Diagnosed with PCO
by Nicky Faulkner
Hi Wray, 19 years ago I was diagnosed with PCO and prescibed the contraceptive pill to deal with emabarrassing hirsutism. 4 years ago I had reached 19 stone in weight and was very depressed with it.
I carried out my own research which advised that I should ask to be prescribed Metformin. I was referred to an endochronoligist and about a year after taking the metformin 1500 mg per day I steadily lost weight and went down to a satisfactory 14.5 stone.
2 years ago the consultant decided that I should not be taking the contraceptive pill anymore (I was 45) and took me off it. Since then the Metformin appears to have stopped working and my periods almost stopped again. Since then I have gradually put quite a lot of weight back on and have not had a period since last october.
I am frightened that I am going to continually put wweight on again.
I have tried using progesterone cream on and off over the last 2 years and have stopped using the Metformin because both of them seem to cause quite speedy weight gain.
I have read in detail about oestrogen dominence but if I go back on the cream and the Metformin I am so afraid of how much weight I will gain.
Can you give me any advice? Thanks.