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WishClean

Member Since 06 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 08 2015 05:16 PM

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My Pcos Is Gone For Now!

08 August 2015 - 04:53 PM

Hi ladies,

Yes, I was told today that I no longer fit the PCOS patient profile!!! I'm not sure how long this will last, but for now I'm pleased with my progress ;D ;D ;D I don't think one can "outgrow" or fully treat PCOS, but I certainly think it can be kept under control and cysts can lessen with the right holistic approach (as in, considering the WHOLE body and tailoring a treatment accordingly).

Some of you have been following my journey for a while now. Acne helped me figure out a lot of things going on in my body & general surroundings, and I had to make some lifestyle changes for the better.

I was diagnosed (and re-diagnosed several times) with PCOS since 18 years old, but today I got an ultrasound follow-up for a procedure I had done (hormone-related as well), and the doctor confirmed that I have very few cysts on each ovary (5 on each to be exact) and no longer qualify as a PCOS patient. I still have some ovarian cysts, but he said I no longer have the PCOS "syndrome".

Since I removed a demoid cyst back in April (detailed in my other thread), I noticed that I had fewer hormonal issues (e.g. fewer facial hair, thicker hair growth on head, lower sex drive rather than crazy high drive, etc). I'm glad to see I'm on the right track to fixing yet another issue, and I am cutting back on some supplements and lowering the dose to maintenance --  only a few times a week/ month as needed.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this for those of you who feel discouraged, as I did many times. I never gave up and tried to listen to my body and modify my lifestyle accordingly to show people that there are other options besides traditional treatments & medication.

If you need more details, check out my signature below.

Rosacea Could Be A Histamine Issue

21 July 2015 - 06:10 AM

Hi everyone,
I'm curious whether any of you have tried to control your rosacea/ redness through diet modifications. Most of my redness goes away when I follow an anti-inflammatory low histamine diet, and I thought I'd share this link with you.

Check out this article on the rosacea- histamine- mast cell connection, you might find it helpful. http://thelowhistami...ell-connection/

Fiber & Hormones/ Pcos Connection

30 June 2015 - 09:20 AM


Today I tried out Slim Fruits for the first time (no, I'm not endorsing them yet...still undecided!), and the main ingredient is dietary fiber. This reminded me of some interesting articles I read about fiber's connection to hormonal balance. People have been asking me for healthy ways of reducing estrogens and/or androgens, and I think the fiber- hormones connection is important, especially if you are against drugs & even supplements.

I might post an update on slim fruits in a few weeks if I continue to take them. I bought them from a pharmacy, and the ingredients seem to be more or less ok. For me it seemed like an easy way to get more fiber in my diet. I also eat tortilla wraps from time to time that are fortified with extra fiber.

Check out some interesting articles here, and remember to SLOWLY add fiber into your diet. Don't go overboard and don't expect results overnight. This is a lifestyle change, not a magic remedy.

http://pcosdiva.com/...iber-must-pcos/
http://www.slimnatio...pcos-and-fibre/


& this old thread here:

http://www.acne.org/...ogens-and-acne/

& feel free to add your own links.

I also wanted to mention that during my last ovarian scan, the doctors confirmed that the cysts on my ovaries have reduced greatly. One doctor even thinks that my PCOS is gone. I don't think PCOS can ever disappear, but its symptoms can go into remission. I see this as proof of my consistent lifestyle & dietary changes, and the results were small & gradual but definite. You don't need pills to regulate your hormones, you just need a lot of patience, research, and the right tools to understand how your body works.

Double Notifications

29 June 2015 - 07:30 AM

Hey,

Whenever I have a new private message (and sometimes for other notifications), I get duplicate notifications about it. I already get too many notifications as it is, is there a way to fix this glitch so that I'm only notified once per update? :)

Friend List Issue...

15 June 2015 - 09:36 AM

I just noticed that my friends list is shorter than the number of people I have added/ have added me as a friend. I keep seeing the same number of friends' photos regardless of how many people add me. How can I see the full list?