I have been diagnosed with insulin resistance Nov 2011. Taking METFORMIN, HCL ER 2000mg (since 11/4/11 worked my way up to full dose). Been on full dose for 2.5 weeks now. No weight loss. I am keeping total daily carbs under 45grams per day. Total calories < 1400. PROTEIN = 60-80GRAMS PER DAY. Diet controlled w/dietician every 6 weeks. I work out 5x per week, 45 mins each time = 50/50 cardio/strength training. Drink 8 glasses of water per day. I am very frustrated. How long does full dose of MET 2000mg take to lose any weight? My endo says he feels I can lose 10 lbs by the follow up appt 2/3/12. I haven't lose one ounce yet. PLEASE HELP. DEE
How long does it take METFORMIN to help me lose weight?
- 15 Dec 2011 by doirinne
- weight loss, hairy cell leukemia, insulin resistance, insulin, metformin
Added 15 Dec 2011:
ps I just read somewhere that I should be taking my metformin with full glass of water. I have not been doing that. Just enough water to get the pills down. Also once or twice a week I will have a glass of sugar free lemonade w/ 1.5 oz of flavored vodka (zero sugar, BUT 6-8 total carbs). Could this interfere w/metformins' effect to help the insulin resistance??????
Added 15 Dec 2011:
pps the carbs I consume are 99% from vegetables, either green leafy or steamed/frozen
16 Dec 2011
Hi, as you probably know, metformin aids weight loss by reducing your natural instinct of hunger, so you eat less. So it is really down to you to loose the weight by eating healthily which it sounds that you are. To be honest i would have expected you to have lost some weight already... there are foods which can hinder you weight loss, such as foods that increase your blood sugar levels, so you need to be aware of these. I am going to add a link to a website that lists the things you should/should not be doing whilst taking the metformin, including dietary suggestions. I hope you see some results soon.
2 Oct 2014
I've been taking a low dose(only 500mg a day) for 2 months and dropped 20lbs. Went from 260 to 240. I'm not sure if I should be concerned. I'm pretty good about my diet and my only vice is cannabis(admittedly a good amount) but I don't do caffeine, alcohol or nicotine at all
16 Jun 2015
I have just been prescribed metformin 1000mg once a day for PCOS. What a weight lifted off my shoulders. I lost 10 kg by myself in 2 months. Purely from shakes and 2 litres of water/tea with aloe. I've packed it all back on now rapidly and so glad I have a tool to utilise with my strategy to get me to where I want to be with my weight. Fingers crossed!!! Ps stay away from anything in a packet, as preservatives and toxins retain fat cells.
6 Aug 2015
I start using METFORMIN 500 MG twice a day since 07/28/2015 and I lost 9 pounds until today. I take it twice around 8AM and 8 PM every day.I drink around more than a gallon of water a day. 3 small meals no carbs and if i do whole wheat and 3 snacks like yogurt, pear or apple between meals and is working really good along with the treadmill 30 mins daily. If you follow the diet along with Dr. recomendation you will see results asap like me.
18 Nov 2015
I have been taking metformin (500mg twice daily) for almost a year. It was prescribed because of my PCOS. With a 1600 cal diet and hitting the gym five days a week, I have lost 80lbs from January to November. I also switched from Implanon to non-hormonal birth control within that time. I did not have significant weight loss until the Implanon was removed (I do not know if there is a correlation, or if it just took three months for my lifestyle changes to take effect).
5 Mar 2016
I started taking metformin last year for my pcos. I lost 13 pounds in a month and didn't cage a thing about my eating habits. I stopped taking it for a while because the 1500mg dose was making me feel ill. I just started back up about a month ago and in the last week I've been eating better and have lost roughly 4 pounds in a week. So I guess it just depends on how your body reacts to it and how quickly.
9 Mar 2016
To all on metformin or glycomet metformin in order for it to work properly along with dieting, exercise and etc, you must take metformin with your meal in the mids of it with a full 8 ounce of water then finish your meal it is scientifically proven that medication such as metformin works better while digesting food and you will see the result and feel better once you take with food it definitely help with weight lost when taken properly . I hope this helps
3 Apr 2016
I have tried to use Metformin for weight loss too. I have had no real success from it, despite that I have cut my food intake a lot to what I was eating. And, for a short while, despite low carbing with the Metformin, weight that I lost on a strict no carb diet has gradually been creeping back on. I have had a stroke which affected production of a lot of my hormones, so I suppose I am just stuck with eating very little to try to maintain my weight.
Actually, there is controversy about the eight glasses a day of water - thank heavens. A lot of specialists are saying it is BAD for you. of course if it replaces coffee or soft drink, it has to be better, but drinking everything else that you do plus 8 glasses of water is not a good thing apparently. Yay.
28 Apr 2016
Well first off, every body is different & they all react differently to things. Maybe you should try a food log, not all foods have the same impact on every body. Maybe tracking your food along with your daily weight will help to pin point which foods may not be working for your body type and which ones may help accelerate your weight loss goals.
28 Apr 2016
WOW! I've taken Glucophage(Metformin) for maybe a month now. I haven't changed my diet or started exercising, but I have lost 22 lbs. I'm also not diabetic, I have PCOS. this medicine makes me not hungry and decreases my appetite. In fact, if I eat too fast and end out overeating I throw up.
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