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7/7/20 6:58 A

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I had a cyst explode a couple of days ago. It's been a long time since I've had to experience pain like that. I'm pretty much uncomfortable with eating food right now but I'm going to try tea. I've really never gave it a shot. Wish me luck!

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@CHRISSYWILSON80- You can do it!

I haven't been able to lose any weight until February and I'm hoping it sticks.

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Ugh...this weight is just not coming off this time.

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Time to book an appt with the endo...seems hormones may be off again

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happy new year!

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There are options for you other than birth control if you are not interested in that. A lot of PCOS women are put on Metformin to help them lose weight and regulate sugar resistance if they have it. There are natural things you can try. Have you considered looking into natural remedies, or a nutritionist for the weight part?

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I was reading through this forum and felt compelled to say something. I'm currently 20 years old and I've been going through so much with my body for the past 3 years. It all started with a stupid crash diet my senior year of high school. I lived off of lean cuisines and special k. I worked out everyday and I lost so much weight in a short amount of time. Then I met my boyfriend and gained it all back. I was always irregular with my period growing up and I started becoming regular when I was 120 pounds. One week in December I ate horribly, and that month I started missing my periods. I went to the gyno and she told me my DHEA levels were a bit high. So I went to an endo and she basically said she was 95% sure I had PCOS. I was always a bigger girl, and I always had excessive hair on my face but I didn't know it would lead to PCOS. I pluck a lot of chin hairs and my upper lip hairs have become a bit darker. And my periods are just not coming but I don't want to go on the pill and deal with the side effects. I have no idea what to do. I'm just lost and depressed about all of this. My boyfriend doesn't understand how hard this is for. Any advice?

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For me, the hubby is having fertility issues as well, so it's a double smack in the face. I try to think that maybe I am just not meant to be the mother of my own, and I try to be ok with that, but at the same time it sucks.

I'm trying really hard to lose weight again, it's hard, I need to move a lot more, but it's 100 degrees outside and I sit in a cubicle 9-12 hours a day. I'm going to try and start working in some lunch exercise or after work gym time.

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4/21/16 6:13 P

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Do not lose hope on a baby. I have 2 children 6 years apart. They are 18 and 23 now. I have faith that you can get your PCOS under control it can happen. Mine is out of control right now but at the time I got pregnant in both cases I was at my ideal weight. Walking at least 1 Mile a day. Low carb, low dairy and red meat no more then 3 times a week. I have a long way to get myself back on track but I know it can be done!!! Let's do this!!!




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thank you for your kind words. It always helps knowing I am not the only one doing this battle.

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I understand the hopelessness of not being able to conceive or carry. When I was finally able to conceive, I lost 5 pregnancies. The last one I was 5-1/2 months. I almost killed me to lose that baby...

My thoughts and prayers are with you! I'm here is you want to talk. Just PM me.

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All I can do is hope my time isn't up.

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I am sorry to hear that :( I think the reality that I may never have kids is one of the hardest things to deal with when diagnosed with PCOS.

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With my PCOS and the hubby having hormone issues as well...I at the point that I do not think I will ever have a child of my own. This really depresses me.

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I have it. My last test stated that the normal range is 0.32-5.00, and mine came in at 5.83. The time before that (a different lab ran it) they said normal was 0.450-4.5 and mine was 5.030. I started a thyroid medication because I feel so exhausted all the time and I want to get pregnant (hypothyroid can keep you from ovulating and/or cause miscarriage). Having it on top of my PCOS makes weight loss difficult.

Please let me know if any natural remedies work for you, I'd be interested in trying some if they do! emoticon

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Reluctantly went back to my RE and she ran some more blood work and my TSH came back at a 4.89. It's never been that high. I haven't met with her yet to find out what this means or my next steps but I am a little worried that it could mean hypothyroid. I don't want to take another pill. I am already researching how to combat it naturally but not trying to put too much effort into yet.
Anyone have hypothyroidism as well?

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Living with PCOS is the worst thing that happened to me. I have tried a lot of things in order to cure it but nothing worked. Everything started to be better when I have started to take metformin pharmacyreviews.md/metformin but it is still not good. I would really like to know what others methods are there for making it all better and this is one of the reasons why I came here. I also wanted to know whether metformin helps you to lose weight? I need to lose 20 lbs.

