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    Default New BellyBelly user with PCOS


    I have been diagnosed with PCOS and started taking Clomid in Jan 2009. The first cycle was successful and I fell pregnant however I miscarried at 5 weeks. The Clomid tablets then failed to work in the next cycle and I did not ovulate. I have just finished taking tablets to bring on my period and will then start my third cycle of Clomid from days 5-9. I am feeling quite anxious given what happened last month. My Gyno couldn't give my any reason as to why the Clomid didn't work the 2nd month.

    I have also been getting really bad acne on my jaw line and neck and have been told this is hormonal. I have no idea how to treat this??

    This is all new to me and I am hoping I can get some feedback from people who have been or are in similar situations.


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    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Where the sun shines brightly!

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    Hi Leesie,
    I'm sorry to read of your condition. I really think it will be in your best interests to address the root causes of your PCOS before you try to conceive. This will not only increase your chances of regular ovulation and a lasting conception, but will increase your chances of having a happy & healthy pregnancy.

    I have cut and pasted the following advice from another thread which may be of benefit to you. By the way- from a natural health perspective, synthetic drugs such as clomid merely address the symptoms (ie - lack of ovulation), not the cause of the problem - which explains why your health problems are still present. If you want to truly beat your PCOS- you have to get out of the system of illness (the conventional medicine system). I can assure you that there is NO silver bullet approach. The way out of Endo and PCOS requires sacrifice, effort and serious dedication. Any other method is a short-cut and will only attempt to mask symptoms.
    Anyway- please read below!! It may require a fair bit of research on your part. But if you (like me) are desperate to eriadicate this problem you will do anything, right??? In the meantime, I also strongly recommend you purchase Francesca Naish's book 'The Natural Way to Better Babies - Preconceptual Healthcare for Prospective Parents' - it contains loads of info you are unlikely to ever hear from your doctor.


    From personal experience as an ex-endo & PCOS sufferer (yep- you read that right!) I will help you to cut to the chase. I am not promising miracles, but this is what worked for me after years of going round and round in circles with the 'conventional' medical feild and their limited options of repeated surgery and synthetic drugs which address the symptoms but not the cause of the problem.

    You need to go onto a strictly alkaline, organic (where possible), dairy-free, anti-candida diet and start taking a good probiotic supplement whilst you do that. Most women who suffer from endo have undiagnosed systemic candida.
    Visit your nearest health shop for advice on a good quality probiotic supplement (needs to be kept in the fridge), and for alternatives to dairy.
    Coles and Woolies sell long life organic Oat Milk by Pureharvest - a great alternative for your cereal etc. Google alkaline diet and download as much information as you can and start to implement the advice (ie- all refined white foods such as white bread, white rice, white pasta etc have to be replaced with wholegrain varieties- and much much more).
    Stop consuming meat and or other animal products which are non-organic and thus are likely to contain artificial growth hormone residue. This will only 'feed' your endo or PCOS and its associated hormonal imbalances. Organic eggs, organic chicken, etc etc etc. Meat in general will have to be reduced in favour of less acidic forms of protein.
    Organic is more expensive - sure. But good health is priceless so I highly recommend making the necessary sacrifices in your life that will assist you in this process.
    Alcohol, caffeine and other drugs have to go (sorry!)
    Artificial food additives also have to go (ie additive 621- also known as MSG. There are hundreds more in our everyday foods). Buy the bestselling guide 'Additive Alert' by Julie Eady to help you with this. Avail from bookstores or online.
    Stop using commercialised, chemically-saturated personal care and cosmetics!! They are absolutely loaded with hormone altering substances, and chemicals which are actually listed as carcinogenic (cancer causing), teratogenic (damaging to a developing feotus) and known to have adverse effects on fertility. Check out Miessence online and be inspired!!
    Stop using commercial brand sanitary gear- especially tampons. Cotton is one of the most heavily sprayed crops (with toxic pesticides like dioxins, that is) add this, with the fact that the cotton is then chemically bleached white to make it more aesthetically pleasing, and you have a chemical ****tail inserted directly into the most delicate part of your body. Again- go to your nearest health shop and get onto the organic cotton tampons asap. Natracare and Jolie will fit the bill. And don't worry about them looking white - they have been oxygen bleached which is perfectly safe.
    For the dietary part- I suggest consulting a qualified Naturopath who will be able to test you for hormonal imbalance, heavy metal toxicity, and many other factors related to endo and ferility problems. Contact ANTA (Australian Natural Therapists Association) to find a qualified natural health practitioner working in your area.

    I hope I have not overloaded you. I have gone from being a serious victim to an expert in this area so I am very passionate about helping others with this hideous condition.


    PS- you will not have to stay completely dairy free, 100% alkaline forever- but you have a bit of work to do before your body regains homeostasis and until then you have to be quite strict on yourself. Once this balance is regained it is a constant effort to make sure it is maintained - so that will mean indulging in alcohol, dairy and refined foods in moderation.

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    Default New user with PCOS

    Thanks JellyBean. I have printed off some information on diet etc and so hopefully this will help. My Gyno never mentioned this to me so thanks again.


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    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Where the sun shines brightly!


    No worries Leesie - its my pleasure.

    All the best. Its hard at first making all these sacrifices but when your health starts to improve you realise that its worth every effort!!


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