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    PCOS symptoms after weight loss

    Hi all,
    Just wondering with regards to the lovely symptoms that come with PCSO really. I suffer hair in unwelcome places and didnít before I put on all this weight. I believe its linked to PCOS and I never had it before I got so big. Just wondered if anyone has any positive stories on their PCOS symptoms subsiding as the weight comes off? I get pin point pain too in my ovaries sometimes too, but no bleed as have a Mirena which is a God send.
    Any stories?
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    Hi,

    I have pcos and when I lose weight my symptoms virtually disappear, what I notice most is acne. When I am heavier this really flares up but when I have lost weight my skin clears considerably, also, my period becomes a lot more lighter and regular when I lose weight to. You will defo notice a difference in symptoms as the weight is lost x

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    HI

    When I lost weight (sadly I am back up to where I started) all my PCOS symptoms disappeared; no heavy painful bloating, etc.. I just need to be able to lose the weight...again!!!!

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    I'm not sure yet. I've been on Slimming World 8 months and am nearly at target - if I weigh naked in the mornings I'm just about at a healthy BMI now.

    I think maybe my periods are a bit more regular, though I had a blip recently (I realise losing weight itself can confuse the body).
    My facial hair is worse if anything, and the hair on my stomach (had it lasered off a few years ago) is growing back a bit. It might just be that the laser I've had in the past is wearing off.
    My acne is maybe a tiny bit better, but not much to be honest.
    I have much worse dandruff, which I only recently learnt is a PCOS symptom.
    On the plus side, as I lose weight it is not getting harder to lose more, as some people without PCOS find. I wonder if the reduced hormonal problems counteract the tendency for weight loss to slow nearer target!

    I'm confused by the fact that some of my symptoms seem worse, not better, and I've found some others on the internet with the same problem. I don't want to put anyone off losing weight, but I think it's helpful to be aware that it might not solve everything - or at least not immediately. I'm really hoping that after a while at a healthy weight, my body will stabilise and symptoms will reduce. I'm going to look into whether there are any nutrients I'm missing too, and try a lower-GI diet.
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    Just thought I'd update here. I think my hair growth is getting better now - the increase in growth seems to have been a bit of a 'blip'. I'm definitely plucking my chin less. I'm getting some more laser treatment on my sideburns and stomach and hope this time it won't grow back as I'm at a healthier weight.

    I read somewhere (don't know how true it is) that when we lose weight, some hormones that were 'stored' in the fat cells get released and can mess things about. This is why people who lose weight often skip periods for a bit. I wonder if this 'release' of hormones explains my sudden period of hair growth? If so hope it's all been flushed out now!
    Made it to target after nearly ten months on Slimming World and now working to maintain between 10st7 and 10st10, have a super healthy lifestyle, and be happy!

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