I understand the problems with slow metabolism with pcos trouble losing weight but does ANYONE have an issue with medications taking FOREVER to kick in??? I can find no answers! Would like to just find out if my theory has merit at this point!
Hi there, fibro... I was kind of wondering what theory you have developed? The reason I ask is that I believe I had that condition without the proper diagnosis. I have had numerous ultrasounds through the years ordered by my gynecologist who first spotted those little cysts. My periods were never, ever regular but when I got it... man oh man it was heavy, long and so double-over painful that I would miss days of school. I had days I couldn't walk let alone get out of bed. Back in my day when I was a young teenager doctors didn't look at a young girl for that condition. Only after I was in my early 30s did my ob/gyn start to consider what might be going on with me. Certainly everything up to that point was looked at more like "growing" pains. Lots of doctors were also just prescribing the "pill" to help regulate periods without concern or consideration as to "why" this was happening, let alone looking deeper and further for answers.
I believe our medical community has done their patients a great DIS-service by ignoring the symptoms but throwing meds at their patients to see what would bring "relief" without curing or remedying the primary complaint. Doctors were over-prescribing meds that didn't cure, fix or remedy anything - the big "bandaid" effect.
What meds are you being prescribed for this? For me, it wasn't until I was diagnosed with thyroid issues that the relief started to happen. With thyroid medication and hydrocortisone supplementation along with a whole body, mind, soul makeover did that issue come to an end. I only have one little cyst today... post-menopausal and all. I am nearing 60 years young now but I didn't start to get relief until 2002... after I was diagnosed with addisons disease... did I begin the fight for my own life, health and well being. I also went through a few doctors because some of them didn't like or appreciate a "pro-active" patient and one involved in their own treatment plan. Doctors are too used to giving orders, don't listen, don't care and unfortunately, don't take the needed time to ensure their patients are getting what they are paying for - professional medical evaluation and treatment. Doctors must stand up and unify in order to take back their profession and the protocol that goes with it. Sorry, I am drifting off-topic a bit but it goes along with my own personal experience and the diagnoses I endured in the process along the way...
I will say that in the process of losing 92 lbs, making lifestyle changes and taking responsibility for me and my own health did the thyroid meds work better. It showed in my outward appearance as well as a feeling of inner peace, stability and tranquility.
I really appreciate your question... thank you for asking it and I hope others will chime in as well giving their experiences, too.
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