I have been taking both since i was 16 im 21 now. All I ever do is gain weight. And believe me I'm running around all summer i gain never loose. Currently at 201 in weight my base line is 195. The only symptom i have ever got was it cause fatty liver disease and I did not have that before the pills. No she is talking about putting me on insulin. I produce too much of it so y would u put me on more. Unlike other i stop the bc and I don't get my periods. Too much testosterone in my system. at this point I'm tired of people telling me its all in my head that I don't have pcos. And that if i loose weight i can get off the pills and fix it. I will be on these pills for the rest of my life. This sucks but what else can i do I have always been a chubby kid and I mean always so if people would stop telling me to loose weight maybe i would not be so stressed. That includes the doctors its not helpful.
I had been taking birth control and Metformin for my PCOS and I was loosing weight. I was also eating healthier (not by much) and exercising for at least 30 min every day. The weight loss did steadily decrease so I talked to my doctor and she tried putting me on different medications to see if that would help.
I know what you mean by people telling you it's in your head. I get told that by my family all the time. They tell me I just need to get pregnant and it will fix it. smh
I would try talking to your doctor about changing your meds or maybe get a second opinion if the drugs you're on aren't helping.
I wish you luck, I know it's not easy.
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