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    Never been diagnosed with PCOS but did have an OC removed about 10 years ago. I think I have another...recurrent back pain early in cycle...dull aching in side/hip, bloated abdomen...all the tell tale signs for me. I have been quite great about staying primal...but have had some caffeinated tea and few squares of chocolate in the past month. A lot of what you read online tells PCOS sufferers to avoid eggs and sat. fats....I assume I need an n=1 to get to the bottom of this for me, as I eat eggs and fatty meats regularly. My skin has looked awesome lately (possibly just due to the low insulin levels), but this cyst has me baffled. Welcome any suggestions or stories of your own experiences! Thanks!
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    Wish I had some advice, am looking forward to what other people have to say.

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    • #3
      I guess I'm going solo on this one for now...any takers?
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      http://thewoodsygal.com/

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      • #4
        I found that nothing helped me or made it worse for that matter. I am just miserable until they burst. luckily they've never been super large that I had to have surgery to remove them. Maybe cut back on the eggs and see if it eases the pain?

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        • #5
          I was pretty miserable when I started eating a Primal type diet almost a year ago. Had several things going on, severe Vit. D deficiency, and major allergic reaction to wheat (both gluten and wheat). So as I've cut the things I'm allergic to out of my diet, and I've begun to feel much, much better. I've noticed PCOS symptoms more.

          My doctor only suggested that perhaps I have PCOS, so I haven't been diagnosed with it, but over the past year, I've had periodic pain in my abdomen, right where cysts would be. Each month the symptoms shifts a little. This month I felt only very slight stabbing pains, and then I felt hot, nauseous (severely, which was tricky since I was out grocery shopping), and exhausted.

          I started a ketogenic diet at the beginning of the month, and so far my period this month has been pain and PMS free. We'll see how next month goes. I rarely eat eggs (I've been tested am slightly allergic, interestingly, I like the yolks, it's the whites that make me nauseous). and I've been eating a ton of saturated fats.

          The things I've read say that they can operate on cysts, but I think why bother? It doesn't prevent cysts from coming back again. I have heard that losing weight helps PCOS to go away. Am working on that.

          Someone else in another thread claimed that iodine deficiency was linked to PCOS. Recently, I'd decided to start adding seaweed to my diet, so if that's an issue, it should check that box.

          I think that your best bet (unless you have severe pain, go to the hospital, your ovary may have twisted around), anyway, I think your best bet is to lose any excess weight and focus on nutrition. I'm a strong believer that when the body has the right nutrients it can heal itself (for the most part).

          Other than that, I don't know, good luck!

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          • #6
            thanks ladies! I'm in a weight range that is fine for me, but could always drop a few! (I'm 35 too at 5'4" 132lbs). Will work on egg cutbacks at my house...too bad for me and my laying hens though! I do add in seaweed daily. I had surgery on one years back because I was in inexplicable pain. I feel like I likely have PCOS but every gyn has been unwilling to diagnose me cause I havent been overweight...
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            http://thewoodsygal.com/

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            • #7
              I seem to remember seeing at some point that there is a "skinny" version of PCOS. Can't remember where I saw it, and when. But it exists. Good luck to you!

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              • #8
                Just throwing this out there, but do you fast? I don't know if it would help for this kind of house cleaning or not?
                65lbs gone and counting!!

                Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by gopintos View Post
                  Just throwing this out there, but do you fast? I don't know if it would help for this kind of house cleaning or not?
                  Sure it would help. Fast on water & tsp of coconut oil if you get hungry. Start w/ 18-24 hours if you never done them. Build up to 48 hour fasts, Stay there for a while. There are herbs you can take that will shrink cysts as well. Some topical stuff, herb extracts also mixed w DMSO for deep topical penetration en situ. But emu oil instead of DMSO is much better, as its all natural & is much healthier carrier & in and of itself, emu oil is awesome. Emu oil will heal just anything, powerful stuff, ha. I keep some in my travel bag of tricks always.

                  My suggestion, find a good woman herbalist &/or TCM lady who specializes in Gyno.
                  "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
                  "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
                  "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Betorq View Post
                    Sure it would help.
                    Betorq to the rescue!! I knew you would have something. I was trying to find something specific to post (science) wise, but was having trouble putting my finger on it.
                    65lbs gone and counting!!

                    Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                    • #11
                      I dont fast but do feel better without food in my stomach when I have one! I had plenty for dinner tonight that I'll try to hhold off on breakfast tomorrow---that would also curb my need for morning eggs! How often would I do a 24 hour fast? This is also hard to do with kids, because I dont want them to see me NOT eating at dinnertime (we always have a familiy sit down meal!)

                      I do have DMSO in my cabinet...my deceased gram used to swear by it. I used it once for a cold sore and it just left a bad taste in my mout...need to look into emu oil! Ummm...how do they harvest oil from an emu?
                      Check out my blog on nature and nurture!
                      http://thewoodsygal.com/

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by solstice View Post
                        I dont fast but do feel better without food in my stomach when I have one! I had plenty for dinner tonight that I'll try to hhold off on breakfast tomorrow---that would also curb my need for morning eggs! How often would I do a 24 hour fast? This is also hard to do with kids, because I dont want them to see me NOT eating at dinnertime (we always have a famiiy sit down meal!)
                        Tell 'em mommy is drinking her dinner (have a coffee mug with water in it...I dunno what to tell ya). Fasting will help. Or (light bulb!) you could eat dinner w/ the family, but skip breakfast & lunch that'd be 24 hrs! Once you get acclimated to doing that, incrementally increase the fasting times to 36 then 48 hrs over time. There's lots of fasting threads & lots of experienced ladies here on MDA who can hold your hand & walk with you through this process.
                        Originally posted by solstice View Post
                        I do have DMSO in my cabinet...my deceased gram used to swear by it. I used it once for a cold sore and it just left a bad taste in my mout...need to look into emu oil! Ummm...how do they harvest oil from an emu?
                        Harvested from its hump. The meat is quite tasty I hear & the eggs are GINORMOUS! One could feed your entire family breakfast, jaja...
                        "Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
                        "Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
                        "The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Betorq View Post
                          you could eat dinner w/ the family, but skip breakfast & lunch that'd be 24 hrs!
                          That is what I would do.

                          I am glad my children are grown, for the most part, because I can remember my parents telling me it's time for breakfast lunch & dinner, whether we were hungry or not, and that is the way I raised my children, rather than letting them eat when hungry. And I know from a scheduling standpoint, you really just have to do that. So I am not sure how others explain to their kids that they are not hungry so they are not eating. My son is 18 and for the last few years, he eats when hungry, usually once or twice a day, usually every 12 hours.

                          But that is a whole 'nutter subject

                          Anyways, back to fasting. Dinner to dinner is what I do when I do a 24. I feel like I do better going to bed full. When I was dieting CW-way, I went to bed hungry, woke up during the night hungry, got up hungry in the morning.... I hated that feeling, so this works the best for me.
                          65lbs gone and counting!!

                          Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                          • #14
                            when you 24 hour fast do you tend to limit any exercise?

                            yes---could skip B & L! Will try!
                            Check out my blog on nature and nurture!
                            http://thewoodsygal.com/

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                            • #15
                              Over the course of a couple years I had 6 cysts, 2 of which required removal. All were extremely painful, I'm sure you know! Fasting seems to be the key for me. Before primal I tried the master cleanse a few times, which is what introduced me to fasting. For whatever reason, I haven't had any cysts for over 6 years now. Sometimes i feel a little tender, but I've been able to manage them with cleaning up my diet and fasting before they turn into a problem. Good luck!

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