Hi all! I was diagnosed PCOS in 2006. Diagnosed IR a few months back and was put on Metformin (Diabex XR - slow release) about 2 months ago. At the 6 week mark I noticed my shedding had increased a lot! I mentioned it to my GP and she told me to stop taking it for a month and see what happens. It's now been 3 weeks, I've gained 6kgs ( sob sob ) the hair loss has slowed slightly, but is nothing compared to pre-met. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced the same? GP said go back on it again in a month if shedding didn't slow - but I feel I'm at a crossroad! increased shedding vs out of control IR! I'm also on 200mg of Spironolactone, and was keeping the hair loss under control - until a couple of months ago. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!