See Alike in...

Alike App




I was diagnosed 4-5yrs ago I have been taking metformin 1500mg for iy since and it hasn't done anything for me. My weight has also been increasing even though I don't eat unhealthy and only eat when my alarm goes off because I have adhd and tend to forget the time. My glucose level also has always been normal even before metformin so I don't think I have an insulin problem. I'm planning on seeing an endocrinologist soon because my obgyn told me that this is all she can do is give me metformin. I was thinking about testing testosterone and HBA1C level before I see the doctor as well. My periods have been every month since 7 years ago but they are short and light. What other meds are you guys taking so I can ask my doctor about them as well.

    • annieb


      Metformin is the worst PCOS treatment I’ve taken by far. I was diagnosed 5 years ago as well and was taking metformin and it made Me so sick. I have low blood sugar as well so I don’t believe I have an insulin problem, but because I am overweight, regardless of my blood sugar, my gyno always forced metformin on me. Just recently I switched gynecologists and she took me off metformin and put me on a new birth control made for PCOS patients called Slynd. It is very expensive due to it being brand new and there are no generic brands yet but fortunately I got a three month supply for free from my doctor. It keeps a lot of the symptoms away but I also take 50mg of Spironolactone for the cystic acne and facial hair growth. Because of Slynd, I got my first period in a year and a half! It’s light and easy thankfully! But compared to the metformin…I highly recommend the Slynd and the Spironolactone! Best wishes on your journey! ❤️

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Want to chat or share? Download the Alike app now and get complete access to's unique features.

Find people who are
experiencing a similar
medical reality

100% Free

Download Alike for the full experience


View All


night sweats





Anxiety (Including GAD)