I just started taking Metformin for PCOS. I am have a great deal of diarrhea. Will this ever go away? I don't want to spend my life in the bathroom. Also, has anyone had weight loss with this med?
I am curious if you're still taking this med and if the symptoms are the same. I just started taking Metformin ER 1500mg (one in the a.m. and two with dinner), for PCOS. I find that if I do not eat something soon enough after taking morning dose or with milk that I get terrible diarrhea and sometimes pass the pill whole. Kind of disturbing but have only passed it 3 times since I started it 5-6 weeks ago. I have experienced weight loss, 8.6 pounds in 5 weeks. That I like since weight is a prob for me. Hope you're doing well now!
I have type 2 Diabetes and is currently taking 750mg of Metformin in the beginning i had a lot of gas and it dilapidated and it did cause weight gain for me as well but once my body adjusted to it the weight came back off but now i have diarrhea that comes and goes so yes it will go away , but may come back from time to time i have been on it for almost a year now and my diabetes are finally under control and of course diet helps to , hope this help you all out good look to all vikki
I've been taking metformin for a few months and still have diarrhea. Part of me doesn't mind because I feel like that's that part that really helps with weight loss.
But I've lost quite a few pounds on it. I was even losing weight while taking a steroid too. And steroids usually make you balloon up quickly.
So it definitely helps with weight loss. Good luck to you!
I have been taking metformin for the past 2 months for infertility & pre-diabetis.I have had stomach cramping, nausea & severe diarrhea for pretty much the whole 2 months. I take it twice a day with food & it still doesn't subside the symptoms.I have been losing weight quickly on it too, I lost 10lbs. in the first 2 weeks.
I too started on metformin around 3 months ago to help with weight loss with pcos (I have about 7 stone to lose). I think it has helped with weight loss but as with anything it's not a miracle cure, I still have to eat healthy and exercise, but for the first time whilst on the medication I have lost weight consistently and steadily (2-3 pounds each week).
I had diarrhoea to begin with, after two weeks it stopped I think as my body got used to it, I always make sure I have it with a meal.
I've been using metformin for 4 years now (for PCOS too). It started with diarrhea (yayy!) but then my body got used to it.
In the meantime, I realized if I eat greasy fried food, dessert or if I drink alcohol, diarrhea comes back. Just stay away from greasy and sugary food! Oh and no alcohol (not even one sip in my case)! I lost around 44 lbs. Cheers!
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