I like to weight myself several times a week too - it helps me keep a close eye on what's going on. We need to, don't we?
Although I don't believe that my experience is typical, I only lost control of my weight WHEN I went on Metformin in my late twenties, having likely had PCOS since at least my early twenties if not before. I only took it for 2 months, but I started piling on weight like crazy (I was not on any other medication at all - so no insulin and no sulfonylureas). Prior to then I had always been able to maintain a normal weight, albeit with a lot of exercise.
I put on 5 kg in 2 weeks when I first started Met, then in weird 5 or even 10 kg bursts I worked my way up 35 kg which I have only now just started to lose, thanks to many things but in particular D Chiro Inositol. Interestingly Met increases the release of DCI in the body. If anyone wants more info - email me I'll send you the published clinical study on this.
It may be a coincidence that I just happened to lose control of my weight at that point, I don't know. But I do know that it is SO HARD for us ladies with PCOS to lose it once it's on, and the presumed effect of the Met has continued for about 4 years after I stopped taking it. I know it sounds strange - but I can't think of anything else to ascribe the weight gain too and I'm qualified to know what to look for! I can only assume that the Met acted as a catalyst in some unknown process in my body and that this has unbalanced something in my metabolism.
Anyway, my advice, although atypical would be to be VERY VERY careful - monitor your weight carefully and if it keeps going up I would rethink the Met. If you PM me I am happy to give you more information. I've done a LOT of research on the subject and have both a clinical and research background in health and science.
Edited by: BELROSA at: 10/11/2009 (10:24)