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Also known as: Fortamet, Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, Riomet

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Review by shelbyhudson6326:

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6.0

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: I am 21 years old and have always been morbidly overweight. I was diagnosed with PCOS 2 months ago when I was 3 weeks late With a negative pregnancy test. I have the normal signs of acne, overweight, hair on my face, and I now take 1500 MG of metformin everyday. I do not have a gall bladder so the diarrhea does not bother me, but the nausea is dreadful. I will be so hungry to the point of starving and when I try to eat I'm so sick to my stomach I can't touch food. I also have had a headache everyday for the last 3 weeks. I have absolutely no sex drive and my self esteem is shot. Feeling very depressed lately...do not know if the metformin is affecting me differently because of my bipolar disorder, but I cannot feel like this forever.

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April 26, 2015 9:56 PM

Review by Glasgow Scot (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Insulin Resistance Syndrome: Took anti-depressants for over 25 years. Had given up when I was diagnosed with insulin resistance. A friendly doctor prescribed 1,500mg Metformin daily. Great relief from my symptoms which only later were discovered to be the result of Hereditary Hemochromatosis. I am 66.

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April 26, 2015 2:36 PM

Review by cana:

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Been having irregular periods since I have known myself having a period. I was tired of going to the doctor for it. I am now on my 3rd month of metformin and my period became regular. Coming on its own. I am now thinking about having a child. I know it will be hard being that I was diagnosed with PCOS. However I have faith because metformin does work. I am on 850mg every night.

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April 25, 2015 12:40 PM

Review by Bblccx:

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6.0

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: I was diagnosed with pcos and endometriosis at 14, i had surgery to remove the cysts but I'm now 19 and I still don't get regular periods. I was also diagnosed with underactive thyroid when I turned 18 so take thyroxine and I gained 4stone. I started metformin 3 weeks ago and am on 1500mg a day but no weight loss and no period yet. Side effects I have are loss of appetite and nausea which gets very bad especially at night and I've broken out in spots. Really hope it works I've tried everything..

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April 25, 2015 9:26 AM

Review by c.hol:

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10

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, mostly suffering from acne, without weight and period issues. I started metformin 2-3 months ago and recently increased the dosage. It has helped dramatically. No side-effects, except for some days in the beginning when I had nausea etc.

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April 21, 2015 9:00 AM

Review by meekybo:

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: My periods became irregular at approximately 16 years old. There were times I would go an entire year without having a period! Now at 32 years old, my doctor put me on Metformin 1000mg daily, and my period has returned, and has been regular for almost a year now.

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April 16, 2015 8:01 PM

Review by shae34:

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10

For Diabetes, Type 2: My experience with this medicine in the beginning I had side affects like diarrhea and headaches in which over time goes away...I've also have experienced some weight loss which was great.

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April 12, 2015 5:52 PM

Review by ShAnNaReE14 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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6.0

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: I was diagnosed with PCOS 4 yrs ago. I'm overweight (but losing weight now) but I don't have the typical facial/body hair, acne, etc. that is normally associated with PCOS. I was prescribed metformin but stopped taking it & didn't go back to the doctor again until this past Feb. I've had irregular periods since 2005 after I gained a lot of weight. I had a period, maybe every 3-4 months & the flow never was normal. It usually was very light & lasted just a few days. I started taking metformin 500mg on Feb. 7th & I started my period on Mar. 5th & the cramps were absolutely awful & the bleeding was excessively heavy . I'm now 6 days late & neg preg test. I'm 29 & want to be a mother so badly. I really hope metformin helps me with this.

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April 12, 2015 2:40 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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4.0

For Female Infertility: I had Polycystic ovarian syndrome since 3 months. My doctor suggested to take metformin 3 pills per day. I suffered form side effectes like nausea, vomiting sensation. Me and my hubby are trying to get conceive, hope it will works.

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April 8, 2015 2:28 AM

Review by Ruby97:

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8.0

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: I was diagnosed with PCOS about 2 weeks ago, but been suffering from it long. I am 17 on 18 pretty soon; normal no periods, unwanted facial hair, some depression, no sleep, very unwanted weight. I'm on round 2 (2nd week) so I'm drinking 2 pills a day, experienced some stomach pain, a bit drowsy, nothing to bothersome, but I started my period! that's good! will stay updated!

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March 16, 2015 7:16 PM

Review by Elizabeth54321:

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10

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: I'd like to share a very positive experience with Metformin. I was diagnosed with Polycystic ovarian syndrome after very irregular periods and anovulatory cycles. I already worked out regularly and was a healthy weight. My husband and I tried for a very long time to conceive and were starting to lose hope. My doctor prescribed 1500mg per day. I experienced mild stomach discomfort and no other side effects. The first month, my cycle length was cut in half and the second month, I got pregnant! I never thought the day would come that I would see a positive pregnancy test. I continued the Metformin through my first trimester and we now have a perfect baby boy. Keep your head up and give it a try...I am so thankful that I did!

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March 3, 2015 11:57 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years):

For Insulin Resistance Syndrome: I was diagnosed with Insulin Resistance and put on Metformin (1000mg twice a day.) I keep hearing that people are losing weight with this medicine; however, I have been taking it for a year and still no weight loss. WHY??? My doctor even stated, "Hum, your not losing any weight".

