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Polycystic ovarian syndrome - just diagnosed

Just found out today that this is the cause of my acne (along with other problems). I am a huge believer in holistic treatments, and the treatments for this are anything but. Blood pressure medications, birth control (which I believe caused this in the first place), artificial hormone replacement (at the age of 30!?). I don't like putting anything in my body that it doesn't need. And my holistic doctor has yet to call me back.

And on the other hand, I'm tired of living like this. So, what would you do? Or just any general support would be appreciated.

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Just found out today that this is the cause of my acne (along with other problems). I am a huge believer in holistic treatments, and the treatments for this are anything but. Blood pressure medications, birth control (which I believe caused this in the first place), artificial hormone replacement (at the age of 30!?). I don't like putting anything in my body that it doesn't need. And my holistic doctor has yet to call me back.

And on the other hand, I'm tired of living like this. So, what would you do? Or just any general support would be appreciated.

I actually am on a PCOS diet for insulin resistance even though I am male.

It cleared up my acne 100%.

It all comes down to calorie control, with good fats proteins and carbs balanced 25:25:50 usually and spreading meals over the day.

Exercise is not really done for weight loss, it is done to increase insulin sensitivity.

To that end it should be something moderate intensity and enjoyable, but diet is more important.

I just jog 20 minutes 3 times a week at about 5.6 MPH, so no great shakes.

A bike ride or elliptical trainer or a brisk walk is good as well.

Portion control was the toughest thing to learn for me, I did not realize the actual amount of calories I needed and was actually eating.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1809789...Pubmed_RVDocSum

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1833539...Pubmed_RVDocSum

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Thanks for the articles, already do the elliptical 30 minutes 5xs a week. And my diet (at least to me) seems consistent with what you're doing, perhaps a little more work could be done to control my portion sizes and eliminating potatoes.

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Thanks for the articles, already do the elliptical 30 minutes 5xs a week. And my diet (at least to me) seems consistent with what you're doing, perhaps a little more work could be done to control my portion sizes and eliminating potatoes.

Whilst weighing everything and analyzing everyday is of course impossible, it is good to take some average days and make the meal then measure weights afterwards to see how far off portions are.

This shocked me, I was way off. I eat about the quarter of a restaurant serving of rice now and leave rest.

My calories come in at about 1500 a day and I am not hungry because of spread of meals.

I do get bored, but that is not hunger.

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"High intake of low GI carbohydrate contributes to dyslipidaemia and weight gain and also stimulates hunger and carbohydrate craving."

Rubbish, it's from one of ur articles, and it did give me a blow.

Gosh since I am on this low GI diet I am always hungry and have put on quite a considerable amount of weight in three months because of huge carbs cravings and of course my skin has been geting worse except that now i'm back on birth control...

I'm still struggling with non purging boulimia crises and am getting desperate.

Thanks for your pm btw...

was ur acne severe?

good luck stardancer!

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Look at the last topic I created... about buckwheat. Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Women-PCO...or-t211344.html

I'm discovering that exercise is incredibly helpful, too. Strength training and cardio both. Up til now, I had solved a lot of my skin/health problems, but I still had oily skin. Exercise basically eliminates my oilyness (by reducing insulin resistance).

Edit: I just saw that you already do cardio. I'd recommend adding strength/resistance training. see: http://www.soulcysters.net/pick-up-weights...istance-160203/

soulcysters.net is a good site in general by the way.

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Look at the last topic I created... about buckwheat. Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Women-PCO...or-t211344.html

I'm discovering that exercise is incredibly helpful, too. Strength training and cardio both. Up til now, I had solved a lot of my skin/health problems, but I still had oily skin. Exercise basically eliminates my oilyness (by reducing insulin resistance).

Edit: I just saw that you already do cardio. I'd recommend adding strength/resistance training. see: http://www.soulcysters.net/pick-up-weights...istance-160203/

soulcysters.net is a good site in general by the way.

I seriously am thinking of grabbing some of the buckwheat.

I think this might just solve my issues..with acne,& other symptoms I have with PCOS....my acne has been cool lately*knock on wood*...however I still have some issues with other ares..like mensturatio..and hirtuism.

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"High intake of low GI carbohydrate contributes to dyslipidaemia and weight gain and also stimulates hunger and carbohydrate craving."

Rubbish, it's from one of ur articles, and it did give me a blow.

Gosh since I am on this low GI diet I am always hungry and have put on quite a considerable amount of weight in three months because of huge carbs cravings and of course my skin has been geting worse except that now i'm back on birth control...

I'm still struggling with non purging boulimia crises and am getting desperate.

Thanks for your pm btw...

was ur acne severe?

good luck stardancer!

Yeah I really cannot stress how important calories and balancing protein carbs and fats are.

Your overeating is causing insulin resistance which is causing acne.

Can you see a cognitive behavior specialist about the binge eating?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binge_eating_disorder

My acne was not severe but it was bad enough to cause me distress and people did notice it.

It was cystic at its worst and my whole chin was painful to move sometimes. Behind the ears I would get bad boils as well. This was accompanied by recurrent ear and sinus infections.

I have insulin resistance.

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"High intake of low GI carbohydrate contributes to dyslipidaemia and weight gain and also stimulates hunger and carbohydrate craving."

Rubbish, it's from one of ur articles, and it did give me a blow.

Gosh since I am on this low GI diet I am always hungry and have put on quite a considerable amount of weight in three months because of huge carbs cravings and of course my skin has been geting worse except that now i'm back on birth control...

I'm still struggling with non purging boulimia crises and am getting desperate.

Thanks for your pm btw...

was ur acne severe?

good luck stardancer!

Yeah I really cannot stress how important calories and balancing protein carbs and fats are.

Your overeating is causing insulin resistance which is causing acne.

Can you see a cognitive behavior specialist about the binge eating?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binge_eating_disorder

My acne was not severe but it was bad enough to cause me distress and people did notice it.

It was cystic at its worst and my whole chin was painful to move sometimes. Behind the ears I would get bad boils as well. This was accompanied by recurrent ear and sinus infections.

I have insulin resistance.

yes i guess i have to do something about it. my mom tells me it's because i'm so focused on what i should / shouldn't eat that i get stressed and eat a lot...

By the way I saw in your signature that gluten influenced blood sugar level and insuline resistance? how??

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By the way I saw in your signature that gluten influenced blood sugar level and insuline resistance? how??

http://www.mendosa.com/insulin_index.htm

To be honest I see on the table that whilst bread has an Insulin index almost twice that of rice, pasta is lower than rice. I had wrongly assumed that all gluten products caused a spike in insulin. Now I am clear I may experiment with small portions of pasta (al dente for low GI & II) to see if it is OK.

It is also interesting to see that cheese is not insulin tropic like yogurt. Which implies lactose maybe the problem not casein. So I may have to experiment with cheese and avoid lactose which maybe causing an abnormally high insulin spike. To be honest I used to eat loads of yogurt, about 1KG a day, so maybe even small amounts of lactose are tolerable such as a little pot of yogurt as a low cal snack. Like I have said before these indexes are not as important as the rate of calories being eaten.

So both gluten and dairy may not be a problem again it was just the quantity. I have introduced fatty fish lately into my calorie control plan to get a better balance of good fats and still clear.

I will update signature to just say I avoid gluten (at the moment).

What is important for you really is the need to not avoid any food for now just exercise balanced calorie and portion control.

The overeating just by itself can cause insulin resistance.

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