I am new to this site and looking for any advice/suggestions/experiences possible. I am 26, been diagnosed since I was 15 or 16, but have only been actively researching and working on my PCOS for a few years.

I am getting closer to wanting to start a family as well as losing control of my body and it’s been on my mind more heavily recently. Though I’ve been working on my diet (which is way better than it used to be) I do still have much progress to make. I have extreme cravings for sweets – but specific sweets like dark chocolate and ice cream – which come and go.

Sometimes I really crave sweets or some kind of junk food, and other times I couldn’t care if I ever had them again. For the last 3 years I have tried to keep a consistent gym routine and am currently working with my chiropractor on some blood tests and a cycle long hormone panel. Based on previous blood tests, we both believe I am estrogen dominant and IR.

I’ve been able to stabilize my fasting glucose level, but am borderline hypoglycemic during activity and must eat often. My OBGYN doesn’t want to start me on any medication unless I am ready to conceive, and I want to work on things with natural remedies, but I am so stressed out and emotionally and mentally exhausted from failing at everything. I have been considering metformin through my regular doc if nothing else will work for me, but am indecisive on taking it.

Any suggestions/experiences/advice/questions are welcome! Thanks!

Want to connect with me? My name is frogchick617 on the SoulCysters Message Board.