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10/17/08 12:53 P

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My Doctor prescribed the Metformin, and gave me the option of taking BC, and the hair drug (Someone else mentioned the name). I chose to just go on the Met. because I issues with taking medicines, and didn't want to take more than I have to.

BUT, my cycle came every 4 month BEFORE the met (and hasn't changed), and I am fair, so the facial hair isn't that noticeable.


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10/16/08 12:21 A

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i am on yaz (bc) and on metformin. i am only taking 250 mg ofmet but so far i have felt fine and have not had any problems. i have noticed i dont feel sleepy after i eat anymore... and i have noticed that my periods seem more normal every month which they werent when i was just on the bc alone. i would have period but it would only last one or two days.

the point being once you find a dr that has studied PCOS and knows some of the remedies for it, metformin and BC work good together...


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10/14/08 11:31 P

Thank you so much for the information. This is also further confirmation for me that the doctor was either apathetic or just didn't know about PCOS. It has been difficult to find someone who knows about PCOS, but I will take the advice of going onto the soulcysters website to find a specialist in my area. Thanks again ladies, I really appreciate it!

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10/13/08 10:16 A

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You definitely need to find an MD that is more knowledgeable in PCOS. Try to find an endocrinologist or OBGYN that is very familiar with PCOS. It makes a world of a difference to find someone that REALLY understands what you are going through! There is a message board at that is dedicated for women to post good doctors that they have found. :) Good luck with everything!

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10/13/08 7:30 A

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Most people who are being treated for PCOS don't have to choose between BC and Metformin, you can take both together. You can also take a med called spironolactone for the hair growth. You should try to find an MD who is more knowledgeable of PCOS. WHen I was being treated (I quit the meds when we started trying to get pregnant), I took metformin, bc, and spironolactone and was doing pretty good with all of those. Good luck!!!!!!

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10/12/08 11:49 P

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I do not need to take BCPs, I was on Depo for 4 years and I'm am still on Metformin (extended release) [I dont take BCPs or depo because I have no need for them anylonger, if one dones't have ones reproductive system anymore they are next to usless and can actaully be harmful to be taken]

Many people are on a combo of bcp and met and other meds on top of that, met doesn't react bad to any med that I know of out there, and if often combined with other insulin sensitizing drugs on the market.

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10/12/08 11:26 P

Hello Ladies,
First, I want to say I really enjoy this sparkteam and read the db often! Anyways,when i was diagnosed with PCOS my doctor put me on BC and this helped with the irregular cycle, hair growth,etc. But this doctor was not knowledgeable about PCOS and really couldn't provide me with any information when I had questions. He gave me the choice to do BC or Metformin, I never was given the choice to do both. I recently, about 4 months ago, decided to switch to Metformin and it has been great with weight loss, but that is it. Since I stopped taking BC, I don't have my AF anymore, (3 months) and my hair growth has gotten worse. Does anyone take Metformin and BC together? If so, how has it worked for you? I really haven't found answers through my doctor, so I'm curious what everyone else is taking.


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