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BRIT-ABEE Posts: 45
11/2/11 2:00 P

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I have never had a doctor even mention the word Metformin. LOL
I will look into it and see what will happen. Thank you =)

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11/2/11 11:20 A

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i second the advice of trying metformin, and if it makes you sick, ask for extended release

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11/2/11 11:05 A

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Have you ever tried Metformin? I have a similar problem with my PCOS except mine is mainly spotting all the time. I have been on BCP since I was 15 for extremely heavy periods and cramps and the BCP only helped so much. My doctor recently sent me to an endocrinologist since I could not lose weight ever and was spotting ALL the time. I was diagnosed with PCOS and put on Metformin. I have been on it for 3 months now and this is the first month I am not spotting through the month AND I had zero cramps!!! Metformin is used for insulin resistance in PCOS cases but it helps balance your hormones which has really helped me! Good luck and hang in there

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10/28/11 1:10 P

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welcome! i've had the opposite problem.... i would skip a lot of periods. so i don't have any advice accept that if you've been going to an ob-gyn, consider seeing an edocrinologist. they specialize in the hormone and metabolic systems where the root of the problem is. hope you get it figured out and find some relief!!

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10/26/11 4:17 A

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Hi Brittney.... as i read your posting i though .THIS IS ME
I have the same issue, i was diagnosed with PCOS when i was about 15, and ever since my periods have been irregular. I can def say that if i go 2 or 3 months w/out seeing my period, as soon as I lose 5 lbs, there it comes!

Also, when do any sort of physical activity...

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10/24/11 12:53 A

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10/23/11 4:49 P

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emoticon Sorry I don't have any advice for you except to keep seeking a doctor that will help, either an endocrinologist or ob/gyn. Hang in there and I hope you get the answers you seek soon.

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BRIT-ABEE Posts: 45
10/23/11 2:01 P

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Thanks, I'll go and check my mail.

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10/23/11 1:59 P

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Hi Brittney. Welcome to the group.

I have had long heavy bleeding too. I sparkmailed you my experience with meds and procedures. Hope it helps.

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10/23/11 1:24 P

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Hi am new to this group and not sure where to post.
Am sorry if this isn't where I should be posting, and won't do it again.

My name is Brittney, am 27 years old and have always been over weight.
I found out I had P.C.O.S when I was around 20 years old, when I ended up in the ER for heavy bleeding for 3-4months straight. So from there they put me on B.C pills and those seemed to help for the first 2-3 weeks before I was back to bleeding/spotting. Then from there they would keep switching the B.C pills to help find one that would work for me. I finally gave up 2years later and stopped taking B.C pills.

I have been to many doctors and am just tired cause it's like the same thing over and over or they just won't listen to me.

I feel like it has taken over my life, cause there isn't a day I go with out wearing a pad sometime even a tampon.
Since I have started working out and being more active, I have noticed that I will flood more after a workout.
Is this due to my cyst's being twisted/moved around?
Or is there something else wrong with me on top of my P.C.O.S?
Is there anything out there that I can do so am not bleeding every day for the rest of my life?

Am just wondering, cause I have tried asking doctors and I never get an answer they just want to put me on more B.C pills which doesn't help.

I have also been reading the other forums on here, and everything I have come across I have never heard of and it leaves me wondering if I should mention them to a doctor?
To see if any of they would be a good choice for me.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, any help at this point would be wonderful. Thank you

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