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pcos and hypothyroid gettin pregnant and trying to lose weight?

By Anonymous April 19, 2012 - 4:36pm
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I seem to have and immense amount of health issues. Pcos hypothyroid depression anxiety and now kidney stones. I have started smoking my periods are never normal. Metformin is making me super sick. Am I ever going to be able to lose weight or even more important have a kid? I am stuck in a rut

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Hi Stephanie84,

Meeting with a counselor can be a blessing for you. You have endured so much. Dealing with serious health issue can be a challenge. Having someone to talk to on a regular basis can be priceless.


April 23, 2012 - 5:39pm

Thanks maryann. I have been thinking about a counsler. I actually just got out of the hospital today with an inflammed ovary a huge cyst on my ovary and uti and a 5mm kidney stone and being disscouraged all this has me bummed and I think talking to someone would really help. Because evryone else thinks im nuts

April 20, 2012 - 6:35pm

Hi Anonymous,

Metformin has benefits for you, but if you are having severe diarrhea, you need to explore solutions with your doctor.

To effectively lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. If body aches prevent you from exercising, start out slowly. Try taking a daily 15 minute walk. Getting outdoors may lift your mood. Try yoga. Dancing to your favorite music in the privacy of your home can be exercise for you.

Every time you are tempted to eat an unhealthy food, remember your goal.

You do have major health issues that may be overwhelming for you to handle alone. Have you considered seeking the professional help of a counselor? If so, consider a counselor with experience in health related issues, someone who understands your medical issues.

Don't lose hope,


April 20, 2012 - 5:32pm

Hello Anonymous,

If you really want to lose weight and to have a child, then you will, but it will not be easy.

As you already know, your health issues pose a major obstacle to reaching these two goals.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) causes menstrual abnormality. This is the most common characteristic of PCOS. Menstrual intervals can be longer than 35 days, you can have fewer than 8 menstrual cycles each year or you may not menstruate for 4 months or longer. Obesity can occur with PCOS.

Trying to get pregnant and losing weight can be hindered by having PCOS.

Metformin improves ovulation and leads to regular menstrual cycle, slows the progression to type 2 diabetes and can aid in weight loss if you also follow a diet and an exercise program.

Exactly what side effects are you experiencing with Metformin?
Have you shared this with your doctor? Working with your doctor, you may be able to reach your goals of weight loss, managing your depression and anxiety and feeling better.


April 19, 2012 - 5:56pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I get extreme dirahrea with the metformin. I have finally gotten up to 2000 mg a day. And I am not longer losing weight from it. I have tried south beach diet and lost 5 pounds and it seems like I gain it back in a day of eating something bad. My facial hair has gotten out of control I seriously get a five o'clock shadow. My doctor just keeps telling me to take my metformin and try counting calories. And of course excercising. But with my depression and constant body aches and lack of motivation I get easily unmotivated and hide in my room. I get extreme cravings and can eat the same thing for weeks untill the craving is gone. I just am losing hope very fast

April 19, 2012 - 7:34pm
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