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Month after month it failed and we tried a different cocktail of drugs including changing dosage of metformin as well as switching to clomid for ovulation induction. They found my blood sugar dropped very low in between meals and upon waking. Only calories a day. Ask your doctor for a vitamin D test. I have been on glucophage metformin , diuretics supposed to stop the androgens and all sorts of natural supplements. I eventually gave up altogether. It is not all plain sailing and sunny skies because nothing can be so perfect, or there would never need to be anything else and nobody would be overweight.
Metformin used for PCOS: Is it Effective?
The average weight loss on the "weekends off" program is 'around' 10 pounds per month. It took me around 5 months to lose 40 pounds. I ate NS 5 days per week, and my own food 2 days per week. Hi Erin - I've been on Nurtrisystem since the middle of January and have gone from pounds to pounds - it's been working really well for me!
I'd like to lose about 40 more pounds. Here's what's been working for me: I stick with it for the most part though find myself out on a lot of work-related lunches and find their guidelines for eating out are really useful. Since I exercise 6 days a week, usually elliptical and weight training for 1 hour and some other sort of activity, too - tennis, swimming, kayaking , I augment the program with at least one additional protein serving per day.
I am not IR so I am on the regular women's program and don't necessarily pick the lower carb items the pancackes are my favorite! My favorite part of the program is how easy it is to follow - I love the convenience of not having to worry about being so tempted by things on my way home at the end of the day. Best of luck to you and drop me a line if you have any questions or just want to chat!!
I'd been overweight since adolescence and I've maintained my weight loss current weight: I followed NustriSystem and worked out obsessively: I ran my first marathon! Currently training for a second marathon.
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The purpose is to just do it, regardless of how tired or depressed you feel. And don't give yourself a bunch of excuses for not doing it, such as "I don't have time", "I will do it later", etc. The reason you are doing this is to develop a new habit and increase your self-esteem, even a little. Take this short walk every single day for 30 days.
Yes, every single day, rain or shine. It takes 30 days to develop a new habit. You are getting your power back! Next, get this PCOS diet e-book and take one healthy diet idea and make it a habit. For example, if you have orange juice and a bagel for breakfast, you could instead have a boiled egg and some green tea.
A minor change like this can help your lose weight and improve your energy. Make a minor dietary change like this your new habit. Now you have two new habits that are empowering you. If you lose one of these habits, just re-start it. Much of success in life is replacing habits that don't serve you with good habits that truly serve you. Be kind to yourself. You have a lot going for you!! Finally, understand that pharmaceuticals can be useful tools but do not ultimately improve your health.
Rating I Feel Hopeless by: Amber I'm Amber, recently turned This is supposed to be an exciting time. But I feel so alone and I'm depressed. I have so much going for me. I'm currently buying my dream home log cabin.
I'm supposed to be in my prime yet I feel so ugly and fat. I've been on Metformin for about 6 months no periods no weight loss in fact weight gain. I also take hydrochlorothiazide to help control my blood pressure.
I've been taking it since first diagnosed 5 years ago. I work alot of hours to keep myself busy. I wouldn't call myself fat. I'm told I carry my weight amazing well. I weigh pounds but the people that guess say I weigh about I'm 5 foot 7 and have an odd shape, broad shoulders skinny legs, not a beer gut or nothing but the typical rolls. Anyways, I've been a member on this site since I was It's helped hearing there is hope yet I've tried so hard.
I work out hard, changed my diet and didn't lose but 2 pounds. They say I do not have thyroid problems. I'm not sure if I have insulin resistance but I never feel good anymore.
Of course I'm sure the depression helps with that. But all I can do to pass time is work more. I'm currently working hours at one job and at my other. Anonymous I meant to say progesterone cream. My thyroid has been checked and re-checked. I also do not have insulin resistance.
I am going to get a vitamin D supplement. I feel as though a lot of PCOS information does not pertain to me. Are there any studies that you know of that pertain to my symptoms? There is a sad scarcity of research on women who have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome but do not have the classical symptoms, e. It's almost as though lean women have a different syndrome altogether.
I'm a bit surprised the progesterone cream did not help you. The one other thing I might add to my list of previous suggestions is the B-vitamin inositol. Substantial inositol supplementation has been shown to improve ovulation in women with PCOS. Even lean women may benefit. Powdered inositol is the preferred form, since it is cheaper and you don't have to swallow a whole bunch of inositol tablets. The only symptom that I have is that I do not get my period or ovulate.
I am not overweight, not diabetic, no excessive hair growth. I was on Clomid for 6 months - ovulated twice but did not get pregnant. I then tried hormone shots and had several tests - thousands of dollars worth - a waste of money! Currently I am taking liquid Vitex. I started in May and had a period and ovulated. I also use a natural estrogen cream in hopes of balancing my hormones.
I was at the doctor last week and they recommend that I take Metformin. This is supposed to drop my insulin level even though it is not high. I am told that the drop in insulin level is supposed to break the PCOS cycle.
I can take the Metformin or lose 20 pounds in one month - my doctor says this is impossible since I do not have the weight to lose. I do not know what else to do.
I am not the typical case so I feel as though a lot of the research done does not pertain to me. PCOS is a very complex disorder, with many variables at play. Not sure why you are using estrogen cream. Did you mean to say progesterone cream? Many women with polycystic ovary syndrome have estrogen dominance and thus you do not want to take extra estrogen in the form of a cream.
Women with PCOS tend to have too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. Vitex is used to help you produce more progesterone and thus be able to have a monthly cycle.
A potent vitex can be found here. Metformin is a medication for reducing a condition called "insulin resistance". There is no point in taking metformin unless you have insulin resistance.
You should ask your doctor whether he or she has made a definite diagnosis of insulin resistance. If not, then ask your doctor why metformin was recommended. A vitamin D deficiency makes ovulation difficult. Ask your doctor for a vitamin D test. If you're below the midrange of normal, you will need to take supplemental vitamin D. The best way to manage insulin is to eat a very, very healthy diet and get plenty of exercise. Thyroid dysfunction impairs your ability to have a normal cycle and become pregnant.