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Kind of dipping into the other thread, but has anyone found something that works for the thinning hair? Is a weave or transplant about the only way to go? Do vitamins work?

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Your are correct in that symptoms flux and change. Our bodies are so complex and so easily affected by changes in our environment. If our hormones were static and stayed in the same zone all the time, I think it would be easier for people to get diagnosed and also learn how to manage their symptoms. It is definitely frustrating.

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PCOS is such a challenge because there is just so much that is unknown. Everyone's PCOS is different and I swear my changes from time to time too. Sometimes I have every symptom in the book and then for six months everything will be completely normal. What is up?? And it seems like the things we do to take care of one symptom cause another to go whack.

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I think the most frustrating thing about having PCOS in the lack of understanding those of us who have it get for our struggle. Each day puts us in the grinder of society's lens and people "tutt tutt" us over the rims of their glasses as if we are sad, out-of-control individuals when, in fact, we fight our individual battles daily with more control than they will ever understand.

I admire each one of you for your strength, fortitude, perseverance, and willingness to educate the people around you (whether they listen or not). The medical community has a lot to learn re: PCOS and, unfortunately, we get to educate these skeptics. But we have to keep doing it in order to get our own needs met.

You women ROCK!!!!

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hello everyone. I'm not new to sparkspeople, but I am a "do over" member. (Meaning, I'm back to restart my journey for who knows how many times) I certainly want to try and change my lifestyle not just due to losing weight , but to also have a healthier way of eating!
I noticed about a year ago, that my cycles were off balance and facial hair growth. My hair growth started with one stubble, then two, and next thing I know I'm shaving just about everyday.
I really get discouraged to know my weightloss will be extremely difficult. I want to meet up with people who face similar challenges and maybe get some pointers from everyone else on what may have worked and not worked.
I look forward to getting to know some of you and exploring things about myself. I feel somewhat motivated but I want to keep the consistency and perseverance going, because I know how easily it is to fall back. I have yet to see any changes to my body in a positive light. I only notice that my body is steadily decreasing in a direction that I don't want it to go!!!!
Having PCOS is very difficult and it affects the woman's body in ways that can cause low self esteem. I guess I look at it in some aspects, why do all the hard work with very little outcome? I know that we need daily exercise for our bodies, but when I don't see a change, I slip back into my comfort zone and I'm just tired of that. I have done lots and lots of research on what will be helpful or looking for inspiring stories where some women have lost weight and truly are success stories. My light bulb moment cmae when I went for a normal doctor checkup. I found out that my testostrone levels are high, infrequent cycles, and beer gut, with acne. I just need to reel this thing in to the best of my ability to keep from furthering my problem and maybe enhance my health by feeling bt=etter, more positive, and actually seeing a change.Transformation, Concentration, Determination, is OUR MOTIVATION!!!!!


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Starting over from scratch. I'm not resetting my spark account but I'm getting rid of all of the information I thought I knew vs what I really should be working on. I would love for my hirsutism to disappear or at least substantially be less noticeable, and of course to drop a few sizes in the process. :)

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It's been very difficult for me as well. When I was diagnosed a year ago, I was really hit hard by the news because I wanted to be able to have children and I was overwhelmed by the news that with PCOS it would be difficult to achieve that. When I started to do research on it and finding that it wouldn't be impossible, I felt very rejuvenated and started to work hard on my diet by cutting out sugars, processed foods, and carbs and this helped me maintain my weight. PCOS And You was a great resource for introductory methods of keeping my PCOS under control. pcosandyou.com

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I have just recently been diagnosed. Now that I am reading everyones posts, its clicking that alot of us have similar experiences.

In middle school/beginning of high school I was extremely thin. I was active and ate healthy for the most part. Then it was like the next day I gained weight very very quickly with no other changes in activity or nutrition. It was so out of nowhere I didn't know what was happening. Then I went to college, and even though I was visiting the gym nearly daily, my weight was still increasing.

And now, as an adult no longer in college- i'm having cramping all the time, getting acne way more than I used to, and my mood swings are out of control at times.

Its nice to know with this group that I am not alone and we can all be positive to make this disease more manageable.

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I was thin through high school. Went to college and started having HORRIFIC periods -- laid out for at least a day with cramps and bleeding. The doctor put me on the pill. Gained 30 lbs.
Graduated and had baby 1. Still period problems, still gaining weight. Went from 5/3 and 125 to 5/3 and 200 by now. Miscarriage. No other tests. Of course this was 1988.

