I recently started taking metformin, but it’s been giving me a lot of nausea. I am wondering, will the nausea ever go away? I am worried because sometimes I feel like it will never go away, especially when it lingers till the next morning. Help!Updated 17 July 2023 under Ask Us.
We are so sorry to hear that you are experiencing an upset stomach (nausea) with your new medication. Metformin aka Glucophage ® is an oral medication (aka a pill) that […]Read more »
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone imbalance that can cause irregular periods, unwanted hair growth, and acne. There are medications available that can be used to help manage your […]Read more »
Do you have any tips for dealing with sugar cravings? I have PCOS and I feel like I always crave something sweet, but this leads to me eating a lot of unhealthy things.Updated 29 April 2022 under Ask Us.
Keep in mind that there is a difference between craving something sweet and craving sugar. Sugar is a refined carbohydrate often added to foods and beverages to sweeten them and […]Read more »
I haven’t had my period since April, before that it had been absent for 6 months, before that 4 months. Now it’s gone again, is there a pattern? My aunt had PCOS, could I also have PCOS? Should I be worried about it?Updated 27 August 2021 under Ask Us.
Periods, hormones, and timing don’t always make a good trio, which is super frustrating. However, developing a strong understanding on the things that can impact hormone regulation and in turn […]Read more »
I heard that soy, almond, and cow’s milk aren’t that great for people with PCOS. What type(s) of milk would you consider PCOS-friendly? Thanks in advance!Updated 26 March 2021 under Ask Us.
Actually, all three of these options, in moderation, are PCOS-friendly. While there has been some discussion on whether Carrageenan, a frequent additive in alternative milks, has been linked to inflammation […]Read more »
MD told us to follow a PCOS diet. I noticed dairy and processed breads appear in the sample PCOS menus on this site. Shouldn’t I be avoiding dairy and processed carbs on a PCOS diet?Updated 22 February 2021 under Ask Us.
A PCOS diet doesn’t involve cutting out dairy or processed carbohydrates. While some sources recommend that people with PCOS avoid dairy because of lactose, there is no evidence to support […]Read more »
I was recently diagnosed with PCOS, and I feel tired all of the time, even after I get 7-8 hours of sleep. I was wondering if this was because of my PCOS or is it something else?Updated 11 February 2021 under Ask Us.
PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome, a relatively common hormone imbalance that effects nearly 1 out of every 10 women worldwide. It is diagnosed in teens born with female reproductive […]Read more »
How can I stay motivated to eat healthily and the right way for PCOS? Sometimes I feel restricted and just want to eat whatever I want and then my body fights back. I am not sure how to change my mindset around food and eating for PCOS. Please help!Updated 14 September 2020 under Ask Us.
Great question! It sounds like you’re aware that your body feels better when you are making healthier choices which is good motivation right there. However, the more restricted you feel […]Read more »
I started my period last August (at 14 years old), but I haven’t had a period for the last 6 months. I am not sexually active, but I have some of the symptoms in your guide on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Should I be concerned?Updated 10 April 2020 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question. In young women, it’s totally normal to have fewer periods per year, especially for the first 2-3 years after starting your period. In the first […]Read more »