PCOS and Insulin Resistence

by Jamie
(Wa)

Hi there, I am interested in trying one of the supplement packs and am not sure if I should try the pco pack or the IR pack?

I have PCOS and am insulin resistent. I am miserable and tired all the time with many of the issues that go along with PCOS. I am currently taking 3000 mg vitD, 25mg Spiro, 50mg Zoloft, 90mg armour for thyroid and progesterone cream. The progesterone cream has helped with the nonstop spotting but I think I may need to increase because during the holidays my period started a whole week early. I get the cream in individual 1ml syringes and take .15 mls day 1 thru 12 and .3 mlsd daysd 12 thru 28. Just frustrated and have been suffering for years I keep hoping it will become balanced but it is difficult and I am extremely tired. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Jan 13, 2011
PCOS and Insulin Resistence
by: Wray

Hi Jamie If you have PCOS I suggest the complex that's designed for it. New research has found it's a lack of antioxidants that causes PCOS, and the complex has large amounts of those that have been found to work. It also contains glutamine, inositol, minerals, and vitamin D which help blood glucose, so helping with the IR. In fact there's evidence it's a lack of one essential nutrient none of us get enough of, and that's vitamin D. Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors, so getting insufficient sun to make vitamin D. Please have a test done, see the Vitamin D council website for more info. I'm pleased you're taking it, but the minimum dose should be 5000iu's per day. The amount of progesterone you're using is far too low to have any affect. Please increase it, I've found between 100-200mg/day is normally needed, although I do recommend more for PCOS. The problem is increasing the world over, and many believe this is due to a lack of sun as more and more people spend time indoors, and therefore fail to make sufficient vitamin D. Two of the risk factors for PCOS are heart disease and diabetes, see here and here. The major risk factor for getting these is a lack of vitamin D, see here and here. A lack of vitamin D is thought to be a cause of PCOS. Circles within circles? So simple to eliminate all these factors if enough vitamin D is obtained. Take care Wray

Jan 17, 2011
PCOS and IR
by: Jamie

Hi Wray! Thank you so much for your response. I did double check and I am taking 5000mg of D and have been for at least 6 months now. I love the calming sensation/relaxation feel of the progesterone. When I take the full 200mg in the evening then it is so hard for me to get out of bed the next morning. I suppose I should split the dose and take half in the morning and half at night, I am just concerned it will make me tired during the day? I suffer from chronic fatigue and seem to barely make it through the day between work and my three children. I also have a goiter and am taking an Iodine supplement for that along with probiotics and an enzyme called Laurcidin. This has been going on for several years now and I just crave a day that I have enough energy to function through. Thanks for all your help.

Jan 17, 2011
PCOS and IR
by: Wray

Hi Jamie Glad it was of help. I must have misunderstood about the 0.15ml and 0.3ml of progesterone cream you said you were using. This is a miniscule amount of cream. For instance the 0.15 ml is a 33rd of a ml! Or 166th of a teaspoon, impossible to measure unless in a syringe. But even then there would be insufficient progesterone in the cream. You must be meaning something else as you say you use 200mg/day? It is better to use progesterone at least twice a day, as levels begin dropping after 13 hours. I have women using it hourly for severe symptoms, it should be used as and when needed. There is no hard and fast rule. I suggest you try using it in the morning over a weekend, I've not found it affects me during the day. When you can, please have that vitamin D test I asked you to have. It could be your level is still too low, and you should increase your dose. But I'm glad you're taking 5000iu's per day, this really is the minimum to get any benefit. But with very low levels I've found it takes too long to get to the level where it should be. I do hope you come right, I can't imagine working and looking after three children and having chronic fatigue! Take care Wray

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