insulin created within our bodies vs injecting insulin

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insulin created within our bodies vs injecting insulin

Postby sky111 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:14 am

hello as i am new here, i may have missed this topic, apologies if i have, may i ask... if insulin resistance is one of the causes of pcos, and if too much insulin is being produced in our bodies and it's not going to where it should in the body & weight gain is an end result,among other symptoms, then does taking insulin/lantus for type 2 diabetes add to the insulin overload and cause further troubles with pcos/weight gain etc.etc. or is that type of insulin/lantus different from the insulin our own bodies produce and is therefore not a problem to use?? thank you for any feedback on this question, sky111
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Re: insulin created within our bodies vs injecting insulin

Postby Hols969 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:07 am

No pcos is hereditary down the male and female line, I am not insulin resistant, even when I was 3 stone heavier I wasn't!! It is only a symptom of pcos and not every one has it, the fatter you are, whether you have pcos or not, the higher you chance of IR / diabetes, which is more why it is linked to pcos as it can be easy to gain weight and difficult to lose it. I don't know the answer to your other query I'm afraid.
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Re: insulin created within our bodies vs injecting insulin

Postby sky111 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:27 am

if i may push the issue further, if pcos is not caused by insulin resistance then can you please tell what the causes/triggers are, i haven't had ovaries for about 4 years & the symptoms i have all match 3 different syndromes / diseases cushing's pcos & high testosterone as well as the classic hypothyroid except for lost eyebrows, im type 2 diabetic, suffer from candida, a mess actually/ and wonder if the insulin/lantus is aggravating my health, sorry i am quite confused over pcos, can you have pcos without ovaries? causes? brain fog is big in my world--so please as simple as possible with any extra information to help me clarify, a big thank you for any further responses anyone can offer sky111
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Postby Hols969 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:21 am

The name is misleading, PCOS is not ovary related, I think when they changed it from its original name of Stein-Leventhal syndrome, it was thought at the time that it was the cysts that caused this condition, but further research has been done over the years and the cysts are not the cause and are only a possible symptom, so even if you have your ovaries removed, it may not improve the symptoms that are associated with the condition (which is really an endocrine disorder). The condition is genetic and comes down from both mother and father. I think the possible reason why it is more common nowadays is because we are becoming fatter as a society and the fatter you are the more likely you are to have symptoms of PCOS.

Did you have any of these symptoms prior to your ovaries being removed? The main symptoms for pcos are weight gain, absent periods, acne, facial and body hair, male pattern baldness, cysts on the ovaries, abnormal blood tests and fertility issues, a large amount of ladies do not realise they have PCOS until they have trouble conceiving.
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Re: insulin created within our bodies vs injecting insulin

Postby sky111 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:11 pm

thanks hols, yes i had weight gain, acne, just facial hair,skin flaps, diabetes, polyps on ovaries & thick endo lining--all before total hyster, but since then way more weight gain, extremely dry skin--which is crazy cause i have always been oily skin, & enlarged scalloped tongue, low body temp,sleep apnea type disturbance on and off,like a gob in my throat trying to drown/ choke me yet no mucus in my nose,etc.etc. sorry to be so explicit but my gp is at a loss and endo can't sort me, one test after another -but not getting anywhere slowly, someone suggested a full hormone range blood test, which sounds right and surprised it wasn't ever done after hysterectomy these years since.... but at least you have cleared up the lack of connection between ovaries and pcos, i am floored about this as suspected it was my ovaries that caused a lot of these symptoms -so now knowing pcos is endocrine disorder--the darn endocrinologist SHOULD be able to sort me if he is worth is salt, he retired and they forced him back as no other endo was willing to take up the position. ok so thank you very much for your information i now hope they can figure if i have pcos, or cushings or to much male hormones, hypothyroid or any combination of these-- as all these mimic each other symptom wise... p.s. i was post menopause when the process started for the hysterectomy .. again thank you for your help sky111
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Re: insulin created within our bodies vs injecting insulin

Postby Hols969 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:44 pm

No problem, I still think some specialist think removal of the ovaries will cure pcos but it doesn't - can you go on hrt type medication (sorry I'm not that knowledgeable on what is suggested after you ovaries have been removed). Our top advisor is an endocrinologist and in London - can u get there ? If your current endo is retired I wonder if he is totally up to date with pcos. Unfortunately too many still have a serious lack of knowledge which really is why verity was created as a charity. We do have a sister company that educates the medical profession as well as do many gp's dismiss it as fertility issue o ly which it isn't as there are long term health implications as well if you don't manage it.
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Postby sky111 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:21 pm

i thought i made a PM but wasn't sure if it went through, i'm having a wee bit of trouble trying to figure out my way around this website hols i did respond, but don't know where it went, did you receive a PM from me, well if not nevermind - i was just explaining why i couldn't get to london. ok ta
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Postby Hols969 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:37 pm

No I didn't get it, maybe try resending it.
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