TTC with PCOS please help I have a beard, not kidding
( FL, USA)
Hello:) I am 36 and my window is almost closed for ttc. My husband and I have been trying for 3 years now. I don't get any help from my regular gyno & doctors they all say everythings fine... but they don't have to deal with my constant facial hair growth and the carpet of hair that accully used to consume my whole frontal body until I invested in laser hair removal and after 3 years I can see improvement but it's all still there. I know this is a big clue to whats wrong with me in ttc.
I am not overweight, I have low blood pressure and low temperature in the morning with no peaks. I tend to be tired and loose focus, cold feet and my palm never sweat. I started the PCOS diet and am about to start the gemstone healing for fertility. I would really like to know what advise you could give me please & many thanks:)
PCOS is known for causing high levels of testosterone that can be responsible for causing hirsutism.
This condition is often associated with PCOS and imbalanced levels of blood glucose leading to insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance is the underlining condition (even in women who are not necessary over-weight) and it is very important to follow a diet low in carbs and chose only fresh vegetables and organic produce. Chose foods that have a low glycemic index.
Please, do not give up on conventional medicine. I would still consider seeing an endocrinologist that is incline to natural health and have hormonal testing done like thyroid, adrenals, FSH, LH, estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, prolactin, testosterone, melatonin, etc.
It is possible to monitor hormonal levels best through saliva testing
. This is one of the most reliable ways to detect deep imbalances.
I am getting that you may not be ovulating at this time. This is a critical factor while TTC. Stimulating ovulation is very important.
Herbal remedies in conjunction with the PCOS diet can offer great help in managing PCOS naturally.
Studies in herbal medicine have shown how Saw Palmetto may reduce unwanted facial and body hair growth due to hormonal imbalance.
Also, White Peony lowers testosterone levels, supports progesterone production and balances estrogen.
Other important herbs for PCOS are: Gymnema, which has a sugar-blocking property, delaying the absorption of sugar, helping women with insulin resistant PCOS deal better with sugar imbalances.
Vitex is also the mother of all herbs when it comes to supporting ovulation, progesterone production and regulating the menstrual cycle.
I would recommend learning more about the HormoneWise Fertility Kit
, which has been designed with women who have symptoms of PCOS and hormonal instability.
I cannot stress enough the importance of following a very clean life style, avoid toxicity in your food and environment as much as possible as xenoestrogens
are the major culprits of infertility in our modern life style as they disrupt the endocrine system by mimicking the action of estrogens in the body. Hormonal disruptors are everywhere, in your water, food, cosmetics, shampoos, household cleaners, etc.
Avoid then as much as possible. Taking DIM (diindolylmethane) is a great way to help the body eliminate bad estrogens from the body.
The important aspect of boosting fertility is to stimulate ovulation, if you can ovulate you will be able to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy.
The facial and body hair issue will take time to adjust itself and for facial hair I would recommend electrolysis as laser may not always be the best solution as in some cases it can cause more hair to grow. For body hair reduction laser is well indicated.
I hope this helps you find your path to healing and get pregnant soon.