I've been hypoglycemic all my life. In the last 5 years I lost control of my weight and gained 40 pounds. I discovered Paleo in 2009 and droped 10. Since January of the year I tried low carb, then VLC. I took off another 10 but ended up adding more carbs in because my lips got very dry and cracked my skin got paper thin and old looking. I would bleed at the slightest scrape. Although I felt great otherwise these symptoms were worrisome.
I upped the carbs to approximately an apple a day and these symptoms went away. The 10 pounds came back immediately - argh!
My endo just confirmed that I'm insulin resistant and put me on Glucophage. I hate the idea of resorting to meds to lose the weight but I'm beginning to face facts. It's just not going to come off any other way. I exercise hard 6 days a week and I'm good with diet and calorie intake.
Can any of you relate to my story?
Have any of you tried Glucophage?