Originally Posted by kittymonsters
Not sure about the pcos, but for insulin resistance try cinnamon capsules. Search cinnamon and Insulin resistance or Cinnamon and metabolic syndrome X.
All the research was done on humans first, but has been applied to horses with IR and cushings. We have an IR mare, that now can eat more but weighs 200 pounds less. ( that is a lot for a horse that weighs in at 900 in good body condition. She was morbidly obese and hardly ate anything). All we did was balance her mineral intake to her hay, so she was getting the proper mineral ratios and use the cinnamon as a drug.
The does is 1 tps/250 pounds, per the human studies.
We monitored her G:I index through the entire process, it has now been normal for over two years and no more obesity.
NOTE to all, cinnamon only works for people who are actually Insulin resistant. It is not a magic weight loss pill for everyone. Check the research then speak to your doctor. You can actually purchase cinnamon capsules at the health food store and in bulk at Sams club.
I have no idea if it would have any affects , positive or negative, on the PCOS
The cinnamon has been something i've looked into before- but i'm allrgic to cinnamon, so i'm a bit scared to even consider that option for myself. That's why i was looking into something a bit different.
Originally Posted by theimp98
alpha-lipoic acid, and cinnamon both will help
when do you get your medical stuff back nikki?
i have been using BYETTA and it helps.
alpha-lipoic acid i haven't tried- i'll look into it! (cinnamon is out- i'm allergic to it). What is BYETTA?
Originally Posted by Natalie_ca
There is no cure for Polycystic Ovary. It's a chronic imbalance of hormones caused by cysts forming on the ovaries. These cysts appear and disappear, and don't appear every month.
With PCOS comes insulin resistance, and that increases as you gain weight.
Proper diet, proper regular exercise and easing off the sweets can help you lose some of the weight. But you will still be insulin resistant to a degree because of the PCOS. To regulate your period you will need to take replacement hormones such as birth control pills every month, or progesterone 5 to 10 days each month to force a period.
As I've said many times in this forum, just because you have PCOS does not mean you can't get pregnant.
My cousin has PCOS and a guy so much as looks at her and she gets pregnant. She had 4 kids without any need to resort to fertility drugs.
A girl at work has PCOS and she has 3 kids and had her most recent one in her late 30's.
PCOS is not the end of the world. More than 50% of the female population has it and most don't even know it...they just think they are irregular or have been on the pill so long that they don't find out until they stop taking the pill and they become irregular and can skip months and months before getting a period.
Please don't dwell on the fact that you have PCOS because it's a very common thing among women and is more of an annoyance than a health risk.
I have PCOS and have had it since I was a teenager, but was only diagnosed with it sometime back in the late 1980's. The most annoying side effect from PCOS that I have that I wish I didn't is rapid hair growth (the hair on my head grows at a rate of about 1 inch per month) and irritating hair on my chin and upper lip which I wax off, and skin tags which I either remove myself or have the doctor do it.
I've always had problems with my weight ever since I was a child and while having irratic hormones doesn't help, I can't blame my weight entirely on PCOS. Lifestyle certainly plays a very large part in it. My cousin who has 4 kids is on the thin side. But she watches her diet and works out at the gym every single day so she works to maintain her physical shape and it pays off for her in spades.
I am certainly not dwelling on it
I am just trying to get myself into the best shape i can and manage my health is all. I do take hormone therapy in the form of a BCP but it is not doing much. I have a severe case of PCOS (diagnosed from both ultrasounds and several specialists and tests.)- so i have researched some of the basic knoweldge on things you've mentioned quite a while back. I was mostly concerned with this product i have mentioned and if anyone else had tried it/recommended it to help manage the insulin resistance side of it. That was why i posted the thread.
Right now i'm just controling everything i eat by making it myself/ getting proper exercise- but it's not enough. I disagree with you though- it's not just an annoyance- it has some serious health risks/etc that go along with it- the infertility aspect (which, yes some women do go on to have kids with PCOS and have no issues- but many do.), insulin resistance aspect of it can lead to coronary issues/etc and many other problems. That is an honest concern to me as i have heart problems....so my goal now is to try and get this under control and make it more managable. I know there is no cure- but that doesn't mean that it can not be managed/helped considerably. The purpose of the thread was to discuss a new fourm of alternative treatment/etc for it and to see if anyone has tried it/ found relief from it.