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  • #31
    GUYS. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE. I lost another .5!! I'm down to 161.6!!
    Also, I went to go see my naturopath and OB today. My naturopath says I have weak digestion and we're treating it by supplementing my liver. Zinc, chromium, lipofractals, fish oil, the whole shebang. He also wants to manage my PCOS by managing my insulin and loves Paleo. He also recommends lifting weights and strength training to strengthen my digestive system, something about the link between muscles and the stomach. Totally interesting.

    Breakfast:
    2 eggs, 1 green apple

    Lunch:
    Large helping shredded meat drizzled with homemade mayo

    And dinner:
    Seafood buffet!

    Then at the OB/GYN, my prolactin and testosterone are off the charts. On Saturday I'll be going in for an MRI, pelvic MRI, and CT. Kind of nervous. I'm also going to be put on the pill, does anybody have any thoughts on that?
    My Primal Journal:
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65788.html

    16 years old
    5'5"
    SW: 170
    CW: 162
    GW: 140

    Primal since 8/12/12.

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    • #32
      I'm sure other people will have better knowledge about this, but my only recommendation is to check back in with your doctor if you're noticing undesirable side effects, so you can try another brand. When I first started taking birth control, I had super crazy mood swings, it was not good. But I switched brands, and am fine now. I wish I had another alternative than hormones, but I super duper don't want babies! lol
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      • #33
        I'm curious why you're going on the pill. If your PCOS symptoms are that bad, I can understand going on it to help manage, but ultimately, I believe it's best to stay off it for as long as possible/is practical. I started menstruating at 13, went on the pill at 18, stayed on for about 5 years. I had to change pills periodically because I kept getting mood swings, migraines, spotting etc. All the side effects they tell you about (except weight gain).

        They'll tell you to give it at least 3 months to normalize, but make sure to tell your doctor if things are wrong/weird with your cycle ASAP or you notice anything weird. I had to wait the full 3 months, getting 2 periods every month, before they would give me a new prescription. That sucked.
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        • #34
          She says an oral contraceptive for testosterone, I agree that I don't want to go on the freaky pill and deal with the nastiness. I reregulated after my past two months of funky business, it's just that honestly, if you had seen my prolactin/testosterone vs. the lab ranges...it was astronomical. So we're going with the MRI/CT to rule out a growth on my pituitary gland.
          My Primal Journal:
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65788.html

          16 years old
          5'5"
          SW: 170
          CW: 162
          GW: 140

          Primal since 8/12/12.

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          • #35
            So the seafood buffet was great. Steak, shrimp, salmon drizzled with butter, some sushi, three bowls of chowder. I didn't mess around with the salads and junk. I totalllly got my money's worth. Then the dessert - I will admit, with the classically trained French pastry chefs, I did have a macaroon, a little chocolate mousse (oh my god. OH, my GOD.) and some other little non-Primal nibbles. I was up a pound today but honestly - so worth it.

            Today I ate a bowl of shredded meat (leftover) drizzled with homemade mayo for breakfast, along with a little feta salad with grapes, drizzled with local organic raw honey.
            For dinner I made cauliflower rice, calamari stew with mushrooms, and a brussel sprout feta salad, with fried cashews and mint leaves. It was interesting.
            Anyways, I have my MRI scheduled in the morning. Somewhat nervous. I just got some new cartilage piercings so I'm worried about taking them out before they heal but hopefully the MRI won't take a long while.
            My Primal Journal:
            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65788.html

            16 years old
            5'5"
            SW: 170
            CW: 162
            GW: 140

            Primal since 8/12/12.

