PCOS is a common disorder in women of reproductive age, affecting 5–10% of premenopausal women.Women with this syndrome may present with menstrual irregularities, chronic anovulation
, obesity and hyperandrogenism
. Insulin resistance
and compensatory hyperinsulinaemia are prominent features of PCOS .
Metformin won't restore ovulation in all people. it is more likely to do so in those that are overweight
, as they have more significant insulin resistance. Long term use can also lower androgen levels which can help, but full effect can take 6-8 weeks.
In general, in a lean PCOS patient, it is usually less likely to restore ovulation. If you are trying to conceive, you need to consider other alternatives than just metformin alone.
Since you are lean and slim,I have my doubts regarding the use of metformin in you.
You should discuss with your doctor regarding this.
Metformin reduces insulin resistance of peripheral tissue and allows muscle and adipose cells to utilize glucose at normal insulin levels.
Since type 2 diabetes associated with overweight and diabetes and PCOS patients have marked insulin resistance,this drug is commonly used in both conditions.