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Pcos: Insulin And Metformin

Young women with PCOS often have elevated insulin levels and are more likely to develop diabetes. Metformin is a medication often prescribed for women with PCOS to help prevent diabetes. A lifestyle that includes healthy nutrition and daily exercise is the most important part of a PCOS treatment plan. What is insulin? Insulin is a hormone made by an organ in the body called the pancreas. The food you eat is broken down into simple sugar (glucose) during digestion. Glucose is absorbed into the blood after you eat. Insulin helps glucose enter the cells of the body to be used as energy. If there’s not enough insulin in the body, or if the body can’t use the insulin, sugar levels in the blood become higher. What is insulin resistance? If your body is resistant to insulin, it means you need high levels of insulin to keep your blood sugar normal. Certain medical conditions such as being overweight or having PCOS can cause insulin resistance. Insulin resistance tends to run in families. What can insulin resistance do to me? High insulin levels can cause thickening and darkening of the skin (acanthosis nigricans) on the back of the neck, axilla (under the arms), and groin area. In youn Continue reading >>

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  1. Vickidoodle

    I have just today been prescribed Metformin for help with my PCOS symptoms. Since I have been reading about IF i am very keen to make this my way of eating but now I am concerned about how to go about it if Im taking metformin. The GP says I need to eat something when I take my tablet in the morning but I was going to save my 500 calories for the evening on fast days. I have seen on these boards that there are a few people on metformin and yet are still able to fast. Any advice on how to go about this would be appreciated

  2. dlroseberry

    If you’re careful in choosing your calories, you can make a pretty good dent in your hunger in the evening with more like 250 calories. Broccoli (I hate it myself but it’s very edible on fast days), acorn squash, watermelon, these are thing I like but there are lots more vegetables and even some fruit with very few calories that convince your body that you’ve eaten a meal (at least for awhile). I like to finish off with a bit of fruit, a kind of dessert after eating a lot of the low-cal veggies.
    That way, you can have a nice little high-protein breakfast with your extra calories, and that will make the whole day a bit easier as well as helping you with the metformin. Always remember, tomorrow I can eat a lot more like I want to.

  3. dlroseberry

    I should also say that fasting immediately lowered my insulin and blood glucose numbers and they then continued to drop as I lost weight. Rising insulin resistance was the trigger that got me moving and fasting was immediately effective. I know from posts on this site that some people haven’t been so lucky, and I know that the cause of your high insulin is different but I think substantially lowered insulin levels is a common effect of fasting. Good luck.

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Why You Need More Iron A majority of women suffer from iron deficiency. Some of them are anemic too. All they need is more iron through the food they eat. Your body needs iron so that the red blood cells will be able to carry enough of oxygen. Your muscles need iron. They work well when you have sufficient iron. When your body lacks enough of iron, you may experience headaches, fatigue and even low energy levels. Women are vulnerable to iron deficiency mainly during periods, pregnancy and breastfeeding. A percentage of women take iron supplements on a regular basis. But doctors recommend iron through natural sources. Fact #2 Dietary iron can be divided into two groups. One is heme and the other is non-heme. Plant foods which are rich in iron offer non-heme iron. Due to the complex chemical structure of non-heme iron, your body will not be able to digest it fast. But heme iron can be absorbed fast and animals offer it. Fact #3 Eggs, fish and red meat offer iron. Even vegetarian foods offer iron but the iron from non-vegetarian sources is said to be absorbed by the body fast. Fact #4 Fenugreek and spinach offer iron. But don't forget to add potato or tomato to the dish you prepare with spinach. This will boost iron absorption. Fact #5 Another way to get more iron from your diet is through sesame seeds. Add them to your dishes. Fact #6 Legumes like lentils, soya bean and chickpeas are among the best sources of iron. Fact #7 Reduce the consumption of cold drinks, coffee and tea as they interfere with efficient absorption of iron. 10 Reasons Why You Might Need Iron Supplements Highlights Iron is a mineral responsible for carrying oxygen in your red blood cells and transmitting nerve impulses. Not having enough iron in the body is known as anemia. Most people get enough iron in their diets. If they dont, iron supplements are available. Some of the reasons a person may need iron supplements are because they take certain medications, exercise frequently, or are female. Iron is a mineral thats vital to your health. All of your cells contain some iron, but most of the iron in your body is in your red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen from your lungs to the organs and tissues throughout your body. Iron has a role in creating energy from nutrients. It also contributes to the transmission of nerve impulses the signals that coordinate the actions of different parts of your body. If you have more iron than is needed, its stored in your body for future use. The average American gets all the iron they need from the foods they eat. But there are certain situations and conditions that may make it necessary to add supplemental iron to your diet. Anemia You have iron deficiency anemia Iron deficiency anemia is caused when theres not enough iron in your red blood cells. Without healthy levels of iron, your red blood cells cannot effectively provide oxygen to your cells and tissues. Symptoms of anemia include: fatigue weakness dizziness difficulty concentrating Iron deficiency anemia is the most common form of anemia in the United States. Almost five million Americans have it. Common causes of anemia include: menstruation, particularly if flow is heavy or prolonged peptic ulcer disease cancer in the digestive tract blood loss from trauma or blood donation gastrointestinal bleeding from prolonged use of medications like aspirin and ibuprofen Pregnancy Youre pregnant Women who arent pregnant or nursing need to take in 15 to 18 milligrams of iron daily. Women who are pregnant need significantly more iron. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the recommended dietary allowance of iron for pregnant women is 27 milligrams per day. Dont double up on your prenatal vitamins if youre concerned that youre not getting enough iron. This could cause you to get too much of other vitamins, and may hurt your baby. Instead, talk to your doctor about taking an iron supplement along with your prenatal vitamin. You have an infant Babies build stores of excess iron from their mothers while theyre in the womb. These stores are used during their first six months of life when theyre nursing. You should add iron-fortified foods to their diet when your baby is 6 months of age. Most pediatricians recommend using a formula thats fortified with iron if you bottle-feed your baby. Premature babies who havent had time to build their iron stores are likely to need supplemental iron. Always check with your pediatrician before giving your infant iron supplements.

