I just started taking Metformin for PCOS. I am have a great deal of diarrhea. Will this ever go away? I don't want to spend my life in the bathroom. Also, has anyone had weight loss with this med?
29 Feb 2012
I am curious if you're still taking this med and if the symptoms are the same. I just started taking Metformin ER 1500mg (one in the a.m. and two with dinner), for PCOS. I find that if I do not eat something soon enough after taking morning dose or with milk that I get terrible diarrhea and sometimes pass the pill whole. Kind of disturbing but have only passed it 3 times since I started it 5-6 weeks ago. I have experienced weight loss, 8.6 pounds in 5 weeks. That I like since weight is a prob for me. Hope you're doing well now!
28 Jul 2012
I have type 2 Diabetes and is currently taking 750mg of Metformin in the beginning i had a lot of gas and it dilapidated and it did cause weight gain for me as well but once my body adjusted to it the weight came back off but now i have diarrhea that comes and goes so yes it will go away , but may come back from time to time i have been on it for almost a year now and my diabetes are finally under control and of course diet helps to , hope this help you all out good look to all vikki
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