I have really worried about that myself with this pregnancy. I didn't get it last time but each time I would have "bouts" with PCOS before I was finally diagnosed the symptoms would get worse. The doc just said hey, you're getting older, closer to menopause and your horomones are changing naturally as a result, of course you're symptoms are getting worse. The metformin has helped me stay more controlled but I still have those hormonal fluctuations occasionally (when not preggers).
When I mention low blood sugar, I should also mention a sensativity to sugar. If I go too long (more than a few hours) with out eating something or don't have substantial meals, I can feel it - drained, heachache, nausea etc. OR if I indulge too much with sugar I feel MISERABLE. Early on in the pregnancy I ate two cupcakes a friend brought me and I got sooo sick and it happen too several weeks ago when I drank a huge sweet tea after being in the sun and was really thursty. Now, you couldn't make me eat a cupcake or drink a sweet tea (I'll do half/half) if at all, I guess my body/mind remembers the terrible feeling.
I still eat normally - drinking 1-2 regular cokes a day and will eat sweet stuff like doughnuts occasionally but I try to balance it with fresh fruits and veggies. I know I feel better when I eat that way which makes that choice easy. ;)
I am not sure what role the Metformin plays longterm in pregnancy because I definately have had "sugar" problems I didn't have before. However, both Docs have been on me about taking care of myself regardless and eating right or "else" stating there will be bad things to come like Gestational Diabetes or Preeclampsia (which I had before). Like I said, I have felt better overall this pregnancy than I did with my daugther. I don't know if it is attributed to the metformin or just this is a different pregnancy.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions or want to talk. I am not on here often since I got pregnant but will definately be back once he's born. The tools and support were invaluable to me in making some life changes.
Take care. :)
Dx PCOS - 4/2008
Byetta- 5mcg X 2
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