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3/15/10 9:29 P

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I wasn't able to stay on the pill long enough to determine if it was helping my hormones or not due to blood pressure issues. I know that I had an awful lot of break through bleeding though when I was on it and that continued for several months after I went off of it. I hope you find something that works for you.



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3/14/10 10:52 P

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I've been on the pill on and off for years (since age 17 and I am now almost 39) and it has always been successful for me in terms of having regular periods. Of course when I was trying to get pg it wasn't an option! But that's not an issue for me now.

I am resisting the idea of Metformin because of all the possible side effects. My doc agreed to let me try to manage my PCOS (which luckily is fairly light in terms of symptoms) and particularly my sugar and cholesterol levels through diet and exercise (and the pill) and it's working well so far. I'm not where I need to be weight-wise yet, but last year all my labwork was healthy and I will have results in a few days from this year's tests, so hopefully the numbers are all still good.

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2/22/10 1:39 P

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I couldn't handle metformin, so I am on the pill to make me ovulate. I am on the lowest dose, and I don't think my AF is coming this month. It came one other month on this one, one month it didn't. So, my doc said to call and they woul dput me on something different, that it may not have been a high enough dose.

My periods did come with the metformin, but I lost months to the nasty side effects. They never went away from me and the excruciating malise, stomach upset, and all around run down tired feeling was more than I could deal with. I have 3 girls and a full time job, I need energy!



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2/21/10 6:45 A

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I've never been on the pill. I've read studies that found that it increases insulin resistance and can actually cause insulin resistance in healthy people. As insulin resistance is the root cause of PCOS, this seems like a bad idea.

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2/20/10 8:43 P

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Is anyone on the pill to help regulate hormones? I am and I still don't have a period. Does this happen to anyone else and has anyone had any better luck with other bc? I was on Mirena and it made my hormones crazy!!!! I am always paranoid that I'm pregnant (I have 2, not any more in the near future requested). I go back to the doc in April and am in need of advice. My doc just kind of goes by the books and what she is used to. I hate to doctor shop- especially when I don't know any that specialize in PCOS.

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