I have PCOD. The doctor prescribed metformin 500mg twice a day and cytomid 250mg once a day. I want to take oral contraceptives. Which would be safe to take along with these other medicines? Also won't cause weight gain or hair fall.
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Metformin helps overcome the basic defect in pcod as well as aids in weight loss. More than anything it's the gradual lifestyle changes ie. Food habits , exercises which are more important in pcod. Discuss with your doctor and do not start hormonal medicines without a doctor's evaluation .
Whether u hv regular periods or irregular ..whether hirsutism present or not no hormonal reports shared. U are pcos or something else, nothing can be said as pcos is diagnosis of exclusion. Even if u are pcos treatment depends on clinical and biochemical profile and concern of pt. married or not also considered before prescrbing treatment. Ur treatment hints probably u are obese with androgenic features. Ocps are prescribed in those having irregular cycles. In young girls many a times only progesterone induced withdrawal bleed advocated..
So better let doctor do its job rather than u experimenting on urself. If not satisfied with present treatment take second opinion froma gud endocrinologist in your vicnity .But self medication is never advised