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            • #36
              Good luck! My first GYN diagnosed me with PCOS at 18, but I haven't really kept up with my hormone levels and such.. I was on the pill for a few years, and then got paranoid about whether the hormones were making me kind of crazy, so I got an IUD. Which has been great as I am still baby-free, but obviously wouldn't solve your hormone imbalances. I had a scan to rule out pituitary issues. Anyway, all that to say that I know that this stuff can be kind of scary, and best wishes tomorrow


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              • #37
                Haven't seen a post from you in a while...Hope all is well
                Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                Before and after pics
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                Primal Sucess Story
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                Primal Journal
                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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                • #38
                  Everything is great, I'm traveling so I'm sorry I haven't updated! Well, it's been an off few days - my MRI came back totally clean, thank god. We retested my hormones and prolactin is normal, we actually traced it back to the motillium I was taking for my viral meningitis nausea, which raised my prolactin levels artificially. So a clean bill of health. I got my herbal prescription from my naturopath designed to aid PCOS so I'll keep you guys updated on that.
                  I've eaten mostly Paleo the past few days, I feel and look like I've dropped weight, BUT I have been cheating for lack of a better word. A few days ago I had some cheesecake at a social event, and had a small relapse binge/purge. Felt down that whole day and then couldn't control my eating the next in terms of volume but fortunately I stuck to all Paleo foods. Today, as I just arrived at my grandma's house, I did cheat again - she made old-world style Georgian food, and that's a rare and delicious enough occurrence for me to rationalize fried dough. I feel okay - I'm actually breaking out and bloated, so I can tell my body's not happy. Going to be settling in the enxt few days, feasting on berries and avocados. I plan to stick to paleo 100% until my birthday
                  My Primal Journal:
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65788.html

                  16 years old
                  5'5"
                  SW: 170
                  CW: 162
                  GW: 140

                  Primal since 8/12/12.

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                  • #39
                    GEORGIAN FOOD!!! I'm afraid that I'm going to be eating khatchapuri here at some point, and today I had naan... ah well. Tomorrow is another day! I've also been up all night on the internet...

                    Sorry to read about all the medical stuff! Really glad to hear that it sounds like you won't have to do birth control pills. I've been off for about a year and a half now and feeling great without it, was getting a little concerned about cystic ovaries too. (Had a gynecologist express concern about that a few years back...)

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                    • #40
                      hi i am a new commer here

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                      • #41
                        Oh nice, I'm the privileged one with the troll.
                        My Primal Journal:
                        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65788.html

                        16 years old
                        5'5"
                        SW: 170
                        CW: 162
                        GW: 140

                        Primal since 8/12/12.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by shohag View Post
                          hi i am a new commer here
                          what is this poison! this guy's trying to kill us!
                          Paleo since November 2011 - Carnivore since June 2012
                          Before and after pics
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65846.html
                          Primal Sucess Story
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65400.html
                          Primal Journal
                          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...tml#post955444

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                          • #43
                            I'm not doing so good on sticking 100% to the diet - obviously now that I'm in California I want to try everything! And I'm staying with my grandma and her nitrous bacon, corn oil on everything...it's kind of hard. I'm trying to focus on fats and easy to get protein, low-sodium organic lunch meat, avocados, sunflower butter, etc. She doesn't make much meat or let me eat many eggs - she thinks they'll kill me. Sigh. Bloated as hell but trying to stay active.
                            My Primal Journal:
                            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65788.html

                            16 years old
                            5'5"
                            SW: 170
                            CW: 162
                            GW: 140

                            Primal since 8/12/12.

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                            • #44
                              I'm taking all my supplements but still waiting for some improvement. My anxiety is sky high but I'm PMSing. Also I have a little planned off-day tomorrow, I'm going to be doing a food tour with my aunt. Things are alright, they'll be better in a few weeks. Meh.
                              My Primal Journal:
                              http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65788.html

                              16 years old
                              5'5"
                              SW: 170
                              CW: 162
                              GW: 140

                              Primal since 8/12/12.

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                              • #45
                                I'm really not doing as well as I could. Becasue I'm traveling and visiting family I'm really stretching my 80/20. I eat mainly Paleo but instead of cheating weekly it's like daily: a bite of chile quiles, half a cookie, a few nibbles of breaded chicken - and still recovering from my huuuuuge cheat the other day (with starchy indian food, ice cream, doughnuts, everything). Feel yucky. Not sleeping, not drinking water, not taking my supps, just being sucky.
                                My Primal Journal:
                                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread65788.html

                                16 years old
                                5'5"
                                SW: 170
                                CW: 162
                                GW: 140

                                Primal since 8/12/12.

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