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08-16-2009, 09:56 PM
I have pcos. I will be 37 and feel 57. I am currently taking birth control pills. I was off of them awhile, but I have a cycle continuously with out them. Two weeks ago I nearly bled to death. I was put into the hospital for a transfusion and a DNC. Two day 15 thousand dollar later. I will now try to lose weight because I don’t want to be dependent of BCP’s. Many with pcos know we must lose weight to get away from the side effects with pcos.
Me and dh will try to conceive in November ; hopefully my cycle and weight loss will get better. I am going to stay on bcp’s until I lose some weight just because on my blood loss I don’t want a repeat of being on my death bed. Its time to get serious!
Has anyone improved their PCOS? I would love to hear your story!
I am a graduate who is on a limited budget, but I can afford to give my kitchen a “raw overhaul”. Any suggestions would be great. I plan on getting Alissa’s book but what other raw recipe books should I invest in?
Alissa's book has so many recipes that you could easily go a long while without purchasing another recipe book. I would just invest in Alissa's (it's the best I've purchased thus far) and then re-evaluate the need for recipe books once you read through. You may want to use your money to buy a small food processor and maybe a blender. These tend to be essentials for most raw recipes.
By the way, in terms of PCOS, I was originally dx 1/2005 (I was 15-16 y.o). I had every symptom except facial hair and cystic acne. The symptoms were very apparent, but I was young and just thought the way I was feeling was 'normal'. I started transitioning to raw (without knowing raw existed, just listening to my body and the changing of my taste buds) when I was around 17. By the time I left for college, I was 100% raw. I never felt/looked better. All my PCOS symptoms completely disappeared after 3 weeks 100% raw. During the entire transition (about 5 months), I lost more than 60 lbs, which I am sure helped decrease the severity of the symptoms.
Sometime during my second year in college, it all went to hell. I transferred schools and had no access to raw foods except for the lousy salad bar in the school cafeteria. I completely lost it and between that and developing depression, I gained back the weight that I lost and MORE. The symptoms of my PCOS came back QUICKLY and with a vengeance. I have been visiting my new endo (my last endo was pediatric) regularly the past few months and have been 're-diagnosed' after various tests and scans. This realization pointed me straight back to raw and gave me the understanding that PCOS cannot be 'cured', but the severity of the symptoms can be controlled.
08-20-2009, 09:54 PM
Hi Freshstart, I was diagnosed with PCOS and have experienced great results with transitioning to raw. I no longer have pain during m;y monthly cycle actually I never had pain until right before I found the raw food diet. The pain was horrible. After starting the raw food lifestyle I no longer have pain the monthly cycle is regular. I do not take any of the medication the doctor gave especially after I found out how they tax your liver which is one of the downfalls of someone with PCOS sometimes we have a weakened liver. I really do believe all diease is related to being toxic though.
Since going raw I have lost over 60lbs and several sizes down. Raw works even high raw if you are leaving the right foods out of your diet. Carbs especially processed are a PCOSer's nightmare. Green Smoothies have played a huge role in my diet.
I know, I know, I need to shut up, but I wanted to add one more thing (LOL). I have been increasing my raw percentage since Aug 5th (averaging around 75% for the month of August so far) and have just gotten my period three days ago.
This is important to mention because I have extremely irregular cycles. My last period was April and the one before that was October!!! I have no doubt that the raw food has helped because no other factors in my life have changed.
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