I am on both birth control and PCOS. This combo worked for me because the BC helped clear the acne I had due to the PCOS and the Metformin helped with my insulin resistance.
I would like to point out though that I had already lost about 35 pounds WITHOUT any Metformin. So it’s absolutely possible to lose weight if you for some reason aren’t able to get the prescription or don’t want it. I’m now at a total of 87 pounds lost because of continued healthy habits and exercise. Metformin is not a diet pill, as my OB/GYN explained, it’s a pill that allows your body to process insulin the way regular bodies would. In turn, because your insulin isn’t through the roof and your body isn’t constantly working mostly just to burn through your elevated insulin, your workouts become more effective.
I take Metformin to put me on an even playing field and regulate my endocrine system.
There may be other options for you. Always discuss possibilities with your doctor.
I’m not familiar with PCOS treatment and weightloss. I will post this message so people can like the post and you can connect with them 8)
PCOS fitblr here! Hopefully my blog can be of some help to you, Anon!
Guys will never understand the joy of having your period a week before you travel.
Yes! Birth control pills. Ask your doctor to see if this would be the best option for you. I used to have bad acne because of my PCOS. The birth control pills definitely helped because you need to regulate your hormones.
If you’re new to the gym, I think it’s a good idea to try out a few different fitness classes to find out what kind of work outs you like the most. Try kickbox, zumba, dance, conditioning, cycling, etc… You can also work on running, or the the eliptical, or the weight machines. Your best results are combing cardio and strength training. Google some beginner’s workout plans for the gym and see if you can find something that works for you.
Best of luck!
This message makes me so happy! Great work. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much farther you’ll get if you stay consistent and positive.