Trying to find answers for pcos and infertility

I have always had irregular cycles and have had an ultrasound that showed cysts on my ovaries. I was placed on oral contraceptives by doctors, but would rather not use them. I have been off them for about 9 mo.

I have been researching about pcos and have learned most of what you recommend about diet, etc. other places as well. My question has been how do I practically put this info to work. I do not live in an area where organic vegetables are easily available and when available are more expensive thus making it difficult for me to have them. Also I have been taking many of the supplements recommended for pcos for about 6 mo. and have not really seen any results. Most of that time I have also tried to avoid sugar. Thank you for any help! I am feeling quite frustrated!

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Sep 10, 2011
Ovarian cysts and your cycle
by: Anonymous

Ovarian cysts are products of failed or disordered ovulation, for reasons presently unknown. An ovarian cyst may be asymptomatic or may cause variable pelvic pain. Palpation may detect a smooth, tender mass at one ovary size or a cyst may be found by sonogram visualization. The cyst may collapse and disappear or it may increase in size and discomfort during succeeding months. Some cysts may become as large as a golf ball or lemon before discovery.

It is believed that an alternative treatment for ovarian cysts is natural progesterone. If sufficient natural progesterone is supplemented prior to ovulation, luteininzing hormone levels are inhibited and regular ovulation does not occur.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF NATURAL PROGESTERONE

WHERE TO APPLY:
Neck, Hands, Breasts, Chest, Inner Arms, Inner Legs, Abdomen and Feet until absorbed
? Progesterone is best absorbed on thin skin! It absorbs into the skin to the fatty layer then it is transferred into the bloodstream.
? Remember to rotate sites when applying cream (If you apply to your chest in the morning, apply to your feet in the evening, etc.).

WHEN TO APPLY AND HOW MUCH TO APPLY:
It is recommended that you use natural progesterone cream from days 10-26 of you cycle to alleviate your symptoms.
? Day 1 is the first day bleeding. On day 10, begin using < to = teaspoon TWICE A DAY, and use through day 26, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. (For an irregular cycle, use on days 10-26 and you should begin to have a regular cycle-this could take from 3-6 months).
? Natural Progesterone Cream begins to work 20 minutes after application and lasts in the body for 8 hours, thus TWICE A DAY applications are required!
? You may increase the dosage by adding < teaspoon in the middle of the day if you PMS symptoms get worse the week before your period. Discontinue use of the cream on day 26 of your cycle to allow your body to have a period.
? If you begin to bleed before day 26 of your cycle, stop the cream and start the cycle all over again. You should get regulated within 3-6 months.
? It is sometimes impossible to use the cream with precision as you go through menopause because your body is trying to stop your period altogether. Continue to use the cream with as much precision as is possible until your period subsides.
? If you have cramps with bleeding, you can apply the Cream directly to the cramping area for immediate relief. After a couple of months on the cream, your cramps should subside!

PS It is important to find a cream with 750mg per oz or what the doctors call 3%. If u get a script make sure it is for USP natural progestrone
pb





Sep 19, 2011
Trying to find answers for pcos and infertility
by: Wray

Hi there I'm not sure if you've seen our page on PCOS but I hope it gives you an idea of what to do and take. Quite possibly the supps you are taking are not strong enough, they have to be very high to help. The most essential thing is to reverse the oxidative stress which is the cause of PCOS. This is often due to a lack of antioxidants, in particular vitamin D, please have a test done. For more info see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital websites. The minimum dose should be 5000iu's per day, and the blood level should be 70-100ng/ml, and not the 30ng/ml which labs and doctors use as the cut off point for adequate. Although organic food is the best, any food is better than none! The problem with conventionally grown food is that many of the pesticides used are oestrogenic, see the website Our Stolen Future. This can be overcome by using sufficient progesterone, which is already low in PCOS. I recommend 100-200mg/day, more if symptoms are severe. And please do avoid all sugars, even the hidden ones in grains, legumes and sweet, starchy fruit and veggies. Sugar in any form decreases levels of sex hormone binding globulin, this is turn allows levels of free testosterone and oestrogen to rise, see here. Higher than normal testosterone is one of the problems with PCOS. I'm relieved to hear you are off Contraceptives, they do nothing but harm. If you can't find all the answers on the PCOS page, please write back to me, it might be something I've overlooked and would like to add to the page. PCOS is increasing the world over at an alarming rate. I believe it's due to the fact we spend 90% of our time indoors, getting no vitamin D. Take care Wray

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