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Old Jun 17th, 2012, 13:55 PM   1
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Insulin Resistance (long post, sorry)


When i was diagnosed with pcos my doctors told me there was a high chance that i was also Insulin Resistant, seeing as most women with pcos are. When i had my blood drawn to check my hormone levels they also checked my glucose, but never got back to me with the results. For years, even before my diagnoses (with pcos) i have had weird symptoms for no apparent reason: constant nausea, headaches, feeling extremely ill if i dont eat, but then still feeling sick after i do eat, always tired, and the wierdest one is that i have NEVER been able to eat breakfast without feeling sick. Yesterday i had a really bad day, i felt nauseous all day, had the worst headache, and i had these extreme hot flashes even though i usually feel cold all the time. My mother in law kept asking me if i thought i could be pregnant but i'd been dealing with this long enough to know i was just having a bad day. So last night i was looking up symptoms and side effects of pcos and insulin resistance when i came upon this list of symptoms for IR. I'm going to put a "*" next to the ones i've been experiencing for a long time.

Possible symptoms of insulin resistance...

abdominal bloating*
acne*
addictions, alcohol abuse or craving
alopecia
anger, mood swings, irrational behaviour, aggression*
anxiety, agitation, nervousness, constant worry, tension, panic attacks**
caffeine needed to get going in the morning
clumsiness
constant hunger, appetite high, inability to tolerate long intervals without food***
cramping in legs
cravings/binges for sweet things; sugar, breads, cakes etc*
depression*
dizziness*
dry and itching skin*
easily upset, quick to cry
excessive facial and body hair on women*
excessive yawning
exhaustion, chronic fatigue, tired all the time, stamina decreased*
frequent infections, poor skin healing*
fuzzy brain, mental confusion, inability to concentrate*
headaches*
high blood pressure*
high cholesterol, non-alcoholic fatty liver
hot flushes, night sweats***
hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)- not sure if i have that, havent been tested
inability to eat breakfast****
increased abdominal fat*
infertility, difficulty in falling pregnant***
TEinsomniaXT
irritable, jittery, weak, tired or depressed if meals are skipped**
muscle weakness**
nausea, particularly in the morning***
palpitations, shaking, trembling
PCO (poly cystic ovarian disease)*****
swollen feet and/or ankles
tendency to feel cold*
tight chest*
water retention
weight gain, inability to loose weight

Any body else have Insulin Resistance? and do you suffer from any of these symptoms regularly? I swear they're making me absolutely miserable
I'm starting ttc in september, and i know metformin can help but i'd rather try something more natural with less side effects (been thinking about FertilAid). What did you do to help yourself with this?



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Old Jun 17th, 2012, 14:28 PM   2
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Sorry to hear honey that you are suffering with such terrible symptoms. I have been diagnosed with pcos in april this year but i dont have any symptoms. My hormone test came back as normal. Its only my u/s confirmed that my ovaries suggest i have pcos.
Although I have heard of women who have pcos are sometimes insulin resistant as well. Fortunately I am not but then everyone is different.

All I can say check with your GP your hormone test report as if u are resistant to insulin they may suggest you some medicines or diet plan.
Hope this helps.



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Thanks for the reply! You're so lucky not to struggle with IR. its the absolute worst!



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Old Jun 17th, 2012, 18:17 PM   4
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I'm insulin resistant.. I take metformin for it and started O'ing again this year. I was diagnosed about 10 yrs ago..



 
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Old Jun 24th, 2012, 00:07 AM   5
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I'm insulin resistant.. I take metformin for it and started O'ing again this year. I was diagnosed about 10 yrs ago..
I've been thinking about asking my dotor for a metformin prescription. My symptoms are becoming unbarable!



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I have PCOS and am insulin resistant. I do take met to help with it, but it also requires a good diet to work very effectively. A low carb diet alone can be enough to help a lot of women with PCOS. And a lot of people have success following a paleo or primal diet, where carbs mostly come from fruits and veggies, it's hard to overload on them.

If you really want to know what's going on, get a blood glucose monitor and some test strips and see what things like sugar, refined carbs, starchy veggies, and even whole grains do to your blood sugar. Test at one hour and two hours after eating for a few days. If your blood sugar is higher than 140 at 1 hour or 120 at 2 hours, then those foods definitely cause you a problem.



 
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I have PCOS and am insulin resistant. I do take met to help with it, but it also requires a good diet to work very effectively. A low carb diet alone can be enough to help a lot of women with PCOS. And a lot of people have success following a paleo or primal diet, where carbs mostly come from fruits and veggies, it's hard to overload on them.

If you really want to know what's going on, get a blood glucose monitor and some test strips and see what things like sugar, refined carbs, starchy veggies, and even whole grains do to your blood sugar. Test at one hour and two hours after eating for a few days. If your blood sugar is higher than 140 at 1 hour or 120 at 2 hours, then those foods definitely cause you a problem.
I've done the diet and lost 15 pounds but now the problem is mainly my nausea, it makes me so sick that i cant eat! and then once i do eat, i feel like i'm going to throw up. So i end up drinking my calories because i'm always thirsty anyways and it keeps me from getting too hot. When i get back home in july i plan on getting one of those glucose tests at the doctors where you drink that stuff and then get your blood drawn. So i can know for sure exactly how big of a problem i have.



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