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Have PCOD. Irregular period, gained weight. On homeopathy medication. Will I feel better? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:How are you doing?
User:I am good doctor.
User:Wanted your advice
User: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.
User:Off late I have put on weight (67 kilos for a 5'6" height)
User:I wish to reduce my weight and wanted to check if its ok to gym while planning
Doctor:There are a few questions I'd like to ask
Doctor:First, are your cycles regular?
User:No. I suffer from PCOD for which I am on Homeopathy medicines
Doctor:How long have you been taking these medicines?
User:9 months now
User:While there is improvement, it is not significant
Doctor:Have you noticed some improvement?
Doctor:When you say improvement, what does it mean
User:Cycles reducing from 3 months to say 1 and a half 2 months
Doctor:Do they regularly come at intervals of 1.5 months?
User:Also I am not quite convinced about allopathy treatment as I am worried about the side effects
User:More or less 1.5-2 months now.
User:My mom also suffered from the same problem.
Doctor:I am an allopathic physician,
Doctor:I will be able to tell you only about that aspect
Doctor:I will clarify each and every thing one by one
User:I know that doctor. Actually I have had bad experience once and am nervous about using allopathy for PCOD treatment.
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:Lets start with the thing about planning a child
Doctor:There are 2-3 aspects here
User:While I wish to let homeopathy work for some more time, I wish to know what physical activities can I undertake while I plan
Doctor:You can do all physical activities
Doctor:There is no bar on that
Doctor:For you to conceive, we would need to know whether ovulation is taking place or not
User:So what should I avoid in the gym. Meaning weight etc??
Doctor:You can do what you like
Doctor:But it would be better if you lose some weight
Doctor:so cardio exercises will help in that
Doctor:running on the treadmill, crosstrainer, cycle etc
User: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.
Doctor:Thats good
User:So all kinds of weights (not too heavy) though are OK? I believe few of them exert pressure on the stomach as well..
Doctor:when you start a plan, I want yout to be doing atleast 50 minutes of cardio every day
Doctor:slowly, start picking up weights
Doctor:that will help build muscle and increase metabolic rate
Doctor:Once you lose weight I want a ultrasound to be done
User: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..
Doctor:We need to make sure that ovulation is taking place
Doctor:Usually, when we do weights, women never pick up more than 2.5 kg in each arm
Doctor:Or 5 kg
Doctor:As soon as you test positive for pregnancy, stop picking up the weights
User:Right. That is what I have usually done..
Doctor:And plus you'll do it only 2-3 times a week
Doctor:so I dont think we need to worry about that aspect
User: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.
User:Also other then the weights what about the other weight related machines in the gym?
Doctor:Actually I would want an ultrasound to be done for you say on day 40 of your cycle
Doctor:we need to know whether ovulation is taking place
Doctor:this test will not harm you and has no side effects whatsoever
Doctor:But it will tell us a great deal
Doctor:Because if there is no ovulation, the chances of conceiving are very less
User: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
Doctor:The line of treatment becomes different then
Doctor:If your cycles become regular with just losing weight
Doctor:That would be great
Doctor:That is what we are looking for
Doctor:As far as the weights are concerned, I think it should take about 4-5 months for you to lose weight
User: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.
Doctor:you should be around 58-60 kg
Doctor:That should be good
Doctor:I would suggest that you take a diet plan as well
Doctor:This will help you lose weight faster
User:Right. That would be ideal. And while I lose this, I can keep trying?
Doctor:We have dietitians who can make a personalized plan for you
Doctor:yes absolutely
User:Yes I have put myself to a diet plan as well.
Doctor:you can keep trying
Doctor:You would need to have unprotected sexual intercourse on day 25-40 of your cycle
Doctor:Atleast on alternate days
Doctor:Preferably everyday
User:Sorry, if I am thinking too much. But will it be ok to carry a pregnancy with so much of weight. Assuming I concieve.
Doctor:Its not too much weight
Doctor:Dont worry about it
Doctor:Exercise is essential and you would need to lose weight
Doctor:Its recommended for everyone with PCOD who is trying to conceive
Doctor:Do you follow?
User:yes. you have been of great help
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