The medications used to treat PCOS like Metformin are prescription medications so you do need to see a doctor in order to be prescribed it or any other prescription medication. I've put links to various PCOS and related articles in this board's announcemente area.
As many women who have been diagnosed with PCOS have or may have an insulin resistance, you may want to look at diet and food recipes geared toward preventing diabetes as women with PCOS have a higher probability of developing this condition.
I'm sure that the women here will be able to share their dieting ideas with you.
Are you signed up for the Diabetes newsletters? You don't have to have diabetes to benefit from this newsletter especially if you have PCOS or any other heath condition that can make it easier to develop diabetes in the future.
So how do you sign up for the Diabetes newsletter or any other newsletter? You simply log in to WebMD, click on the "My Account" link at the top right hand of the page once you are logged in, and then click on the "Update" next to the Newsletters" word and then check the boxes of the various newsletters that WebMD offers. The newsletters will then be sent to your email inbox.
We've gathered your questions about health care reform both before and after the president's address and will present those questions to Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, in a roundtable panel on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 4:30 p.m. ET. We invite you to join us in the live event on Thursday (whitehouse.gov/live) to see how they were addressed.
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We hope that this information will be helpful to you as you try to navigate all the new changes in our country's health care system.