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Welcome to My PCOS Info and thank you for stopping by.

The purpose of this website is to share information about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Insulin Resistance (IR) with those who may need it.  There are some 200 pages here, grouped under the headings above and many more on the way.  I hope you find the information you are looking for and if you don’t – please drop me a line via the “Leave a Comment” box at the bottom of each page or send an email to

and I will be happy to put something up. Chances are it’s already on my to-do list and I can just bump it up a few notches.

Some good places to start are:

What is PCOS?

D Chiro Inositol

PCOS Cheat Sheet – A One Page Plan of Attack

Natural Treatments

News & Research

My Background

I found out that I had PCOS in 2003 after having suspected it for several years. I’d been to several doctors over that time but had not been able to persuade them to order the necessary tests as I didn’t fit the typical PCOS profile back then. Over the last few years I have read most of the primary research on PCOS, its causes, treatments and effects on our bodies. Over that time I have found out some very interesting and exciting information which has given me hope in controlling the problem.  I’ve even started importing a nutritional supplement called d-chiro inositol which has helped me enormously.  If you have PCOS or insulin resistance, then I urge you to learn more about DCI.  It is available for sale through this website to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Mexico, the United Kingdom, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Trinidad, Brazil, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Israel, Croatia, Romania .  It may be possible to send it to other countries as well, so if your country is not mentioned just drop me a line and I will look into it for you.

I feel very blessed that I have a background in science and health which has given me the tools to learn about this confusing and distressing disorder. I can’t imagine how I would cope if I didn’t have this knowledge and I want to share what I have learned with other women who may have need of the information. That’s what this site is all about.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is intended for education, entertainment and information purposes only. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace proper medical care.

It is not possible to provide accurate and meaningful information specific to an individual and their health without a thorough professional consultation. The information contained within this site is generic in nature and is not intended to provide specific advice to any individual. The information contained in this article is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional health advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information.  To ensure you get the best possible care, always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional and especially before either beginning or discontinuing any treatment for any health condition. Nothing contained within this site is intended to be used for the diagnosis or treatment of any condition.

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5 comments to Welcome to My PCOS Info

  • Xinnia

    You make an excellent point. The nutritional value of ingredients consumed in commonly eaten foods today is minimal compared to what your body needs to function. Essential elements for health have been stripped in favour of economical demand, resulting in more chemical enhancers, preservatives, additives and contaminants in your food and drink. Even your water and the air you breathe contain pollutants. It’s a hard job in today’s world minimising your exposure to these things and the damage they can do if you don’t.

  • Virginia

    i am interested in buying d chiro inositol.iam from Greece. Can you send it to Greece?

  • My PCOS Info

    Yes, it is possible to send DCI to Greece.

  • Adrianne

    Good afternoon,

    I am so pleased to have found your website after years of suffering from PCOS. My case seemed to worsen after the birth of my first child in 2008. I noticed somethingmight not be quite right when i had a low milk supply and could’t lose weight despite breastfeeding, a 1600 calorie diet and daily exercise. I am now to the point where I avoid all fruit, use no sugar ( replace with stevia or xylitol), eat low carb and still gain weight. not to mention the mood swings and fatigue which seem to weave in and out in an unexplainable fashion over weeks and months.

    My son is such a blessing and I am now looking for the best tools to up my fertility for another child. Trying to conceive has been quite challenging as I have had quite an irregular period the last two years plus. Last year it was so bad I had up to 59 day cycles. I started on progesterone daily from day 12 of my cycle and also supplemented with iodine. For two months it shortened my cycle but I am now facing the same concerns as it is back to being extremely irregular. I have tried many of the other suggestions ( vitex, cinnamon, green tea, ALA, Vit D, omega 3) and continue with most of them to this day.

    I live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and was hoping to place an order for a six month supply of DCI as I am truly hoping this will help me in TTC.

    If you cannot ship to the UAE I do have alternate addresses in the UK and China which can be supplied. I’d appreciate a response so i can place my order this week, if possible.

    Keep up the great work! It’s sites like yours that give us all hope for a healthier, happy future.

    Kind regards,

    Adrianne

  • My PCOS Info

    Hi Adrianne,

    I’m so sorry for the delay in replying to you, I didn’t get a notification that you had left a comment.

    Pregnancy worsens insulin sensitivity for everyone, and a woman’s insulin sensitivity will never be quite as good as it was before each pregnancy, but for women with PCOS it can really make things worse.

    Your situation certainly does sound like it is at the most severe end of the spectrum and you are doing admirably in trying to keep it under control. Has your doctor ruled out any other problems such as an underactive thyroid?

    Although the evidence is far from conclusive, there is some evidence from animal studies that stevia in fairly large doses may impair the fertility of rats, though it is restored within two months of ceasing stevia. There have been some anecdotal reports from women with PCOS who added stevia to their diet and developed menstrual irregularity which resolved when stevia was ceased. It is likely that stevia in moderation (less than 10 grams per day of the powdered extract) is safe, however, given women with PCOS are already battling challenges to their fertility, it may be wise to avoid it if you are trying to conceive.

    Xylitol should be fine.

    Irregular cycles do make it difficult to know when you are fertile, but I hope you will take comfort in the fact that you still have a reasonably regular, though protracted cycle. DCI and vitex agnus castus are both very good at restoring menstrual cycle regularity in women with PCOS and both have been found to improve conception rates. DCI addresses the cause of hormonal imbalance in PCOS (insulin resistance which leads to high insulin levels which in turn cause the ovaries to produce too much testosterone which disrupts the rest of the female reproductive cycle) and Vitex gives the hormones an added push to get back in line.

    Something else you might find helpful at reducing the length of your cycle is a device called Luness. There is some information on it here: Regimen of light which replicates moon cycle regulates ovulation and menstruation.

    I have been using the Luness device for six months or more now and believe it is helping restore my cycle, which always disappears when I take metformin. I have had two periods in close succession whilst using the device, after a year of amenorrhoea.

    The other supplements you are taking sound like they are very well chosen and should help you get your health back on track.

    I ship DCI regularly to the UK without any problems (though it is best to order 36 grams at a time to avoid Customs and VAT charges which apply on higher amounts). I have shipped a few orders to China and Hong Kong, however, the rate for successful delivery to China is not high. For this reason I would recommend ordering smaller amounts regularly. I have only shipped DCI to the UAE twice, but both of those orders (18 and 36 grams) arrived intact. I would recommend ordering smaller amounts regularly again, just to minimise your risk of an expensive package going missing.

    If you would like to subscribe to a regular ordering plan, which costs just $55 per month for 36 grams of DCI, you can do so HERE

    Or you can order individual packets from HERE.

    Thank you so much for sharing your story and for your kind words. I love to hear that all my hard work is appreciated and helping people.

    If you have any more questions, please let me know. I’m here to help.

    Kind regards,

    Anne

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