PCOS & Glucose Test


PCOS glucose test time. When do you have to make your glucose test with PCOS?

How many weeks is glucose test?

  • Serena Steel I’m doing mine at 28 weeks
  • Just had my 2nd one at 29 wks +1
  • Do you receive a letter? To tell you.
  • No Dr. Just brings it up and schedules it.
  • Depends on your doctor, I had mine very early 8 weeks.
  • I had mine at 31 weeks.
  • I did mine at 18 & 28 weeks.
  • 28 weeks.
  • Mine were 10, 24, 26/27 weeks.
  • Between 24-28 weeks. Earlier if you have signs of diabetes, previous GD, glucose in your urine, ect.
  • 28 I did 24 since I have pcos.
  • 28
  • I did my one hour and my 3 hour at 26 weeks
  • 27 weeks.
  • Depends on Dr most of the time its between 26 and 28 weeks… I had 1 at each trimester so I had to do it 3 times (technically 6 because I failed the 1 hour every time and had to do 3 hour after that)

Just took my glucose test yesterday… Came back high 146. I’m freaking out… What now? I’ve never dealt with this before. What do I stay away from other then the obvious?

  • The thing that concerns me the most is I’m already on metformin which they instructed me not to stop at the test.
  • They may just up it. Most women with pcos are insulin resistant so we are always borderline diabetic. Even women without pcos get gd so we have a higher risk for it. They may just up your metformin. You’ll definitely be having a 3 hour though. They won’t do anything until then.
  • I was diagnosed a few weeks ago. I was told to see a maternal fetal medicine specialist. I saw them and had a class. I take my blood 4 times a day and eat certain foods. It’s not as bad as I thought. Here’s an example of the meal plan I’m on.
  • This is also another paper I was given.
  • Since doing this and taking my blood my numbers have been perfect. I go back on the 31st and hopefully they tell me I no longer need to be seen by them.
  • I failed all 5 pregnancies nothing to freak out about you may just need a diet change not a big deal hun πŸ˜€
  • Β Thanks love…can you give me some pointers.
  • I will say everyone is different, it was some trial and error to figure what I could eat. I still ate normal everyday things just not a big serving. If that makes sense. Example I would have a small brownie not a huge one, 2 cookies not 5, salads for lunch, 6 inch sub and not a 12 inch, sushi was great never spiked it, I also ate meats that didn’t do much for me.
  • Thanks so much! I’m hoping the 3hr one is good but I’m still going to take precautions.

So after the 3hr glucose test it appears I have gestational diabetes. What now? Is baby at risk of anything. I’m worried now.

  • Not related to your question – how far are you?
  • 29 weeks.
  • Β Ok…I’m 18 weeks and was wondering when I would do that.
  • Β I took mine at 28 weeks (2 weeks ago) Ashley, and I have it. πŸ˜•
  • Β If you keep it under control from what I’ve been told baby should be fine.
  • I couldn’t handle a bigger baby than 7pounds. My first son was just under 7 pounds and I didn’t have any complications like this with him so this is all new to me.
  • So I’m worried now, heard diabetes can make for bigger baby.
  • Only if it is uncontrolled.
  • I had no complications with my first except him coming early & I was super overweight before I got pregnant with him & this time around I’m getting close to GD they said…. We expect this to be a huge baby because my fiance was a huge baby.
  • Your OB didn’t want to schedule you with a diabetic specialist to teach you more about it? thats what they did with me.
  • She said one would call me to setup a class. I get the stuff to prick my finger tomorrow.
  • I was overweight with this one so maybe that doesn’t help either.
  • I’ve read they don’t really know what causes it
  • All I can think of is runs in the family. I stayed away from sugar and ate whole grains and thought I was being healthy.
  • It’s not so much being over weight unless you have pre-existing diabetes. It’s genetic and can be caused by having a bigger baby before, especially if you had GD with a prior pregnancy. Remember that pcos also effects the way we break down sugars and our hormonal imbalance(metformin=insulin resistance) also taken due to pcos. Those are mostly related. Just track low carb and more frequent smaller portions πŸ™‚
  • Grains.. regardless of whole are still carbs when broken down is sugar.
  • Meats, eggs, butter have no carbs/sugar… I was diabetic before pregnancy and controlled with keto diet but since pregnancy, I have been having sugar and carbs abd I just failed my 1 hr (I knew I would given I’m diabetic already) and will be taking that class… after pregnancy I’m going back to my keto diet.. best of luck.
  • Every pregnancy is different. I’m pregnant with my 3rd and they say I have GD with this one. I didn’t have it with my first 2. I’ve been pricking my finger every day now.
  • While grains are pretty sugary. I would cut gluten completely.
  • Control is the main thing! I am insulin dependent and the risk for me are heart defects, large babies, you have a greater concern for stillborns. But my baby has seemed perfect so far. And my first was fine aside from low blood sugars at first. I did have my first early and expect this baby earlier than 39 weeks.
  • That scares me a little, the stillborn. But so far my baby seems fine, he was measuring 5 days behind and moves a lot.
  • Stillborn risk is more so for uncontrolled diabetes. Most women have healthy, fine babies!
  • As long as it is well managed you will be fine. They should have a nutritionist get in touch with you. But the main things are making sure you eat protein any time you have a carb. The protein slows the digestion of carbs so your blood sugar doesn’t spike as quickly. He stressed exercise was important and if I indulged in more sweets or carbs a short walk after that meal will also help minimize spikes in blood sugar. It’s scary but you will learn how your body reacts to different foods and adjust accordingly. They suggested eating 5-6 small meals.
  • Thanks you, some good insight.
  • Not that you should make a habit of indulging in sweets. But the nutritionist I met with during my last pregnancy said that if I wanted dessert to skip carbs with the meal. That way whatever protein you eat with your meal helps slow the digestion of the sweets.
  • It was really scary at first but you’ll get the hang of it. As long as you keep it under control your baby should be ok. Like most people advised have a snack every 2-3 hrs and at night don’t go more than 10 hours before your night snack and breakfast. Also try to stay as cool as possible because the heat also affects your blood sugar. There’s another support group on FB for expectant mothers with GD
  • I’m 31 weeks and have GD. I joined a group “gestational diabetes support group” and it’s been so helpful!! Be sure and listen to your dietitian and eat healthy and drink lots of water. If you need any help let me know!
  • I agree about this group! It helps A TON!
  • 5 kids all GD they were fine.
  • I found out at 7 weeks. They are now saying I was already diabetic when I got pregnant. They will medicate you first more than likely and if you are unable to control it where they want it then they will do insulin. Diabetes can lead to premature babies or big babies. The medications are not harmful to baby at all though. Do what the doctor feels is best for you and baby.

Did my 1 hour glucose test today. Results were abnormal so I gotta do the 3 hour test now. Does PCOS cause a higher chance of gestational diabetes in pregnancy?


