- Oct 11, 2008
Today I went to a follow up appointment with my GYN to discuss my issues with weight gain and inability to lose weight after being diagnosed with PCOS. (Previous history in this thread) So after discussing what was going on he told me that there is no magic to losing weight with PCOS and that weight loss is the same for women with and without PCOS alike. He also mentioned that some of his other patients had asked about Metformin for weight loss, but he said " Metformin is not indicated for PCOS ". I am not sure what to think now. My General Practitioner who referred me to him had mentioned putting me on Metformin due to results of my preliminary blood tests, but said she didn''t want to prescribe me any medications and interrupt treatment from my specialist. Everywhere I look online it seems to say that Metformin is indicated for women with PCOS in treating insulin resistance. I have already requested a referral to another OB/GYN, but it has already been 7 months and I am still waiting. Is there anybody out there that can share any advice or experience on this subject? If so please share and also I would like to hear about your experiences on Metformin including side effects and pros and cons.