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March 2, 2015 2:16 PM

Review by mny (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome about 3 weeks ago. Prior to that, I had been gaining weight for no apparent reason. I eat clean and exercise regularly, so was at a loss for what was going on. My periods had always been irregular, but when I went 2 mos without one, I definitely knew something was up. I started metformin 3 weeks ago. First 500mg and then increased to 1000 mg at 2 weeks. Since starting, I've lost 4 lbs, got my period on time, and finally have my energy back! Side effects have only impacted me every now and then with no rhyme or reason as to when, but well worth the positive effects.

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February 20, 2015 9:46 PM

Review by Jard (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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2.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: I've been on Metformin for six years. I was recently changed from 500 mg twice daily to 1000 mg twice daily. I never had problems with the 500 mg but since going on the increased dose I find myself totally exhausted all the time. I also have very itchy skin and red spots which appear randomly on my body. It also is failing to reduce blood sugar which is really frustrating.

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February 19, 2015 3:31 AM

Review by maymay2015:

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10

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: My normal cycles are about 44-63 days. I started metformin January 12th 2015 at 500mgs a day with Imodium every other day for the first week. After the first week I start 1000mgs my period was January 5th then by February 6th I started again I haven't had a back to back cycle since 2007. Metformin is definitely effective in some females with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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February 16, 2015 1:03 PM

Review by megie:

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: I got diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome when I was 14. I am now 18, I never get a regular period. I haven't had a period in 7 month I am only 6 and half stone I have always been thin, I have been taking 500mg of metformin for 4 weeks nothing has changed except I feel more hungry than what I usually do, I hope this medicine helps me have kids in the future.

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February 15, 2015 12:21 PM

Review by Sami panda:

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8.0

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome when I was 16 Y/O and very irregular periods and some body hair. I was becoming increasingly unhappy with how things were and so the doctor tried to help by putting me on the pill. This helped only by regulating my 'period' every month instead of having a random period twice a month or nothing for 4 - 6 months. I'm 28 now and I've literally been on Yasmin since I was 17 to 27 y/o with no breaks. My hubby and I are trying to conceive so I came off the pill in March 2014 and from then till Nov 2014 I had one natural period. So, the doctor prescribed Metformin in November, I take only 500mg twice a day and on Dec 24th 2014 I had my period. Then again now Jan 30th 2015. The only down fall is very sore cramps.

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February 1, 2015 4:46 AM

Review by Mystiquegd (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: One month on metformin, No change. Dr changed amount to 1000 mg 2 x day, caused EXTREME itching. Going next week for appt with PCP going off metformin I'm sure.

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January 30, 2015 10:59 AM

Review by chelsea97:

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8.0

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: I am 17 and have been diagnosed with PCOS since December 2014. I started Metformin 1 week ago and the side effects have been fairly uncomfortable. The biggest and most surprising size effect I've encountered has been sleepiness. Today I had 20 oz of a cappuccino and 2 Dr. Peppers but I was still tired throughout the day. I gained 20 lbs since 2013 and am hoping i will lose some on metformin since a lot of reviews say they lost some pounds on it. Keeping my fingers crossed. Definitely encountering decreased appetite, upset tummy, and discomfort, but nothing I can't handle. Too soon to tell if there will be many positive effects.

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January 29, 2015 12:34 AM

Review by Petra11111 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Hey guys. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome a few days ago. I gained weight and I didn't have my period for over 8 months. I am not over weight but I was still advised to lose weight. I am on Metformin 500 one a day and after ONE day I got my period! Amazing! I did have pains and I felt sick but nothing horrible. I am going back to GP for check in 6 weeks so I will let you know more. Just had to share my excitement as this was the website I was reading regarding to Metformin.

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January 25, 2015 4:33 PM

Review by PCOSCOgirl:

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9.0

For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Metformin is probably saving my life. I got diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome about a year ago, and I have the best doctor in the state of Colorado. Along with phentermine, and although I do truly despise the sick tummy I get from it, Metformin really does help train you on what you should and shouldn't be eating.

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January 24, 2015 9:44 PM

Review by Sherbess:

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8.0

For Female Infertility: I got pregnant in 2003 with no problem. Went on birth control. we started trying again for 4 years no pregnancy. I was told I now had polycystic ovarian syndrome. Pretty heavily. So I started taking 3 pills a day. I got pregnant Within 3 months. Healthy baby boy is now 2 years old. The only problem was I had diarrhea. It slowly got better. But I would take it again!

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January 14, 2015 12:52 PM

Review by TonyRodriguez:

For Diabetes, Type 2: I started taking metformin late November of 2014 and with my weight and height I was considered obese I am 5 foot 4 & I weighed 204 pounds before taking the medication. My a1c was at seven and one-half at the time of my blood test. Since taking metformin 2 times a day 500 milligrams each time I have lost close to 20 pounds and along with the change in my eating habits I'm feeling much better and continuing to lose weight on an amazing scale!

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January 12, 2015 11:34 AM

Review by safia abdul wajid:

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10

For Diabetes, Type 2: Metformin gives me terrible runny tummy

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January 12, 2015 6:01 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Diabetes, Type 2: I was dignosed with prediabetes about a month ago. Not sure how its helping my blood sugar bcause i havent been rechecked yet, but i have not had any bd side effects at all and have lost 5 lbs. Thats pretty goid considering i lost it over the holidays without even trying when i usually would have gained weight!

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January 8, 2015 10:54 PM

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