Determined to "cure" PCOS my exercise regime consisted of Crossfit 6 days (sometimes 7) a week for atleast 2 hours a day and in addition a 3 mile run or other intentional exercise. My eating regime consisted of huge restrictions, nothing "bad" of course and boy if I ate something "bad" you better believe I was in the gym burning it off or beating myself up for eating it. The guilt if I didn't get to the gym or run was INTENSE. I followed a strict Paleo diet because it was supposed to be SO healthy, limited in carbs and everyone at my Crossfit gym was doing it. Not to mention I was a dietitian so I knew what I was doing and I also had to uphold my "healthy" and "fit" dietitian image. I mean who would want to work with a dietitian who wasn't fit or the image of health?
So on continued my intense, strict "healthy" eating regime and drive to cure my PCOS. This went on for about 3 years. During that time I still wasn't getting my period and doctors STILL weren't concerned! I worked with other professionals and doctors to improve my PCOS and even went on Metformin (a drug that helps with insulin resistance and actually has huge success with woman that have PCOS). Still no period. Hmm...okay ready to wave the white flag ! I finally sough fertility help but I still wasn't ready to have kids. I just wanted to know WHY I wasn't getting my period!! The fertility doc just wanted to get me pregnant.
So many woman with HA are diagnosed with PCOS. Check out the resource below for more information.
PCOS Vs. HA
Who Needs a Period? They are a pain in the a** anyway !