6 Reasons Why Metformin Might Not Be Safe For Pcos

Have you been prescribed metformin for PCOS and are wondering what the side affects are? Metformin is often described as a ‘safe’ drug, but read on to find out why this might not be the case. When I was diagnosed with PCOS, the first thing I asked my GP was what I could take to ‘fix’ it. She gently explained that there was no pill or surgery that could cure my condition. However, there was a drug that could help with the elevated insulin levels caused by it. Metformin, she claimed, was a safe drug with no major side effects that would help with insulin resistance and weight loss. Sign me up. At first, I thought metformin was the wonder drug. I lost about 5kg in 4 months, more than I had ever been able to lose previously. I was ecstatic. I had a quick look online to see whether there were any side effects and initially found that diarrhea, loose stools, fatigue, and muscle soreness were commonly experienced. But I thought that it was small price to pay for finally being able to lose some weight. However, when I investigated further I found that that there are some much more sinister side effects of metformin that aren’t so widely publicised. These include: – Depleting ou Continue reading >>

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  1. Carrie76

    Hi everyone, I have recently started taking metformin and am very confused about what diet i should be on. When my doc gave it to me he gave me no advice whatsoever about diets he just told me to lose weight. For the past week i have been doing weightwatchers and following a high carb-low fat diet and have felt awful. I went to the gym and did a 50 min workout afterwards i felt so sick and dizzy I went home and a a whole pack of jaffa cakes. I was under the impression that being on met would enable me to lose weight like a nomal person can with following such a diet but now i dont think so. I would be grateful for any advice anyone could give as i just do not know what to do. thankyou Carrie

  2. KYBluegrass

    Those of us with PCOS have an aversion to carbs...we love them, but they make us feel crappy. Any diet plan that is lower to moderate carbs will help, and we feel better eating lower carb. Studies and cyster experience have shown the eating lower carb can help to ease the symptoms of PCOS, and help us to lose weight. Eating a high carb diet with met can make the side effects of the drug worse. There are lots of great options out there. For me, I chose the Insulin Resistance diet. (You can read all about it in diet and exercise forum). An eating plan lower in carbs should help that yucky feeling you have. Check out the diet forum, and you'll find more ideas than you'll know what to do with!

  3. GroovyLisa

    I am IR and of course I love carbs, and they make me very happy to eat them. I cant stand low carbing. I've tried it and IT is what makes me feel sick and crappy AND totally deprived and frustrated and depressed. . . I find it unnatural, and unhealthy in the long run. Weight Watchers has been an absolute blessing for me! But I guess everyone is different. But my point is, just because doctors and PCOSers usually reccommend low carbing doesnt mean it is the only way or the best way for you! Good luck!
    God bless,
    Lisa

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Surviving Metformin

What was your first week on Metformin like? Horrendous? Terrible? Filled with waves of nausea? The sickest you’ve felt in your life? Let’s reminisce for a minute: About a dozen years ago, on December 24, I went to the doctor for a routine physical. Are you envious of my holiday plans? This was in the years before Pinterest, so I was carrying on with regular life activities on Christmas Eve morn rather than bedazzling the cap of an Elf on the Shelf. Anyway, at the Christmas Eve check-up, my physician mentioned that he had read promising things about Metformin being used in women with PCOS. We chatted about Metformin for a bit, talked about other PCOS things, finished up the tests, and then I headed to the pharmacy to pick up the prescription. We had our traditional Christmas Eve dinner of ham, funeral potatoes, salad with asparagus and strawberries; rolls, and other delicious items. Breaking with tradition, this year’s Christmas Eve dinner was followed by Metformin for me. After dinner, we read the Christmas story from the Bible, watched a short film depicting the events in Luke 2, read a new Christmas book, and headed off to bed. That’s when the fun began. In sum: Worst Chr Continue reading >>

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  1. eraser51

    hey need help still :/
    does someone take metformin on keto?
    is this safe or does the blood sugar drop to low? or does acidosis occur?
    I just dont know why I dont lose weight anymore.
    Started workout 2x a week and 1x yoga for flexibility.
    changed macros (high fat high prot, high fat+mod protein, etc), kcal (2500, 2200, 2000, 1700, 3000, 2500,etc) and cut nuts, cheese (lactose intolerant) and sweeteners. still nothing.
    also did 3 refeeds on FR evening and 1 cheat weekend for more glucagon and leptin and have more hunger now :/ great^^
    but weight is unaffected... also have now quite the carb creeps on the weekend.. damm..
    does keto reverse insulin resistance or just dampen it because there are no carbs and this could be a reason why there is no loss anymore?
    blood profile is perfect....thyroid a bit low but was before already.. maybe add iodine? only use sea salt right now..
    should I try to reverse diet and add carbs for insulin sensitivity?
    is this usefull or will it reawaken my insulin resistance??

  2. Elliot

    If your thyroid function is low, I doubt keto would help that

  3. eraser51

    well its in the reference but lowerish so to say...
    I always had this
    but thats not explaining the stall therefore my questions

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