I am currently on Metformin 2000 for PCOS and these are tips my doctor gave me, hopefully they can be helpful to you all also!
Weight loss is a big deal with this, along with medication like Metformin, weight control can also help regulate the hormones that are out of whack. I was put on a 1200 calorie a day diet, and I have to split that between eating at least 6 times a day.
Due to the extreme drop in my calorie intake, my energy levels slumped also. I have been taking a "Super B Complex" daily vitamin, and it really helps. Vitamin B is in the majority of the energy shots and drinks out there and it really does work. Plus it is physically impossible for you to overdose on vitamin B because it is water soluable, so what you don't need/use you... excrete lol
I had heard rumors that your chances of concieving are improved when you take a prenatal vitamin while TTC. Getting your folic acid levels up where they should be during pregnancy only improves chances. Checked with doc and he confirmed, the only catch with this one is constipation. The extra iron can cause constipation, but I have not personally experienced that possible side effect.
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.