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13 Dec 2004

PCOS / Wheat & Lactose intollerent/ Vegetarian

I have finally found someone that confirmed that I have had PCOS since I was 14 years old. I am now 31. Always battled with weight etc. To loose weight I see that the diets mostly concist of wheat and meat. I cannot have weat and prefer no meat(flesh), I am also lactose intollerent. It is very difficult to be on any diet and not have a bran or wheat based snack or a lactose based snack. Life is difficult and always have been. I went to a dietician and all I did was put on weight. She put me on glucophage and I almost de-hidrated. I am now on Diane35 and feel much better. It is only the weight thing. Where do I start? I am using a protein drink(75% protein) and only 3.3carbs. Also have it with water so I dont enhance the carbs. I have not put on weight using it so I am happy. I still need a balanced diet but have all these food intollerences. What should I do? I know this is an open-ended question, would appreciate some sort of guidence.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear ADD Mom
Because you have such a complex set of conditions (PCOS, wheat and lactose intolerance, overweight) and follow a vegetarian diet, I cannot just make general suggestions on the Internet. You need to consult a dietitian again (check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area). Tell the dietitian how you reacted to the previous treatment and the Glucophage and get him/her to work out a diet that excludes wheat and lactose, but still provides you with sufficient nutrients to prevent deficiencies and also promote weight loss. I would also suggest that you start doing regular exercise as this will help control your weight and the PCOS.
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