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Pcos And Alcohol
On Spirnolactone 25mg daily for PCOS, having a bachelorette party and was wondering if I can get off meds for 2 days since alcohol interacts with it?
Should I skip my dose of metformin if I want to drink alcohol and is alcohol okay? I take met for pcos
I stopped taking Metformin 2 weeks ago (I'm not a diabetic, but have PCOS) because it made me sick. Would it be safe to drink alcohol today?
Metformin: I think it would be safe because this should be out of your system. Drink responsibly! ...Read more
Not really: Pcos is also called stein leventhal syndrome. Strangely, you don't have to have ovarian cysts to have this disease. Symptoms include lots of things including acne, excessive hair growth, obesity and infertility. Treatment is variable depending on the symptoms and severity. Lots of docs can help you. Mood swings and alcohol can make any disease feel worse, or better! but don't treat yourself. ...Read more
Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.
Mast cell activation: constellation of symptoms are worrisome for mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS = classic IGE to food or airborne particles, and now non-IGE mediated triggers of mast cells, such as alcohol, stress, hormonal .changes. Get evaluated by an allergy specialist who has expertise in mast cell activation, food $ drug allergy, hives, asthma. Avoid known triggers until evaluation. need epipen (epinephrine)? ...Read more
Depends: Being a virgin has nothing to do with pcos. Pcos is a syndrome consisting of irregular periods, weight gain, excess face/body hair growth. Typically it is associated with Insulin resistance, and can lead to diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorders. The treatment usually involves weight loss through a low carb/starch diet, exercise, and possibly medications such as metformin. ...Read more
Diet, Exercise, Pill: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that prevents follicles from growing normally and eggs from being released each month. People w/ PCOS miss periods because they don't ovulate, so there's no signal to shed the uterine lining. Hormone imbalances that lead to abnormal hair growth can be caused by obesity, so watch your diet and exercise. Control w/ birth control pills! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms can change: Pcos may result from a genetic predisposition. Other factors can affect how much a woman is affected by pcos, for example gaining weight can increase symptoms or make your cycles more irregular, and losing weight can make you more regular. Many women have less problems with pcos as they get into their 40's and the ovaries become smaller with fewer eggs remaining. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer