2006473 tn?1422033301

Just diagnosed and need help!

I was just diagnosed yesterday with PCOS and insulin resistance. The doctor also said my Vitamin D was really low. He gave me a prescription for Metformin (I may have the wrong spelling) and a vitamin D supplement. So my question is...WHAT HAPPENS NOW? He let me know I need to work on losing weight which I am starting today but beyond that I haven't the slightest idea. All I know is I am supposed to go back and see him in four months. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
I have pcos too. Just a little warning a out Metformin, it's hard on your tummy for a while till your body gets used to it. Weight loss is suggested and my acupuncturist also says to minimize sugar intake. He probably wants to see you to see how you are doing with the weight loss and meds. Are you trying to get pregnant? Pregnancy is possible with pcos but it's a little more challenging because you keep making cysts on your ovaries.
All you can really do is manage it the best you can, it's not something that goes away.
Helpful - 0
2006473 tn?1422033301
I have only taken the metformin twice so far and no upset tummy (Thank Gpd) and I am already starting weightwatchers to try and help me lose weight. I go back to see the doc in about 4 months to see how everything is working out. As for the whole pregnancy thing I was hoping to really start my family in about 2 years. Having children is very important to me so we will be talking to the doctors about that too.

Btw the list of side effects scared the living daylights out of me when I first read them. Like I said though so far so good.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Community

Top Women's Health Answerers
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
STDs can't be transmitted by casual contact, like hugging or touching.
Syphilis is an STD that is transmitted by oral, genital and anal sex.
Normal vaginal discharge varies in color, smell, texture and amount.
Bumps in the genital area might be STDs, but are usually not serious.
Chlamydia, an STI, often has no symptoms, but must be treated.
From skin changes to weight loss to unusual bleeding, here are 15 cancer warning signs that women tend to ignore.