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Old 02-13-2002, 04:29 PM
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How exciting! I'm totally game for supporting eachother.

Tami--that's awesome that you're starting the low carb thing. It may be tough at first, but just remember to be creative. And also think of the results...not only weight-wise but whole health-wise. It's been amazing for me.

Michelle--My email addy is [email protected] if you'd like to drop me a line. I will add you to my list also.

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Old 02-18-2002, 07:33 AM
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Hi there:

Just two quick thoughts from an herbalist who specializes in women's wellness.

Red Raspberry Leaf tea is a very good way to deal with any abnormalities in hormone production, and that includes cysts. Drink it all the time, hot or cold, every day, instead of whatever else you're drinking. Red Raspberry is traditionally said to "normalize" your hormones -- what you have too much of, it reduces, and what you have too little of, it increases. I've had several women with ovarian cyst problems use this with great success.

Second, you crave sweets when you don't get enough protein in your diet. I keep broiled chicken thighs around to have for lunch or snacks -- when you get a craving for sweets, gnaw on one of those instead and you'll be fine. Increase the protein in your diet, and you'll get sweets cravings less frequently.

Good luck to everyone.

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Old 02-18-2002, 03:50 PM
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Hi Christina. Thanks for the tips. I do very well low carbing and consider myself kind of a "veteran". My hormones are normal now, as well as my insulin/glucose levels because of low carbing. Thanks again!
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Old 03-07-2002, 09:27 PM
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PCOS

I TTC for 13 years before having my 2 boys. I used Clomid, then Pergonal off and on during this time. I think the thing that allowed me to finally conceive was a laproscopic wedge resection and a wonderful doctor that wouldn't give up anymore than I would. I must say though that 5 months after my first was born I called and asked him to order a PG test, he laughed and said there is NO WAY you can be PG you didn't take any fertility drugs. He did call the test in anyway and guess what, it was positive. SO I waited 13 years then got 2 in 13 months.

I hope this info might be helpful to some of you. I know how depressing it can be. Feel free to email me privately if you would like more info on the resection.

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Old 03-08-2002, 07:50 AM
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Hmm.

I took a quiz here http://www.pcosupport.org/support/quiz.php and when it was scored it said while there was a chance I had PCOS it was fairly unlikely.

I'm worried because I haven't had a period since November.

I know I need to go to a doctor. I need to call around and see if there are any special circumstances for me at the health dept. as I don't have medical insurance.
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Old 07-15-2002, 09:37 AM
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I have been diagnosed with this, TTC for 7 years finally worked with chlomid. then once more, but misscarried. Recent treatment did not work, very depressing and expensive. Also, I am going to a enochronologist/ob/gyn. But he has not been very informative. Just druggs, no other options. Would love some more research about it!
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Old 07-15-2002, 10:12 AM
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I really wish I could offer you more advice on this too !

I am seeing an endo. doctor as well. He has put me on Glucophage ( Metformin) to regulate the insulin --which is part of the problem with PCOS. He said that taking this would increase me chances of getting pregnant but so far no luck. Ive tried Clomid before this but it didnt work, just drove me crazy.

My next step would be to go to a fertility clinic for the next treatment.

Good Luck to you. I will keep updating with any info. that I get. Please do the same if you learn of anything new.


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Old 07-16-2002, 09:27 AM
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I haven't been in here in ages, but I want you all to know that there IS hope! I am now 18 weeks pregnant! What's crazy about it is that I found out 2 weeks before an infertility appt. that I had scheduled. I was prepared to go on clomid.

I have PCOS and lost 70 lbs by low carbing (the smart way--lots of fresh veggies) and exercising 3-5 times a week. This jumpstarted my cycle and also regulated my glucose and insulin levels without the use of drugs. It's a constant struggle--something I'll have to work on the rest of my life, but I'm pretty happy with what I've done thus far. My dh and I have a 6 1/2 year old and in December will have another finally!!!
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Old 07-16-2002, 10:09 AM
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Brayg,

Congratulations!! I am so happy to hear the good news Sounds like you will be getting a wonderful Christmas present this year!! Good luck and best wishes to you and your family.

Jenn
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Old 07-17-2002, 10:31 AM
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Thanks Jenn! The ironic thing is that our ds's birthday is on Christmas Day. Guess March is a good month for me?!?
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