Hi All, I was not sure where to post this question, so I figured that the place where the most knowledgeable woman hang out would be the best bet…if not please tell me where and I will go there.
With that out of the way, some history…
My daughter is 16 yo. When she was in around grade 4 (9/10 yo) she started gaining weight no matter how active she was. In grade 5 (10/11 yo) she started with her menses…very early we thought but kept an eye on it. She was never regular but really started picking up weight, even having braces, watching what she was eating and with the activities of any young teenager. Fast forward to last year, where my wife and I decided that the constant weight gain and irregular periods at last warranted investigation (we wanted her body to have more time to “mature” to see if this problem would resolve itself without any intervention) So, doing our own research according to her symptoms, we narrowed the possibilities down to PCOS or adrenal problems.
So we decided to the family OBGYN figuring that was the easiest option to “cancel” out before going to an endo.
The OBGYN ended up testing everything and came to the same conclusion that we had come to and confirmed the PCOS by way of a 3D scan. The blood tests revealed that most all her labs were out of range on the upper end, testosterone, cortisol, estrogen etc
He placed her on a “light” birth control pill to try to regulate the menses and glucophage to bring down blood sugar levels.
She had immediate breakout which lasted about 3 months after which her skin cleared up, the facial hair has all but disappeared and her period is now monthly but not 28 day exact, some longer some shorter but never on the 28 day (which should happen on the pill I am led to believe).
So, that is kind of sorted…but…her weight has moved an inch, if anything she is still gaining weight albeit at a slower pace.
She is eating a low sugar moderate protein and fat diet and includes some exercise, no change as yet.
After that long winded intro, my question…Is there something we can change, add to, take away etc to get the weight moving in the right direction? I would guestimate her bf to be around 35%
Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated.