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Unread 04-15-2008, 07:20 PM
had sex before my 6 week appt.

Having integrity and honesty, I feel, is the best way to approach your life. Lieing to your doctor does not seem to me to fall into either one of those categories. Hearing that an adult woman was bullied (by someone who is supposed to love them and take care of them) to have sex, when they were specifically told by a health professional not to have sex, makes me very, very sad and angry.

I do hope you have the insight to visit a specialist if you do have problems. It sounds as if the doctor you saw did not follow through appropriately for the problems you were having at the time. I worry that this could cause complications for you down the road.

I agree with the other ladies here in their posts. Good luck.
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Unread 04-16-2008, 05:06 AM
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i did not lie to my doctor... i stress that enough. i know my husband is bad for what he did, and trust me, we had arguments the whole way thru the 6 weeks about sex and sexual activities. let me explain that we did not have rough sex it was real easy and he did not "ejaculate" in me.. so hence no infection.. i read many threads about women and the infections they got from having sex. and apparantly im not the only women that was pressured into having sex, so please dont make me feel bad for doing so. this is not the first thread about having sex, plus i have read worse like 4 days after and stuff like that.. Yes the medicine is a diabetic medicine, he told me that, he also told me it wouldnt mess with my sugar. i have only heard good things about this doctor... if anyone has any info about metformin the generic for glucophage. please respond back..
Unread 04-16-2008, 05:51 AM
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I have insulin resistance, and have been on Met for a year and a half now. Most on it find when eating a proper diet, Met works great and will help you take weight off. Eat the wrong food, and it is worse then taking a harsh laxative. Low carb, low fat seems to be the key to avoid the wrath of glucophage. Some just can't tolerate this drug.

The first week or two of starting the drug are the worst on the body. When I first started taking it, the best advice I got was taking Prenatal Vitamins regularly. From experience, if I skip the vitamins a day, I feel wiped out by mid-afternoon, and will get dark circles under my eyes. Feel and look like I haven't slept in a day or two.

Best info you can find on glucophage would be on a PCOS site since it is the drug of choice given to women who deal with insulin resistance as well as PCOS. The PCOS forums I have been too, all have a forum page dedicated to questions and discussions about Met.
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Unread 04-16-2008, 08:02 AM
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well now im really confused, cause i have no idea what a pcos site is.. please clarify.. what am i supposed to eat with this medicine. and what am i not supposed to eat.. im scared to take it.. please help..
Unread 04-16-2008, 08:09 AM
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Hi! PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. There's a website known as soulcysters.com which has a lot of information about this endocrine disorder, including medications typically used to help with the symptoms.

Please call and check with your doctor about any concerns you have about this medication. You can also check with your pharmacist. You should have received an information sheet with this medication from the pharmacy where the prescription was filled. It will tell you want to expect while taking this medication.

I hope this helps clear up the confusion.

Unread 04-16-2008, 08:16 AM
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so why would the doctor prescribe me glucophage "metformin" for constipation? does anyone have an idea.. i am 30 yrs old, i had a lavh on march 4th 2008 removal of both ovaries.. im on estradiol 1 mg a day, and now im suppossed to take metformin tab 500 mg.. i already had a tvt sling put in about 4 yrs ago, for bladder problems. so the leakage that i have been having after my hyst. has got me alarmed a lil.. but anyways pcos. does that mean more than one cysts on the ovaryies, if so okay, but if not im confused again? please respond. and the pharmacy sheet only said common things. nothing was detailed.
Unread 04-16-2008, 08:37 AM
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I honestly don't know why your doctor would prescribe this for your constipation. I think it would be a good idea to call and ask why it was prescribed. Often over-the-counter products and diet are effective for this common post-op problem.

Multiple cysts on the ovaries are just one of many things common in women who have PCOS. Removing the ovaries doesn't cure PCOS because it's an endocrine disorder which affects more than just the ovaries. Other common symptoms are high testosterone levels and being overweight. There's plenty more information on the site I mentioned above if you want to check into it further. Were you ever diagnosed with PCOS?

Like you, I would be concerned about leaking urine after surgery. That isn't something you should expect to experience. That's just one of the many reasons we're concerned about your doctor appointment. From what you have posted, it doesn't seem like your doctor has been concerned about things that should be raising red flags. Urine leakage, constipation, a suture coming loose with leaking--those are all things that require attention. If I were in your situation, I would seek out another opinion from a different doctor. Do you have a family doctor you could see?

Unread 04-16-2008, 09:05 AM
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Yes Glucophage is for diabetes my boyfriend is on it.
Unread 04-16-2008, 09:16 AM
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You need to call the doc & ask why he put you on that metformin is the brand name,diabetics have alot of issues adjusting to it,& it is not used to treat constopation,it will alter how you metabolize sugar & since you are recovering major surgury it is not the time to mess with you're metabolism unless of course you are diabetic & I would hope any Dr with any sense would council you on that condition not just write a prescription.
next if you read the posts here you will see Most Drs follow up on leaking closely.I hope you call today,I also hope you don't feel to scolded for having sex by us.Its just women have had major complications and it is so not worth it.This is a place to share concerns,questions and get feedback from others in your same situation and beyond it.So I hope you continue to post & share.See I am 5wks out I have no leaking,bms are fine for me if I eat right.Please take the advice here & seek a second opinion
Unread 04-16-2008, 09:46 AM
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I agree with the posts above. You definitely need to know why he gave you this drug.

As far as the diet goes, I have to follow a low fat, low carb diet to avoid the side effects. I do a combination of South Beach and Watkins. Since I have a family to feed as well as myself, I do homecooking rather then buy the prepackaged meals. We eat whole grain pastas, wraps, salads, lots of brown rice dishes, and lean meats. Fried foods are done in canola oil instead of vegi oil, but are only a treat. Most meals are done in toaster oven on broiler pan or on the grill so the fats that are there drip instead of being reabsorbed.

When I decided that a hysterectomy was in the future for me. I talked with dr and we both agreed that keeping my ovaries was the best choice even though I have several cysts each month. I've had trouble with estrogen based bcp in the past, and was affraid I wouldn't be able to tolerate HRT. Didn't want what little estrogen I had taken away. I'm not sure if there are any studies on women who have PCOS who have no source of estrogen yet, and I didn't want to be one of the first to be studied.

Having PCOS does not mean you have to take Metformin. Having PCOS and being Insulin Resistant usually does. I know there are other ladies who use a more natural approach, and there are some who are on different meds. The majority seems to be taking the Met, but the majority I'm talking about is based on who actually posts on the forums.

To me, it just doesn't make sense that a doctor would prescribe this pill for constipation based on what it is actually intended for and can actually do to the body.

Definitely seek a second opinion, or at least call gp and leave a message about your current condition, as well as getting the script for glucophage, and ask if there is anything wrong with it.

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