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Anyone trying to lose weight despite sodding PCOS?

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AprilSeptember Wed 17-May-17 16:32:05

Doctor says I have to lose 3-4 stonesshock

Anyone else trying to do this impossible thing?

Join me in my misery challenge.

JennyOnAPlate Fri 19-May-17 13:21:15

Yes me. I absolutely feel your pain.

I need to lose about six stone and I'm finding it really really difficult and so disheartening.

ChestyNut Fri 19-May-17 17:29:52

Me toosad
It sucks, I do better on low carb due to insulin resistance. Find low carb hard to stick too tho.

ImogenR Sat 20-May-17 00:38:52

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AprilSeptember Sun 21-May-17 20:12:57

I've got the Paul McKenna app but I'm starting to think it's just going to have to be gym+caloriesconfused

I'm vegan (ish) so low carb is basically impossible.

I've been googling Alli. Reckon it's worth a try?

BubbleFrog Sun 21-May-17 20:21:43

I'm in the same boat with 6 to lose. On a vlcd which is awful but the only thing that has ever helped me to lose weight with PCOS.

Dont try alli- its a waste of time IMHO!

Seriously considering surgery as it all feels so desperate.

zzzzz Sun 21-May-17 20:22:17

Have you tried taking metformin to support weight loss?

AprilSeptember Sun 21-May-17 20:22:28

What's a vlcd?

AprilSeptember Sun 21-May-17 20:25:23

HP won't give me metformin. I have had it in the past, came off it (looong story) and went back for it last week. She wouldn't prescribe it and just told me to lose weight until I was "borderline underweight", informed me this would be nigh on impossible, then did a referral to a dietician. I've made an appointment with a better different GP for a few weeks' time. I'm taking EPO, starflower, co-enzyme q10 and chromium and have just added inositol to my supplements so hopefully that will help

AprilSeptember Sun 21-May-17 20:25:39

*GP

zzzzz Sun 21-May-17 20:31:20

I would ask for metformin, and get a Fitbit to log food, and exercise. You CAN do it, and it will help enormously.

AprilSeptember Thu 25-May-17 19:27:54

Does metformin actually work?

zzzzz Thu 25-May-17 19:58:19

It's a pretty standard treatment.

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