  • I would think so only because we have the sugar issues as it is.
  • Yes it does, it actually increases it a lot. are you on metformin right now?
  • No not right now. I’ve never been on it. I kinda figured it did increase the chance.
  • Fingers crossed that you pass your 3 hr one. but yeah PCOS increases the risk a LOT if not controlled.
  • Yes… I just got diagnosed with it….doesn’t mean you will too you may be able to keep it away with diet….my doc said I’m my case the placenta is making hormones that fight my body’s natural insulin…
  • I’m really hoping I pass the 3 hour one. PCOS really does like to remind me it’s still there even during pregnancy huh…. It would be nice to kinda forget about for a bit. Thanks for the info ladies.
  • Β I’ve never had sugar issues with my PCOS however having It does put you at great risk for gestational diabetes.. I went on a GD diet for the most of my pregnancy to help prevent it… Good luck!
  • Β I lost my baby I had gd and they took off metformin and I had no insulin injections and the day I lost the baby doctor asked why I stopped taking metformin and I said she told me to and she stopped my refills and then she said I had to go back on it because my levels were high and later that day I lost the baby and she saw I was in pain and she dismissed it as regular pregnancy pain . Make sure your on gd diet.
  • Β wow im so sorry Betty. πŸ™
  • Β Oh no I’m so sorry Betty πŸ™
  • Β I regret going off metformin . Heart hurts but ill be ok just make sure you consider taking something for the gd diet at least. Thanks
  • Β I failed the 1 hour but passed the 3 hour no problem! I did develop preeclampsia and was induced at 37 weeks which preeclampsia risk also triples with PCOS so please ladies watch for signs in later pregnancy.
  • My doctor says it doubles our chances.
  • I never done the glucose test due to the hospital wanted the 3 hour one done but cudnt give me an early app which meant fasting for 21 hours which wasn’t possible. I never got gestational diabetes . good luck on ur 3 hour test.
  • I failed both tests, but even eating normally my levels have been great! I’m almost 32 weeks and my doctor said the test definitely gives the worst case senioro. We’ve kept a really close eye on my levels. If anything, they’ve been running a little low. My doctor said that you really don’t want them too low either, so I continue to monitor it and try to eat several times throughout the day.
  • Yeah it doubles the risk of it! πŸ™
  • It does. My dads manager had gestational diabetes, her baby was so chunky when born! Just rolls of baby fat, still adorable, but just so chunky. He of course grew into the rolls.
  • Well with all this in mind I’m going to watch what I eat even more! My 3 hour test is on Tuesday I’m really hoping I pass it.

Was told to eat before my glucose test. How soon before it do I eat or does it not matter?

  • I was told not to eat, but i am doing mine first thing in the morning anyway. with my 2nd my appt was at 11, and they did say it was okay to eat something small, and not sweet.
  • I’m eating a bit of eggs and turkey bacon. I have to or I’ll throw up. They said to eat.
  • I have my glucose test today too. I had 2 eggs, turkey bacon, and 3/4 of a slice of whole wheat toast. We’ll see what happens.
  • Mines tomorrow at 830 with my son I fasted both times ..idk I was told not eating can give false results and this time around I’m always super nauseous.
  • I’m going Sunday and planning on eggs and bacon before I go.
  • I haven’t don’t the test my last 4 pregnancies but with my first I ate right before
  • I have to my office will refuse to see me if I refuse and just take my blood 4 times a day.. pissed me off.
  • I took my blood 4 times a day and refused the test I refuse everything my doctor loves to hate me lol
  • Yeah my office said if I didn’t take it they’d refuse to see me . So if I fail the one hour I’m telling them I won’t do a 3 hour and will only check my blood 4x a day
  • I “failed” the 1 hour test by 3 points because I ate… It was 139. I refused the 3 hour test because it would make me deathly sick. I checked my sugar 4 times a day because a dr said to. My sugar didn’t go above 119 after 2 hours. Last appointment, a different dr wanted to treat me like i have GD with extra tests and crap. At 34 weeks 3 days my baby is completely healthy and estimated to be 5lb 4oz. I think I’m safe from delivering a 15lb baby or so.
  • It doesn’t matter when you eat. Just eat a normal breakfast. You just can’t eat after you drink the drink until after the blood draw.

So… 28 weeks and didn’t pass my 3 hour glucose test 😞 I had a feeling it was going to happen. Any tips, advice, etc. from other moms who have had gestational diabetes? Doc is making me test my sugars several times a day and meet with dietitian next week.

  • Yeah I just got diagnosed with it at 26 weeks (I’m 28 weeks now) it totally sucks but it’s doable. Hopefully dietary changes will help you. I’m on 2000 mg of metformin a day as well as insulin Day and night. Pricking yourself on the finger actually hurts more than the insulin injection itself. All I can say is if it’s best for the baby, then we gotta keep going…
  • I got diagnosed last week and have been able to manage with the diet recommendations they have given me. They encouraged me to write everything down so if I do get high numbers we can associate them with things I might need to stay away from because everyone is different. Some people can’t tolerate a lot of fruit or dairy but some people can and that’s why testing frequently is so important for you to learn what you can handle.
  • Yes they want me to try and manage with a diet first and I’ve been on metformin. And then pricking like fours times a day. So I really really hope that helps! I want to make sure he’s healthy as possible. Thanks ladies!!!!
  • Β I was on metformin previously before getting pregnant but my goal is to try my hardest to control with diet. I was surprised at how quick I got used to pricking.
  • Β I had with all my pregnancies it’s not that bad honestly.
  • I had it with my last pregnancy. Increase protein in your diet. I was told your protein should match your carbs in every meal. If i wanted a dessert I skipped the carb with my meal and went for a short walk after to keep my sugar down. I found it pretty easy to manage once I had some guidelines to follow. It was rare that my sugar was high after a meal. I didn’t have to take any meds.
  • Β Diagnosed at 26 weeks. Now 33 weeks. PM me so I don’t lose track of you and I’ll message you some tips and snack/meal ideas if you’d like! I message a lot of people, so it’s hard to keep track.
  • Just pm’d you! thank you!
  • I am a diabetic before pregnancy. if you manage with diet and watch what you are intaking. (read lables) it is easy to manage. Insulin is a life savour as i started it once i got pregnant.
  • I have been checking since 5 weeks. I met with a dietician she said my sugars were not to high but are elevated my doctor is just really strict she said eat less carbs eat more protein balance it out.
  • Yes, I am 8 weeks postpartum… I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes at 28 weeks. I recommend carb counting, cutting back on sugar, and lots of water! I had to stick my finger 5 times a day! It is very hard to do, but you’ll do Great! I just had my postpartum diabetes test and failed that also… so now I am considered Type 2 diabetic! Good luck mama… feel free to message me with any questions you may have.
  • I’m so sorry to hear this. πŸ™ my heart goes out to you. Not looking forward to ending my amazing pregnancy like this. Just got the glucose monitor kit tonight so I guess here we go. πŸ™ I appreciate ur comment.
  • Thank you! I had a hard pregnancy at the end! Gestational diabetes at 28 weeks, preterm labor at 31 weeks, preeclampsia 34 weeks, blood pressure shot up at 35 weeks causing me to be induced!

