Hello everyone. I am writing this in hopes it helps some of you. 8 years ago I started gaining weight for no reason, I was a serious exerciser and ate healthy. I also started getting migraines and brain fog and I was tired all the time. My periods were very sporadic and sometimes I didn't menstruate for moths. Month after month and year after year I tried to find the answers in the medical community. Doctor and doctor treated the symptoms separately, or with doubt. They prescribed medication and health plans, nothing worked. Finally after 6 years I was diagnosed with PCOS, at this point I had gained 100 pounds and felt very sick and in pain from my migraines.
I tried every diet and medication the doctors told me to do to loose the weight, barely any came off. I exercised until I was blue int he face, nothing worked. I became hopeless.
I then found out the link between insulin resistance and PCOS. I tried an insulin resistant diet, which cut all rice, potatoes and wheat products from my diet. I started to loose some weight and feel a little better. One day, after loosing about 20 pounds, I decided to try making the low glycemic index bran muffins. Within an hour after eating one I had a terrible migraine. I tried days later and the same thing happened.
This led me to my big discovery. I have a problem eating gluten, which is in wheat. The PCOS developed because the gluten made my body attack itself. The PCOS, the migraines, the fog and the fatigue were all symptoms of the root cause...gluten. I am not a celiac but am gluten intolerant. Please please please I urge you, whether you have my same symptoms or not, to try a gluten free diet for 2 weeks or even better a month. See if things start improving for you to.
I wish you all luck in your journey. My ovaries are now not polycistic, they have returned to normal. I have lost 70 pounds. I no longer have migraines or brain fog and the fatigue is gone. I feel like myself again and I am gradually feeling better everyday as my body repairs itself.
Some great resources, I can't post URL's since I have not made my 15 posts requirement so google the below:
Health Now and their book The Gluten Effect