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Metformin, PCOS and weight loss?

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    Jkeusb is offline Registered User
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    Metformin, PCOS and weight loss?

    I was recently diagnosed with PCOS which actually explains why it is so difficult for me to lose weight around my abdomen especially. I also have crazy cravings (especially before I get my period).

    I just moved to HK from the USA where my OBGYN diagnosed me with PCOS and didn't find out about metformin until after arriving here. I want to lose some weight before trying to conceive (most importantly for the health of the baby, as well as because it just makes it easier to conceive) and I was wondering if any of you ladies have had success with metformin for this reason.

    Also, can anyone recommend an OBGYN experienced with PCOS?

    Thank you so much :)

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    Welcome to HK!

    There are quite a few Drs in Hong Kong that are good with fertility issues. Dr Alex Doo is known for more advanced methods and has a high success rate. Other good Drs are: Phillip Ho, William So, Derek Lo. You need to find a Dr you can trust, so would recommend making an appt with a couple and see how you get on. All the Drs are listed in the GeoBaby directory

    If you're not in any rush and don't have insurance, then perhaps go through the Family Planning clinic to start with. They have a fertility dept and you can get your initial testing done for both you and your husband, and prescribe metformin.

    ::: The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong :::

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    Hi Rani
    Thank you so much for the info! Really helpful, just made an appointment to see Dr Ho (he had the earliest available appt) this week and will check out the rest if we don't click.

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