1999. No more period. I was 40. Never had it since. No one has done any testing for anything. My family: its just you getting fat. Great support system huh?

Thyroid system is out of wack but otherwise ok. Had lapband in 2009; lost 63 lbs and then plateaued and no more.

Hair loss (top of head). Hair growth on face. I have a beer belly and I've never drank beer. My arms are the same circumfrnece as most people's waist. I still weigh in the 190's and that is whether I:

- eat 1200 great calories a day and don't exercise
- eat 1200 great calories a day and do 2 hours of exercise

If I eat badly, JUST ONE DAY, I gain weight. Even if I exercise. Definition of badly: a box of Milk Duds. Two glasses of wine.


I am a volunteer at a Food Pantry here in Southern California, and I'm not usually a whiner. But I'm tired. Really tired. I spent 105 minutes in hard exercise yesterday and I'd love to lose a pound in a week. I'm almost 58 now. I wonder what will happen when I can't walk and work out like this..................

I basically have diagnosed myself since I'm on an HMO and it doesn't seem like anyone in the last 15 years has much of any interest in helping.

Thanks for letting me vent.

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Hey ladies,

I had regular cycles for 8 years while on BC. Even though I was continuously gaining weight and had more facial hair than any woman should, I never suspected I had PCOS. When I went off the pill in October and had 2 cycles since then I went to see a specialist.

6 weeks ago I was diagnosed with PCOS. My dr put me on Metformin right away. The side effects aren't great but I find that when I limiting my carbohydrate intake really helps. I used to be a carb-a-holic but have been able to limit myself to one carb a day. When I do eat a carb it's brown rice, whole wheat pasta or potatoes (baked, red, sweet, etc.) I'm not eating bread and I'm limiting my sugar intake.

At the 6 week mark I'm down 10.5lbs and 8 inches. I still haven't had a cycle but I'm not too worried about that just yet. I'm feeling very confident in my ability to keep losing weight and to eventually get pregnant.

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I love my veggies with bite in them. Asparagus, green beans and broccoli especially. I steam them until they "just" turn bright green, then I'm set. :)

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HI Amber,

I think that's where I am lucky. Hormones are not part of commercial feeds here in Africa. Even though some people have been dabbling with it. But I do realize every time I go to Europe how different eggs, milk & meat taste from what we are used to here.

My BF luckily does not mind vegetarian food. He is a Sikh and they traditionally eat a lot of vegetables. What I currently do is cook him a piece of white meat or fish (he has gout) when he comes over and then he eats this with my vegetables & fruit.
When I feel like I really want some meat I cut a small bite size piece off his and have it. At the moment it works well for me.

I don't cook any starch for dinner. If you vary your food up with different Indian spices and different herbs you can cook the same veggies in many different ways....

My nutritionist also stresses the importance that your veggies are not overcooked. They should not be completely soft, but should have a bit of a bite / crunchiness to them. That way they are healthier


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My success for my PCOS (or living with it in a more managable way) came from switching to a vegetarian diet and I only eat vegetarian fed eggs (without hormones) and very little dairy. I did this after doing some research into the use of hormones in our food. My body is super sensitive to hormones (as are almost all PCOS women out there), and in doing this I found that my periods became MUCH more manageable. I went from 1-2 a year (ranging from 2-4 months at a time) to 6-9 a year, averaging 2 weeks at a time. All from diet change.

My hubby is an avid meat eater, but when I explained to him that this was for my health, he has fully come on board. He even switched to vegetarian for the first 3.5 months as I did. He's gone back to eating meat, but only a few times a week. He always makes exceptions and looks for recipes that we can both eat. It's awesome. I still crave meat sometimes (smoked turkey.......YUM.....) but now that I have some killer vegetarian cookbooks, and I've been doing this for almsot 3 years, I am loving it.

I also avoid tofu, seitan, and the tofu products (they're soy based which is a phyto-estrogen). I'm much more mindful about what goes into m body now!!

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I couldn't agree more, but it's hard to get away from it completely. I've been trying to convert Paleo for a couple years now, but my husband won't have anything to do with it. He refuses to eat vegetables, and very rarely eats fruits. He only eats meat and carbs and processed crap. Because I don't want to cook two meals every time I cook, I tend to just eat the crap but add in vegetables for the child and I.

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Chrimsonfyre,

our poor eating habits and all the processed food is definitely a factor in the increase of certain cancers. For example colon cancer is very rare among people who eat high fiber diets with little processed food, yet in the Western World it is on a steep increase. In my family I know of 5 cases, some not related to me others related on either side of the family.

The pancreatitis I had 5 years ago was solely triggered by unhealthy eating, since I had changed my diet temporarily to a lot of processed food (pasta sauce and food in the cafeteria instead of homecooked) while I had broken my right hand and could not cook.

I still feel it immediately if I eat processed food and prefer to homecook everything.

Even PCOS seems to have something to have some correlation with poor eating habits.



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With the growing number of women with PCOS, I don't think we should be ashamed of anything. It is not our fault our bodies are acting the way they are. I truly believe the number of us women being diagnosed has something to do with our diets. I don't know if you want to call me crazy or what, but over the last 50 years, the average American is fatter, more unhealthy and cancer statistics continue to rise. I think it might have a lot to do with the processed chemicals we put into our bodies through processed foods or antibiotics. I could be completely wrong, just a theory I have. I'm trying to change to clean eating because with sudden cancer now in my family, I'm at a higher risk because of PCOS and never being able to have children. Apparently if you are overweight, have hormone issues, and over the age of 30 with no children, you are 50% more likely to develop breast cancer. Yay me. So I want to beat that statistic.

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Interesting to read through this thread. It puts things in perspective... I know I do not have a lot of serious problems from PCOS, apart from being unable to have children. But when that scale kept going up last year, even though I tried so hard. I kept on being upset about the whole thing.

But hey I am much less affected than many others and with a fruit & vegetable diet, using lentil water (water lentils were cooked in) for main source of protein, I am now finally loosing weight again.

thanks for sharing, it was a bit wake-up call for me. Yes it took me a while to get to terms with the idea of not being able to have children, since I always wanted a house full.... But I am now at peace with it and know I have had my positive impact on many children, both those I used to babysit and those I worked with at the School. I left my mark on them and some actually staid in contact. And then there are of course my nieces & nephews.

So Ladies, don't give up, you can have a full & fulfilled life even with PCOS and you can loose weight, it is just a bit harder and there will be rude painful comments along the way, but you can do it!

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I find telling people that I have PCOS especially men is something I am ashamed of I hope losing weight will work. I have MS as well but not so ashamed of that

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Great job on doing research to find out. I had no clue what it was until I was diagnosed not long after my hubby and I tried to start having a baby. Well that was 4 years ago, and we have been trying for 5. I'm not giving up on the baby thing, I want it bad enough I hope that I get blessed with one. I am doing what I can go get myself healthy, I definitely prefer the natural routes, so any information you can share on that side would be great!

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Hi ladies, I started suspecting that I had PCOS last year after going off BC for the first time in ~7 years in June 2013 and not having a period until October 2013. I spent most of 2014 trying to figure out what was going on and did a LOT of research. I live in a very rural area so haven't seen a specialist to be diagnosed, but started my own regimen of nutrition and exercise changes, as well as fertility supplements like EPO and Omegas and inositol.

Happy to say that AF came today for the first time in over a year! I'm really excited to be able to start tracking from CD1 instead of guessing where I'm at.

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do."
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My doctor put me on Aldactone for my facial hair growth. The birth control I was on made it so I had to shave twice a day. I've been on the medication for about 4 months and now I can go at least 2 days without shaving. :)

I know your pain with losing weight. Every time I start an exercise regime I end up gaining 10 pounds so I've decided to go with the flow. PCOS sucks and it's something we don't choose but we can choose to be happy with what we are dealt with.

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Every doctor is different and will say something different. I had a doctor that told me I am just fat and I need to work harder at not being.
Then I got another doctor who diagnosed me with PCOS without even having an ultrasound because of the hormone fluctuations in my blood work, etc. Just because they did not see any cysts on the ultrasound at the time does not necessarily mean you do not have PCOS. To me it sound like you definitely have high levels of Testosterone, usually a big sign of PCOS. You will know all your hormone levels once you seen the endo.

Stay positive ladies, I know we will get there, it's just a much slower process for all of us.

