To Quote Nancy Regan...

Wednesday, February 07, 2007
...just say NO.

I have decided to go off of the metformin for the PCOS. The past six days have been spent nursing a wicked headache, nausea, an irritable bowel, no appetite, and having to force myself to eat even the bare minimum. It all should have stopped after the first couple of days but it has not. Unlike the BP medication, it's not necessary for my health and it was ultimately my decision to go on it. I know remember why I only took it for a week the first time I tried it a couple of years ago. Hopefully it will have worked it's way out of my system by tomorrow (I'm not taking it today) and I will be able to go to work.

7 comments:

Red said...

Those side effects don't sound any good, so I reckon you've made the right decision. Hope you'll feel better soon. Have you been off work, then? Are the kittens keeping you company? And -- gasp! -- are you making more progress with Don Quixote? I haven't had time to even pick it up off the shelf yet, I'm juggling five projects at work and struggling a bit!

Sheamus the... said...

ugh

Wandering Coyote said...

Wow, that sounds a lot worse than my low blood pressure probs I'm having with one of my meds now. Good for you to take charge of your own treatment. We all need to do that a little more, I think. There comes a time when you have to assess whether or not the side effects are worth it, and it sounds like you've done that, so good on ya.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That sounds very nasty. I hope that the side effects pass soon.

Tanya said...

Hope you're feeling better today, dearest.

Sniffy said...

You're probably better off going on a low GI diet and trying to cut out on refined sugars. I think there's a link between Insulin-like growth fact and PCOS. Hence, if you eat foods that cause big insulin spikes (process sugars), these spikes can mimic the effects of IGF and have an affect on your ovaries.

Stick to beans and pulses, granary bread if you're eating bread, avoid potatoes, white bread. You can also try a gluten free diet too. I know a few people who have done this and felt much better as a result.

I may be talking a load of old shite, but it probably won't be of any harm.

* (asterisk) said...

You sound like yer in a bad way, kiddo. No fun. Hope today is better...

Powered by Blogger.
Back to Top