Hope you're all ok! I am new here, and newly diagnosed with PCOS. Just after a bit of advice please
A bit of background info, I've been trying to get a diagnosis for a year now (had a long wait for an endo apt). It started last year in October when suddenly after being on Depo for two years, I had a massive three stone weight increase without changing my diet and I couldn't lose the weight no matter how hard I tried. I changed to the impant however seen no change. I was referred to Endo (finally seen in June this year) to be tested for thyroid problems however they all came back normal. In August I had the implant removed and the copper coil fitted as I thought this was causing my weight gain.
Starting The Body Coach in September, I managed to lose 11lb, however towards the end of September, beginning of October, severe bloating started and to this day, it's never gone down at all (it's there on waking and going to bed), it looks as though I'm pregnant!
I went for a follow up with the Endo Consultant who was able to run the tests for PCOS which he couldn't whilst the implant was in. In the meantime, I went for an ultrasound to also rule out anything sinister for my persistent bloating. They found that I had a large right ovary of 18ml and "multiple follicles". The Consultant has now wrote to me to say the ultrasound and bloods are consistent with PCOS. He has put in the letter requesting my GP to start me on Metformin to aid weightloss and supress my Testosterone.
I feel a bit in the dark as this has all been in a very brief letter from the Consultant with no advice or information regarding PCOS. Feeling a bit lost!
I suppose my questions are:
-Anyone else could share some info/stories about being on Metaformin
-Does anyone else have persistent bloating like mine with PCOS? When researching online, I can only ever find about bloating coming and going, and I was more concerned that mine does not. How could I get rid of it?
Also any general advice/info about PCOS would be amazing.
Sorry about the ramble and thanks in advance!