Specifically high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
I've had high cholesterol (or, at least, it's been hovering around 200) for the past 3 or 4 years or so and I don't think my BP has ever been below 120 for quite some time. I can't remember if it was normal at last year's checkup or not.
But we had a grant funded group in to work today and I don't quite know if it's just been that stressful of a week this week or what, but my BP was 143/91 and spiked 24 points when I stood. And the fellow doing the reading began talking about watching out for heart disease.
I'm not currently on metformin and I don't know if I'm IR either, as my doctor has said I've got PCOS, but never said anything about IR. I'm going to be asking her Monday when I go to see her, as well as wringing a few more things out of her.
Have any of the rest of you had these kinds of symptoms? I exercise regularly and over the past, oh, 10 months or so I've managed to drop 25 pounds without medication and I'm still working on the other 40-50. If you've had these symptoms and weren't on Met, did starting Met help clear them up? I know that heart disease runs strong in my family (my dad has his first attack at 46, my grandpa at 55), but I've also heard there's a link between it and PCOS.
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