Have PCOD. Irregular period, gained weight. On homeopathy medication. Will I feel better? - Online Doctor Chats
How are you doing?
I am good doctor.
Wanted your advice
I will turn 27 in 2 months time and have been married for 2 and a half years. Now I wish to plan a family.
Off late I have put on weight (67 kilos for a 5'6" height)
I wish to reduce my weight and wanted to check if its ok to gym while planning
There are a few questions I'd like to ask
First, are your cycles regular?
How long have you been taking these medicines?
9 months now
While there is improvement, it is not significant
Have you noticed some improvement?
When you say improvement, what does it mean
Cycles reducing from 3 months to say 1 and a half 2 months
Do they regularly come at intervals of 1.5 months?
Also I am not quite convinced about allopathy treatment as I am worried about the side effects
More or less 1.5-2 months now.
My mom also suffered from the same problem.
I am an allopathic physician,
I will be able to tell you only about that aspect
I will clarify each and every thing one by one
I know that doctor. Actually I have had bad experience once and am nervous about using allopathy for PCOD treatment.
Lets start with the thing about planning a child
There are 2-3 aspects here
While I wish to let homeopathy work for some more time, I wish to know what physical activities can I undertake while I plan
You can do all physical activities
There is no bar on that
For you to conceive, we would need to know whether ovulation is taking place or not
So what should I avoid in the gym. Meaning weight etc??
You can do what you like
But it would be better if you lose some weight
so cardio exercises will help in that
running on the treadmill, crosstrainer, cycle etc
That is the idea why I wish to start the gym regime. Also last time when I went to the gym and lost weight my cycles had become regular.
So all kinds of weights (not too heavy) though are OK? I believe few of them exert pressure on the stomach as well..
when you start a plan, I want yout to be doing atleast 50 minutes of cardio every day
slowly, start picking up weights
that will help build muscle and increase metabolic rate
Right. My worry was what if I concieve in the mean while and not know about it.. and still keep doing the weights?? My question might be very naive but still its a doubt..
We need to make sure that ovulation is taking place
Usually, when we do weights, women never pick up more than 2.5 kg in each arm
Or 5 kg
Right. That is what I have usually done..
And plus you'll do it only 2-3 times a week
so I dont think we need to worry about that aspect
Thanks. Now on the ovulation part, my thought was to try for say 6-8 months and still if I am not successful then get into the tests.
Also other then the weights what about the other weight related machines in the gym?
Actually I would want an ultrasound to be done for you say on day 40 of your cycle
we need to know whether ovulation is taking place
this test will not harm you and has no side effects whatsoever
But it will tell us a great deal
Because if there is no ovulation, the chances of conceiving are very less
Right I can do that. I didnt know ultrasound can help decide ovulation. I have had ultrasound 1-2 times but they were always to see the cysts to confirm PCOD
The line of treatment becomes different then
If your cycles become regular with just losing weight
That would be great
That is what we are looking for
As far as the weights are concerned, I think it should take about 4-5 months for you to lose weight
Last time it did. I am hoping to see something this time as well. I lost 8 kilos to touch 61 and I was fine.
you should be around 58-60 kg
That should be good
This will help you lose weight faster
Right. That would be ideal. And while I lose this, I can keep trying?
We have dietitians who can make a personalized plan for you
Yes I have put myself to a diet plan as well.
you can keep trying
You would need to have unprotected sexual intercourse on day 25-40 of your cycle
Atleast on alternate days
Sorry, if I am thinking too much. But will it be ok to carry a pregnancy with so much of weight. Assuming I concieve.
Its not too much weight
Dont worry about it
Exercise is essential and you would need to lose weight
Its recommended for everyone with PCOD who is trying to conceive
Do you follow?
yes. you have been of great help
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