Re: PCOS/Weight Gain/BC Pill/Mirena/Metformin-Help!!!
Hi ladybug. I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2005. I had bad experiences with BCP. I do have 2 kids. I think my oldest son was just a miracle. My younger son I credit to the Metformin. It did get me ovulating! I also had a lot of stomache problems with the Met, though. I nolonger take it unless I have a high spike in my blood sugar. I do have type 2 diabetes now. I try my best to control my sugar with diet. My Dr. refuses to give me anything besides Met. I actually ended up in the hospital with an ulcer in my lower intestine from the chronic bowel problems it caused....(TMI, I know) I had the Mirena inserted around a year ago. I used to only have about 4 periods a year. I've only had 2 in the last year. My OB/GYN says it's fine because the Mirena thins the lining of the uterus. I do have side affects from the Progestrin. My face and hair gets oily. I have to use prescription acne medicine on my face. I have pelvic pain, but I always did. The insertion was kind of painful, unpleasant. It was bearable, but I would suggest requesting a local anesthetic to anyone getting one. My hubby and I are talking about another baby sometime, so I'm considering having it removed now. I'm struggling with weight gain, as well, and I really don't know if it's the Mirena or not. Anyway, good luck and I hope I was helpful in some way!