Old 05-04-2007, 09:06 AM
  # 1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: SC
Posts: 1,027
Unhappy Update

Well.....I found out what is wrong. I have Polycystic Ovarian Disorder and Insulin Resistance. I'm not producing enough hormones for me to ovulate. Insulin Resistance runs hand in hand with POD. I don't quite understand exactly what Insulin Resistance is but I am going to do some research on it to find out.

It explains why I have been having a very very difficult time losing weight though.

I am going to be put on Provera and Metformin, I know Provera is a hormone replacement but I'm not sure what Metformin is besides that it is a diabetes medicine.

My fears were confirmed.....POD can greatly reduce the ability to get pregnant. I will more than likely have to be on fertility medicines when I decide to try.

ohhh....why can't my life just be normal........
Jwife22 is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 09:15 AM
  # 2 (permalink)  
Or However You Spell It....
Lovestoomuch's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Safe
Posts: 4,264
Blog Entries: 1
Oh Laura I'm so sorry honey. If you can....try to look on the up side. Thank God it's not cancer and modern medicine is so great. Doctors are working miracles everyday with the technology they have. You'll get through this sweetie. Don't give up hope.
Lovestoomuch is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 09:16 AM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Finding Myself
Posts: 91
I have PCOS as well and the Metfornin has really worked well me for weight loss. I highly recommend a book called "The Insulin Resistance Diet". It has changed my life and the way I eat forever.
ncdeac is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 09:23 AM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Acting not reacting
elizabeth1979's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: My happy place
Posts: 1,788
I was diagnosed with PCOS 10 years ago, when they knew little about it.

The only thing that made me lose weight was eating no wheat or gluten no processed sugar and very very limited dairy..that in combination with excercise every day..I lost the weight last year that Id held onto for a long time.

Theres lots of progress in treating PCOS now...its tough but manageable!
elizabeth1979 is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 09:43 AM
  # 5 (permalink)  
grateful rca
teke's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: atlanta, ga.
Posts: 4,671
keeping you in my prayers, i pray that all will eventually work out and that you began to feel better soon.
teke is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 10:04 AM
  # 6 (permalink)  
Get Caught Reading
bookmiser's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Not in the boonies, thank God
Posts: 1,410

Have faith that this turns out as it should. As Loves said, medical technology is so advanced nowadays, I'm sure they'll be able to help you when the time comes for getting pregnant. Have faith and thank God it wasn't cancer.
Love ya,

bookmiser is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 10:08 AM
  # 7 (permalink)  
let it grow!
parentrecovers's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 15,540
take good care of yourself, jwife. blessings, k
parentrecovers is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 10:18 AM
  # 8 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: SC
Posts: 1,027
Thanks all........I'm sooo thankful it wasn't cancer or anything like that. It's just a terrible downer.

I know there a medications out there for me.....actually I start the Provera today. I guess I'm just down about it.....
Jwife22 is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 10:32 AM
  # 9 (permalink)  
ConcernedBigSis's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 234
Sorry to hear about that Jwife. Sending you some big hugs!
ConcernedBigSis is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 12:16 PM
  # 10 (permalink)  
rayofsunshine's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wishin' I was on the Beach!
Posts: 1,415
Big HUGS ... give the news time to sink in and you'll start to feel better in a day or two.
Take care,
rayofsunshine is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 12:21 PM
  # 11 (permalink)  
Just plainly tired
Jewelz's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: crossroads
Posts: 2,834
Jwife, I am sorry to hear that but am glad its not cancer. You are in my prayers.
Jewelz is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 12:27 PM
  # 12 (permalink)  
Barbdee's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: totally lost
Posts: 250
I take metformin for my type II diabetes. It is the generic name for glucophage. Basically it just stimulates the production of insulin. RAS takes it too and my MIL. I have never experienced any side-effects from it at all. And luckily, it's not too expensive.
Usually, if they start metformin, they will also put you on a liver protection drug like Advandia or Actose, but if you are not technically diabetic, maybe it's not needed.
Also, my gyn told me that I would have a very difficult time getting pregnant...not ovulating, and then I got pregnant the first month I was you have to realize they are guessing, using statistics and it might not even affect you.
Good luck.
Barbdee is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 02:41 PM
  # 13 (permalink)  
On a tear
BigSis's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Volcano Country!
Posts: 3,221
(((Jwife))) Trust your HP... He has you .... right now.
BigSis is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 02:53 PM
  # 14 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: SC
Posts: 1,027
Thanks all of you....thanks secretmom--

I think I am just going to go home and enjoy my weekend.......tiling the bathroom fllor
Jwife22 is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 02:59 PM
  # 15 (permalink)  
marle's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: East Tawas, MI
Posts: 3,683
JWife, It took my husband and I five years of trying before I could get pregnant. I suffered two miscarriages, but was finally able to conceive when I was 32. Don't give up hope. Things have improved greatly since I was in that situation. I will say some prayers that when the time is right, you too will be able to conceive. Hugs, Marle
marle is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 09:36 PM
  # 16 (permalink)  
hope213's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: twilight zone,usa
Posts: 3,909
oh jwife, i am praying for you.miracles happen everyday.keep your faith.hugs, hope
hope213 is offline  
Old 05-04-2007, 10:00 PM
  # 17 (permalink)  
greeteachday's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: a better place
Posts: 4,047
Prayers JWife, I'm sorry that you have to deal with this but so thankful that there are medicines and treatments that address it. HP has you sweetie...enjoy the weekend. Hugs and prayers
greeteachday is offline  
Old 05-05-2007, 04:13 AM
  # 18 (permalink)  
outonalimb's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Seeking Peace
Posts: 1,371

Lots of great advice before me.
You have my prayers...
Enjoy your weekend, sweetie!! Tiling the bathroom floor sounds kinda fun!

outonalimb is offline  
Old 05-05-2007, 04:25 AM
  # 19 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: PA, USA
Posts: 1,292
Hi Jewel, Being a nurse I think I know more than the average person about illnesses.
I saw a show on Discovery about a yr ago on this disease & truthfuly I had never heard of it before. I know the show did say that people that have this have a very hard time losing weight & that they gain weight without eating anymore than any other person.
As far as getting pregnant when you have this I know nothing about that. If you are trying to get pregnant but cannot I will keep you in my prayers. I have seen alot of people who the drs have said could not have kids, get pregnant, so drs don't know everything. There is a greater physician.
rozied is offline  
Old 05-05-2007, 05:28 AM
  # 20 (permalink)  
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Cloud 9
Posts: 778
(((Jwife))) I'm sorry about your news. But I'm glad it's not cancer. Do some reading so you can learn about what you have going on. You might even be able to find a support/chat for the disoreder as well. I used to go to the Medi board for stuff about thyroid disorders, so look around you might find something similar as well. Will keep you in my prayers.
helpus is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:47 AM.