--Originally posted in the group forum of "PCOS/MCOS No More!"--
Great news and hope, ladies.
Today, March 16th, was the day I got my period back since around the same time this past November! Sheesh!
I have been writing on the forum comments about my personal experiences, experimentation, and results, and this is what I found to be very important over these past few years. These are my tips for ladies with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome/PCOS after years of experience and experimentation:
Other factors to consider: medications, most especially birth control, and the time frame you have been on/off them (it may take a few months to a year or so for this to sort out... don't worry, it will) thyroid issues/ iodine supplementation; past traumas; pesticides, additives, chemicals, air quality, water quality, and overall pollution; perfumes; negative people and situations in your life; etc.
I hope these tips are useful for you women out there experiencing PCOS and hormonal issues. Please remember that hormonal issues take time, and heck, even I am not 100% regular yet, but I am more regular and the healthiest I have ever been for sure. I even glow! The weight will come off, but be patient. We have done our bodies so much damage in the past; it takes time to recover.
It has taken me almost 4 years since I was 18 to get to where I am today, and that is just when I started experimenting with a better diet. It excludes the time I had been researching for a cure. Love yourself enough to give yourself the time you need to heal and progress. If need be, experiment with the above, and I am positive you will come up with similar if not identical results, especially if you are at your beginning stages. I experimented and gave my body a chance to heal, and I am so happy I did. Looking back, I have gotten my menstrual cycle around 8 to 9 times naturally without hormones or herbal meds last year in 2011 as opposed to 0 times from when I first had my period.
I am still on my journey, and continuously learning. I am more than happy to assist others in their journey as well, as helping others helps me to learn more about myself and about this "condition" so to say.
Spread the word to family, friends, and anyone else who may need some guidance with PCOS. Please direct them to this forum and to this discussion. The message needs to get out. There is a cure for PCOS! Have faith.
With love always,
Fabulous, please do :)
I alternate between Pure Vegan and http://www.pure-vegan.net/Pure-Vegan_vitamin_b12_spray.asp and when I don't have the funds or want to save, a B12 from a company called Enzymatic Therapy, which I learned about through Don Bennett. He actually has a link in which you can get it for cheaper when asking him (he wants to make sure people are safe when supplementing; contact him if you have any questions. He is on this site!), which is here http://www.vitacost.com/Enzymatic-Therapy-B12-Infusion
Hope this helps!
Wow! Thanks so much for putting the effort into typing this up and sharing it. I just got my ultrasound results today and I have cysts on my ovaries so I am just beginning my research on how to fix this problem. This is a great start. I really appreciate you sharing these tips :)
I used to have excruciating periods that would put me into shock. The first three months of raw they got less and less painful until they just disappeared. I was still ovulating, I knew, through tracking my cycle. At one point I fell off the wagon eating burritos..etc. and sure enough my period came back.
Menstruation, I believe, is a function of an unnatural diet. An emergency detox so we are still able to get pregnant. Wild mammals do not menstruate, mammals in captivity eating processed food do.
I think maybe your body is detoxing but don't be surprised if it stops or becomes very very light.
Thanks for posting all this info!
Wonderful, officially bookmarked! Thanks for sharing and for the hope! :)
THIS IS SO HELPFUL! explains probably why when I was younger as a teen I ate carbs calore and hated fatty stuff so of course just was always onto fruits, veggies, rice, pastas..and had a healthy weight..some say even healthy thin, and always super happy.....once i started high protein low carb I lost my period, got the worst skin ever, developped allergies , terrible mood etc....
4 months ago going super high carb...and low fat..( i only consume fat from my fruits and veggies..maybe ONCE a month as a slip i will have coconut/nut/avo...- though this shows on my face the next day)...and I GOT MY PERIOD back.
thank you so much for writting this. I might as well print it and post it as a reminder...how to properly treat my body ...
years of abuse and fashion magazines ideals...*face palm*
I got my period back from this lifestyle!
I was really starting to worry, as I want to have kids some day.
I lost my period august 2013 from a rapid weight loss due to an eating disorder which lasted 3 months. I'd lost 8 kgs. Anyway, back to the point – I went 100% raw till 4 in June, and my period wasn't coming back despite gaining the weight back.
I was thinking if I should add more fat to my diet, but I didn't – and the next thing I knew, in the middle of November, suddenly it was back! It lasted for a full seven days. That proved to me that my body was healthy. (Also like to mention that I started taking b12 vitamins)
Could you expand on why we should stay away from potatoes? They are the only vegan option I have at school so I eat them everyday!!! :O