I have a friend that has gone gluten free and has had great results. I for one have worked through the issues with met. I also use the Extended release met. I have to spend some time in the restroom at each increase but that last for maybe a couple of days with the increase. And as I say to my husband - well at least I am losing weight - kind of a jump start! ;)
My periods have been horrible but I used yay and that worked GREAT! From 5 days of heavy bleeding to 1/2 day and 1 tampon!!! I really thought something was wrong with me!!!! But my dr. Said that was great!!!
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If you haven't tried extended release metformin, try that because usually the side effects are not nearly as bad. I had irregular and heavy periods and birth control has done wonders for me... I don't know if that's an option for you to try. I certainly understand; I used to wear overnight pads during the day and wear two pairs of shorts under my pants in high school. :-/
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Hi everyone. I was diagnosed with PCOS a couple years ago but I have had symptoms since I was 10. Now, I also have Hypothyroidism and it's awful. I hear there is a connection between the two. Guess we will have to wait for more research.
I have tried Metformin but it gives me terrible stomach issues. I don't want to spend 40 minutes to an hour in the bathroom twice a day. I know it works for a lot of people but for me it really didn't do anything. I wish there was something else. :(
The worst thing about PCOS for me is the periods. I have always suffered from very heavy periods. Sometimes it was two weeks. Sometimes three. When I was younger, I missed so much school because of it & I wasn't always able to work because I would bleed through my clothes. I would have to put a towel down on the couch or a chair. Ever since taking my thyroid meds, it has been a lot better but as of yesterday, that's not the case. I have tired birth control pills but they just piled a lot of weight on. I am so upset by the thought that I will go through this forever and not lead a normal life. :(
The endocrinologist tells me the only other thing I can do is weight loss surgery but I don't want to go down that road. I have thought about the Paelo diet but I have to be more flexible because I live with my family and we can't just afford to buy particular foods.
Going through two conditions that deal with your hormones has been very hard and depressing. I just need support from people who understand.
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