I am currently on Metformin 2000 for PCOS and these are some tips my doctor gave me, hopefully they can be helpful to you also!
Weight loss is apparantly a big deal with PCOS. If you are overweight (like me) a healthy diet can help regulate hormones, especially when paired with medication, like metformin. I am currently on a 1200 calorie a day diet, spaced out between at least 6 small meals a day. Not easy, I know, but worth it!
Due to the extreme drop in my calorie intake, my energy levels slumped also. I have been taking a "Super B Complex" daily vitamin, and it really helps. Vitamin B is in the majority of the energy shots and drinks out there because it really does increase energy. Plus, it is physically impossible to overdose on vitamin B because it is water soluable, so what you don't need/use you... excrete lol
I had heard rumors that your chances are improved when taking a prenatal vitamin while TTC. Getting you folic acid up where they should be during pregnancy only improves your chances. I checked with my doc and he confirmed, the only catch is possible constipation. He told me that the extra iron in prenatals can cause constipation, but I've been taking them with my metformin and B complex for a month now and I haven't experienced any constipation. (just nausea from the metformin)
Hope this helps! Good Luck all!!
(24)with PCOS, DH (38) TTC since Jan. 2008 Currently on 2000mg Metformin + Prenatal Vitamins and diet... fingers crossed! Good Luck to you too!
know that you posted this a long time ago but i just wanted to say thank you. i am 24yrs old and my DH is 34. We are just starting out with ttc but we already know that it will be a long road!! thank you again for the tips!!!
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