I was diagnosed with PCOS years ago but was not very proactive about it until these last couple of months. I sought a new OBGYN who is really supportive and listens to my concerns of my weight and fear of becoming diabetic if I don't get this under control. She placed me on Metformin 500mg twice a day to build my tolerance and now I am 1000mg twice a day with 25 mg of Spiro twice a day. I told her I had taken Metformin in the past and it didn't do much for me and she said it was because the dose wasn't high enough. I've told her about how the increased dose has killed my appetite although she said it was common and would eventually wear off. Two months later and I'm still having to really force food on myself (which for someone who is previously addicted to food, it's really weird).
Can anyone else relate to the loss of appetite and how do you deal with it? Everything makes me nauseous. I love cooking. It has always been my stress reliever and now I can't stand the look or smell of food. Everything now smells a thousand times stronger than it used to!
I lost 50 lbs on my own without the Metformin years ago but had gained about 20 of it back when I got TOO comfortable with carbs again and now with this Metformin I've lost another 10 in a matter of 2 months---which I'm excited about but it's not like it's from exercising and eating good foods. I want to continue to lose and I've always been into weight lifting but I have no desire (mixed with persistent nausea) to go to the gym or to do anything active. I am also a registered nurse on a unit that keeps me on my feet for 10-12 hours a day and I find I don't eat nearly as much as I should. I haven't lost much energy while I'm at work but when I'm at home and my mindset is on me rather than my patient, I'm exhausted and reside to long day naps.
Also--the GI side effects have not quite gone away yet.
Am I alone in this?