Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome affects 10% of all women! I am one of those womyn.
I have been taking the Metformin (generic glucophage, a nasty little pill they give to people who are insulin resistant) more consistently. Insulin resistance is a symptom of PCOS. I find that if I take it during a meal after eating the first half of it it doesn't make me as nauseated. It could be worse some women have alopecia due to PCOS. :(
I have been running everyday this week after work. I have recently acquired P90X. Any reviews? And I have also ordered my swim gear. More details to follow. I want to kick off the weight and kick the dis-ease/disease off now and for good.
I like running outdoors. It gives me time to think. Lately, I have been thinking I need to be in a career where I directly help other people. All of my most intimate friends and family seem to agree. I work in a technical field and I appreciate my job. I love solving problems. I do not appreciate the 45-70 hour commute each way or the fact that I don't feel like I am giving back or contributing positively to anything other than the financial bottom line.
My cousin and close friend who is an RN advised me that the cysts can burst and cause injections. UGH! I really do not like that the more I find out about this nightmare of a thing, the more things their are to consider. I also do not like that there is no assistance for prevention of this hideous thing in our health care system. It appears to be entirely an endocrine disorder that few OB-GYNs even know to look for in women. I feel it starts with a combination of these: weight gain, absence of probiotics/good bacteria, overuse of anti-biotics, and the use of synthetic hormones. I have researched the matter in great detail.
I am managing. I changed my diet again. It will change soon. Currently, it includes little to no carbs, less coffee, a whole lot more protein (more on this later) and I eat every 4 hours. I read a book on how toxins in our environment changes our metabolism. As a result, I eat no synthetic products like non-dairy creamer or margarine. I don't use Styrofoam. I don't leave liquids in plastic bottles in the car. Some plastics release toxins at high temperatures. It has been a complete lifestyle change. I incorporate new rules everyday and eat mostly organic because I am trying to avoid growth hormones, pesticides, and genetically modified foods.
I am approaching my last laser hair removal treatment. Thank goodness. I am tired of the burning and break-outs due to the laser...le sigh. The pros outweigh the cons. No stubble, no five o'clock shadow, ROTFL! Yes, a symptom of PCOS is high testosterone levels, which means more hair.
I am off for a run now (indoors). It's getting dark and raining a little.