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Dep and PCOS katia

Posted by BarbaraCat on September 7, 2003, at 20:13:02

In reply to Re: Lami/Lith combo BarbaraCat, posted by katia on September 7, 2003, at 16:41:27

Katia,
Here's something you might find interesting regarding the Depakote PCOS thing:

http://www.psycheducation.org/hormones/Insulin/polycystic.htm

What I found interesting at this link was how Dep seemed to affect hormones in general, as in estrogen being twice normal after 6 months of use. There were also some refutes about it saying that other tests showed no difference between it and lithium in that regard. Anyway, there's alot here to digest.

I now remember what I read about the PCOS and hormones. It's the connection to insulin, or insulin resistance. It was in a number of books I've been reading on cortisol, high carb diets and mood, weight and hyperinsulemia and such. Did your metabolic tester correlate hyperinsulemia with your metabolic type and symptoms? What you said recently about tiredness, sleep problems, mood fluctuations, etc, sounds alot like a blood sugar disorder. I'm sure you've had all this checked out and you said that symptoms have started since Dep, but I wonder if your insulin could have been affected in some way since starting it, or maybe exacerbated an existing problem? Hope not, if Dep is going to work for you, but it's something to investigate, eh? And wouldn't it be loverly if all the crap was due to lousy blood sugar? I'm hot on the trail with that one myself. Oh, love the decomposed skunk blood image. Good thing I don't go for red wine or I'd really be tempted. -Barbara


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