I struggle with my weight so badly. It's frustrating I eat small portions, exercise, and eat mostly non- processed food, I don't know what else to do I lost a bunch and then gained it all back and then some and I didn't do anything differently. I've also had 6 miscarriages. I'm so frustrated with my body and even with antidepressants I feel suicidal. People are so mean to me because of my weight and try as I might I just keep going up. I was on metformin and it made… read more
I'm sorry to hear that you are struggling. I'm an overweight woman too and I've been where you are. Despite your heartache I can only ask you to follow your journey and invest in the process. The fact that you have lost weight more than once is a success, gaining it is a setback-NOT a failure.
Celebrate what is wonderful about YOU, revel in it and you will create a wall between your heart and those who would tear it apart. Even if they are your family, or "friends" who are mean, be unlike them and thankful that you are not plagued with the need to bring others down. Instead find ways to uplift someone else who struggles and you will find yourself rising too.
Do not be ashamed, you are certainly not alone in your feelings - and not alone on your path to change. Find out why you only have access to this doctor, then find a new one and forge a way to get to them. Do not let ignorance & arrogance stand in the way of your health and the life you envision for yourself!
You have shouldered a pain that many never can imagine but here you have a community of women who know have been there and hopefully can guide you.
Please don't give up.
I had a male Endocrinologist who was absolutely amazing and a female who was much younger and she was useless. I taught her more about PCOS then she already “knew!” So I think it’s about the doctors knowledge and not their sex!
In my experience, OBGYNs are ill-equipped to handle PCOS. Please get a *good* endocrinologist!! PCOS is, after all, an *endocrine* disorder--it just so happens to affect things like fertility and menstrual cycles. I've found *female* doctors to be *far more* empathetic, and they tend to listen better too.
Does anyone know of any great Endocrinologists in the Atlanta area?
Sheashea, I agree with you about the Victoza! I'm on it as well. I've lost 40 pounds, but I'm "stuck." My PCP (a male) says I should just accept that this is the weight I'm meant to be (I'm 60 pounds heavier than I should be). I'm not on board with that. Every day is a battle, and we "cysters" need to stick together to support, encourage and inspire each other--because many of the medical professionals who care for us oftentimes seem to be disinterested in doing that. My female endo is GREAT though!! SO encouraging and supportive!! Sheashea, I'm glad that you're seeing results. Keep at it, my friend. Proud of you!