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5/12/14 6:48 A

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I agree, we need to take care of ourselves now to avoid further complications in our future. I'm still hopeful that someday I will be a mother, but I've accepted that there is a chance I will not be, but I am not going to stop working towards my goal of being healthy.

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5/11/14 5:15 P

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thanks, and exercise and healthy foods i think work better than anything.
not that i wont take the medicine and supplements if they will give me a fighting chance.
but in the end, when we approach our golden years as healthy as we can, from having eaten healthy and exercised our bodies and our minds, will be alot better off.

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5/10/14 6:40 P

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Every day is another day. I learn more and more about my body and PCOS I feel every day. The things that work for me and the things that do not. Metformin does not seem to help me yet, I don't know that my dose is high enough or it just does not work, but I'm not giving up, they will eventually figure out what works for me.
Welcome to the group and I hope we can help answer questions for you and be the support that you need.

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5/10/14 11:34 A

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I am feeling a little better today. I guess the whole "letting it sink in" that I am probably in menopause isnt going to kill me afterall.
I am really stressing myself out over the visit with the plastic surgeon for no reason.
If HE turns me down due to my weight, I will come home and work as hard as I can to continue to lose weight and if the insurance company turns me down for the payment.
I will appeal it, I will keep on appealing it and getting second opinions and doctor reports until they either pay or I exhaust all avenues.
Either way, I have decided, it isnt the end of the world. I have lived with large breasts my whole life, having developed much earlier than most girls in my school and after having my son, they just kept growing.
So, it is just a part of me and while I do have alot of back pain, I still exercise and walk and I am still alot more active than alot of people I know.
So, I am stepping back from the stress and worry and just going to let things happen or not.
I am still taking the met and hoping on Monday my doc will put me back on aldactone and maybe in a few weeks, I will know for sure if this is full on menopause or just pcos or a combination of both.
For you younger women out there who are dealing with pcos, talk to your doctors now about what to expect with pcos when you reach the years when you will enter periomenopause or full menopause.
I have friends who are older than me and are still menstrating, I havent since September.
I never gave it much thought with the pcos it has been a normal thing to have irregular cycles.
But with my hormone numbers, I have to face it that its probably menopause, and that isnt the end of the world either. NOT LOSING WEIGHT might be!!!

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5/9/14 10:40 P

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I really hate to hear about your foot. I hope it gets better for you. I know exactly how you feel about gaining any weight back. I have lost 30 lbs so far and gained 8 back and it depressed me. My biggest fear is not losing any more weight to reach my goal of a healthy weight range. Like you I also have a problem with my breasts. Runs in my family. It can be very annoying, gives me back problems all the time. I hope your consult for the surgery goes well and your insurance pays for the surgery. Keep me posted.

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5/9/14 8:22 P

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Thanks booklover, I will speak with my doctor on monday, my friend told me that even though my tsh reads normal, I have all the other symptoms of someone with slow thyroid, cold legs and feet, dry hair and skin, weight gain, tired all the time.
she suggests I ask my doc to refer me to an endo again for more testing.
my biggest fear, my worse case scenario in all of this is that i wont be able to lose any more weight.
in 2012 from may to janu 2013, i lost a total of 70 lbs, since breaking my foot in jan of 2013, i have gained back 25 lbs.
slowly, most of this weight gain coming after july 2013 when my vitamin d had dropped to 19.
i have struggled with the broken foot, not being able to walk as i was once walking up to 2 times a day for an hour to two hours.
Then I was in a boot, in a bone growth stimulator 9 hours a day, due to low vitamin d and my bone just wasnt healing.
Depression set in and weight gain returned.
I have an appointment coming up with a plastic surgeon to get a consult for breast reduction and my biggest fear right now is that he is going to tell me my weight makes me not a candidate.
So the fear of being rejected for the surgery or by my insurance company to pay for it, and the lack of weight loss, the fear that I may regain ALL of the weight or just not lose any more at all.
It is so overwhelming, all of this at once.
But thanks again and I will discuss it with my doctor and see what she thinks.

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5/9/14 8:14 P

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SOFT_VAL67, I have taken both Metformin and the ER version. I am currently on the ER. The difference is that some women have a better reaction with one of the versions than what they would with the other. Also the side effects can be alot easier on you as well with one version than the other. I was on the regular but had very bad side effects. I couldn't deal with it any longer so I switched to ER. I still have some side effects when it comes to certain foods but it's not near as bad as before. The regular did nothing for my insulin level but since I have been taking the ER my level has went down some. Hope this helps.

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5/9/14 7:48 P

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I got my hormone and blood test results today and I am no medical expert, but looking up levels online compared to what mine read, I feel I am either in menopause or my pcos is worse and I need to revamp my meds.
I spoke to my friend who is an RN and who has worked in womens health and she says these are high levels but normal for our age.
But I dont think so, according to mine, I am POST menopausal, while I havent gone thru any of the symptoms, sans menes changes.
I had a vaginal ultrasound, but so far no one has called me to discuss it and when I went to the lab today, they told me that they havent gotten any reports, so I guess the doctor/tech has it in the office.
I cannot be sure if this is PCOS or menopause.
I go back to my doctor on Monday and I want to discuss this with her.
I am currently on metformin 2 times a day.
What is different between met and met ER???
I am also going to ask her about going back on Aldactone, (spironolactone).
But I am LOST when it comes to anything about hormones, progesterone, progestin???
I stopped taking birth control pills when I was in my early 20s due to high BP and never went back on them.
I know some of you might have some advice for me or some opinions or even just some questions I might ask my doctor.
Respond here or inbox message me with any advice.
I have been so so depressed today, seeing my testosterone level, if I were a teenage boy I would be extremely happy!!!!
HELP SISTERS!!!!

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