I dont tell anyone because people then assume you have diabetes. I do not have diabetes or high blood sugar of any kind. I only mention it at doctors appointments, and health care providers have even checked the diabetes box just because I list metformin, so I am careful to list medications and why I am taking them, PCOS, versus just the medication.
current weight: 184.0
Fitness Minutes: (600) Posts: 15 5/29/13 10:15 A
Thank you very much for your feedback! Like I said earlier I was feeling torn about not giving full disclosure in regards to the Metformin (although, really, who wants full disclosure anyways??!!) I think I will stick to my plan of keeping it to myself. Thanks Ladies!
I never thought about it honestly. It can be a little bit of a chore to explain what it does and why I take it, so I only really tell people that are my friends. I have never really been one to be open about my condition in general though. I tend to keep it quiet. It is only recently that I have been so open on my blog and here with my struggles with PCOS.
I take Metformin for weight loss as prescribed by my doctor at the weight loss clinic. I have had people show disapproval when I mention I take it, especially since it is a drug typically used to treat diabetes and I am not a diabetic. I don't like the reaction, but it is really not their business. They asked, I told. Funny that people ask these questions and don't like the response. I don't feel shame for taking it and don't want to lie. I am thrilled with the results this tool has helped me achieve, along with many other tools provided by my doctor.
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
Yes and No. I have hypothyroid and pcos. I have lost weight before without taking either meds, but of course with both meds my metabolism is a little better, but it is all hard work from me eating healthy foods and walking.
Congratulations on your excellent progress. I also credit Sparkpeople.com for my progress, but I agree with you that not disclosing your medical status and use of Metformin is nobody else's business.
You medical status requires that you use whatever medication is necessary to achieve the good health and pregnancy you desire. Metformin is NOT the "secret" to your weight loss. It is the tool that is helping you get healthy and achieve your dream of motherhood. No one else's opinion matters
Keep up the excellent work!
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Fitness Minutes: (600) Posts: 15 5/22/13 11:11 A
Since my recent weight loss, I have had a number of people asking me what my "secret" is. I tell them that I am counting calories. exercising, and that I have found a wonderful website called Sparkpeople.com and encourage them to check it out. All of those statements are completely true. I credit the majority of my success to the motivation and tracking tools on this site. I don't mention the fact that I am taking Metformin for my PCOS - which I'm sure is also playing a hand in my weight loss. I'm just wondering if other Cysters out there, who are dealing with PCOS, are mentioning Metformin to others when they inquire about their weight loss? On one hand I feel like I am being dishonest by not mentioning that it is helping me - on the other hand, I don't want the people I work with to know my personal business (specifically because the real reason for the weight loss and Metformin is to try and get pregnant.) Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thank you!
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