Metformin does have that effect.
The science of PCOS and appetite is that the PCOS causes insulin resistance. so the Insulin floats around in the blood stream, trying to push the carbs into your cells but the cells are resisting the high amounts of insulin and because your cells are resisting the insulin, the body pumps out more. the body usually only has high levels of insulin in the blood stream when you don't have enough food. so the body assumes your starving and makes you hungry even though you have lots of glucose in the blood already!!
the metformin breaks this cycle or HELPS to break this cycle.
it causes the cells to be less resistant to the insulin. So you need less insulin to get the carbs to be used. so you're less hungry. and reducing the amount of carbs you eat can help by not causing the release of as much insulin as well.
You're on your way, it sounds like you'll likely see good results. congratulations. hopefully you'll also avoid cancer and diabetes.
You might want to reduce your carbs to at least below 150/day (the Higher end of a low carb diet). That should also help with the appetite suppression and reduce stress on your cells.
Edited by: KITTYF54 at: 5/13/2011 (17:06)
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