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|how would I know when the initial healing period was over?|
I have been working on the same thing myself. I eat mostly primal. I've been drinking 2 cups of Raspberry Leaf Tea every day and also taking evening primrose oil 2x a day. We've been ttc for about 1 1/2 with no luck. I have seen positive changes in my cycle. I was mostly regularly iregular. My cycle still isn't super regular but is getting there. I have taken metphormin or glucaphage in the past but don't now. Wondering what other peoples opinion is about taking it. I feel that the insulin is a huge factor in pcos and that the medicine isn't really helping anything in the long run?? I also have a hard time getting my body used to taking the meds. My stomach just gets all wonky and I can only take about half the dose I'm supposed to. Good to hear from others in the same boat!
One other thing to look at is vitamin d levels and magnesium. There was a recent study showing glucose control/developing diabetes later in life could be traced back to low d3 levels a decade earlier. There are some studies out there about magnesium and calcium balance affecting the development of the follicles with PCOS too IIRC. I believe low magnesium has been tied to insulin resistance in the past.
I've never tried D-chiro inositol but have always been intrigued. It was available in a few studies and seemed to be quite beneficial. THen it disappeared for a while but I think the last I checked you could buy it again (but it is a bit spendy). Haven't followed the research as closely as I once did but soulcysters should have some info.
I'm watching this thread ...
Oddly enough, we have had three children and conceived them all on metformin. My symptoms are back in full force. My dr could care less because we aren't TTC. (In his opinion, PCOS is only a fertility issue.)