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"Welcome to my PCOS Blog" I'm Christie, 48, married to a much younger man and we have four dogs as our kids...

My personal crusade is to inform and educate women, men and the medical professionals on PCOS... Why? Knowledge is POWER! The info will save your life or someone you may or may not know...

PCOS is an endoctrine disorder affecting your whole body as a hormone imbalance...The PCOS symptoms wreak HAVOC through your entire body... Symptoms can be mild to extreme, one to numerous symptoms... You can be thin to obese...

My PCOS Journey started by a lingerie shop owner stating "You look like me"... We talked about PCOS a while...I kept mentally checking off all the symptoms she mentioned... My symptoms are mild, 28 of the 48 i found... I saw my doctor the next week, had a battery of tests done, researched everything i could find on PCOS... My diagnosis was PCOS, Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance (IR), Perimenopause, Hypertension, Rosacea and Preborderline Diabetes... My "Miracle Pill" is Glucophlage XR... On it i get thinner than when i was in 6th grade!

My blog posts are of info you need and should know...I urge you to pass the PCOS & Syndrome X word on... Yes, men get a version of PCOS called Syndrome X...

Feel free to email me privately...

Knowledge is POWER!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007





"You look like me"  the owner of a lingerie business said to me in May...We sat and talked about PCOS...I kept checking off all the symptoms and things she mentioned....I went to her doctor, turned out we were the only two ladies he had with PCOS...My PCOS Journey began that day! 

My whole life, from age 5, i battled with severe oily hair, overweight, being dramatic, endless food cravings...Grammar school i was wearing a size 16, not many choices for big gals back then...This all carried into my teens...I now got acne that never left to this day...It moved from my face to my shoulders then back later in years though...The oily hair is still with me today, just not nearly as bad... 

1990 i decided to try Jenny Craig, it didn't work. I even tried Weight Watchers, which did nothing either...Then i created my own diet. Kinda a body builders one with high protein and complex carbs...It worked!  I dropped 60 lbs in 8 months and no-one knew me at my part time job, lol...The sad thing was i gained most of it back... I knew then i had a chemical/internal problem... This diet i refer to as my starvation diet... I refer back to it when i gain extra pounds and think about it if i want to eat goodies... I learned i wear what i eat in 2 weeks...My body has a 2 week turn around time...

My body ballooned up to a size 24-26... My body was too big for me... My 1st doctor's visit was interesting... I was sent for a battery of blood tests... I know my body inside and out now... My insulin level hit 26 one time (normally 22-24), i met my "Miracle Pill"...Glucophlage XR at 500mg a day...The food cravings disappeared 20 minutes after taking the 1st pill and i had to make myself eat... My fat melted off me!   I dropped 6 full dress sizes in 4 months and was still losing (size 14)... The pill's side effects were all pluses for me...Infact, hubby walked past me twice at the airport, he was shocked... Then months after that he didn't know it was me accept for being infront of our vehicle with my Rottweiler...

Do you have to stay on Glucophlage XR, YES... I went off it and gained 2-3 sizes back after 4 years...I am back on it and love the benefits... Honestly, i feel whole and grounded knowing my body is back on track and my emotions are in check... My oily skin is at bay, i hardly perspire now, i'm not spazing at hubby now...He loves the fact his wife is getting thin again ... My motto:  Knowledge is POWER!

My PCOS blog: ...I just started it...

YOU know your body!

Know the symptoms and be aware of all the treatments...

Christie .... Knowledge is POWER!

Posted at 06:08 pm by ChristiewPCOS


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