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
- hairy cell leukemia, insulin resistance, insulin, metformin, weight
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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