I have made connections to start teaching swimming classes to 3-4 year olds at a daycare/nursery in Bangkok. This should be good and lucrative. I can't just volunteer we do have bills to pay.
One of those bills being the fertility treatments that we have already used. The treatments did not work. The company we used did not give me the whole picture before going ahead with 2 IUI treatments. Anyways... I have discovered that I am one of the 10% of women that have PCOS. Apparently PCOS is related to insulin resistance and testosterone. Cysts form in the ovaries and follicles don't develop to maturity and if they do they don't implant. To combat PCOS there are multiple ways to attack it.
The first was is to loose weight. This might sound easy but is not. For PCOS has triggers. Such as gluten and dairy products. I also have IBS. I should be on a gluten and dairy free diet already to deal with IBS. There are a lot more involved with IBS than just cutting the gluten and dairy. I am trying. I limit my dairy to organic dairy and I don't have it very often. Occasionally I have some cheese that isn't organic because finding organic cheese in Thailand is difficult if not impossible. I would love to change my eating habits to accommodate PCOS if I was in the lower mainland of Vancouver, Canada because then I could have my wonderful blueberries everyday and there are a lot more options for gluten free organic products, fruits and vegetables. But I am not in Canada. The cheapest way to eat in Thailand is to buy street food. The street food is sprinkled with sugar and hot spices. I could combat the sugars by learning how to ask for no sugar and or taking Metformin to help my body's insulin response.
Adding to loosing weight, there are medications and nutritional supplements that are supposed to help. The first thing that the doctor wanted to was give me a shot! A shot of OVIDREL to stimulate ovulation and trick your body into producing the pregnancy hormone.. I was very hesitant to use this because it was not explained to me when the doctors suggested it. Next is CLOMID which is a drug to stimulate the development of follicles. CLOMID also can produce multiple eggs. After trying CLOMID alone it is suggested to use a combination of CLOMID and Metformin and increase the dosage until conception. But drugs alone don't actually change my bodies reason for not ovulating. The nutritional supplement I found information about is INOSITOL. INOSITOL is vitamin B8( http://www.onlineholistichealth.com/supplements-2/vitamins/vitamin-b8-inositol.html ) and is supposed to help balance testosterone levels. For me taking inositol it should help me reduce my testosterone level and help combat unwanted facial hair that is one of my symptoms of low fertility. Not everyone has the same problems. This is just what I am going through. The dosage for INOSITOL is 4 grams a day = 4000mg a day. Pills usually come in 250, 500, and 1000mg. although it is harder to find 1000 mg pills in Thailand.
The information I have found suggest that if I have PCOS and take Metformin to conceive I am likely to get gestational diabetes if I was to stop taking Metformin. Also if I have PCOS and get pregnant that I am more likely to develop gestation diabetes. As getting pregnant has been difficult I don't have to worry about gestational diabetes yet.
I need to excise more!!! I need to eat the right foods for me. The right foods for me are to follow a low GI diet whit no gluten and no dairy. Where is that book? I could really use a book to help with meal ideas. Otherwise I am just going to eat beans with fruit and veggies. But only the Fruit and Vegetables on my low GI list.
By just eating the right foods for the last 3 days I have already started to see a number on the scale I have not seen for at least 6 months. I have not been eating very good for me for the last 6 months. :( Ice-cream and pastries have been my comfort food. But they are not good options. I have to change what I think of as comfort food. Fresh berries and low GI fruit will have to replace ice-cream and gluten.