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Has Any Ever Been Prescribed Saxenda For Your PCOS?
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A myPCOSteam Member

I just have. I haven’t started it yet. I’ll let you know what I think.
Lara :)

Insurance And Perscripton Coverage. Any Advice?
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I have been recently diagnosed with PCOS and insulin resistance. My Endocrinologist want to try two perscriptions, either Saxenda (which she thinks would work best for me) or Contrave. I called my insurance to see if either would be covered and they said no. I feel defeted. I thought this i would finally have some releif or help. Has this happened to anyone else? What did you do to deal with insurance?

A myPCOSteam Member

Saxenda has a sister medication that is prescribed to patients that are borderline diabetic/ pre-diabetic. My doctor says that in the event I cannot get Saxenda, she can prescribe the other for me… read more

Treatment
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Ive been to my dr asking for help with my pcis and she says exercise and eat different. Welp, if that helped i wouldnt be asking. I asked her about adipex and she said they dont prescribe weight loss meds there. Ive been on metformin for about 7 months as well as a boatload of bp meds and ive gained 10 lbs! I need help with the weight. Its making me miserable. Oh and the fatigue... horrible. Sometimes i just want to die. Any suggestions??

A myPCOSteam Member

My dr wants me to start on Saxenda as well.

Has Anyone Tried Saxenda?
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My Dr would like me to try Saxenda on a low dose and has arranged for me to try a sample. She said it is for weightloss and will definitely help me lose weight and help with sugar cravings as it changes and corrects your metabolism.

She has tried it herself and lost weight while on it. She’s given me some pamphlets to read but I’m wondering if anyone else has tried it?

I don’t have a huge amount to lose (around 5-10kgs) but it won’t shift, no matter what I do. When I didn’t carry this extra… read more

Fortamet
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I have been taking 1- 500 mg pill of Metformin daily since I was diagnosed back in 98....it hasn't helped me loose weight or brought on cycles....is it too little metformin? Do I need to ask my doctor to increase it?

A myPCOSteam Member

I took Metformin starting back in 2011 but at a low dose. I started seeing a fertility dr who upped my dosage. I could definitely tell a difference. My dr since I moved started me back on 500 twice a… read more

Hi Beautiful People!! Can Anyone Suggest A Good Diet Starting Point For PCOS?
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Recently (finally/properly) diagnosed with PCOS. Overwhelmed to say the least but atleast I have a diagnosis and starting point. I am looking for, and desperately needing dietary suggestions that may be helpful because from what I’ve read it is a good starting point to get certain symptoms under control. I’m having trouble finding anything online. Please help! Thank you everyone 😊😊

A myPCOSteam Member

@A myPCOSteam Member She definitely has some great resources of information of how it works but I agree it does seem more geared towards women retaining unwanted weigh. I unfortunately am dealing with… read more

Anyone Ever Been Given A Diet To Follow For Your Specific Type Of Pcos? Curious If I Could Be Eating More For My "type 1 Non Traditional"?
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It tastes great, I really love cucumbers! I'll email you the pdf file today. They want me to take Advil for the test on the 10th but I'm allergic, so they said to take Tylenol. I'm now down from… read more