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Hi. Just thought I would add to the discussion here. My periods have been sporadic for years. I have to shave my face every day since I have so much facial hair, I have skin tags and I am really struggling with trying to loose weight. In June they said I had PCOS and they did bloodwork. The blood work showed an elevated DHEAS level. They told me again I had PCOS.....fast forward to today when I got the results from my ultrasound and they saw no cysts so now they say I don't have PCOS. Now they are just telling me I am not doing enough... that I am not trying enough that I need to make changes or I will have major health issue.
I have read that not everyone that has PCOS has cysts so now I am not sure.
I am frustrated. I am trying so hard. I see an encrinologist in March but I am struggling and at my appointment today they said "Calories in and calories out" ...take less in and exercise more so you use more calories. This is what I have been doing and I told her so and I got the feeling that she didn't believe me since the laws of science are if the out is more than the in then I should be loosing. She told me that I am not accurately reporting my intake or exercise. I am sorry for venting but I wondered if anyone had similar experiences.
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9/22/14 5:53 P

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Thank you so much for all of you help!

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9/22/14 9:39 A

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I've been there! I actually lost the majority of my weight while a poor graduate student. It is tough. Every person is different, and everyone's body reacts differently but the thing that helps me the most with weight loss is exercise. I know it is so cliche in the health world, but try adding in fitness all day with little things like parking farther away, walking instead of driving etc. I bought the fit bit one for myself and it is SUCH a motivator. Trying to get to 10,000 steps a day (the recommended amount of steps for a healthy heart as recommended by the American Heart Association) has been such a motivator. By adding in little activities during the day and working out at night my weight has gone down and it seems to be the push my body needs to make the scale move.

Does your campus have a gym? Sometimes exercise science majors, personal training programs or physical therapy students will offer free sessions for students so they get the experience.

Drinking lots of water and trying to get in all of the recommended fruits & veggies is great too! Filling up on whole foods makes it so you don't have room for anything else.

I will also say, that with PCOS I've noticed my body hates changes. Whenever I make a exercise or diet change my body seems to hold on to water for a bit and then I will see the scale move. Don't be discouraged by seeing the scale go up, it might just be your body playing tricks on you! The scale is not our friend with PCOS, trying using other guides to see your progress such as measuring yourself or trying on a pair of pants that you are a goal of yours to get into.

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I've been that poor college student. There are actually some great articles here on spark on how to shop on a budget for healthy things. Definitely watch ads for the grocery stores, usually there is some type of fruit or veggie on sale, even frozen veggies are ok, you can find those for 99 cents a bag most places.

Drink lots of water and cut out all soda, etc. This will make a huge difference also. Are you tracking everything you intake? This includes liquids. You can eat things not so good for you in moderation, but you need to measure and track them to keep at your calorie intake.

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I'm adding more fruits and vegetables and trying to limit my carb intake but I'm a poor college student so cheap food is packed full of unhealthy simple carbs. My doctor said my insulin was normal (thank God) but I still need to watch my diet.

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Have you changed your eating habits? One way I've found that works well with PCOS is a low glycemic index diet, cutting out refined carbs and sugars makes a big difference. A lot of us PCOS girls are insulin resistant.

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I need help! I've had PCOS since I was a teenager but never really cared. But now that I'm trying to get a handle on it, I've improved my diet, and exercising regularly But besides my best efforts for a month now, I've gained weight instead of losing it. Am I doing something wrong?

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I didn't know all of that, but I love it with popcorn. I may try it with all the other stuff too. Thanks for the info. Good luck with the metformin. Glad to see you on the feed.

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Thanks guys. I just started my 1st day of metformin. I started eating low carb. It's a work in progress. Also.. my Dr told me to use virgin coconut oil.. for everything. He said its one of the best super foods that are overlooked and he uses it everyday. I looked into it and it looks amazing actually. So I went to the grocery store and bought some. Gonna give it a whirl. Massaging into your scalp.. anti aging.. hormone balancing.. metabolism boosting.. ya sound good to me! lol

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Welcome Destynee. This is a great group of caring women who "get it!" Glad you are here!

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I liked metformin, it helped me get to a place where I could get off of it. I watch my carbs as well and it really isn't as hard as it seems and you will feel so much better when you get the processed stuff out of your system-you won't want it near as much after that. Good luck.

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