I have pcos/Insulin resistance..help me please

by YVETTE
(United States)

I am a 36 year old female with no children. I am overweight and have all the pcos/IR symptoms.

I have annovulatory cycles. I have tried the opk test strips. They do turn positive but no pregancy occurs. Due to lack of ovulation.

Been trying to conceive since 2004.

The doctors just call me fat and tell me to go on a 1200 calorie diet. How do I survive on that?!

I want to take progesterone and I have no idea how much to take...

I am 5'8 and weigh 280

My hubby and I really want a baby.

Please, please advise me what to do...

thank you

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Sep 06, 2011
I have pcos/Insulin resistance..help me please
by: Wray

Hi Yvette PCOS, and Insulin Resistance too, have become such problems worldwide now. They both have low vitamin D levels, so it appears more than likely a lack of vitamin D could be a cause of both. A lack of vitamin D also causes weight gain and anovulation, it's vital for healthy ovaries. Please have a test done, for more info see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital websites. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml and not the 30ng/ml the labs and doctors use as a cut off point for adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's. A low calorie diet is the last thing you should do, it's most dangerous. We do have a page on Nutrition, please look through it, as it gives links to three excellent ways of eating, all of which will help you loose weight. This comment which came in today might give you encouragement, see the reply from CamperKat. Progesterone is also low in PCOS, I recommend 100-200mg/day, more if symptoms are severe. Both progesterone and vitamin D are vital for a successful pregnancy and the growth of the foetus. See these papers on vitamin D here, here, here, here and here. These are excellent videos to watch too, see here and here. I've run out of space so will start a new comment below. Take care Wray

Sep 06, 2011
I have pcos/Insulin resistance..help me please
by: Wray

Hi Yvette You might consider taking taurine too, as this amino acid is also vital to the growing foetus, see here, here and here. In all probability, when your mother was pregnant with you, she was deficient in both these nutrients, it's very common. Unfortunately it does lead to problems when an adult, and would certainly explain your PCOS and weight gain. You do need progesterone, but please start it well before trying to conceive. Oestrogen Dominance often occurs when first starting progesterone, and it's best not to experience this while pregnant. Finally we do have a page on Pregnancy, it explains how to use progesterone. Take care Wray

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