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PCOS..anybody else got it?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by havi, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I was reading another thread just a second a go and started wondering.. does anyone else on here have PCOS? I found out when I was 20 that I have it. I had suffered from it since I was about 13, but never really knew about it.
     
  2. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Arkansas
    Yes. No fun. But I control mine with Glucophage. Makes a world of difference!
     
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Yes, I have it. I'm on Glucophage, too, or I take the generic Metformin. I have insulin resistance, too. I didn't get diagnosed until my late 20s.
     
  4. breezy

    breezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too. Use fortamet the extended release version of metformin since I cant tolerate the regular stuff. I also use byetta. I have extreme insulin resistance. PCOS bites
     
  5. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Arkansas
    Well I use metformin, I just said Glucophage because people have looked askance at me when I have said metformin in the past. And as a matter of fact it depends on the manufacturer as to which metformin I can tolerate. Right now I have to get mine from Walmart as they are the only carrier around that uses the manufacturer I need.

    I tried some of the extended release metformin, it didn't do as well for me. I also tried Actos and gained a lot of weight (wth!) so said no to that.

    Believe me I'm glad to have the metformin, those days of no treatment sucked!
     
  6. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    How long were you on metformin before you started seeing results? I was on it a couple of months and didnt see any difference. So I went back to using Yasmin. Which is the best BC for people with PCOS.
     
  7. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Arkansas
    I could tell a huge difference within a month. (Waaay tmi here, look away people who don't care...) My periods became regular, I ovulated normally, my skin cleared up, I lost weight, my hair started growing back (well slowly not all in a month). Maybe you needed to try different manufacturers or use the name brand.
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Aren't those drugs for diabetes?? I am confused now. Do diabetic drugs work for PCOS??
     
  9. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Quote:They had me start off with 1 pill at night for two weeks and then 1 pill at night and 1 in the morning for two weeks. Then 2 at night and 1 in the morning. That went on unil I was taking two in the morning and two at night. The whole time I didnt see any difference at all. How do I know which manufacturer is comes from? The only thing with going to name brand only is I have to pay the difference, my insurance wont pay it. The generic cost $10 and then..say the name brand one would cost $125. I would have to pay a total of $115 just for a one months supply. Theres no way I could afford that each month.
     
  10. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    Quote:Yes it seems that it works for people with PCOS. When I was taking it, I would get a call every two weeks from Scott and White telling me I needed to come to these classes for diabetics. I tried to explain to them Im not diabetic, but it never seem to get through to them. I still get the calls, but now its just once a month. [​IMG]
     

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