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Metformin for polycystic ovarian syndrome causing fluctuating sugar levels - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   I have been having issues with my blood sugar spiking and then dropping, i did have a diabetes test and came back that i did not have diabetes, i was wondering what else could cause this
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User :   causing me me sever fatigue is the main thing
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please provide your age, gender and location
User :   26 female, South XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   ok
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is there any family history of diabetes?
User :   no
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how did you come to know of the spiking and dropping blood sugars?
User :   i have pcos and they put me on metformin for weight loss and such, but i started to feel extremely tired so started testing my blood sugar
Doctor :  
in your case, i will suggest you to take a special test called as 'Glucose tolerance test' to see what is exactly happening to your sugar levels
User :   thats what they did, and in that test it spiked to 186 then back down to 60 in an hour
Doctor :  
and yes metformin will cause fluctuations in sugar levels.
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