Peaches97

315d

Has anyone tried any experimental/trial medications for PCOS symptoms? My doctor is recommending a cortisol blocker to try soon, but I am also debating on managing my insulin levels with a new drug that has not yet been prescribed for PCOS and is primarily used for diabetics. Of course with PCOS I am pre-diabetic and this has been shown to help with weight loss/cravings and blood sugar levels. Curious if anyone else has tried something similar?

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    • frustratedfibro

      315d

      @sandboxjoints I'm on metformin and was just prescribed spironolactone

    • Mommaspoondani

      315d

      I never tried a cortisol blocker but I was put on metformin as my first type of treatment for PCOS. It did take a while but it did help my body begin to regulate my hormones and help my insulin resistance! Plus, I lost about 30 pounds!

      • frustratedfibro

        315d

        @Mommaspoondani i sadly haven't lost any weight and I've been on metformin for months!

        • Mommaspoondani

          315d

          @frustratedfibro I totally understand! It took me nearly 9 or so months to really start seeing a difference. It took nearly 5 years to see the biggest difference regarding my hormone levels.

    • sandboxjoints

      315d

      I haven't tried anything like that but I'm really curious about which medications you're talking about- would you mind sharing their names? The closest thing I can think of is metformin which a lot of people with PCOS have found helpful. The only meds I've been on are psychiatric (which does help with premenstrual distress) & spironolactone which blocks testosterone (it was really problematic for me personally possibly because of its diuretic property affecting my blood pressure but is great for some).

      • frustratedfibro

        315d

        @sandboxjoints I'm on metformin and was just prescribed spironolactone

        • Peaches97

          315d

          @frustratedfibro I've discussed the spironolactone recently too. Metformin never did a thing for my hormones or weight. Birth control only helps keep my periods regular. I've had PCOS as long as I've had a period so I feel like I'll try anything at this point.

        • sandboxjoints

          314d

          @frustratedfibro on spiro you'll want to make sure you stay really hydrated and get lots of sodium! it's a potassium-sparing diuretic so it can make your electrolytes super unbalanced, sodium should balance it out & help you retain your water. also keep an eye on your blood pressure if you can. i don't want to assume you didn't know any of that but nobody told me when i was on spiro and the effects interfered with my life severely so better safe than sorry 💕

    • cinnamokii

      315d

      metformin isn’t very new it’s just used off-label to treat pcos. not very experimental since they don’t understand pcos very well. i’ve been taking metformin and birth control and it has regulated my period

    • Mad.Hatter

      314d

      I can't say I've tried something anything similar, but I take inositol for my PCOS. It's helped a lot with it.

    • Chesbro99

      314d

      So what do you mean when you say it helps? Helps what exactly?

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