Hi everyone! This is my first post on this website and I would love if anyone can give me some advice!
I was diagnosed with PCOS about 3 years ago when I hadn't gotten my period in a little over 4 months. My doctor immediately started me on birth control and metformin and my period returned almost immediately. 3 years and 2 endocrinologists later and I was also diagnosed with hypothyroidism. For some reason when I take a higher dosage of my levothyroxine with my metformin I get incredbily nauseous and can spend hours dry heaving (a bit too much information, I know) so therefore I have stopped my metformin for the time being. I've never experienced any type of discomfort because of PCOS because I believe mine is mainly due to high levels of testosterone.
My biggest concern about living with PCOS is the difficulty women find getting pregnant with it. I'm only in college right now and don't see myself having children within the next 5-7 years but I would love to start sorting out my condition and working on it now so that way when the time does come around that I decide to have children, it may be a tad bit easier. I've been told that losing weight is one of the best treatments for PCOS and have recently started a diet that is mainly based in fruits & veggies with lean proteins. I currently weigh 240 lbs and would love to get down to maybe 175 lbs.
If anyone has any tips on diets that worked out well for them, dealing with the emotional impact of it all, and just overall fighting PCOS I would be so very appreciative. Thank you for any type of advice you may give!