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

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108 Ratings with 104 User Reviews

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Reviews for Metformin to treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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"I was finally diagnosed with PCOS about 3weeks ago after going through years of irregular periods and horrible nausea problems I finally went to a obgyn because it was getting out of control and she prescribed me with metformin and birth control (microgestin) my period started within two weeks I have experienced extreme nausea mainly and I feel sick constantly and throw up at least 1-2 times a day this is only my first week on it but I have already lost 5lbs and feel more energized hopefully the nausea will go away soon"

   
8.0

Karakellum May 19, 2015

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"I started taking metformin in March, I've gone from 500mg to 1500mg and this week I got my period. I haven't had one since December 2014. I've had very little side effects, just a little nausea and an unsettled stomach. I'm really hoping my periods will regulate now. I have also lost 9lbs since 20th March."

   
7.0

Penelope2015 May 15, 2015

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"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 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.. 11/05/15 UPDATE Ok so I've been on metformin for over a month now. My side effects have calmed down now my appetite is still lacking but I'm not as nauseas and my skin has calmed down although it's very dry. I haven't had a period since December 2014 and it's still not come but I'm still hoping it will soon. Also not lost any weight."

   
6.0

Bblccx (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 11, 2015

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"I was never diagnosed with PCOS, but I have had all the signs. Weight gain,facial hair,acne etc... I took myself off of Metformin back in 2012 when my doctor prescribed it due to the side effects. I couldn't handle them. I was losing too much weight and was constantly sick. My facial hair,acne and weight gain had become out of control in the last year so just 1 week ago I requested for Metformin. I had not had a period since December 2014 and it's is now May 2015. After just a week my appetite has decreased, my skin is clearing and my period came yesterday all on 500mg a day. I was told to increase this week to 1000mg. I'm hoping for a baby one day soon. My one is only child will be 12 this July and it's time."

   
6.0

teebrice (taken for less than 1 month) May 3, 2015

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"I started 850mg Metformin twice per day for PCOS and at first it made me nauseated for about 1 week or so and then the nausea stopped. I feel better now after being on it for aprox. 4 month's. I have more alertness and I'm not in so much pain with my ovary like I use to be. I still have pains time to time but not daily like before. I do not get bathroom problems and I've always been on the bigger side."

   
7.0

PCOS suffere April 28, 2015

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"I've been on this for about a year. I experience diarrhea but eating natural yogurt helps a lot. I now a 7-8 week cycle, previously it was 6 months. I have loads more energy and a normal appetite, previously I was tired all the time and always thirsty and hungry despite eating and drinking too much. I lost heaps of weight and my mind is clear. 10/10."

   
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excellent result April 28, 2015

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"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."

   
6.0

shelbyhudson6326 April 26, 2015

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"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."

cana April 25, 2015

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"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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c.hol April 21, 2015

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"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."

meekybo April 16, 2015

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"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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ShAnNaReE14 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 12, 2015

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"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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Ruby97 March 16, 2015

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"I've been on this med for two weeks. My dr. Had me start out on one pill a day for one week then two pills on the 2nd week. I am to take these for 6 months. The only side effects I am having are extreme tiredness and nausea. Taking B vitamin complex is helping with that. I am also starting to lose weight which will help my high Cholesterol."

   
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Shellysea (taken for less than 1 month) March 6, 2015

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"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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Elizabeth54321 March 3, 2015

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"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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mny (taken for less than 1 month) February 20, 2015

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"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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maymay2015 February 16, 2015

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"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."

megie February 15, 2015

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"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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Sami panda February 1, 2015

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"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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chelsea97 January 29, 2015

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"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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Petra11111 (taken for less than 1 month) January 25, 2015

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"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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PCOSCOgirl January 24, 2015

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"I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome when I was 16 yrs old. My Dr put me on Birth Control at first for about 3 years I just had my physical on December 3rd she prescribed Metformin 500 mg because I told her I want to have a baby. I started Merformin since Dec 3 2014 so it has been a month taking this medicine, I have noticed some weight loss, and I also have been feeling some headaches, and not wanting to eat much, this week I have started feeling some cramps because I do believe is almost time for my period to come. Hopefully it is regulating already, I can pretty much say this medication has helped me and hopefully I can have my bundle of Joy soon."

   
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Maria425 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 8, 2015

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"Metformin helped regulate my cycle but it did not help me ovulate."

   
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Tooth fairy209 January 5, 2015

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"I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome at the age 14, now I am 28 y/o. 2012, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I've gained 30 lbs., which is hard to lose. So many years has passed before I started using metformin the regular and the extended version. My last period was back in May 2014. Today, Dec 2014, I started my first period and I am so excited about. Moving forward, my next step is to conceive, become diabetic free, and facial hair free. For years, my facial hair has caused low self esteem and shots at my confidence. A few times people on the radio, makes fun of women with beards and it's not easy hearing jokes about some health complications that I did not ask for. However, I feel like a complete woman today and I plan to keep updated."

   
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Sasha28 December 21, 2014

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"I got diagnosed with polycystic ovarian yndrome when I was 16. I'm now 31. I've been taking metformin 1000mg three times a day. I have lost 2 stones in 17 months. I still don't have a cycle & still get unwanted hair I get lots of wind & diarrhea when I've eaten sugary food so if your taking metformin watch your sugar intake."

   
8.0

deley (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 18, 2014

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