PCOS Gestational Diabetes


PCOS and gestational diabetes (GD)? PCOS with gestational diabetes experiences.

Is developing gestational diabetes inevitable when you have an insulin resistance and were already borderline diabetic before conceiving? I’m really worried about it 😞

  • I’m 9 weeks pregnant
  • No it is not a guarantee. It is more likely to happen than to those without IR. But it doesn’t mean it will happen no matter what. They will probably want you to do an early test as well as the regular one.
  • Yes, dr mentioned doing one at my appt on the 28th! He said he would call and let me know by the 20th… I’m just worried about it
  • I have IR been pregnant twice, once with twins never had gestational diabetes.
  • I also took the test several times each pregnancy.
  • Gestational diabetes is not the same as getting diabetes. It’s the placenta that create and issue for insulin in the body not the pancreas or the receptors With IR it’s the receptors and or the pancreas that make the problem.
  • Ah!!! Thank you for that. This is my first so I’m still learning πŸ™‚
  • No. I’m 25 weeks and have passed three GD tests ( I requested an extra one between the early and mid one my docs already do)
  • My numbers were great each time ( in the 70’s when the range is 70-139) So just eat as well as you can to help manage your sugar like you usually would with insulin resistance and see how it goes. Gestational diabetesΒ is often managed through diet anyhow so use it as a stepping stone to prevent it as well even though sometimes it happens anyway despite your best efforts.
  • I have insulin resistance and no gestational diabetes.
Example: Eating plan for gestational diabetes with pcos
An example: Eating plan for gestational diabetes with pcos

I need help… I can’t stop crying I’m so scared.. I’ve always been a very healthy eater, I absolutely love every kind of veggie. Since being pregnant I can’t eat any of them or hardly any meat besides ground beef, for a while I could eat fish but now I can’t even stomach that… I did my glucose test about a month ago & they told me to be careful because I was getting up there but not there yet… I’ve tried everything I can think of & just CAN’T stomach anything healthy, lately its been iffy to eat anything without feeling absolutely sick to my stomach .. I was horrendously sick with my first child but I was young & didn’t care about the junk I consumed let alone had the gestational diabetes hanging over my head.. Has anyone gone through this or is going through this?

  • Before becoming pregnant i was strictly low carb high protein and veggies…now all i can stomach is bland carbs, so your not alone…im afraid i may gain a ton of weight and im only 12 wks πŸ˜‘
  • Thankfully I haven’t gained hardly anything & he’s weighing more than he should for how far along I am but knowing that g.d cloud is hanging over me I’m so scared
  • Sounds like you need some nausea meds to me. I couldn’t eat anything until I got something from my doctor.
  • I have an appt next Tuesday Imma talk to him then about it… My SIL is a nutritionist so she told me to try ensure or boost, one of her patients drank like 4 a day while prego because that’s all she could stomach.
  • Yes I had to do that as well for about 3 months but you need to look into the ones that are or diabetics cuz the others have a lot of sugar and are just like eating candy in some cases.
  • Ok! She has coupons for me so I’ll definitely do that.
  • But you do need real food with protein or you body will start to react to not eating. This is not a long term solution you should still talk to your doctor about nausea meds.
  • I was on 2 different ones and an antacid just so I could keep food down.
  • That made is so I could eat some food and drink 2 shakes. 4 shakes alone would put you on a liquid diet and it wouldn’t be enough for your body and baby. Your body would start to show negative signs.
  • Yea that was my first concern because I’m all about protein so I bought a protein shake made for prego women & even that I was like ugh
  • I definitely can’t handle a liquid diet, I’d be so weak.
  • If that shake did it too then I would go the meds route. I was sick the whole way through with this last pregnancy.
  • Yea my son I was too even the smell of cookies made me sick
  • How far along are you? I was the same way my entire first trimester
  • Its at the point where I don’t like pickles anymore which I ate tons of first trimester & I bought one of my favorite candies that targets always sold out of, took one bite & handed the rest to fiance
  • I agree with the boost. That was really helpful when the thought of chewing disgusted me.
  • I also did smoothies with protein in them. It’s possible to hide veggies in them as well.
  • I couldn’t stand chicken or dairy or anything really with protein but then at 20weeks it’s all I wanted. Now I eat chicken and cheese around the clock…no joke
  • I’m the exact way but haven’t gotten to the point of wanting it.
  • I thought it would never come. Then one night I had a weird craving for chicken so I ordered…that was it.
  • A lot of the time I crave something & when I get it it still makes me sick
  • Yeah that would happen with me too. It was really frustrating. I ended up losing weight because of that.
  • I’m a high risk gestational diabetic since 3 months pregnant, my numbers are still high even with 2 types of insulin plus nutritionist. My numbers are high and I try but I’m ok I only complain about the sourness the syringe leaves, as long as ur not high risk don’t stress yourself because that adds to u. 8 months 2 morrow and looking at the positive.

Doesn’t gestational diabetes usually cause weight gain? I’m doing the week long blood sugar testing because I failed my one hour and I refused to drink that shit once let alone three times. But I’ve noticed I’m losing weight again. I started at 158, went up to 170 at my last appointment and I’m back down to 165 now. So my question is can you lose weight and still possibly have gd?

