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Who Has Experience Taking Inositol Supplements To Improve Their PCOS Symptoms?

Who Has Experience Taking Inositol Supplements To Improve Their PCOS Symptoms?

There are articles on PubMed that show inositol can help improve insulin sensitivity and the symptoms of PCOS.

Of course no doctor has discussed this with me, but my PCP said it would be safe for me to try.

Have any of you used it? Was it effective? And did you have any side effects?

I had bad nausea for the few days I tried it. I am going to try again with a smaller dose.

Thanks for the help everyone!

posted September 2, 2021
A myPCOSteam Member

I am taking it and mixed reviews. it's been a few months but I take pill form and one tablet. I am going to see once I run out if I see a change and if I do I plan to take 2 which is the maximum dose.

posted October 13, 2021
A myPCOSteam Member

I second this! when I decided to get off the pill in 2018, the only thing that has helped me have a somewhat regular cycle was inositol. I take it (powder form in water) every day since then and now have a 35 day cycle. (I used to get it every 6 months (sometimes less, sometimes more) I do still track it month to month to see how much it changes overtime.

posted October 10, 2021
A myPCOSteam Member

I’m taking inositol. I started taking it in small doses (half a scoop) and I would increase it every week until I got to the recommended 2 scoops a day. (one with each meal)
The only side effects I experienced was I felt a bit down for a few days each time I increased the dose.
Inositol has brought my period back. Although still irregular, I have a period every month now. 🙌🏽 Inositol has decreased my acne and also decreased my hunger and cravings . It’s definitely worth giving it a go. I would advise you buy it in powder form because it’s a lot easier. All you do is add your singular dose to your drink. Drink whilst your having your meal or straight after. No taste ! 👅 🥤 x

posted September 12, 2021
A myPCOSteam Member

I tried ot for a little while per my midwife's recommendation. I didn't have any side effects but it also didn't have the desired effect. One thing my midwife mentioned is that it can take a few months for it to work (at least 3), so if you try it give it a bit of time.

posted September 2, 2021
A myPCOSteam Member

If it doesn’t work out too well for you I advise trying the powdered form of Myo and D chiro inositol 40:1 ratio , I think the brand Ovasitol is available in America. I say this because when I started with inositol I also started with the pill form and it gave me side effects of feeling down and hallucinations (which will be due to me being prone to vision migraines) , someone else may experience a headache. I began taking the powder form and it gave better results and no side effects 🤷🏻‍♀️ The powder will be more pure as it doesn’t contain a coating which I think is most likely the culprit in my experience. I just wouldn’t like you to be discouraged from such a great supplement x

posted January 11 (edited)

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