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VLHGSD
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4/30/09 11:09 P

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500mg of metformin really is a starting dose for women with PCOS. Most need 1500 to 2000mg per day. I'm up to 1000 a day now. I used to take seasonale which was great, but recently switched to Yasmin. Except now I'm getting hot flashes, so might go back to seasonale. I have lost 10lbs in the last month even with the met, never have had that big initial loss (.5 lb first week, lol). I have noticed with the yasmin that hair growth has slowed some, so I might stay on it just for the antiandrogen part of it.


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500mg of metformin really is a starting dose for women with PCOS. Most need 1500 to 2000mg per day. I'm up to 1000 a day now. I used to take seasonale which was great, but recently switched to Yasmin. Except now I'm getting hot flashes, so might go back to seasonale. I have lost 10lbs in the last month even with the met, never have had that big initial loss (.5 lb first week, lol). I have noticed with the yasmin that hair growth has slowed some, so I might stay on it just for the antiandrogen part of it.


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4/19/09 12:31 P

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I was on Yaz and liked it very much but I gained over 15 pounds on it in 3 months so I was taken off it. I'm not on anything at the moment and see my endocrinologist in May. I have no clue what his next plan of action is.

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3/29/09 9:55 P

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This is an extract of an article written by Dr Warren Kidson, the Endocrinologist who instigated metformin treatment for women with PCOS in Australia.

The oral contraceptive pill:

For many years the oral contraceptive pill has been standard treatment for the polycystic ovary syndrome as it reduces the amount of male hormone produced by the ovaries, improving acne and body hair growth and, at the same time, giving women regular monthly artificial menstruation. It protects the woman from the possibility of developing cancer of the lining of the womb. However, recent studies in Singapore and Japan have not confirmed that women with the polycystic ovary syndrome have an increased risk of developing cancer of the lining of the womb.

Unfortunately, oral contraceptives aggravate insulin resistance and probably hasten the onset of diabetes by exposing the liver to very high levels of female hormones immediately after absorption on the tablet. A 1997 study of 98,590 nurses in the USA over a long period of time revealed that type 2 diabetes was 60% more prevalent in women taking oral contraceptives! Only half of the excess cases of diabetes knew that they were diabetic. If a woman is insulin resistant with PCOS, oral contraceptives could be expected to increase the risk of diabetes by at least 100%, and possibly by 200%.
I think I got it from the Diabetes Australia website, but I'm not sure, it's saved to my harddrive now.

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Thank you for the information! I guess its just trial and error then. :)

~Linda (West Chicago, IL)


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3/26/09 12:39 A

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There is no one BCP that is right for everyone, with PCOS or without it - everyone is different in how their body reacts to the BCP they are on.

I was on Depo Provera from July 2003 till April 2008, loved it while on it lost over 130 pounds and kept it off to boot. But its not a drug for everyone and like BCPs it has side effects that for some is an issue.

I never did find a BCP that worked for me - I either had an allergic reaction to it, it made the bleeding worse or it did nothing what so ever, so for me the Depo was a good option, as was the lupron (which is a drug that puts you into drug induced menopause).

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AURANGINA
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3/25/09 4:44 P

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Hi,
I have Pcos and have excessive bleeding and irregular periods. What Birth control pill is the best for people who have PCOS and need to lose weight? I also am on metformin 500 mg 1x day. Thanks.

~Linda (West Chicago, IL)


Short term goals:
Under 400#

Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.

Be positive.

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ndividual.asp?gid=31050


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