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Jazzabelle07

407d

I have PCOS and I've had it for a long time. I know so much about the syndrome and what to do to get healthy, but I'm stuck in a sort of limbo. I lack motivation and follow through to make myself do what I need to do. Does anyone else feel this way? What did you do to get past it? I really want to have a baby but that isn't motivating me at the moment because if I go to all this effort to TTC and then still can't, I don't think I'd cope...

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    • Diagnostic.Dilemma

      339d

      I’m not sure if I would help much bc I have one of the rarest types of PCOS, but I do know that working with an OBGYN that know quite a bit about the latest research (yes you unfortunately have to quiz them) has helped me quite a bit, also staying on hormones to help keep your cycle as regular as possible can can help too

    • Diagnostic.Dilemma

      339d

      I’m not sure if I would help much bc I have one of the rarest types of PCOS, but I do know that working with an OBGYN that know quite a bit about the latest research (yes you unfortunately have to quiz them) has helped me quite a bit, also staying on hormones to help keep your cycle as regular as possible can can help too

    • Eliza2.0

      342d

      I have had support from my BF and support workers to be on the straight and narrow

    • QueenOfPlants

      374d

      I know your fears about pregnancy. I'm currently at the point where my only treatment option left is a hysterectomy and whilst I know I have very slim chances of getting pregnant anyway especially with the damage I've had from previous treatments and from miscarrying. I do worry that keeping my ovary for the option of children down the line is going to end abruptly with the fertility issues. I'd only have 1 ovary post op and because of the conditions I have significantly fewer eggs that are viable overall and I would only have the ovary with fewer eggs remaining because for me fewer eggs means fewer cysts, which makes my chances slimmer still of success which does make me nervous. I really hope you are able to have the family you want to have. And I really do wish you luck with your conditions. If you want to talk, feel free to message me.

      • Jazzabelle07

        373d

        @QueenOfPlants I'm sad to hear that those are your struggles. It's a terrible condition that not even most doctors understand. I hope you're able to have the family you want too, even if it doesn't come the way you expected.

    • jellybelly22

      396d

      I have PCOS and would love to know more about getting healthy and coping with it. I have excess hair growth but at the same time the hair I want thinned out because of hypothyroidism. I gain weight just looking at a crumb of bread. But I also went through like a year of starvation and rapidly losing weight because I just lost my appetite and food became scary. I'm also scared about the possible future want for a child because the way my PCOS is, I don't have a period at all unless I'm on birth control. I currently have an IUD that will last me about 7 and a half more years because I'm only 22. So when I'm 30, and it comes out, do I just replace it because I need the hormones, or do I switch back to pills. I worry I won't be able to get pregnant at all and that if I do it's likely to go wrong.

      • Jazzabelle07

        373d

        @jellybelly22 I'm the same at the moment. No period at all. But I've been on bc before and I don't want to be on it again. I got scared off it because I found out the one I was on was causing a lot of deep vain thrombosis (more than other bc's) and 7 people had died from it... I think other medication and better diet and exercise are the way to go, but it's just getting the motivation to put everything into place...

    • JtotheIzzo

      397d

      I mean, my family has a strong work ethic. But I've found lists work What's two easy things I can do today and one harder one? Accountability buddies help too But also make weekly lists of all you've accomplished so far

      • Jazzabelle07

        373d

        @JtotheIzzo thanks. That's really helpful. I do like lists. And accountability buddies are good. I've had a chat with my husband about all recently and he's been really supportive, so I think I might even be able to make him an accountability buddy. I work hard for other people, I just find it hard to work hard for myself ... Maybe I need to see a counselor/psychologist about that...

    • Eliza2.0

      406d

      I have been going through the same thing but I had to make a huge change for health reasons as I was diagnosed with Diabetes, Lactose intolerant and Guten intolerant.

      • Jazzabelle07

        373d

        @Eliza2.0 I'm gluten and dairy intolerant, but not very good at staying away from dairy... It's just so tasty. And I'm on my way to becoming diabetic. Currently prediabetic. What have you done to improve things?

    • Emmzi

      407d

      I have had pcos for a long time. I was diagnosed in south africa but i have moved to england been here for 2 years now and have not been able to find a gynaecologist. Who specialises in pcos related

      • Turtlelover97

        401d

        @Emmzi I would try a endocrinologist they typically know more about PCOS than most.

      • Jazzabelle07

        406d

        @Emmzi that sucks. I'm sorry to hear that

    • Esmae

      407d

      Weightloss wise, that isn't motivating for me because it's so hard with the condition so I call exercise "movement" and tell myself the aim is to improve my endurance, not to lose weight. Because I notice my endurance gets way more results which is motivating enough to keep at it.

      • Jazzabelle07

        406d

        @Esmae thanks. I might see if that helps

    • LissyBelle

      407d

      I'm in a similar boat. I'm working with my doctor to make a menstrual cycle and make me actually ovulate, I take a bunch of pills, I want to lose weight to help all of it, but motivation is hard. At least with the weight loss part, I'm trying to find ways to exercise that are more fun so that I can want to do them. Sadly, that's all the advice I have... because I'm in the same boat TTC

      • Jazzabelle07

        406d

        @LissyBelle that's ok, it's just good to know there are people who are in the same boat. Is your doctor a specialist or just a GP?

        • LissyBelle

          403d

          @Jazzabelle07 He's just my PCP, but he used to be an OB, so he has experience dealing with women that are TTC, have PCOS, or have been told their infertile. He alters their hormones and it usually fixes things, apparently

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