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Hi all, I'm 22 and got diagnosed with PCOS 10 months ago, I wasnt too phased by it and thought it wouldnt affect me much but oh was I WRONG!!! I am the heaviest weight I have ever been. I've suffered with binge eating for years after a very restrictive diet and starving myself. it used to be a lot easier to lose weight when i gained a few pounds but now it seems near impossible. knowing how much I've gained makes me feel horrible, I hate my body and the amount of stretch marks that have developed is really upsetting me, half my clothes don't fit anymore and I have to make sure my stretch marks are hidden. My stomach area is where all my fat seems to be storing which I'm guessing is the case for a lot of women with PCOS. no matter how hard I try the number on the scale doesnt go down if anything it goes up, I've tried really hard these past 2 months and have been to the gym 4 times a week consistently, lifting weights and doing cardio, yet still the number on the scale has gone up even though people tell me I've lost weight physically. Because of the excess weight I also have sleep apnea so i'm exhausted every day which makes me more likely to binge and the PCOS just makes it all 10 times worse due to my hormones and emotions being all over the place. I only get a period every 2-3 months and I get PMS symptoms for about 3 weeks until my period comes. during that time I am hungry ALL the time no matter how much / what I eat - i'm currently going through this which is ruining all my hard work from the last 2 months. I know losing weight will improve everything and I probably should tackle the binge eating first but its been 5 years and I still dont know how, when I went to the doctor in 2016 for binge eating he said 'what do you want me to do about it' which made me feel like i was overreacting and put me off seeking medical help for it. I'm stuck in a cycle that i'm desperate to get out of. I would appreciate any tips, thank you in advance xx
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