I’m a strong believer in evolution. Not just on the topic of how humans came about, but also on the evolution of my mind. When it comes to food: I’ve gone from eating meat, to vegetarian, to vegan, back to eating meat, to the ‘forks and knives’ philosophy and now to paleo (and lets not forget all the random ‘diets’ during all these stages). My thoughts evolved over time and they were based on things I read and my personal experiences. I have never felt as good as I do eating paleo (Whole30 changed my life!) so I know this is the right way of eating for me.
In this post I said how I will beat PCOS the natural way. I still will beat PCOS, but after conversations with my doctor I decided to start taking Metformin. For those of you who don’t know, Metformin is usually given to patients with diabetes to help control their blood sugar levels. It is also common for those diagnosed with PCOS. Many people with PCOS suffer from insulin resistance and this medication can help. I have tried for years to shift the weight permanently. It has always been 1 step forward and 2 steps back. After a lot of research and consideration I started taking Metformin about a month ago. I suffered from terrible diarrhea for the first couple of weeks, but that passed. I have not noticed any other side effects. According to my doctor this should also help regulate my monthly cycle (which is extremely irregular). My husband and I have been talking of family planning and this is one of the steps in that process.
I really want to stress that just because I’m taking Metformin does not mean that I am going to neglect my diet and exercise program. Everything that I have read in my research tells me that Metformin works best in conjunction with a clean diet and regular exercise. I still strongly believe that diet and exercise are the two most important things when it comes to my health. I don’t plan to be on Metformin for the rest of my life, but I do plan to eat well and exercise until the day I die.