Everything that has happened to my body since I hit puberty now makes sense with the diagnosis of PCOS.
I have steadily gained weight (especially in my stomach)from a thin-average kid to well…an overweight adult. When I would “diet” it seemed to never work! It was so frustrating and I had recently resigned myself to being my current weight which I actually have maintained over the last past 2 years. I have maintained not by dieting or exercise just by being and eating normal for me. I said to myself “clearly this is the weight your body wants to be at and you just have to be content with that“.
BUT…now that I have been diagnosed with PCOS I am starting to realize maybe I don’t have to be content with this weight. Maybe I can actually lose weight now that I have an idea of the issues that are going on inside of my body. (Got my Insulin-Resistance Diet book yesterday and will grocery shopping Sunday)
And it’s just not the weight…I have battled and I mean battled with acne my whole life. It has been a struggle and I always have some kind of blemish or break-out going on yet I do everything I am suppose to do.
My thinning hair…at times where big clumps would come out. I remember when I was in Denmark my hair was thinning at a crazy rate. The doctor there said it was a combo of the different water and stress. I never believed him but now I realize that my diet changed when I was in Denmark (I was 20 so you get the picture) and it must of aggravated my PCOS. **My hair is thin right now…grrrr….**
The menstrual cycle cray cray, the infertility, my fatigue, my insane sugar cravings, my mood swings, my pelvic pain, and probably more I don’t realize.
Now that we know what is going on hopefully things will get under control.
It is so nice to know the why.