Hi, I'm new. I'm a 23 year old female. I was diagnosed with insulin resistance about 4 years ago, but I suspect I had it from much earliear (I was an overweight teen). Both my sister and mom have it, my sister has PCOS (I don't). I was put on metformin and that helped me achieved a normal, yet not optimal, weight. I also seem to have hair loss, which I guess is related to IR. My sister has hair loss too (more aggressive than mine, I guess due to PCOS). I also have really persistent dandruff that not even Nizoral nor T-Gel have cleared. I want to lose more pounds and find it difficult, etc. No acne or other nasty symptoms though... oh, wait, I have some sort of mild depression and low libido, too, which I also recently learned could be related to IR.
I have recently been reading about paleo/primal and how it effectively reverts insulin resistance. This in itself is awesome, because I could eventually stop the nasty metformin... and regain happiness, energy, motivation, and look great in a bikini, among even more benefits... and I was wonndering if any of you ladies out there with IR or PCOS (or both) who have also had hair loss have seen some regrowth after your hormones stabilized? I mean, I will try Paleo by all means since it's a cure for IR and all the related problems, I just don't wanna get my hopes up about my hair since maybe Paleo won't help with that.