I went to the endocrinologist and they took a lot of blood thinking I might have either a hormone problem or insulin problems or PCOS. I went on got my other perscription and they also gave me Metformin and my doctor didnt call to tell us what was wrong or why I have to take it or even that he was filling a prescription. I heard its good for weight loss which I was going to see another endocrinologist about for weight loss pills. Kind of worried.
Why would you go to two endocrinologists? Look at the label closely, some pharmacies put the reason on the label. If not, call the drs office and ask why it was ordered. I've seen teens use it for Diabetes type 2, pcos, and weight loss. Not all together, lol... It won't hurt you. I know it would be nice to know why you're taking it.
That is strange. If they took blood for tests, they should have scheduled a follow up appointment to talk to go over your lab results. That is what mine did, and I found out what was wrong with me and they advised me on what to do next. Actually, I've had 5 appointments in a month and a half. You or your parent should call them up to see why this was not done and if they aren't following this normal series of events, maybe you need to see a better one for all your needs. Tip: Do not go pay for weight loss/diet pills because it will be a waste. If you have an insulin or hormonal issue that is not being addressed, weight loss/diet pills won't do a thing. I did that before knowing what was wrong with me and I only lost 8 pounds after taking them for 6 months and working out 5 days a week. Metformin is not a weight loss drug, but it can help if you exercise and watch what you eat.
metformin is a generic pill for glucophage. It is used to help stabilize sugar levels if you are testing high blood sugar. It is not a weight loss medication. One of the side effects is severe vomiting which can cause unintentional weight loss. Back to your original question .. If you have high blood sugar this pill will help you stabilize it. The other option would be insulin. If you are 17 overweight and borderline diabetic you need to take this pill and watch your diet closely. I take this pill but I am 42 with high blood sugar and I am overweight. I don't think its unsafe to take it at 17 but please change your diet you are so young diabetes is not good. you aren't there yet but once you get it it will not just go away.
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