I am new here. I am hypothyroid and have been consulting an endocrinologist where I live (Portugal).
I am so far very happy with my doctor, I feel that my thyroid issues are well taken care of and feel healthy for the first time in, well ever.
My blood sugars have been creeping up over the last year and are now at 105 mg/dl after a 12 hour fast and 145 mg/dl after a 1 hour glucose test.
I am now 9 weeks pregnant and my endo prescribed me Metformin 750 at dinner and 750 at breakfast. I have been on it for 2 weeks with hardly any side effect. My doctor said she believes I will just keep increasing and may end up with gestational diabetes so the Metformin is to help prevent this. I eat healthily and have a BMI of 22.
Yesterday I had an Obstetrician appointment and she told me to stop the Metformin, that policy in Portugal is to not prevent gestational diabetes but to treat it if it occurs and that they dont give pregnant women Metformin so I'd have to use insulin.
I am unsure who to listen to.
Does anyone have an opinion/advice?
Thank you in advance!