Happy Saturday everyone☺️ Before anyone suggests medical intervention, I'm trying different routes first. I'm 23 and just been diagnosed with PCOS and we're ttc. Because of my age and after a discussion with my Dr, I'm trying a lifestyle change to try bring back my periods and see if I can ovulate on my own etc I'm not overweight technically but have put on about 20lbs in the past year which I'm trying to shed. (Along with me following a PCOS diet and exercise.) Has anyone tried or can suggest any remedies that have helped them bring back some kind of regularity with their cycle? I'm open to any suggestions Thank you!
Exercise and weight loss is the only thing that works consistantly to keep my cycles regular. I have severe pcos, have always walked consistantly over 10k steps per day and my cycles have always been fairly regular (not on the dot, but within a week) provided I am on a normal BMI.
The best way i found was to go as close to zero carbs, zero sugar as possible. Typically PCOS sufferers have developed an insensitivity to insulin and the body has to produce more insulin to break down the sugars/carbs in our diet. This then disrupts the hormone balance in the body, causing the symptoms typically seen in PCOS. It is very hard to sustain a zero sugar/carbs diet so low GI and low sugar is a good alternative. You also need to lose weight, and this is typically the most effective diet for PCOS sufferers. Moderate aerobic exercise, such as swimming, speed walking, hiking, will also help. Good luck!
PS: if you are still struggling with PCOS after all this I can also recommend taking Metformin, as it helps re-sensitise your body to insulin, and will help assist you with losing weight and bringing back your periods.