Aquarian_Queen

194d

Hi, I’m new here! I’ve struggled with pcos , that comes with chronic fatigue, brain fog, obesity etc etc.
it’s taking it’s toll on me so much, and affecting my quality of life! Any recommendations and words of encouragement welcome.

Polycystic Ovary (PCOS)

Hypothyroidism

Lethargy

Overweight & Obesity

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  • sandysandrasandone

    194d

    Have you had your thyroid checked? Does birth control help symptoms?

    • Aquarian_Queen

      193d

      yes I’m hypothyroid on levothyroxine, but, my levels aren’t so great, but if I dose up higher then I become hyperthyroid…I really need a good endocrinologist, but I’m off insurance now bc I’m in between jobs…rn

    • Aquarian_Queen

      193d

      BC helped in my 20s….then I tried it again recently and it didn’t help so much and I just got really bad yeast and BV infections , so I had to stop it .

  • ladybridge

    194d

    So sorry to hear that but I know how you feel. I would start by trying to eat healthier and do birth control most of the time it helps a lot.

  • Ashboo

    194d

    I would love to offer some tips and advice if your interested

  • Leahness

    193d

    🙏

  • Leahness

    193d

    I have similar issues as well and know how you feel - I'm free to chat if you need someone to talk to.

  • Soskae

    193d

    Get your thyroid levels checked! Low thyroid levels can fly under the radar as PCOS symptoms and you can have both which double the side effects. Getting on birth control and thyroid hormones boosted my energy and I’ve now lost over 40 pounds without changing my lifestyle. Losing weight has also given me more energy. Definitely get your thyroid checked though because it can really cause problems and for some reason some doctors don’t really take it that seriously. Once I had been on the proper medication for a few months everything started to feel better.

    • Aquarian_Queen

      193d

      I have hypothyroid and already on levothyroxine. The thing is, you’re supposed to take it like pretty much by itself an hour before anything …I’m not good with that, so it’s probably not working as well as it could. Anyway ya maybe I need to just be better with taking it all on its own.

      • Soskae

        193d

        yeah if you don’t take if at least a half hour before eating it doesn’t get absorbed into your body so you will be deficient in those critical hormones even though you are on the correct dosage. When I first started Levothyroxine and liothyranine I didn’t take them consistently before eating and I got no benefits from them I was just essentially paying for expensive poop. I know it sucks and it’s an adjustment but it really is worth it I feel so much better now.

  • evergreen12

    193d

    I'm sorry to hear that. I know how you feel. Hang in there and take things one step at a time. Agree with others on checking thyroid level (ask for full panel instead of just TSH). From other forums that I'm in, people dont have luck with endocrinologists. They prefer to work with a holistic/naturopath doctors. Also check for insulin resistance (you can order A1C test on your own -$50s I think). Something like 75% of PCOS women also have insulin issue. Do you have gut issues? It could exacerbate your symptoms. PCOS is hard to crack...hang in there my friend. 🙌

    • Aquarian_Queen

      193d

      thank you! Yes I’ve tried the naturopathic route too, it has helped but…I’m hoping my move to Florida from nyc and a job change will help lower my stress, which hopefully should help things.

  • Frymama

    190d

    I have hypothyroidism as well and I don't take my meds before I eat. I take them first thing in the morning with a full glass of water

  • evergreen12

    190d

    I'm glad to hear that 🙌 stress is such a big thing and once you lower it, it will positively impact many health markers. I do want to say that naturopaths are not created equally. I had one that overdosed me 4x what I need, and one allowed me to work with my body and decreased my med, making me feel better. Best of luck to you! I'm here to listen/help if you'd like. 🙏

  • thissumbull

    190d

    Same here. I also have ibs, and it sucks. I ultimately do lots of distractions and self-care. I know time is always limited, but it's essential to force that time.

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