Treatments

There are many different treatments out there for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and all the many charming symptoms that it can cause or has been associated with.  Let’s find out a bit about some of them:

11 Responses to Treatments

  1. Melissa says:

    Hi Anne, It’s melr83 from ebay just wondering how much you are selling a months worth of D Chiro Inositol? and if it’s power or Tablets?

    Thanks again, Mel

    • Belrosa says:

      A month’s worth of DCI is different for everyone – it all depends on
      how much you want to take. Some people are sticking with the old
      guidelines of 1200 mg a day, others are going for the more
      individualised dosage of 20 mg per kg of bodyweight. I personally
      take the latter as I’ve heard that results are quicker.

      I charge $30 AUD for 18 grams of pure powder. It’s not in capsules –
      it’s a sweet tasting granular substance very similar to caster sugar
      and I for one am sick of taking pills! It’s quite easy to take …
      The scoop from a 20 g bottle of Nirvana brand stevia extract measures
      out exactly 100 mg of DCI (and I am in negotiations to order them in
      from the US, but it’s taking a while). 1/8 teaspoon is 500 mg of DCI
      and a 1/4 teaspoon 1000 mg.

      18 grams will last you
      15 days if you take 1200 mg per day (suitable for a 60 kg woman at
      the recommended therapeutic dosage)
      30 days if you take 600 mg per day (suitable for 60 kg woman at the
      lowest dosage)
      9 days if you take 2000 mg per day (suitable for 100 kg woman at
      the recommended therapeutic dosage)

      Postage within Australia is $3.40 for a Registered Post envelope which
      is insured for $100 and will take up to 7 packets of DCI.

  2. Kristal says:

    I hope this isn’t a silly guestion, but I’m just curious to know about the GI value of DCI since it has a sweet flavour.. Obviously you can’t tell me the exact GI but do you know of any studies or information that may indicate it’s glycemic effects?

    I only ask because I live a very strict diet, basically ‘sugar free'(or as close as possible) because it has proven to be the only way forward for me and my simptoms. Hense I am very sensitive to anything that raised my blood sugar too quickly (even artificial sweetner, which is strange!).

    Any info about DCI and it’s GI effect would be very useful to me, I’d like to try it.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Hi Kristal,

      I understand your concern.

      Due to the exceptionally small amount of DCI in each dose, it would not negatively impact your blood sugar. The average dose is around 1/8 of a teaspoon. Even if you consumed 1/8 teaspoon of sugar it would be unlikely to have a measurable effect on your blood sugar.

      The actual effect that DCI has on blood sugar, however, is to reduce it, as although DCI is technically a carbohydrate, it has a completely different action in the body. In fact, a human body can manufacture myo-inositol from glucose and d-chiro inositol from myo-inositol.

      If you have any more questions, please let me know. I’m here to help.

      Kind regards,

      Anne

  3. Janice says:

    Hi Anne, Glad to find your site, I have been searching desperately for information re pcos as I am constantly being fobbed off by doctors who will not listen to me or try to help find an alternative than them forcing the contraceptive pill at my daughter who suffers terribly with her periods, excess hair, alopecia, lack of energy and anxiety… she is currently taking anti anxiety meds which I hate but seem to help her get through the day but I fear they mask the problem with hormones and just make the situation worse.. could you tell me if its true that dci doesnt work if your taking anxiety meds (something to do with seratonin) she is scared to reduce her meds till she feels stress free and please do you know of any doctor in Perth WA who is happy to deal with natural treatments.. I feel she will never be free from anxiety unless we balance her hormones, (fsh 5 lh 13..low free t low progesterone, high testosterone and low shbg).. Please help me if you can.

    • My PCOS Info says:

      Hi Janice,

      I’m sorry to hear you are having such a hard time finding quality medical care for your daughter’s PCOS. Unfortunately, I don’t know of any good doctors to recommend for this in Perth (or Sydney for that matter). I wish I did.

      I am not aware of any mechanism by which anti-anxiety medication would negatively interfere with DCI. They have completely separate mechanisms of action.

      I definitely agree that she should not reduce or alter her medication in any way unless there is a reason to do so, such as an improvement in her mood and coping abilities.

      There is a link between PCOS and depression and it is related to insulin and its effect on serotonin. Insulin affects central serotonin (5-HT) levels and it has been hypothesised that this effect may also occur in reverse: the central 5-HT system dysregulation that causes depression might also affect peripheral insulin sensitivity, or vice versa.

      The amino acid tryptophan is a serotonin precursor and it competes with other large neutral amino acids for access to the transport system that moves them across the blood-brain barrier.

      Insulin stimulates uptake of the competing amino acids, but not tryptophan, into muscle tissue. The resulting increased tryptophan ratio in plasma affords it greater access to the transport system to contribute toward serotonin synthesis.

      Insulin also promotes central catecholaminergic activity, perhaps by suppressing norepinephrine reuptake and prolonging its residence in the synaptic cleft.

      None of this, however, affects DCI synthesis.

      You can purchase DCI from My PCOS Info at http://www.mypcos.info/1/shop/dci-d-chiro-inositol/

      I hope this information helps. If you have any more questions, please let me know.

      Kind regards,

      Anne

    • Karen says:

      Get her vitamin D levels check ASAP. I took my daughter off BCP and tried the inositol and vit D which made huge difference. Totally different kid in a couple of weeks – all symptoms above went away so far – anxiety, lack of energy, weight, acne – still waiting on her period. Especially since we are also in northern part of country.

  4. Janice says:

    Thank you ladies , I just dug out her results and they tested her the result was 60 n mol/l… The doc did not comment but there was a comment from pathology stating to retest ate end of winter ? Which seems strange the range says 25- 50 n mol/l is mild deficiency so I suppose I could read it that she is almost in range for mild rating. She is due new bloods soon will def look into it again. We are in west Australia so surprised she has low vit d. Thanks for your time 🙂

  5. denise says:

    Hi Janice,
    My daughter suffers with pcos. She was diagnosed with vitaminD deficiency. Luckily she has a very thorough doctor who listens to you. She is Dr.Sally Parthington and is at Kwinana Medical Center. I’m not sure how far you are but perhaps it’s worth a try. Like you, is too was at my wits end trying to find help for my daughter. Dr.Sally was the third doctor we saw. One doctor, a lady, even suggested my daughter might be imagining stuff!!! Only coz she had just finished yr 12 and was stressed!!! But Dr.Sally listened and did different tests. She checked for vitaminD at my daughter’s 6 month visit. BTW the medical Center is bulk billed…. that’s helpful!!! We live far from Kwinana but it’s worth the trek.
    Hope this is useful to you. All the best
    Denise

  6. Janice says:

    Hi Denise
    Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to me I really appreciate your time.
    I will check this doctor and your advise out.
    Hope all is well with you and your daughter.
    Its terrible to be fobbed off or accused of making things up it could cause a lot of heart ache and bad feeling between mother and daughter if we were stupid enough to believe some of these Doctors.
    Kind regards
    Janice

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