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    sphilips
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    Hi,

    A little abt me, I have regular periods, no pain at all during my periods, I don’t even realise I got my periods…Blood flow is less…. I get heavy periods only for first 2 days and then less and 4th and 5th day very very less… I never took any tablets or birth control pills…or for pain or anything else not even to postpone my periods….

    Two years back I knew I have fibriods, my gyno said it was no problem at all as all fibroids were outside…I used to weight around 55-58kg and height is almost 5ft. I had done once my gulcose test then and it was 89mg/dL.

    During this time I used to put on weight but since I drink a lot of water, I used to maintain and reduce..

    I tried to have a child a year and half back naturally and did not succeed…then (8 months back from now) I forced my husband and went to a new lady gynecologist doctor who was infertility specialist , she told me to do sonography and she said my fibriods were very big and I shud remove them..Also she said I have PCOD (she did my follicular study), But after consulting with my friends and relatives, I decided not to remove my fibriods, and then in order to conceive she suggested me IUI, so I did IUI twice continues and did not succeed..During this IUI (twice) she said I can eat anything and everything….( my weight duirng this time also touched 60 kgs!!!)

    Then my husband had to travel to NJ, so we did the IUI only two times and (6 months back from now) then for a month I went to my parents place, there my mom told me to visit a gynecologist there (she was no infertility specialist), There I showed her my file and she told me to test for Fasting serum insulin, FBS, and TSH T3 and T4. I did so and these were my test results
    Serum insulin – 4.5 ulU/ml
    Blood Glucose fast – 90 mg/dL
    T3 – 1.46 ng/ml (thyroid function test)
    T4 – 9.80 ug/dl
    TSH 1.30 ulU/ml
    FSH – 6.30 mlU/ml ( 3rd day of my period)
    LH – 6.00 mlU/ml

    She checked my fibriods and said there is no problem at all as it is outside uterus. So she suggested me to change my entire diet and to aviod sugar intake and also to excercise atleast for 1/2 an hour everyday… she told me to have carbohydrates once a day and fruits and vegetables at other meals… She suggested me to take METFORMIN 500 mg everyday at night time..and she told me to continue taking it ….and this wud help me get pregnant.

    Well I did not purchase METFORMIN yet and for a month I was very busy asI was working and the tests had taken long time, but since on day 1 she told me to excercise , I did so…
    I excercise everyday and also fasted and weighed 53.5 Kg (without taking METFORMIN)

    Then when I went back to my old infertility specialist gynecologist , she told me she already knew all this and she also gave me a prescription of METFORMIN SR 500mg but Slow release metformin and she said good time to take this is afternoon instead of night. and only to take them for only 3 months and not more than that… She also said it is better I remove my fibriods thru laparoscopy. She told me to test for AMH by EIA and I did so , It was 2.51 and so she told me I shud plan to conceive very soon either thru IUI or other means as this factor AMH wud reduce and I had little hopes…

    I just did not understand what to do… But then I relaxed and wanted to be happy instead of being sad, And this lady gyno had told me to eat anything and everthing , I clearly remmber this as I had asked her before shud I have any specific diet…Well she did not tell me to change my diet or anything…

    It is then I purchased METFORMIN 500mg SR. I have been having METFORMIN for past 2 months and don’t know if I need to discontinue this after a month..

    I am now in NJ, so cannot meet my old gyneocologists, I don’t even know who is right or wrong, please can anyone tell me what to do….

    I weight 54 kg today..(well did not follow proper diet so increased). and my blood sugar is 81 mg/dl… and I am 31 years old…

    What is the good time time to have METFORMIN ?? (night or afternoon??)
    Shud I discontinue METFORMIN after a month??
    IS METFORMIN SR and METFORMIN same?? why did my old gyno suggested me SR??
    Shud I go for IUI?? or let it happen naturally…
    Any other suggestions please seeing my reports??

    PLEASE HELP…..I want to get pregnant…

    #17799

    drnicole
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    Hello sphilips,

    I am sorry to hear about your difficulties with conceiving. Women with PCOS may be able to improve their fertility by losing weight and improving the insulin resistance that underlies PCOS.

    The Insulite PCOS System, which you may have read about on our website, HYPERLINK “http://www.pcos.insulitelabs.com” http://www.pcos.insulitelabs.com, is designed to help heal PCOS by addressing its underlying cause, which in most cases is insulin resistance.

    With insulin resistance, the body becomes insensitive to the insulin it produces, which leads to elevated circulating levels of insulin. This in turn leads to hormonal imbalances such as increased testosterone and other androgens (masculinizing hormones).

    Elevated insulin also contributes to the formation of cysts in the ovaries in part due to the hormonal imbalances and also because the ovaries are highly sensitive to the influence of insulin.

    All of these factors combine to complicate a woman’s chances of conceiving if she has PCOS.

    The Insulite PCOS System helps to improve insulin sensitivity with its combination of nutrients and herbs as well as diet and exercise guidelines. The supplements are also designed to correct the hormone imbalance of PCOS.

    Our system is designed to balance the testosterone, insulin and other reproductive hormones that impact ovulation.

    While we cannot promise that you will conceive on our program, we know that theoretically reducing insulin and testosterone will increase your chances of conceiving.

    It is safe to continue trying to get pregnant while you are using the System. We do recommend, however, that, if you become pregnant while using the PCOS System, you discontinue using the supplements during your pregnancy and then resume them after you finish breastfeeding. The reason is that while we know that the Insulite PCOS System is safe and non-toxic in general, these supplements have not been tested in any clinical trials specifically on pregnant women or infants.

