For me, I found that, no matter what I did, all I could do was `hold steady`, weight-wise. That was until I started taking Metformin.
PCOS is really a metabolic issue that happens to have gyno symptoms, so you need to tackle the metabolic side of things, too. That`s usually Insulin Resistance. With IR, you end up with extra insulin `floating around` in your system, not being used. This extra insulin triggers PCOS symptoms, but it also prevents fat burning and encourages fat storage. Metformin helps your body use insulin more effectively, which reduces the `extra`. That will unlock the ability to lose weight using diet and exercise, which gives you a `fighting chance`!
As for mood - irregular blood sugar levels can do a REAL number on your mood!!! I would turn into Jeckle & Hyde sometimes, and it took YEARS before I figured out I wasn`t `crazy`, but that it was my hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) that was causing it!
Anyways, I hope this helps you. I find that KNOWING what is happening helps me make a `plan of action`, and that always makes me feel better about things!
Hang in there!!! (((HUGS)))
DipMT, Hon (ACTM)
(Diploma in Massage Therapy, with Honours from the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage)
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