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Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,702
Posted By CyberCyster
Are you currently losing weight? My Endo said...

Are you currently losing weight? My Endo said that weight loss causes hair loss. Since I've plateaued I'm not losing handfuls of hair in the shower like I used to and I'm still taking 2000mg of...
Forum: Medications 05-11-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,073
Posted By CyberCyster
The only way to know for sure is to have an...

The only way to know for sure is to have an ultrasound done. As the previous poster said, Met can't do it all alone, are you eating a low carb diet and exercising? Are you seeing an Endo and have you...
Forum: Lifestyle - Diet and Exercise 05-11-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By CyberCyster
When I work out in the AM I'll have a banana,...

When I work out in the AM I'll have a banana, work out, and then have a small breakfast. I make sure to include both starch and protein in my meal choice.
Forum: Social & Chit-Chat 04-25-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,876
Posted By CyberCyster
Big Bang Theory Too Fat for Fifteen *****in...

Big Bang Theory
Too Fat for Fifteen
*****in Kitchen

Don't have much time for tv.
Forum: Medications 04-22-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,120
Posted By CyberCyster
Blood clot risk higher in newer birth control pills, study finds

Blood clot risk higher in newer birth control pills, study finds

Women who are using a newer version of birth control that contains the hormone drospirenone have a higher risk of serious blood clot,...
Forum: Teens 04-19-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,266
Posted By CyberCyster
I was having the same problem. My endo said it...

I was having the same problem. My endo said it was due to my weight loss but really didn't offer any suggestions. The girl that cuts my hair told me to make sure i took a multi-vitamin daily and to...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,727
Posted By CyberCyster
I experience more back pain with my period than...

I experience more back pain with my period than traditional stomach cramps but I have a retro uterus.
Forum: Medications 04-12-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,171
Posted By CyberCyster
My Endocrinologist said the Minera IUD may be...

My Endocrinologist said the Minera IUD may be worse for insulin resistance. The progesterone in it may make some cases of IR worse and may trigger more symptoms than the copper IUD.
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,291
Posted By CyberCyster
I was actually the opposite, I was able to use my...

I was actually the opposite, I was able to use my Vitamin D deficiency diagnosis to help steer me towards my PCOS diagnosis. You should all still have your levels checked as 1000 iu may not do it for...
Forum: Lifestyle - Diet and Exercise 04-07-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,339
Posted By CyberCyster
I get the dumb blonde award for the day. I read...

I get the dumb blonde award for the day.

I read Gene Smart Diet. My brain turned that into the Jean Smart Diet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Smart

I was like wow, I didn't know she had PCOS!...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,243
Posted By CyberCyster
Too bad you need to be in the Chicago area for...

Too bad you need to be in the Chicago area for this. :(
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By CyberCyster
Hi Brenna, did your Endo run a glucose tolerance...

Hi Brenna, did your Endo run a glucose tolerance test? All my other tests came back normal but the GTT showed I had Insulin Resistance which made it impossible for me to lose weight. Also, have you...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 982
Posted By CyberCyster
Let's work together to find competent doctors

Please take a moment (or two) to go to http://www.ratemds.com/ and anonymously rate the doctors you've been to for your PCOS. Please leave a comment if this doctor was either helpful or dismissive or...
Forum: Teens 04-01-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,030
Posted By CyberCyster
Hello Kaitlyn, welcome!

Hello Kaitlyn, welcome!
Forum: Lifestyle - Diet and Exercise 03-31-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,543
Posted By CyberCyster
Hi, I think the only reason for us to "avoid"...

Hi, I think the only reason for us to "avoid" dairy (which I don't) is the additional hormones. Buying organic negates the issue. My nutritionist recommended Greek yogurt because it is lower in fat,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By CyberCyster
Yeah, that's not how they test for IR. I'd find a...

Yeah, that's not how they test for IR. I'd find a new Dr.
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By CyberCyster
Yeah my fasting glucose always came back normal....

Yeah my fasting glucose always came back normal. I have IR. It wasn't until I went to an Endo that a Glucose Tolerance Test was even mentioned and I was prescribed the correct amount of Metformin.
Forum: Medications 03-30-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,350
Posted By CyberCyster
Good luck, did they order more tests?

Good luck, did they order more tests?
Forum: Teens 03-30-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,028
Posted By CyberCyster
It wouldn't hurt to see an Endocrinologist as...

It wouldn't hurt to see an Endocrinologist as PCOS is an Endocrine disorder. All of my Gyno's and GP's were clueless about what tests to run. The tests they did run all came back normal. They can do...
Forum: General Discussion 03-30-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By CyberCyster
The test for insulin resistance, did it involve a...

The test for insulin resistance, did it involve a blood draw, drinking a sugary drink and then another blood draw later?
Forum: Teens 03-30-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,028
Posted By CyberCyster
I don't remember which BCP it was but my dr tried...

I don't remember which BCP it was but my dr tried a 50 dose to control my dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Let's sum it up to say this dr had no clue about PCOS. My new doctor immediately brought me...
Forum: Medications 03-30-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By CyberCyster
I didn't have that, I had a hystosonogram. I'm...

I didn't have that, I had a hystosonogram. I'm guessing from the word hysto that like mine it involves filling the uterus with water. That part was a little uncomfortable. Its hard for me to say...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By CyberCyster
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycystic_ovary_synd...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polycystic_ovary_syndrome

Scroll down to the end for the prognosis section. Without a period you are at an increased risk for cancer among other serious health risks.
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By CyberCyster
Women with PCOS are at risk for the following: ...

Women with PCOS are at risk for the following:

* Endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterine lining) are possible, due to overaccumulation of uterine lining, and also...
Forum: Lifestyle - Diet and Exercise 03-27-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,065
Posted By CyberCyster
I eat four 15g servings of carbs daily for a...

I eat four 15g servings of carbs daily for a total of 60g. I always save one of these servings for dessert. One of my favorites is "Banana Split Dessert."

Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Fruit, 1...
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