  • I never took the drink but poked my finger I had GD for all 5 pregnancies and always lost 25-35 lbs.
  • I had GD (gestational diabetes) during my pregnancy, and lost 15 lbs total throughout it.
  • I also lost weight during pregnancy due to GD… Mine was diet controlled which caused me to lose weight because I was taking in less carbs/sugars.
  • I haven’t even started a gd diet yet though lol. My diet hasn’t really changed in the last few weeks.
  • I never went on any diet I still ate what I always did just smaller portions.
  • I’ve lost weight. Still eat what I want just in portion control as long as my numbers were below the recommendation.
  • Yes. Lost 20 pounds with my first and has GD.
  • A common symptom of diabetes is weight loss. I didn’t have that problem and put on 20kgs+ with GD.
  • Yes after I started limiting carbs per the doctor’s instructions.
  • I lost 10 pounds in 1st trimester still got GD.
  • Just so you know it’s not your weight… it’s the ability to break down sugars.
  • I do know but I was responding to her question asking if anyone lost weight and got GD
  • Oh I think she meant after being diagnosed.
  • Losing weight actually does help reduce your risk.
  • I lost 100 lbs… so maybe not for everyone. My O.B. and specialist said that weight has very little to do with it lol?
  • My specialists say it does.
  • That’s from the American Diabetes Association.
  • I’m not going to argue with you and the knowledge you were given by your specialist vs mine. Really?!
  • I’m not arguing lol, I was simply stating what mine said. Geez haha.
  • I find it interesting how doctors have such different views. Was just sharing info.
  • Well I guess my info and what I’m going through proves it for me. Like I said, I lost 100lbs… and as far as I was told gestational diabetes is different then type 2 and is also very common when carrying multiples, like I am. Did they tell you that placentas especially having more then 1 make it more difficult to break down sugars?
  • Yes, I’ve heard that too. Multiple risk factors probably impact how much or little the weight loss lowers risks.
  • Hunny I lost the weight before falling pregnant with twins. See you’re stuck on weight loss regardless… and I’m trying to tell you, that it may not work for everyone because it very obviously didn’t work for me haha can we please agree to disagree lol.
  • She is not even disagreeing with you. I think yoyo obviously a confrontational person. No need to reply any further.
  • Wow, okay. I’m not disagreeing with you. I said multiple factors change how risks are reduced. Calm down. I’m not stuck on anything sweetheart.
  • I am acknowledging it appears to have not worked for you. But that doesn’t change that it can be a valid way to reduce risk.
  • I’m calm lol and thank you for acknowledging that.
  • I had 6 factors against me
  • I can’t believe being over 25 hurt me!
  • Wow that one surprises me!
  • Prediabetic, African-American, family history, PCOS, over 25, unexplained miscarriage.
  • Mine are PCOS and overweight.
  • I had gd and my daughter weighed 4 pounds 6 ounces at birth at 37 weeks.
  • One of the doctors said it can also cause baby to be small???
  • Interesting!

I had to share this lady’s this is my miracle baby she was born at 32 weeks and almost passed away in the first week of life I tried many years to conceive without success when I had given up I fell pregnant my pregnancy was a very hard experience for me with health issues like gestational diabetes where I had to use insulin my placenta stop working Skylar suffered from growth restrictions the dopplers weren’t working right and other things as well on top of that after the birth I suffered from postnatal depression Skyla was in the nicu and special nursery for a month where she suffered several health issues there’s still some to this day so it’s been a hard 2 year for both of as but these pictures just shows to me what its was all worth they wore taken one year apart on her due date and 1 year corrected I can’t believe how much she has grown and learnt in such a short time on this earth and I thank God everyday that I have her and that he gave her the strength to pull through everything she went through
I hope that you lady’s get your little miracle and that it is save and healthy for all

 

Hi ladies just had a phone call to say I’ve got gestational diabetes I’m in the U.K. I’ve got an appointment tomorrow. Advice anyone? Xx

  • I highly recommend taking inositol with PCOS, it reduces your insulin resistance. I had GD last preg and I’m just waiting to find out if I have it this time, I’m 27wks but so far spot tests have all been norm. I managed with diet and inositol alone.
  • I’ve requested to join thankyou xx
  • I should get more info tomorrow at the hospital I hope xx
  • I have been diagnosed with GD as well. Right now my doctor has not put me on any medications but has put me on a lower carb diet and watching my sugar intake. Wants a lot of my carbs to be from veggies and all my breads to be whole wheat. So far it has been manageable without meds. I eat 3 meals a day plus 3 snacks a day. I would try not to get to worried at first your doctor may come up with a plan to suit you and your baby.
  • First thing my Dr told me was no juice or soda ever! They should give you a meal plan to follow.
  • I live in the uk and got diagnosed last week. Mine was 10.1 i am not on any medication or diet at the moment but the hospital gave me a machine to check my sugar levels 6 times a day then after 3 weeks i have to go back to decuse the results.
  • Ah maybe that’s what I will have im not sure on my results yet x
  • Just been to the appointment in the same as you Donna I don’t have any specifics just check my levels I go back next week my result level was 8.8 x

So after the 3 hour glucose test it appears I have gestational diabetes. What now? Is baby at risk of anything. I’m worried now.

  • Not related to your question – how far are you?
  • 29 weeks
  • Ok… I’m 18 weeks and was wondering when I would do that.
  • I took mine at 28 weeks (2 weeks ago) Ashley, and I have it. πŸ˜•
  • If you keep it under control from what I’ve been told baby should be fine
  • I couldn’t handle a bigger baby than 7pounds. My first son was just under 7 pounds and I didn’t have any complications like this with him so this is all new to me.
  • So I’m worried now, heard diabetes can make for bigger baby.
  • Only if it is uncontrolled.
  • I had no complications with my first except him coming early & I was super overweight before I got pregnant with him & this time around I’m getting close to GD they said…. We expect this to be a huge baby because my fiance was a huge baby.
  • Your OB didn’t want to schedule you with a diabetic specialist to teach you more about it? thats what they did with me.
  • She said one would call me to setup a class. I get the stuff to prick my finger tomorrow.
  • I was overweight with this one so maybe that doesn’t help either.
  • I’ve read they don’t really know what causes it.
  • All I can think of is runs in the family. I stayed away from sugar and ate whole grains and thought I was being healthy.
  • It’s not so much being over weight unless you have pre-existing diabetes. It’s genetic and can be caused by having a bigger baby before, especially if you had GD with a prior pregnancy. Remember that pcos also effects the way we break down sugars and our hormonal imbalance(metformin=insulin resistance) also taken due to pcos. Those are mostly related. Just track low carb and more frequent smaller portions πŸ™‚
  • Amie Fry.. grains.. regardless of whole are still carbs when broken down is sugar.
  • Meats, eggs, butter have no carbs/sugar… I was diabetic before pregnancy and controlled with keto diet but since pregnancy, I have been having sugar and carbs abd I just failed my 1 hr (I knew I would given I’m diabetic already) and will be taking that class… after pregnancy I’m going back to my keto diet.. best of luck.
  • Every pregnancy is different. I’m pregnant with my 3rd and they say I have GD with this one. I didn’t have it with my first 2. I’ve been pricking my finger every day now.
  • Amie Fry while grains are pretty sugary. I would cut gluten completely.
  • Control is the main thing! I am insulin dependent and the risk for me are heart defects, large babies, you have a greater concern for stillborns. But my baby has seemed perfect so far. And my first was fine aside from low blood sugars at first. I did have my first early and expect this baby earlier than 39 weeks.
  • That scares me a little, the stillborn. But so far my baby seems fine, he was measuring 5 days behind and moves a lot.
  • Amie Fry stillborn risk is more so for uncontrolled diabetes. Most women have healthy, fine babies!
  • As long as it is well managed you will be fine. They should have a nutritionist get in touch with you. But the main things are making sure you eat protein any time you have a carb. The protein slows the digestion of carbs so your blood sugar doesn’t spike as quickly. He stressed exercise was important and if I indulged in more sweets or carbs a short walk after that meal will also help minimize spikes in blood sugar. It’s scary but you will learn how your body reacts to different foods and adjust accordingly. They suggested eating 5-6 small meals.
  • Thanks you, some good insight.
  • Not that you should make a habit of indulging in sweets. But the nutritionist I met with during my last pregnancy said that if I wanted dessert to skip carbs with the meal. That way whatever protein you eat with your meal helps slow the digestion of the sweets.
  • It was really scary at first but you’ll get the hang of it. As long as you keep it under control your baby should be ok. Like most people advised have a snack every 2-3 hrs and at night don’t go more than 10 hours before your night snack and breakfast. Also try to stay as cool as possible because the heat also affects your blood sugar. There’s another support group on FB for expectant mothers with GD.
  • I’m 31 weeks and have GD. I joined a group “gestational diabetes support group” and it’s been so helpful!! Be sure and listen to your dietitian and eat healthy and drink lots of water. If you need any help let me know!
  • I agree about this group! It helps A TON!
  • 5 kids all GD they were fine.
  • I found out at 7 weeks. They are now saying I was already diabetic when I got pregnant. They will medicate you first more than likely and if you are unable to control it where they want it then they will do insulin. Diabetes can lead to premature babies or big babies. The medications are not harmful to baby at all though. Do what the doctor feels is best for you and baby.

