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coolhippieaunt

573d

just got diagnosed with PCOS & want to know y’all’s best tips for dealing with weight gain & fatigue beyond the obvious (get more sleep, avoid carbs, take metformin, try yoga etc.) im on metformin but haven’t seen any changes & have heard some horror stories

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    • coljoi

      572d

      Please get off of metaformin. I would highly recommend taking Ovasitol. It is very similar to metaformin, but it doesn't have the nasty side effects. It is pricey, but worthwhile.

    • coljoi

      572d

      Please get off of metaformin. I would highly recommend taking Ovasitol. It is very similar to metaformin, but it doesn't have the nasty side effects. It is pricey, but worthwhile.

    • NixFyre

      572d

      Metformin made me sick!! Other than that it didn't really do anything and my doctor hasn't done anything since I took myself off of it. Hot water bottles or heating pads help with my cramps and I constantly have tampons and pads on hand!!

    • MandazInTC

      573d

      My OBGYN immediately got me on birth control to help regulate my hormones. For me, I would say it helped. My periods were long and horrible before the pills. It also helped some with fatigue once my body adjusted to it. As much as I hated to agree with my doctor to because I hate exercising, and I still really don't, the times that I did, my cramping was much less, which also helped the weight gain. I would also ask you about your sleep schedule. How regularly are you waking up and going to sleep at the same time? How much caffeine are you intaking? I found these things to be contributing to my fatigue. I think the fatigue leads to the weight gain sometimes just because we are always so exhausted.

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