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Does Anyone Experience A Great Deal Of Pain If They Walk Too Much?

Does Anyone Experience A Great Deal Of Pain If They Walk Too Much?

I feel as if someone is stabbing me to death in my pelvic area with each step I take. I have been experiencing this for over a year and it's awful, I have to limit my walking distance even in my own home and sit down often.

A myPCOSteam Member

My right ovary shoots up pain all the way to my ankle, i cant stand up for a very long time i have to constantly sit else the pain will get stronger and stronger, when i was on birth control my period… read more

What Do Y’all Take To Manage Your PCOS L? What Else Are Y’all Trying?

What Do Y’all Take To Manage Your PCOS L? What Else Are Y’all Trying?

I know diet and exercise play big part in the insulin part.

A myPCOSteam Member

The most helpful thing I’ve taken is metformin but it’s not for everyone

No Periods

No Periods

Anyone else NEVER get a period?

I only do when I take Provera.

I have already tried Metformin, Vitex, weight loss, exercise, clean eating. Still have never had a cycle on my own.

I just started taking inositol, so I'll give that a shot for a few months to see if that helps at all. Any other ideas? Is there anything you have been able to do to naturally get a period?

A myPCOSteam Member

I went 9 years with out a period. i was on birth control for most of that. I got my tubes tied back in December because I decided one kid was enough for me. after 4.5 months I went to an appointment… read more

Does Anyone Have A Good Remedy For Insulin Resistance And Weight Loss?

Does Anyone Have A Good Remedy For Insulin Resistance And Weight Loss?

Hello everyone!

I've been trying to create good remedies for insulin resistance and weight loss. I've never been able to find the perfect remedy for myself. I'm now on a consistent exercise schedule and I want to add more healthy things to my diet. I'm trying to start taking cinnamon more often. I wanted to focus on cinnamon tea or cinnamon water and see what kind of results I get.

I was curious to see if anyone on this site has a remedy that seems to have worked for them when it comes to… read more

A myPCOSteam Member

@A myPCOSteam Member I'm sorry I didn't see your comment till now. Thanks for your suggestions! I'm already taking zinc and vitamin D with my cinnamon supplement. I've never tried iodine salt though… read more

Is HIIT Exercise Bad For PCOS?

Is HIIT Exercise Bad For PCOS?

I have received conflicting advice on HIIT (high intensity interval training) exercise. Most research on a population without PCOS shows it is very beneficial for metabolism and cardiovascular health. However, more of these PCOS dieticians or trainers say HIIT exacerbates PCOS symptom by putting the body under stress. They say that people with PCOS should not do HIIT.

Can anyone point me to a study of this in patients with PCOS?

What have your doctors told you about HIIT?

What has been… read more

A myPCOSteam Member

Well I have heard the same from dieticians. In my personal experience it only really started to become problem when i got adrenal fatigue another pcos symptom. With that it’s just impossible for me… read more

Exercise And Diet

Exercise And Diet

I've always struggled with my weight but now I'm in my 30s and was recently diagnosed with diabetes type 2 which is common in my family genes and this time I really want to become healthier I'm more determined than I've ever been and I could use advice... So my question is what kind of exercises and diets do you ladies do or have done to lose weight and keep it off

A myPCOSteam Member

Thank you all for the help

Experiences With Metformin For PCOS

Experiences With Metformin For PCOS

I recently went to the doctor, since I just got insurance through my job. Given my history with PCOS, they ran labs to test all my levels , in order to best treat and control my symptoms. I got the blood test back yesterday, and I was prescribed 3 medications for various symptoms I have. One of the medications is Metformin, and I was wondering what was y'all's experience with the medication. I have been kind of on edge thinking about having to take it, as I wont be able to get in until Monday.

A myPCOSteam Member

I had a bad experience with metformin myself snd I take inositol which works well but that doesn’t mean to say it won’t work for you. I tried everything the dr offered me before going the natural way… read more

Exercise

Exercise

What is the best form of exercise do you feel that works best for PCOS? I’ve been struggling so much with finding something to just get started.

A myPCOSteam Member

HIIT workouts are great. But the one that has worked for me the most is heavy weight training. It needs to be heavy though - struggling or failing to get the last few reps out. I do a sort of body… read more

Weight Lifting? Cardio? With PCOS

Weight Lifting? Cardio? With PCOS

Ive heard some girls get best results with weight lifting vs doing cardio.. whats your experience? I dont know anything about weight lifting but would be willing to try it if i could get some pointers and exercise suggestions that would be greatly apperciated. Im getting ready to start a dairy amd gluten free diet and want to pair it with some good workouts.

A myPCOSteam Member

I tend to focus on my legs since they are such a huge part of the body and I am pear shaped. I do three sets of each exercise, 2 minute rest between each set. Try to do enough weight where you are… read more

Anyone Have Any Weight Loss Success With Metformin, Or Find Weight Loss A Little Easier?

Anyone Have Any Weight Loss Success With Metformin, Or Find Weight Loss A Little Easier?

Hi! I’ve been taking metformin (and a whole host of vitamins suggested by my OBGYN) for a couple of months now. I have also done a gradual but now complete overhaul on my diet within the last 3-4 months. I’ve reduced my sugar (especially added) and simple carb intake, been avoiding inflammatory foods, and have been drinking between 1/2-1 gallon of water daily. I’ve been eating mindfully and exercising somewhat regularly for fun and to relieve stress. I haven’t been watching the numbers too much… read more

A myPCOSteam Member

Hi! Thank you so much for sharing! That's really good to know. And I can definitely relate on the depression/potential ADHD level. Wishing the best for you!