Crazy Thoughts

So, I’ve been experiencing some crazy thoughts lately and I’d like to run them by the blogging community here to see what you all think.  

As most of you know, I suffer from PCOS.  Many of you also know that I’ve recently started going to the chiropractor to fix some problems with my neck and a squished lower back.  They’ve discovered that the squished part of my lower back is an injury I’ve had since I was a kid.  The part that is pushed together is crushing very important nerves that control hormone output through my body, which can have a lot to do with my PCOS.  On top of that, I’ve started a gluten-free diet and i’m strongly considering dairy-free, but I haven’t got the guts to do it yet (even though I know I need to) because the research I’ve done on gluten-free, dairy-free diets and PCOS is incredible.  Women who have suffered from PCOS their whole lives are suddenly becoming regular, ovulating and getting pregnant.  That is amazing!  It makes a lot of sense when you look at the fact that PCOS is caused by an insulin problem that results in a hormone problem, so controlling your diet makes so much sense.

So here is the big question —– should I go off birth control for the next five months (giving myself until January), to see if there is a possibility that my body may start regulating itself?  I know it’s a long shot and a totally insane idea since we’ve waited so long and i’m already 28.5 years old, but the thought just keeps sneaking up behind me and shaking me.  I think it might be related to the fact that IVF is going to cost us $17,000 and it’s just so much money.  SO MUCH!  It also has a lot to do with wanting to know if my body has the capability of running like a normal body.  Could diet and the chiropractor do that?  Or, should I just keep in mind that I am making my body perfect FOR IVF?  All of this may make my body the perfect carrier for my little embryos, OR, it may do nothing but make me a healthier person and not touch my hormonal problems.  I think I probably what I will end up doing IVF anyway, but I wanted to see what everyone else thought.

I already have my mock transplant, saline ultrasound and consultation with the doctor set up for August 29th…. so it’s right around the corner.  I can’t see myself having the ability to cancel those appointments after this long, but I’m still so torn!  Am i going crazy?  I sure do feel like it!

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8 thoughts on “Crazy Thoughts

  1. I know of people who have had PCOS and changed their diets plus they started taking metformin and got pregnant naturally…PCOS does not necessarliy mean you cannot get pregnant…it cannot hurt to try naturally while you save up the funds for IVF

      • No, but PCOS is caused by a insulin resistance, so i’ve read that a gluten-free, dairy-free diet is the absolute best thing you can do to regulate the insulin/hormone junk going on. I feel a million time better after going gluten free. Very exciting.

      • I was diagnosed at the age of 12 with PCOS and I am not insulin resistant…those diets can def help but PCOS affects everyone very differently so I would highly suggest having a glucose tolerance test to confirm insulin resistant…I had my doc convinced that I had to be insulin resistant but the blood test confirmed that I wasnt.

      • yea, not sure i’m insulin resistant…yet, but since it is something that could be, and is probable in the future, I’d rather just start working on whatever I can now to help fend off whatever may come in the future! Plus, the diet is good for PCOS people no matter what they have going on. I can tell just by how much better I feel while being gluten-free that it’s working. Plus, to get the test i’d have to go back to gluten for 8 weeks or something? My friend found that out after she went off gluten and then wanted to get tested. No thanks!

  2. Hi Evelyn! I’ve read that myo-inositol is a good supplement that works similarly to Metformin (studies show it, too) so if you can’t get your hands on Metformin, inositol couldn’t hurt! I’ve started taking it and will see if it helps.

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