Sunday, January 8, 2012

PCOS Back Ache

Okay today was a rough day. Probably started early in the morning. I had a hard time sleeping last night. It seems like I woke up every hour. My lower back paid was bad enough that I had to keep getting up just to walk around. I stayed in bed until noon but my back hurt all day.

I hate it when you get that aching pain that you just can't reach. I know it's just a flare up of a cyst but still... makes you hate life. PCOS sucks!

Now I'm tired but can't sleep... aaahhhh! LOL

Friday, January 6, 2012

PCOS Recipe: Tuna Melt

Here's a great PCOS friendly recipe:


1 can tuna in water (6oz)
2 whole wheat english muffins, toasted
1/3 cup light canola mayo
2 tomatoes
1 1/2 tbsp sweet relish
4 slices reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1/2 tbsp mustard
2 tsp Tabasco sauce (optional)

In a medium bolw combine tuna, mayo, relish, mustard and Tabasco sauce. Mix well. Spread 1/4 of the tuna mixture on each muffen half. Top with two tomato slices and a slice of the cheese. broil 4-5 minutes or until cheese melts.

Makes 4 servings.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Missing In Action

Hi everyone!

I'm so sorry for being MIA the past couple of months. I had gotten sick and they did more layoffs & pay cuts at work (I wasn't laid off but I did receive a pay cut).

We're still trying to adjust and unfortunatly may have to alter our living expenses accordingly but we'll make it through!

I've run across some cool articles and studies on PCOS that I'm going to post. I hope you all enjoy them and that it helps your pcos treatments!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day 7

This is day 7 on Metformin...

So far I had one bad day on Metformin, Day 3. Other than that it's been okay. I am experiences diarrhea (sorry I know, too much info) but I can deal with that.

Monday I started tracking my eating habits and started walking 1 mile each day. Here are my starting goals:

* Morning Weigh In
* Eat Breakfast
* Eat Lunch
* Take 15 Minute Break From Work (to keep stress down)
* Eat Dinner
* Take 1 Pill (500mg Metformin)
* Walk 1 Mile
* Drink 64oz Water Throughout The day
* Evening Weigh In

I'm not writing down what I eat yet. Nutritionist wants me to just focus on actually eating at every meal and drinking enough water with the daily exercise.

Today I'm not feeling well good. I do have the nausea again. I hate this part but I am grateful that it's not happening everyday!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hello Metformin

This is it... my first day on Metformin. I made sure I ate a full meal at dinner. Let it settle for a little while and down the hatch it goes. I just took one pill. She said to start with one pill a day to help get over the side effects.

It's been about 3 hours and so far so good. I feel a little nauseous but I think it's all in my head at the moment. LOL

I took tomorrow off just in case. I figure that atleast three days without having to be anywhere will make it easier to adjust to the side effects just in case.

Tomorrow I start on my exercise program. I am to start with walking so I'm going to do my Walk-A-Mile DVD every day for a week and then add in another to get started. I would walk outside but it's just way too hot right now here in Florida. Ugh!

Monday I start the diet. I will post more on that later this weekend. I still haven't laid it all out yet. *sigh*

(For more information on PCOS Diagnosis, PCOS Treatment, PCOS Diet, PCOS Studies, PCOS Support, etc. visit My PCOS Treatment -

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Hard Decision

It's been a couple of week's since the visit to Chicago to initiate the PCOS Study. I have visited my Endocrinologist since then and we sat down together to review the study in detail. She explained the drug to me and assured me that it would not hurt me however, she advised me that I should be on a stronger medication.

She wants to put me on Metformin. UGH!! I hate Metformin. The study drug is good and she will be interested in seeing the results however it's no where close to the kind of progress that Metformin has on women with PCOS.

She sat down with Matthew as well and together they would like me to come off the study and start on the Metformin immediately. Now she wasn't going to force me of course but the PCOS has advanced enough recently that she feels we need to get better control of it right away. I must admit that I am having a flare up of cysts right now but I just feel awful about ditching the study. They were so wonderful there and the thought of being part of something that would lead to a medication to help provide some kind of relief to women around the world was very exciting!

I feel like I'm betraying the doctors there. Matthew keeps assuring me that this is what they do and that he's sure this happens more than I realize but I feel horrible about it.

My Endocrinologist did say that it would be a great study for women that have gone down the Metformin path and/or don't have insurance. The drug being studied is Flutamide, which is a drug they give men. She said she doesn't feel it's as good as Metformin but it would help relieve some of the symptoms such as excessive hair growth.

I know that none of these drugs is a cure but I'm down with anything that gives you some kind of relief.

It's taken Matthew and I a couple of weeks to talk and ponder this choice but we have decided to stick with my Endocrinologist. Our main goal is to have a baby and her course would be the faster path and the path with the faster relief.

I will be placed on a strict diet, much like the PCOS study had me on, and we are going start on the time released formula of Metformin. I'm dreading it!

Tomorrow is the appointment that we inform her and get the prescriptions ordered. Next step is to inform the study group...

(For more information on PCOS Diagnosis, PCOS Treatment, PCOS Diet, PCOS Studies, PCOS Support, etc. visit My PCOS Treatment -

Sunday, July 17, 2011

PCOS Women Needed

I got permission to share the contact information. They are in deed looking for more participants but are also looking for healthy women as controls and fathers & brothers of PCOS women.


Hope it helps.

(For more information on PCOS Diagnosis, PCOS Treatment, PCOS Diet, PCOS Studies, PCOS Support, etc. visit My PCOS Treatment -