I got my results from my ultrasound from my doctor today. The findings are consistent with PCOS, but the changes are mild so a definitive diagnosis of PCOS can't be given. My doctor told me the best things to do if I have PCOS are heavy cardio workouts, low carb diet and stay away from sugary foods. If my periods continue to get longer, I will go back and see her and go from there.
Its not going to be easy to make those lifestyle changes for me, but I'm trying. I've never had to worry about what I eat or working out because I've always been thin and healthy. I am slowly incorporating low carb foods like whole wheat and multi grain into my diet, which won't be a huge problem, the problem will come with the sugar.
I am going to start slow with the cardio, I'm going to walk the distance from the subway station to work instead of taking the bus. It'll probably end up being a 15-20 minute walk (I'm a fast walker). My doctor emphasized the heavy part, like she says I need to be sweating, so I'll probably have to hit the gym.
I thought I would feel relieved, and maybe I do, but I think I'm more upset and overwhelmed right now. I'm relieved I have an answer, but overwhelmed at the changes I have to make I guess. I'm not complaining, I'm looking forward to being healthier, its just a lot to take in. I'm only 23, so will this get worse with time? I don't know.
Anyway, hopefully knowing this and making lifestyle changes will ultimately help my acne.