How I Overcame PCOS
I hope you all are doing good and are in the best health!
Today, I am here to share a very personal experience of mine. I will be honest here that initially I was not very comfortable about discussing this on a social platform like this but I pondered over and gave a thought that one should not stay behind in discussing those things which can benefit a lot of women like me. I was lucky to have got expert advice and opinion but what if I didn’t meet the right people and kept mum about my problem. Had I been here discussing all this with you all?
Let me share that I am a woman in my mid 20’s and have been married for 4 years. I admit that in the starting of 2014 I followed a very sedentary lifestyle for few months which resulted in weight gain and from 63kgs went on to become 68.5kgs (measured in July) and I even experienced absence of periods for a good 4 months from April to August last, when I got medical help.
I had no history of any hormonal issues previously and so I was not expecting this to happen so suddenly. Well, I was not worried initially but when 3 months passed I was paranoid as to what happened and went in for the tests in August itself due to some unavoidable stuff at home.
Now the medications started and I got my periods in a week’s time. But I was worried as to how come I ignored my health that this situation came. So I discussed all this with Anamika and Tarun Preet and I really appreciate the unconditional support and word of advice both these ladies gave me to improve my lifestyle. I gathered a lot of information on the possible causes and the preventive measures one can take to avoid fertility issues like PCOS.
After knowing all this I remembered how irresponsible I had been since the start of the year 2014 and that now I need to switch back to a healthy lifestyle s I don’t want to be dependent on medicines at all.
Well after I got my chums(Periods) in August, I stopped the medications with the confidence that I am going to overcome my illness naturally. So I started following a low Carb Diet since then. From a high carb diet I went on to follow a Low carb diet with some initial difficulties.
The other month I got my periods on time on its own and since then I have not taken a single medicine for PCOS or anything and my periods have been regular since then.
I do cheat sometimes and then follow a strict diet again and now it feels more of a healthy habit than any particular diet. I had a tough time to refrain eating carbs as being a North Indian, rotis & paranthas are considered a must have food.
I don’t follow a strict fitness regime but do exercise 2 times a week which includes weight lifting & Yoga. I don’t aim to lose weight at all. I was just following this diet to be free from PCOS. The weightloss came as a beautiful surprise. I am keen to follow the diet always and see if I can lose few more kgs as my ideal weight should be between 58-62kg for a 5’6’’ inches tall body frame.
Now I weigh 63.5kgs and have reduced a good 4kgs since September. I would credit Anamika & Tarun Preet for helping me out in overcoming my illness. And now I am PCOS free until I go back to the same sedentary lifestyle and stop eating right, which is possibly not going to happen anytime soon!
I really wanted to share this since a long time and now finally I did share everything I felt about how a particular lifestyle and diet changes the well being of a person.
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