For all you pcos mama’s who have gestational diabetes…were you guys ok after you delivered? My high risk doc quadrupled my metformin dose and also added insulin. He said after I give birth I gotta buckle down and lose 20-30 lbs so I don’t get diabetes type 2 later on in life. I’m currently 27 weeks and wanna hear more experiences from other moms who have pcos plus GD… Also, happy fourth to you all!


  • Had GD with all 5 kids never done anything different or have to take anything
  • Oh wow all 5? And you didn’t get diabetes type 2 afterward? Good to hear!
  • Nope
  • PCOS and GD do put you at a much higher risk of T2. This means you have to be extra cautious about what you are putting in your body, and managing the insulin resistance. I follow a Ketogenic way of eating in order to manage my blood sugar while pregnant, and to help fix my insulin resistance while not pregnant. Read the book “Dr. Bernstein’ Diabetes Solution”.
  • I’m glad your keto diet is helping you manage your blood sugar and insulin resistance. Thanks for the book rec.
  • It sounds like your doctor is trying to make you have low sugar!
  • Technically he’s trying to lower it bc my blood sugars have been very high. Did u have GD for yours?
  • I “failed” the hour test by 4 points because I didn’t fast. I think my sugar was 134. They wanted it to be 130. I’m insulin resistant though. I refused the 3 hour one because the first one made me ill. I tested my sugars one day, they were fine and I even had chocolate. One dr was a complete bitch towards me about the whole thing. At 34 weeks my baby was 5lbs 4oz, exactly where she should be. Tom at 39 weeks I have another ultrasound scheduled.
  • Oh wow, well congrats on being at 39 weeks!!! That’s a huge milestone. I’ve never actually taken the glucose test. My firstborn came out at 26 weeks on the day I was supposed to test, and for this pregnancy I was always high for the hemoglobin a1c blood test and then they made me take my blood sugars by pricking my finger for two weeks. It was really high so he said it was pointless for me to take that nasty drink, which I’m sure I would’ve thrown up anyway! I’m glad your levels were good. Sorry u had to deal with a mean doc tho, that’s annoying.

Anyone else here diagnosed with gestational diabetes? My whole maternal side of the family and husband’s paternal have it. I was borderline but now at risk. Does anyone whom currently has or had in their past pregnancies dealing/dealt with this? Any good recipes? I am trying to beat this. Would love all your tips and tricks. Thank you, ladies.

  • I have it…4th time having it. There is no way around to beat gestational diabetes. You’ll either get it or won’t get it. But most women who have pcos are at a higher risk of getting it. If you do end up with getting it during pregnancy or even just to start eating healthier definitely check out Pinterest . They have a ton of recipes for GD.
  • I was diagnosed with it at 24 weeks and I am currently 36. I was living a very similar lifestyle prior to getting pregnant in order to control my PCOS. Luckily I have been able to control my numbers through diet and haven’t needed insulin. Did you go to a diabetes clinic? Did they give you an information packet? My doctor sent me one before I went into the clinic and I’d be happy to share it with you. It was basically everything I was already doing however they wanted me to add in a few more carbs and dairy for baby as well as a bedtime snack to help with fasting numbers.
    If be happy to answer any questions you have.
  • Had it with 4/5 kids I still at the same stuff but not so much of it, it’s a lot of trial in error to see what your body likes and doesn’t.

Sitting here at the OB’s office to take my glucose test for gestational diabetes at 17 weeks. I was on Metformin until just 2 weeks ago at my last appointment when the OB insisted on taking me off of it. Since then I feel a slight dizziness after eating, and I wanted to be tested. Hoping and praying I don’t have it!

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I’m 31 weeks today, I just found out I have gestational diabetes! 😒😭 I’ve lost two babies, have two living, I’m scared and HATE PCOS….so I got my levels
1. I was 96 and needed to be under 95
2. I was 220 and needed to be under 180
3. I was 172 and needed to be under 155
4. I was 67 and needed to be under 140
Maybe its not as bad as they made me think?

  • There’s nothing to be scared up you will be fine
  • You’ll be fine, I’ve known I had GD since 28 weeks and I’m now 32 today. Just check your blood sugar as often as they tell you (if that’s what they asked you to do, it was the scariest thing for me but now I’ve been doing it this long lol) and everything will be fine.
  • Thanks Ladies just scared of needles, scared for baby, and pray it goes away after delivery. Already was insulin resistant so I guess Im overwhelmed.
  • I’ve had it with all 5 kids I personally didn’t need insulin and I’m guilty of not always following a diet and his came out fine and not “big”
  • You give me hope! I’m 35 weeks and it’s hard for me to stick to a diet. I’ve been eating what I want just haven’t been eating as horribly as I was.
  • With my last one I really didn’t follow a diet I was so done with everything lol
  • The best thing my dr told me last week (im newly diagnosed too) was that my baby is in no harm from the GD right now. She went over why it’s so important to get it under control and why they are aggressive about it and its simply a time issue. The finger sticks aren’t too bad you kinda get use to them. Keep your head up momma I have seen so many women on here with GD too they have great tips and advice.
  • The finger sticks..omg. 😭 I was scared to do them at first but then I realized it was just the noise that I hated. Now it’s the actual stick of the needle. People say it gets easier and less painful but it’s only getting more and more painful 😭 (I’ve been doing it a month on the 7th)
  • I cant poke my index finger lol i get like crazy anxiety and it seems to hurt worse then the others haha
  • I use all of my fingers (except thumb and pinky) on both hands so I’m never using the same place until like a week later but I literally cried last night because it hurt worse than any piercing or tattoo I’ve gotten 😭
  • Well see that all scares me 😒
  • Β It feels different for everybody, I was terrified to even prick my own finger but I’ve been doing it (my mom did the first one and I didn’t feel it at all) but I think the reason it hurt so bad yesterday was because I did it in the same spot I did it in earlier that day. Lol. But don’t be scared! You have to do it for the baby. ☺️
  • Yeah i know i have to and i will after all I’ve been thru already for him….
  • If you have someone who can help you it’ll make doing it so much better. My mom was gonna do mine 3 times out of the day but I would have to do it after dinner so I just said screw it and started doing it on my own haha.
  • My husband is amazing but i may just need to do it so i know its coming lol
  • Knowing it’s coming is the worst part! πŸ˜‚ for me it is at least. I’m fine with needles, I have multiple piercings and tattoos, I’m fine with getting blood takin and I’m fine with iVs, but pricking my finger/getting it pricked and shots are my worst fear. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  • Β I have to watch them draw my blood, do IVs, shots, of not it seems to hurt more… we’ll see lol.
  • I have to watch when I get a tattoo, get an IV, or get blood taken. But shots.. I just can’t. πŸ˜‚

