About to give up...
Hi Wray, just poking in for a quick update to let you know how I've been. I clearly suspect I have pcos although doctors have not diagnosed me as I've been several times with no help from them. I exhibit almost all symtptoms: 70 pounds overweight, scalp hair loss, hirsutism, irregular menses, etc. I began to take progesterone last year and it's helped some, but I've come back because I'm at my wits end. The last time I upped my dosage was back in March of this year, I went from 290mg to 332mg or 1 tsp in the am, and 1 tsp in the pm. It's been three months, and I don't know what to do anymore. In those three months I've cut back on most carbs, except fruits and vegetables, I don't remember the last time I had bread, potatoes, candy or soda. I went on a 4 day juice fast, lost 4 pounds which is good, but I've been unable to lose more weight, even when I went on a raw food diet for 7 days. THe last time I did that I lost 11 pounds in one week, this time, not one ounce. My depression has come back, it's getting hard to get up in the morning, I feel like I have nothing to look forward to and I can't bring myself to do everyday chores like washing dishes or doing laundry. My scalp hair has not improved, nor has the stray hairs I find in places I shouldn't have them gone away. My periods have become irregular again, the last one I had was in April. I don't get it. I'm trying really hard and I don't see the light at the end of the tunnel. If I've been trying really hard to nourish my body with natural fresh juices, and no more processed foods, no dairy or meats, why haven't I seen any improvement? I used to at least walk daily, but I've stopped as I haven't been able to force myself to get out. The same goes for the vitamin d, I was getting at least 10000 ui's in supplements but I did take only 5000 ui's if I was outside more than 20 minutes getting natural sunlight instead. I haven't bothered with it anymore since I feel what's the point. At this point the only thing that was stayed the same is my acne, I've been clear for awhile now, with only an occasional zit here and there. What am I doing wrong now? I feel like the progesterone cream is just another band aid, but it's not even helping with my symptoms anymore. And why did this happen? Why am I feeling like this again? Am I really supposed to increase yet again? And what will happen if I do? It will just help me get out of bed for the next three months before my body adjusts to it again and I keep living in limbo with symptoms never resolving themselves? I am highly discouraged as you can tell, please help me as I really don't know what to do anymore.