I've seen several PCOS threads on here ( though most are kind of old) and was wondering who here has PCOS or related issues and if there is any interest in starting an online discussion group related to the Paleo lifestyle and PCOS? I am still new here but paleo seems a million times better than metformin or birth control.
I've had fantastic success with Paleo & my PCOS Emotionally stable, sugar levels stable and healthy For the first time in 11 years, I'm able to menstruate regularly without the use of outside medications/hormones... all other symptoms have subsided or been minimized as well.
I'd be really excited to have some other Paleo/PCOS chicks to chat up with (:
So I was diagnosed with PCOS many, many years ago. I didn't really care at the time, because I was 20 and single and not interested in having babies.
Fast forward a few years, and I found Paleo. I loved it and went for it!
Fast forward a few more years, and my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby. I figured we'd try for a year and then end up in fertility treatment because of my PCOS.
We got pregnant 13 days later. After I had the baby and weaned her over a year later, my periods came back with no problems, very regular. No more PCOS. Somewhere between going Paleo and getting pregnant, my PCOS just... went away. I have no other symptoms (though I never had the visual symptoms of PCOS anyways - never extra weight, extra hair, etc. But still.)
And after a few months of regular cycles... we're now pregnant with #2. :-)
So go Paleo and good luck! And I think some sort of group is a great idea. This REALLY worked for me.
I have PCOS and I haven't improved at all since going Paleo, which is pretty disappointing...but I don't think my particular type is of the insulin resistant variety...which is a drag because that means diet change won't help it...
Please do! I have just recently discovered Paleo and would love to know how it is working for others with PCOS. I never even thought of changing my diet to help with my symptoms, but after doing research and reading testimonials I am even more dedicated to this lifestyle.
I'm game. I have PCOS too. Always had very heavy periods though. And the typical testosterone+ issues that come along with PCOS. Hirsuitism, built like a linebacker, etc. I've been on Yaz for years and now I don't have a period at all. Doc swears it's fine, but I don't know. On metformin for years too. What a ridiculous ride it's been.