Do you guys find that gestational diabetes is more common in women with pcos?

  • Yes it is. We are at a much higher risk of developing it, but not guaranteed. It has to do with being insulin resistant already.
  • It is, we do experience a higher risk of getting it. BUT, keep in mind it doesn’t mean you will get it. This is my 2nd pregnancy and I’m insulin resistant and didn’t get GD. And some of my healthiest friends have gotten GD. Sometimes it’s all a matter of luck. You can’t do anything to prevent it, you can’t do anything to cause it. It’s how the placenta processes things.
  • Thanks for the info ladies. I’m so worried about getting it. But if there is nothing to do to prevent it then all I can do it hope. I just felt like being insulin resistant how would I not get it!
  • About the only thing you can do to decrease the risk is continuing to take metformin. But even that does not guarantee you won’t get it. But it does help decrease the risk
  • Yup! This! (Assuming you’re already on it)
  • Yes I am.
  • Yup then just stay on it and hope for the best!! I’m on it too
  • Then definitely stay on it as that’s about the only thing you can really do to decrease the risk. Like others have stated, even eating 100% healthy won’t guarantee you don’t get it. And even eating nothing but junk won’t mean you for sure will get it.
  • It’s true for me! I had GD with my full term pregnancy, and I failed GTT early in my next pregnancy but I lost that one and the next one. I’m eating however it takes to control my blood glucose this time.
  • Not true for me… 2nd Bub and no GD for both! I have insulin resistance too
  • Not really sure. I tested negative for it. But my friend that is 3 weeks ahead of me doesn’t have pcos but she does have the gestational diabetes. But I also have to mention that I’ve been on the metformin my whole pregnancy. I’m 32 weeks tomorrow with a healthy little boy.
  • We are higher risk but won’t neccasily get it.
  • I haven’t gotten it in any pregnancy, this pregnancy is the first im on metformin as they only found my insulin resistance last year. Just eat healthy and have faith your body will do the rest.
  • Insulin resistance here. No GD during pregnancy #1. I’m 22 weeks tomorrow with baby #2 but we haven’t tested yet for GD
  • 32 weeks prego no GD I just kept taking metformin.
  • 3rd pregnancy didn’t have it with the first 2 and didn’t have pcos :symptoms” then .. I am not insulin resistant and I have gd with this pregnancy… the placenta controls it.
  • I still haven’t done my glucose tests yet, wanted me to at 14 weeks but i was unable to. I’m now 22 weeks & not sure when I’ll be taking it πŸ˜• this is my first pregnancy..
  • I’ve had 4 babies, haven’t had it once. But I do how ever fail the 1 hours since it takes my body longer to process.
  • I’m 27 weeks (tomorrow) non IR PCOS. Not on metformin and no GD so far. I’ve been testing my blood sugar levels with a glucose meter and everything has been great.
  • From what I understand, GD is from the placenta, which isn’t there at conception.
  • My first pregnancy I didn’t have it but this time around I do.
  • I’m with Christina – my first pregnancy I didn’t have it but I do this time.
  • I didn’t get it.

Hi all!
I’m 14weeks along and had a question for you guys.
Have you all had the gestational Diabetes test done?
I failed the 1hour by one point and am now waiting on my results for the 3hour test.
What can I expect if I fail?

  • It’s very common to fail the 1 hour but pass a longer test
  • Β Thank you. I need some encouragement.
  • Β I did 2 1 hour tests failed 1 of them by 3 points and then did a 2 hour test and passed being in the normal range. Here our 1 hour tests we don’t have to fast only with the longer tests.
  • That was the worst part lol the stupid fasting. I was starving!
    How far along were you when you had your test.
    My Dr said that with the PCOS she wanted to do it at 14weeks but normal ppl do it at 24 weeks.
  • I did them at 11 wks, 21 wks and 22wks.
  • Ok perfect.
  • Thank you so much for your reply

Ladies I have a question?
I am 32+4 and currently 2 cm dilated and 75% effaced as of last week. Today and yesterday I have been having a major headache, left side flank pain/back pain, pelvic pressure, and some semi crampy feelings that come and go! Baby is in head down position and I have already had 2 betamethasone injections for her lungs development in case of early delivery. Should I be concerned? I just feel very uncomfortable and I am very irritable (which I know comes with the end of pregnancy) blood pressure has been fine 118/78! I do have gestational diabetes as well but sugar levels have been normal.
Thanks in advance

  • Kinda sounds like a mixture of Braxton hicks and just normal miserable end of pregnancy symptoms.
  • That’s what I was thinking. The flank pain is awful… feels like the start of a kidney infection… and the crampy feeling just has me on edge… because I’m suppose to take that medicine if contractions start… I’m afraid I’m gonna ignore it and it be too late and have to deliver.
  • I went to the hospital about a million times they probably got tired of me if your worried it’s always better to go get checked. Every time I thought something was wrong there was always trust what your feeling.
  • I have felt like going a couple of times just to be sure… but have reassured myself… I will message the dr tomorrow and just see what they say! I have an appointment Friday so I’m sure they will check me again.
    I also have had sharp vaginal pains, which I have heard is normal, but can also be dilation… so idk.
  • Sounds pretty normal. Of course things can change fast though, but I was 4 cm and 80%at 33 weeks even, he was born at 37 weeks 4 days! Yes, I stayed 4 cm dilated for over a month! Lol even my doctors couldn’t believe it though. Haha!
  • Okay good. I am a ftm so I’m a nervous wreck lol… so scared I’m gonna ignore something serious. I had pretty bad contractions last week and just ended up going to bed hoping they would stop…. then found out I was dilated and effaced the next day.
  • Did they give a shot of terb to stop them, or put you on privates to calm the uterus?
  • Procardia* stupid phone haha.
  • Lol that’s ok my phone does the same thing. They sent me home with Procardia to take if contractions come back.
  • Take it it wil help soooo much! I’m on it now at only 17 weeks due to high blood pressure, but it also helps with contractions! I’m on 30 mg a day. (Its the safest blood pressure med since I only have one kidney).
  • Yeah I have heard nothing but good things about this med… just wanted to make sure I wasn’t overreacting lol They are thinking I will have her around 34 or 35 weeks… so we will see.
  • When in doubt call the doc. Could be the start of back labor

Any of you ladies have Gestational Diabetes? I was just told I have it and am being referred to a diabetes specialist. Any words of wisdom or changes in pregnancy because of this?

