Back again for my check-in! Things are going so well for me; I am so excited. The day was a very good one. I can't believe how much energy I have! I cleaned the whole downstairs today, floors too! It usually makes me exhausted to clean a room but today I just had all of this energy.
For my fellow PCOS ladies, have you heard about cinnamon? Apparently, taking about 1/2-1 tsp a day will actually HELP your insulin problems. I did more research today and found out that cinnamon has some natural properties that when taken daily will open your cells up allowing better metabolic process of insulin. Imagine that- Cinnamon! I would never have guessed. So girls, break out the applesauce (organic of course) and dump some cinnamon into it and enjoy!
I had another great day with the metformin. Not even a stomach ache today. I enjoyed cheese crackers and fruit this morning (I'm not really a cereal girl) and I had a half sandwich made with salami and mustard and a slice of pizza for dinner. I'm making roasted chicken for the family but not really hungry myself so it might be more fruit tonight. Tomorrow I take the two doses of metformin so I expect more side effects tomorrow, but so far so good. I am having some cramping on the left side of my pelvis so maybe I will actually ovulate soon? Hopefully at 1000 mgs, I'll show more signs of ovulation and at 1500 mgs, I might even have a period!! I can't wait! Sounds stupid to normal people, but for us pcos patients, periods are good things to have.
There is one side effect that I am having though and that is bloating. I feel huge!! My stomach is hard and my whole stomach feels full all of the time, but I am hopeful that soon it will subside. I'll post again on this tomorrow and hopefully it won't be so bad. It's more of an annoyance than anything, but still a side effect to make note of.
Have a great day and enjoy your cinnamon!