Breast feeding had taken care of my symptoms for the most part. My skin was still clear and I was losing weight. If fact I had lost ALL of my baby weight by the time the boys were five months old! However, in the back of my mind, I knew once I stopped at had two choices, get back on Metformin or BCP's. I chose neither!
My two main PCOS symptoms are acne and irregular periods. I have never been over weight however at times, like when my PCOS is in full force I do find it harder to lose weight if I gained or I will gain easy.
That being said, I had decided to research Natural remedies. I don't want to be on medication. Now that I am 31, I don't think it is wise to be on BCP, since it can lead to blood clots. Metformin is a DRUG, that can't be good for long term use either. Especially because it is know to cause Vitamin B12 deficiency. I can only imagine what it does to our liver (just speculating!).
I found a supplement called Myo-Inositol. There have been numerous studies that have shown very positive effects on women who have PCOS. Some of these include more regular cycles, less acne, reduce miscarriage rates, improve ovary function, better egg quality, etc. Even though C and I are not TTC, I am going to be taking the supplement called Pregnitude, which you do not need a prescription for. It has the most mg/dose that I could find on the market and seems to be very easy to take. I will be taking it every AM/PM for the next six months and will be updating my progress.
The greatest sign will be my cycle lengths. With Metformin, my shortest cycle was, I believe, 39 days. Normally I range from 50-80.
My Current cycles Post Breastfeeding
First- 35 days
Second- 44 days (this is when I realized I needed to do something!)
Third- still waiting... I'm CD34
1. Eat clean. This is not a diet. Its how I CHOOSE to eat and live my life. Its how my family eats.
2. Exercise. I workout 3-4 days a week. Three days circuit training, 1 day jogging. With added family walks/bike rides
3. Pregnitude. Take every morning and evening.
4. Document progress
I am looking forward to this journey and hoping for a positive outcome. Although we are not TTC, we are not preventing. I hope you follow along! :)