Topic: RE: Insulin Resistance and carb craving....(long)
I am in the process of getting insurance approval for VSG. I have insulin resistance and since the holidays have been on a real carb bender. Was Dx with PCOS 25 years ago - tx with BC. Dx with insulin resistance about 12 years ago and tx with Metformin 2000mg/day since. In addition, have PMDD....I am just a mess. lol I can feel that my BS is flucutating more lately. I have not checked it because I really don't want to know what the results are. It is very hard to explain my extreme carb craving to my hubby....further complicating my decision toward VSG. He cannot understand my "taking the easy way out" when I conintue to eat sweets. (his words). How do I tell him the effect sweets have on me? The craving, the binging, the "sugar headaches", the anxiousness when my BS and insulin levels are soaring, the drained feeling I have when levels begin to drop, the exhaustion I feel when my BS then gets low at the end of a bender? This must be a tasts of addiction. (hubby says I am obsessed with sweets). To begin with, I have not had any follow up labs since DX with insulin resistance years ago. Currently, my OB/GYN refills my Metformin yearly when I go for my routine exam. Since the first of the year, my insurance has changed, so my current PCP is now not in network. I believe I will change MD (I have some leads on good referrals) and make an appointment this week for labs,etc. I have called my Bariatric surgeon's office and asked for a list of PCP in my area that they work with. I will start investigating there. Judging by the way I feel, there is no telling what my insulin levels, serotonin levels and glucose levels have been. Please tell me I am not the only one that carbs have such control over.