I’ve been taking Metformin per my doctor’s suggestion. Basically, my insulin level was 51 when a normal high would be 19. That was a fasting insulin level even. So he prescribed me Metformin and I’ve been taking it for a week tomorrow. I’m not even kidding when I say this stuff is a God-send. He has me taking it slowly, so I’m on 500 mg for now. Tomorrow, since my side effects are weaning, I’m going to try to up my dose to 1,000 mg. Since I’ve been on this stuff I’ve had SO much energy. I don’t feel like I’m tired all of the time. I don’t need a nap every couple of hours. I don’t need a buttload of caffeine. It’s amazing really. Then, the biggest surprise to me is how much weight I’ve lost. In the last week alone, I’ve lost about 10-12 lbs. I think it’s because my body isn’t processing the sugar and it goes straight out of me instead of storing in my fat!! It’s amazing.
I tried Metformin a few years ago, but the doctor gave me such a high dose at first. He had me starting at 1,500 mg when I should’ve been building up to it, like my current doctor told me to do. Ultimately, I need to get up to 1,500 mg and since I’m not diabetic (yet), the doctor thinks I can get on Metformin, lose weight, and let my body correct itself (because I’m not breaking down insulin properly). He thinks I’ll be able to avoid diabetes and treat my PCOS. It would be awesome to say the least.
I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to cure PCOS, but all I can say is I am so appreciative to have my daughter. With three miscarriages under my belt, and PCOS infertility issues, she truly is a miracle. I should never have had her. My body should’ve never been able to keep her. But I did. I prayed every day that she was okay and God answered my prayers. I didn’t have any issues during pregnancy and she is pretty perfect if I do say so myself. I want her to know how loved she is and I tell her about 30 times every day! She is my gift from God and I will never let her down. <3