This is going to be a bit of a TMI post, so if you aren't interested, keep on scrolling. But, I think it is important for anyone considering keto and especially for those considering keto that have PCOS!
Back story to this photo... My cycles have NEVER been regular, my whole life. Josh and I worked with a fertility doctor all of 2016 and 2017 who had me on medication to induce ovulation and then another to induce my period if pregnancy didn't occur. Without this combo, I could, and have, gone months and even YEARS without having a period on my own and when I did have a period, it lasted months straight. This is the combo we were on when we got pregnant at the end of 2017, but unfortunately my hormone levels also couldn't maintain the pregnancy and we lost our little baby.
In August of last year, we decided to go on keto to help us lose weight with the eventual goal of regulating my PCOS so we could get pregnant again.
Fast forward to today, 10 months and 87 pounds later. I text my sister that my period had started. She said that this is the longest I've ever gone with it consecutively coming on its own. So, I pulled out my Glow ap and wrote all the dates down, and she is right y'all!!!! I HAVE HAD A PERIOD ON MY OWN EVERY MONTH SINCE STARTING KETO! And not only that, the ones highlighted in yellow are the cycles that fall in the "normal" ranges, which is CRAZY!
I'm the girl that was on literally the highest dose of fertility treatments the doctor offered and only ovulated maybe twice in 2 years! I'm the girl that once had a period for SIX MONTHS STRAIGHT! And now, my cycles are in a normal range. It's crazy. And I know it's a little TMI to share this, but there are so many women who are struggling with PCOS and I know how hard it is month after month with no baby. So, I may not have my BFP yet, but looking at these numbers, I know it is coming!!! Thanks sister for helping me see the positive today ❤ @amanda_mae_huss