Our expert says:
I am so sorry to hear about this dreadful struggle you have had with PCOS and that no matter how hard you diet and exercise you don't lose weight and now may not fall pregnant because of the threat of ovarian cysts when you stop taking the pill. If you weigh 78 kg at the moment and are 1.7 m tall, then your BMI = about 27 which is not too overweight. With all the investigations and treatments you have had to undergo, has anyone ever referred you to a dietitian? If not, please do consult a clinical dietitian to assist you with a low-GI diet (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will take your PCOS, medications and other conditions such as overweight and raised blood lipid levels, into account when working out a diet for you, which will be based on low-fat foods with a low glycaemic index (GI). Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’. As regards potential help with falling pregnant, I would recommend that you try to obtain assistance from a Fertility Clinic in your nearest large city.
Holding thumbs that you do fall pregnant (let me know if you do)
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