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Question: undersanding medication for pcos
|nunu_didi - Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:11 pm||
I have symptoms of pcod
My lab reports show normal FS, LSH ratio. Uterus lining thickness of 6 mm on fifthday. no noticeable cysts on the ovary. TH .3 ie more than normal range. Normal prolactin . Generally all reports are normal as per my doc. But she says I should be put on metmorfin.
Reometod 100 mg which is supposed to be equivalent to metmorfin is prescribed to me. Since where I live (small town in india) metmorfin will not be easily available.
My questions :
1) :?: Reometod = metmorfin ? (considering benefits, side effects - i appriciate help here)
2) :?: Lab-reports are normal, can drugs be prescribed based on clinical analysis ?
3) :?: sonography did not show multiple cysts , still i have systoms of pcos .. how could that be !!
|beer_with_a_straw - Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:32 am||
Hello, I have pcos and have done extensive research on the condition and treatment. PCOS is actually a terrible name! cycts are just a symptom that some people may get, but the actual cause is insuline resistance. Metformin helps with the insulin part and eventually brings down your hormone levels. My doctor told me that I have PCOS without any tests, there are just very obvious symtoms I.E hair growth, weight gain, no period , hormones out of wack..ect...... The metformin worked great with me. At first it was rough on my stomach, so I took half a pill at first. I have lost 70lbs in 4.5 months, with low carb and high B12 vitimins. Sugar and carbs seem to be our enemy since we are insuline resistant. good luck, I hope this helps
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