  • I was diagnosed about 1 month ago! They just have me counting carbs! and checking my sugar before breakfast, and 1 HR after every meal! I drink tons of water, and eat lots of meats and veggies! Try to stay away from bread, rice, pasta, milk, and fruits! They are high in carbs. Carbs turn into sugar.
  • Did they say anything about being induced early because of it? I was told you do to help prevent the baby from getting it. thats from a friend not the doc yet.
  • I am 32 weeks and I am dilated to 2 cm and 75% effaced! I am looking to deliver in the next 1-3 weeks due to preterm contractions. But they never said anything about being induced because of the diabetes.
  • I am only 27+ 1 today.. just a little worried.. trying not to stress.
  • Yes, please don’t stress! Just talk to your dr about it… I’m sure everything will be fine! I have been able to keep my sugar levels under control with dietary changes and increasing water intake… you will be fine mama! You got this πŸ’›
  • Thank you.
  • I have it going on week 4…its a pain i won’t lie but its doable…im 27 weeks and counting down to baby being here!
  • I got it I’m 28 week today and I’m counting down to the weeks now and if you what to talk about this I’m happy to help if I can x.
  • I had it with my first son. You will either get insulin or they will try to let you control it with diet.
    I was given meds due my sugars being out of control. Was not that bad. I was given the pen and it was super easy. I also watched what i ate so my sugars would be more controlled.
    I was not told he could get it. I was told that if my sugar levels continued out of control they could damage his kidneys, make him ill and very large causing an emergency c section.
    He was born at 37 weeks via c section due to low fluids (my water had broke and i didnt know. Its not like on tv or in movies lol)
    Perfectly fine. 8 pounds healthy boy.
    Please do not worry.
    Manage your diet and watch the drinks (OB said that is where a lot of people get their sugar)
  • Yes, my food intake isnt horrible. most part i try 90% healthy meals such as taco’s and fajitas so any sugar would be in the wrap bread or taco.. i do drink alot of juice.. which i am now only drinking water with lemon and lime wedge for a bit of flavour. were any of you told to buy or given the glucose meter to test your levels daily?
  • I was diagnosed early with GD. My day time numbers are well under control (I test after every meal) — but we could NOT get my fasting number down in the morning, so I’m on a very, very low dose of insulin before bed.
    Eat lots of protein. And watch your carbs. The dietitian will go over all of that with you. πŸ™‚ It’s really not too bad actually. I still eat what I want, I’m just really careful and conscious about it.
    I have been told that we’ll need to do an echocardiogram at 20 weeks because sometimes early (uncontrolled) GD can cause heart issues. At 32 weeks I’ll have to go in twice a week for non-stress testing. And then if I’m still pregnant at 38 weeks, I’ll be induced.
    Being diagnosed was scary. But it’s really okay. It’s manageable, and it’s great practice for eating better since PCOS causes insulin resistance anyway.
  • Thank you ladies for your words of wisdom and help..much appreciated..i dont see doc for another week and a half and unsure how fast diabetes specialist will take to call and schedule.
  • Until then, just watch your carbs. You’ll probably be told to stick to 30-60 carbs per meal, and 15 carbs for snacks πŸ™‚
  • Were you diagnosed after the bloodwork?!
  • Went for test yersterday, got results today from doc over phone. She is having the diabetes specialist call me for an apt.
  • Ohhhhh! I did my test yesterday also but haven’t heard anything yet. I wonder how mine will come out.
  • Our tests only take 24 hours to get results back to doc..so I called this afternoon as i didnt wanna wait for them to call me lol.
  • I got ya! Idk how long it takes for them to get the results here.
  • I would check with your insurance to see if they cover the class. I took it and then got a bill for over $600 for the class and found out that it wasn’t covered and didn’t go to my deductible.
  • Because I’m being referred to a specialist it’s covered under OHIP which is the health plan provided to people in Ontario. Otherwise yes I’d have to pay. My insurance doesn’t cover much.
  • Had with second pregnancy. It can be scary when they tell you but it will be okay. Had to take a class which explained how many carbs for snacks and meals and pairing with protein.
  • Do u still have diabetes or does it go away once baby comes?
  • Should go away as soon as you’re not pregnant. πŸ™‚

PCOS & Gallbladder Problems


In this post, you can find PCOS and gallbladder problems subject. PCOS related with gallbladder problems? Gallbladder problems and PCOS experiences are here…

How many of you suffer with PCOS and had their gallbladder removed? Just curious, I have had mine removed and obviously suffer with PCOS. I feel the side effects with both of these is even crazier! Please share!

  • Gallbladder removed in college. And found out I had pcos soon after graduation.
  • Mine was opposite found out I had PCOS then had it out 3 years later lol
  • Yes in my 30’s.
  • How was recovery? I had mine out in my teens, any strange side effects since you had it out?
  • Yes I still feel like it’s in… like have pain there
  • Me to! I get attacks in the middle of the night running for an anti gas pill. And I’m going on 10 years with it gone.
  • Gained weight too
  • And horrible bowel and gerd issues
  • My mom had hers out and recently stopped all caffeine, she swears that this has stopped all attacks and pains. I need to try this
  • Yes weight gain and bathroom issues as well! So not fun πŸ™
  • Mine right out of high school!
  • Me too! Lol
  • I never thought there would be a connection.
  • Katie Martin me either! The more I read in these support groups the more women I see who had it removed! Must mean something!
  • Pcos has nothing to do with gallbladder…gallbladder is connected to bile tract of liver …it’s main function is to store and concentrate bile, a yellow-brown digestive enzyme produced by the liver….when the gallbladder is removed …this function stops hence a person without gallbladder is adviced to have roughage everyday…so don’t worry..most of us are without gallbladder..
  • Good to know! Thanks for sharing!
  • I feel as though because of obesity from pcos that it can affect other parts of body
  • Agree!
  • Yes my gallbladder removed 4 years ago.
  • No but I had gallstones while pregnant. Every now and then I get pain but it SUCKS.
  • I’m having mine removed sometime in August. My consult appointment is next Thursday.
  • Not me.

Not really PCOS related but I went to the Dr today to get an ultrasound of my gallbladder and liver and as the tech was looking at my liver he asked if I’ve ever had my liver function tested.. I’m absolutely terrified something is wrong with my liver now. Anyone else ever deal with something similar?

