lauraska Posted July 9, 2012 Share Posted July 9, 2012 Are there any other women here who are experimenting with Whole30 and paleo eating to combat PCOS? I was first diagnosed with PCOS at age 16 and have battled it for the last 18 years. I have gained and lost the same 60+ lbs over and over again. I managed to get pregnant with my now-15-month-old son with some minor fertility assistance, but I was overweight at the time, suffered from GD and preeclampsia during the pregnancy, and am now at my highest weight EVER. I've finally decided to take control of this condition and really fight it tooth and nail. Last week, I had my first appointment with an amazing PCOS specialist who was (surprisingly) the FIRST physician to diagnose me with insulin resistance (something I've known for years) and prescribed me medication to combat it. I know the Whole30 might frown upon using meds to help the process along, but my hope is that I can eventually stop taking the medication once I've lost enough weight and gotten my lifestyle in check. My long-ish term goal is to have lost about 75 lbs by this time next year and to be able to start trying to get pregnant with #2 without ANY fertility help. My immediate and ongoing goals are to change my life and stop feeling trapped in a body that I don't think represents the real me. So that's my PCOS battle in a nutshell. Anybody else? Link to comment
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