facial hair, a couple pimples during my menstrual cycle and extreme digestion problems during my fertile window. The digestion problems are my biggest issue right now and I am trying to find something that helps. This is one of the reasons I had to stop being a daycare provider and become a stay at home. It gets that bad each month and it interferes with my ability to be as functional as I need to be.  I am desperate for something that will make it go away or get better.