PCOS/Insulin Resistance Support - Acanthosis nigricans

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12-27-2012, 09:20 AM
I noticed over the weekend I had some dark patches of skin on my neck area. It's really hard to see and I only noticed it when I was outside and looking in my mirror in the car. :o I'm committed now to low carb and hopefully this will help. It just was more proof that I have insulin resistance. I may end up seeing a doctor and discussing metformin, but for now I want to try it by diet alone. There is no telling what other factors are in to play with insulin resistance. I need to get healthy. Does anyone else have this?

12-27-2012, 06:39 PM
I have it a little.:( I am on Metformin 2000mg a day for PCOS. i have been on the med for 4 months and it has started to fade.::D. My diet has always been low carb. but i got it anyways so i would still talk to your dr about being IR

12-28-2012, 08:28 AM
ok thanks! I may do that. I'll have a new insurance after the first of year which is in a few days, so I may schedule an appointment with someone. Did you also lose weight on the metformin? My BIL is on it for diabetes and has lost quite a bit of weight.

01-04-2013, 12:44 AM
I do -- on the elbows and inner thighs.

Keep going -- weight loss has faded it for me in the past so I'm trying again.,


01-05-2013, 01:16 PM
Another sufferer here! I have it bad on my neck, underarms, inner thighs and strangely in between my breasts. It's so dark most people think it's scarring and I don't try and get into a converation about it! I did notice when I lost about 50lbs it improved on my neck and thighs greatly.

01-11-2013, 07:57 AM
I have one little patch that embarrasses the crap out of me on my inner thigh...I've had it since about high school and nothing seems to affect it, unfortunately.