  • I’ve have elevated liver enzymes…just watch your diet and drink lots of water…mine went back to normal range
  • Why did you have the ultrasound done?
  • Possible gallbladder issues.

Hello and thanks for the add! Last year was a tough year for me as I had my gallbladder removed in June and was diagnosed with PCOS in December. I’m still dealing with medication changes and blood work as we try to get my hormones within range. Currently taking Metformin (1000mg daily) and Spironolactone (100mg daily). I tried to change to oral birth control but that seemed to cause worse hormone imbalances such as elevated prolactin which was incredibly painful. I’ve lost 35 pounds but not feeling much better and still have zero energy. I also have hirsutism and currently waiting for my testosterone levels to drop before going for electrolysis. I have to say the hirsutism is one of the harder things to deal with emotionally. I’m still learning about PCOS and glad I found a group for support and to find others who understand what I’m going through.

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I’m at the end of my rope! My first (confirmed) cyst was found in April measuring 6cm on my right ovary. Things were made worse by multiple gallstones and a kidney stone on the right also. I had lap. surgery May 26th to remove my gallbladder & dr drained the cyst. Everything was fine for two weeks (probably started ovulating as I got progesterone induced period may 25th) and since have had horrible cramping and pain. My ob/gyno was no help as he insisted cysts don’t cause pain unless there’s torsion or rupture & wouldn’t even do an ultrasound. I’m seeing my gp Friday but i can’t handle this & last er visit was treated like a drug seeker. What can I do? Alternating Tylenol & 800mg ibuprofen isn’t helping!

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Any of you ladies ever had your gallbladder removed? I’m scheduled for surgery on Monday and I’m quite nervous! Any positive stories would help tremendously. Thanks.


  • Hi there. I had my gallbladder out about three years ago. It was not a problem at all, even eating afterwards was good to go. Put neosporin on the cuts. Mine are super ugly now! You’re gonna be great! It truly was easy! And I really don’t have any side affects afterwards!
  • Was the best decision of my life.
  • Had mine out in 2012 no issues. Only took half a pain pill after surgery. My cuts looked awful right away. I was bruised up really bad, but now you can barely even see my scars. I had an issue eating fat for awhile, but I’m good now. Make sure you take a pillow for the ride home to hold against your tummy. You can also use it when you sneeze or cough. No one gave me this advice, I wish they would’ve!
  • I had mine removed in 2007. I went home the same day. Mine went well with no problems. I barely see my scars.
  • In India, specially in eastern side of India 90% women has to remove their gallbladder due to stone. I had my surgery in Nov 2016. Now a days gallbladder removal is very easy, just keep in mind after the surgery eat light, do not stress your liver, avoid oily food on regular basis. The day u have oily food try to have good portion of salad. Rest you can always ask your doctor…about food ….
  • Had mine out in 2014 right after my wedding. The surgery was easy and pain was minimal. Don’t fret about it, it will be over sooner than later. The only issue I have had with it out is I cannot handle certain food.
  • Had mine out in 2010. Surgery was easy. Minimal pain. Take it easy on the fatty greasy food until you know how it affects you. I had surgery on Thursday and went to a birthday party on Saturday and ate greasy pizza. Almost πŸ’© myself on the way home πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Some food still bothers me but not like that, lol. I can Barely see my scars now. And definitely take the pillow advice above, car rides and sneezes are a little rough. Overall it wasn’t a bad experience and the surgery is NOTHING compared to a gallbladder attack. Best of luck to you!
  • I had mine out a year and a half ago, surgery was fine. Not much pain. Greasy foods still set me off sometimes but I’ve continued to get the same type of pain like a gallbladder Attack since, still haven’t figure out what the problem is 😩
  • Had mine removed in November of 2013. Same day surgery. Hurt a little getting up from a lying down position but other than that I was fine.
  • Had mine out 10 years ago and it was the best thing I ever did. No more pain or puking. The surgery went very smooth and i only have a couple of small scars. The pain was minimal and I didn’t need all of the pain meds they gave me. The only draw back from the surgery is that I had the runs for a while as my body adjusted to not having a gallbladder anymore but it cleared up and Im great now.
  • About a yr ago had it done. No problems recovery was great still no problems
  • Yea, had mine removed in 2009. Greasy foods and alcohol still trigger go issues
  • I did, but I was diagnosed with IBS on my two week check up.
  • I had mine out 21 years ago. 6 weeks after having my daughter. I had terrible gas pains.. and was sore about a week thats it!! Well worth it the pains i had before were unbearable
  • I work in surgery. This is a operation that is very routine. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. The thought of surgery can be very overwhelming. It would be wonderful for you if they are able to do it Laparoscopically πŸ™‚
  • Thank you ladies so much for your kind words and support. I’m happy to see all of the positive. πŸ™‚
  • I’ve had mine out but didn’t take it easy as was made to go back to work so took me about a month to fully recover. Just be careful with greasy/fatty food, even the smallest amount irritates my bowel haha (it’s only great when you are constipated and can fix it by having macas hehe)
  • Seems like most who’ve had the surgery deals with the irratated bowel part of it. My Dr did tell me there’s meds that can help with that.
  • Loperamide is awesome but it actually is helpful as you watch your diet a lot better as it’s just not worth nearly pooping your pants on the way home from dinner πŸ™‚
  • Kicked mine out last October! I was super nervous too but I giggle thinking about how quickly I was out and just woke up like from a nap. Definitely not as bad as i feared. I struggle to be taken care of most times and the dr literally wrote down to let my husband do things for me and to stay rested; I had a great team before, during, and after. A lot of people I know had foods they had to adjust or eliminate, so just take it slow when you can have solids again. Things will go great and you’ll feel so much better afterwards! πŸ‘πŸ»
  • Had mine out over 12 years ago. I was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. No problems during recovery.
    Good luck. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
  • I got mine taken out when I was 14 (I was on the recalled bc yaz that caused so many problems). It went good, there’s discomfort with any surgery & it’s understandable to be a little scared. There where no issues & after you get over the discomfort of surgery your gonna feel so much better! Like your life is gonna be way more normalized & the pain will all go away. I went to a green day concert 3 days later (it was stadium seating so I didn’t get bumped into) & was only off of school for a week πŸ˜‚. Maybe the concert wasn’t the smartest thing to do but the surgery wasnt as painful & healing time want as long as I thought it would be. Good luck to you!
  • I had mine taken out almost 12 years ago. Even with it being really infected, I had zero complications. I was sore for a couple of days like I had done a ton of crunches, but that was it. I didn’t even take any pain medicine. Prayers and best of luck.
  • ***Update: I had surgery at 8 am this morning and was home by noon. The pain is pretty bad. Hurts to cough, laugh, sneeze, move or pee. It’s pretty rough. I’m hoping I’m better very soon. Thanks for all of your kind words.