I was recently diagnosed with PCOS. (October 24, 2012). They put me on Metformin, have to take 2000MG daily. I haven't heard/met anyone that takes this much. My doctor told me to start with 1 the first week and increase 1 every week until I reach 4. I'm on my third week right now and haven't felt any side effects or anything. (Well once i felt a little bit of pain on my stomach because i forgot to take with food.)
I've read that Metformin is suppose to help one lose weight. I really hope so because I just keep gaining weight. Even if i exercise i still fluctuate within the same range. It just depresses me every freakn time I have to buy clothes.
I just want advice/support. I don't know what to think of me having PCOS. Main reason why I went to the dr. is because I've always had abnormal periods...kind of been used to it. Just that honestly i can't remember when my last menstrual period was. I've been super emotional, gaining weight, getting hairy, breaking out. I also just recently had a skin tag removed. I put all these symptomns on WebMD and PCOS was of one of the reasons. I also read that it could cause infertility and that freaked me out, literally started crying. My boyfriend and I (been living together for 5 yrs) have been talking about having kids soon and just the thought of not being able to have 1 just made me so sad. I LOVE kids and the idea of starting a family. ....anywho so I decided to go to the dr and she reffered me to a endroconolgist. My Prolactin was really high, testosterone level was really high as well, Vitamin D was super low...and that's why I'm taking Metformin today.
Just hope everything gets under control soon and this medecine helps me out.