About 10 days ago I went to see a specialist gynaecologist who wanted me to go for a TVS scan and run more bloods for prolactin, sex hormone binding globulin, testosterone and finally androstenedione (check out my post “Seeing my gynaecologist for the first time!” here).
After seeing my consultant yesterday, here is what we are trialing for 4 months:
My pill has been switched from cerezzette to dianette. She said that dianette would help tackle the testosterone levels and should help with hair growth.
Secondly, I am going to go on metformin. I have heard of metformin, a pill used for insulin resistance in diabetic patients, so I guess it makes sense for PCOS. She is hoping it helps me with trying to lose weight. I would love for this to work as surgery has been suggested by my GP and well…I would rather not! Happy to keep up my gym and diet habits if it will work.
Thirdly, although I already eat between 1,400 to 1,500 calories a day, I need to cut this to 1,000 to 1,200. This means really looking at where I am spending my calories and what I can cut vs keep.
If you have had any expriences good or bad with these drugs or tips on how to get to 1000 calories a day I would love to hear from you!!!
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