Time for a PCOS update. I stopped taking metformin a few months ago and I gained so much weight. I was doing so much better without taking that stupid medicine. For those wondering why I stopped taking metformin… It made me so sick it affected my quality of life. It made my stomach so upset I couldn’t leave my house. The Dr. said my body would adjust but it never did, I was sick all the time. I asked my Dr. for any alternatives and I was told there was nothing I could do. They tried to scare me by saying if I don’t take it I could develop diabetes. I even asked for natural alternatives and it was dismissed. They just said lose weight and try a slow release metformin. They also dismissed the fact that coming off the medicine made me gain weight. I have taken it into my own hands and turned to google. I started taking a supplement consisting of cinnamon, turmeric and ginger. This has significant reduce my fatigue and given me more energy. Before I started taking it my fatigue would hit me worse around 3 or 4 it was to the point that my body would lose all its strength and I couldn’t hold my head up. Now I don’t have it like that I still feel tired but I believe its the normal amount for anyone that works 9 hrs. a day. I will continue to take it for the next few months and if I remember I will update you on if it continues to work for me. If you have any suggestions feel free to message me and let me know.