PE and PCOS

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I had a PE in 2017 due to birth control, since then I was diagnosed with PCOS and treatment for this is hormone therapy however my body doesn't deal with hormones very well so that is out of the question. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for treatment of PCOS....I know the worst thing to do is google diseases, however, that is what I did and reading about side effects of PCOS being infertility I got concerned. I am 23 and I have always wanted children so I don't want things to escalate to infertility. 

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    Hi bri,

    Have you checked out natural remedies for PCOS. There are a lot of people who have controlled this condition with a clean diet and certain supplements. Check out natural remedies, it may work for you, it certainly will not hurt you unlike hormone therapy.

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    Metformin is used for people with PCOS to help balance hormones, I am not sure if it safe for pulmonary embolism patients though. I couldn’t take it because it upset my stomach too much.

    So the advice I was given from my PCOS nurse to keep symptoms in check naturally is a low GI diet, cut down or out sugar, cut down or out alcohol and I have found out later dairy is really bad for your skin. Exercise is very important as well. You are more likely to get osteoporosis because of lack of oestrogen. Also I don’t know if you suffer from weak nails and teeth yet, but that is something to look out for. I am trying to avoid problems by taking multi vitamin and mineral tablets. When I come off the blood thinners I am going to take oil of evening primrose and starflower oil because that is good for balancing your hormones, but it is a natural blood thinner so I don’t want to put myself at risk for bleeding. You are still young and if you keep your weight down and exercise there is every chance you will be able to conceive. 

    Ask your doctor if it is safe to take metformin if you have had a PE because you are advised to take it if you are pregnant to avoid a miscarriage.

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      Moon,

      My husband is on metformin, after his heart attack in february they said he was diabetic. We do not think he is as your glucose levels can rise after a heart attack, he is trying to get off this drug. Metformin is not a safe drug, it can damage your kidney's, certainly not something to take if not needed.

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      I tried to take it a couple of times, but it really upset my tummy. I was led to believe it can help prevent miscarriages in PCOS patients, which is is a big problem apparently. I never tried to get pregnant but I wanted to try something to balance my hormones other than the pill. I think it is ok if you have a healthy heart, liver and kidneys, but if you drink alcohol it can put you at risk. I think it is one of those drugs like blood thinners, that you have to get liver and kidney function tests. 

      Ask your doctor if your husband can come off metformin, has he changed his lifestyle since the heart attack? I know someone who was diagnosed with diabetes and they cut out sugar and started gentle exercise and they have normal blood sugar levels now. It is reversible.

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      Yes moon, that is what he is doing at the moment. The doctor has cut him down to one per day and will test his blood at the and of the month.

      When I was put on apixaban and started reading and learning about blood clots I was shocked to find out ladies who were pregnant were all on fragmin which is an injectable blood thinner. I was put on that for 28 days after my hip op. That seemed to be to stop miscarriages from the posts I read.

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