I just recently restarted Met and I swear that it has made a difference in trying to lose weight. Then again I also have the lovely (gastric) side effects from it which also might have aided in the weightloss. I am taking the XR (extended release) formula 2000mg (2 pills once a day at dinner). I started out with one pill a day and increased to two after the first week. I didn't notice anything my first week, but once I started the 2nd pill the effects hit me right away. I knew what to expect since I had been on Met before when trying to conceive (and through the first trimester of my first pregnancy). But then I was breastfeeding and Met isn't recommended while breastfeeding, so I stopped, became pregnant again (a shock after going through 2+ years of infertility treatment the first time) and so didn't take it then or while I was breastfeeding my second. Then I kind of just "gave up" and ballooned up at the same time.
Now I'm serious about getting healthier again, so I'm back on Met. My Endo said that he wasn't sure if it was going to help me since my fasting glucose and 2 hour glucose test actually came back fine! Still he prescribed it and said I could try it. I personally think it's helping.
As for PCOS testing, there is a lot of information out on the net about that. For me, the main thing was a blood test testing both LH and FSH levels. If they are not equal, it is indicative of PCOS.
For me personally, I started ballooning up after I stopped taking BCP and started trying to get pg after marriage. I had always struggled with my weight but never hit the numbers on the scale that I'm hitting now. Bah. I also have a blood clotting disorder so I can't take BCP now. :-(
Definitely get a 2nd opinion or get yourself to a reproductive Endocrinologist or to an endocrinologist who understand and treats women with PCOS.
Starting all over again - I know I can do it!
GW by 5/18/11 - 163
| Pounds lost: 44.0