    Glucophage (Metformin) acts as an anti-hyperglycemic; it reduces glucose thereby reducing insulin levels. It is prescribed to women with PCOS because the condition is caused by insulin resistance. Metformin SR is the sustained release form. Most women take more than you were prescribed. Up to 2500mg.

    Some women with PCOS respond well to Glucophage in terms of losing weight and regulating their menses, but we hear from many women for whom this medication is ineffective.

    Our view on the pharmaceutical treatment of PCOS is that there is no one drug on the market that will change your condition. The only way to reverse the disorder is to reduce elevations in insulin, which directly affect testosterone and other hormonal changes that are responsible for causing PCOS.

    The Insulite PCOS System was created to address the cause of PCOS. With those on Glucophage, we cannot say that we have noticed dramatic results in weight loss, hair growth, acne or other symptoms related to PCOS.

    If you decide to take metformin while using the Insulite PCOS System, please make sure to take it separately from the GlucX product. GlucX contains fiber, which may interfere with the absorption of other medications if they are taken simultaneously. We recommend taking the GlucX 4 hours apart from other medications and supplements.

    Also, if you will be taking metformin while using the Insulite PCOS System, we recommend that you test your blood sugar daily for the first few weeks on the System, as the Insulite PCOS nutrients and metformin together may decrease your blood sugar beyond what you may expect. This is the good news however. If you find this is happening, you can speak to your doctor about withdrawing from the metformin.

    @sphilips 5050 wrote:

    Hi,

    A little abt me, I have regular periods, no pain at all during my periods, I don’t even realise I got my periods…Blood flow is less…. I get heavy periods only for first 2 days and then less and 4th and 5th day very very less… I never took any tablets or birth control pills…or for pain or anything else not even to postpone my periods….

    Two years back I knew I have fibriods, my gyno said it was no problem at all as all fibroids were outside…I used to weight around 55-58kg and height is almost 5ft. I had done once my gulcose test then and it was 89mg/dL.

    During this time I used to put on weight but since I drink a lot of water, I used to maintain and reduce..

    I tried to have a child a year and half back naturally and did not succeed…then (8 months back from now) I forced my husband and went to a new lady gynecologist doctor who was infertility specialist , she told me to do sonography and she said my fibriods were very big and I shud remove them..Also she said I have PCOD (she did my follicular study), But after consulting with my friends and relatives, I decided not to remove my fibriods, and then in order to conceive she suggested me IUI, so I did IUI twice continues and did not succeed..During this IUI (twice) she said I can eat anything and everything….( my weight duirng this time also touched 60 kgs!!!)

    Then my husband had to travel to NJ, so we did the IUI only two times and (6 months back from now) then for a month I went to my parents place, there my mom told me to visit a gynecologist there (she was no infertility specialist), There I showed her my file and she told me to test for Fasting serum insulin, FBS, and TSH T3 and T4. I did so and these were my test results
    Serum insulin – 4.5 ulU/ml
    Blood Glucose fast – 90 mg/dL
    T3 – 1.46 ng/ml (thyroid function test)
    T4 – 9.80 ug/dl
    TSH 1.30 ulU/ml
    FSH – 6.30 mlU/ml ( 3rd day of my period)
    LH – 6.00 mlU/ml

    She checked my fibriods and said there is no problem at all as it is outside uterus. So she suggested me to change my entire diet and to aviod sugar intake and also to excercise atleast for 1/2 an hour everyday… she told me to have carbohydrates once a day and fruits and vegetables at other meals… She suggested me to take METFORMIN 500 mg everyday at night time..and she told me to continue taking it ….and this wud help me get pregnant.

    Well I did not purchase METFORMIN yet and for a month I was very busy asI was working and the tests had taken long time, but since on day 1 she told me to excercise , I did so…
    I excercise everyday and also fasted and weighed 53.5 Kg (without taking METFORMIN)

    Then when I went back to my old infertility specialist gynecologist , she told me she already knew all this and she also gave me a prescription of METFORMIN SR 500mg but Slow release metformin and she said good time to take this is afternoon instead of night. and only to take them for only 3 months and not more than that… She also said it is better I remove my fibriods thru laparoscopy. She told me to test for AMH by EIA and I did so , It was 2.51 and so she told me I shud plan to conceive very soon either thru IUI or other means as this factor AMH wud reduce and I had little hopes…

    I just did not understand what to do… But then I relaxed and wanted to be happy instead of being sad, And this lady gyno had told me to eat anything and everthing , I clearly remmber this as I had asked her before shud I have any specific diet…Well she did not tell me to change my diet or anything…

    It is then I purchased METFORMIN 500mg SR. I have been having METFORMIN for past 2 months and don’t know if I need to discontinue this after a month..

    I am now in NJ, so cannot meet my old gyneocologists, I don’t even know who is right or wrong, please can anyone tell me what to do….

    I weight 54 kg today..(well did not follow proper diet so increased). and my blood sugar is 81 mg/dl… and I am 31 years old…

    What is the good time time to have METFORMIN ?? (night or afternoon??)
    Shud I discontinue METFORMIN after a month??
    IS METFORMIN SR and METFORMIN same?? why did my old gyno suggested me SR??
    Shud I go for IUI?? or let it happen naturally…
    Any other suggestions please seeing my reports??

    PLEASE HELP…..I want to get pregnant…

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