(Closed) If you have PCOS…

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: What are you doing to take care of this?
    Nothing : (11 votes)
    37 %
    Metformin-500 mg/day : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Metformin-750 mg/day : (0 votes)
    Metformin-1000 mg/day : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Metformin-1500 mg/day : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Metformin-2000 mg/day : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Metformin-2500 mg/day : (1 votes)
    3 %
    No medicine- I'm doing this on my own with diet and working out : (5 votes)
    17 %
    cinnamon capsules : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m not really sure what it is doing for me except making me sick…..BLECK!

    Post # 4
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    2792 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Metformin 1000/mg daily along with diet changes and exercise.

    Post # 5
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    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am on Nuvaring to prevent ovulation and control my hormones and spirolactone as an adrogen blocker.

    I have been on medication for PCOS since I was 13 and so I do not currently have nor have I ever had symptoms of the syndrome.

    Post # 6
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    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Well, I have PCOS but we aren’t TTC yet so my BC is used for hormone treatment. After I go off BC though, my Doc and I have discussed Metformin. What is everyone’s experience with Metformin?

    Post # 8
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    2792 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Yeah, it’s pretty horrible for me as well. You really need to watch what you eat and there’s some things that I just can not tolerate (especially lettuce/salad or anything fried)

    I feel pretty gross most of the time, it makes me very nauseous. They do make an extended release version but I’m not sure if that’s any better. I take 500mg with breakfast, and wait to take the next 500 until before I go to bed. I may try to start taking both before bed an see if that helps.

    But right now, it’s the best option to help kick PCOS butt, so I’m sticking with it 🙁

    Post # 10
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    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have been on metformin for over a year and never had any stomach problems or any problems at all. I lost 60 lbs. I was even regular for a while without the pill.

    Post # 11
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    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I was taking Metformin. Started at 250mg./day and kept upping my dosage every two weeks or so.  No matter what I ate I felt ill and was always running to the bathroom.  (Sometimes I did not make it… Embarassed)  I am on Nuvaring and Spironolactone.  I stopped taking the Metformin completely.  I just couldn’t do it. I was ill, poopy and grumpy all the time.

    Post # 12
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    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    :/ Now my new goal is to not be on it. We shall see. My PCOS isn’t “bad” yet, and supposedly my BC helps keep my hormones regulated. I’m sorry some of you ladies had a gross time on it, that does NOT sound like fun.

    Post # 13
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    1246 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Nothing, we are on cycle 2 of TTC

    Post # 14
    Member
    260 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We aren’t TTC yet because we aren’t getting married until this summer but i was diagnosed with PCOS about 1 year ago and the fertility specialist told me just to go back on the pill until I was ready to start trying.  Well I absolutely refused to go back on the pill since I was trying to get my body ready for when we were ready to start trying.  Instead I started acupuncture and chinese herbs.  I’ve been on them for just over year and so far my periods are becoming more and more regular and I actually think I am starting to ovulate also!

    I am not doing metformin because I am already a type 1 diabetic.

    Post # 15
    Bee
    6473 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

    PCOS sufferer right here.

    I went off Birth Control around two years ago, because I wanted to see just how bad my cycle was. At that time, it was over 100 days. SERIOUSLY. I was hardly ever ovulating. After two years of Metformin, my cycle is still incredibly whack – my average is currently 59 days (way too long!) but it’s getting better.

    I take 500mg./ of Metformin with breakfast in the morning & then another 500mg./ again with dinner. I had gross queasiness the first few months of taking them, but it’s gone away now – but if I don’t take them with food, man, I feel gross.

    Also, is it just me or do the tablets taste really vile? I have to hold them in my teeth (not just pop them in my mouth) before I wash them down with water. Ack.

    Am thinking I’ll likely have to go on other medications when we’re TTC, most likely Clomid or something similar. But we’ll have to wait and see.

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