for weight loss only. I'm not diabetic. What are the side effects that you are getting on this. I also read alot of people are cutting carbs and sugar. My pharmacist told me I didn't need to change my diet. How much weight did you loose and how long does it take to happen. Thanks in advance for your answers. Smileyhappy.
Sorry, I do not have any answers for you either but I am very interested to see responses and see how it goes for you. No change in diet or exercise? I find it hard to believe that a pill alone will cause much weight loss, over time. Wonder what the results would be if you did change your diet and some exercise? I'll be watching this and hoping for the best for you. Just call us your cheerleading squad!!
I was put on this medication for a while until they were able to stabalize my blood sugar, I can't give you answers as far as weight control goes but it is my wish that you do have good results with this and that you are able to loose the weight you desire! the one thing that I noted while I was on this medication especially about the first 2 weeks was I had a lot of stomach discomfort the thing of it was it improved over time and it is my sincere hope that (and it may not even bother your stomach at all) I wish you nothing but the very best! Caringsonbj (Billy)
how's things going now? it looks like you have been taking this for a couple weeks now is it getting any better for you?
I am new to this site and this is my first post. I was just prescribed the Metformin 500 mgs twice a day as well. I haven't started it yet. Of course I'm leery. My doctor prescribed it for weight loss but I'm also border line diabetic. So I'm not sure if this would work for me.
I've had chronic back pain for over 10 years and have been on and off so many different medications. But over all the only thing my history has perfected is my weight gain which has then caused more issues like depression. I can't do a lot of excersing due to the back pain.
I'd appreciate any feedback you can give me or anyone else that might read this as well. thanks!
I was given Mediformin for losing weight as well. I am pre type 2 diabetes... means I "might" get it in five years. So I do not find that I am having the same issues. I have not taken it like I should... I'm a bad pill taker but getting used to it. Any comments on this would be great. I hope I don't get nausea or diarrhea etc. from it. You guys mentioned different doctors saying different things... like the symptoms should go away and then the endocrinologist saying that you should stop taking it all together... well... my endocrinologist gave me the prescription sooo may be no one really knows. Sounds like the most reasonable answer, but if someone has taken it for a long time who was not diabetic and HAS lost weight, I would appreciate your comments. Thanks
Will I was diagnosed about 3 years ago with type 2. you have diabetes from to much sugar in your system of course you need to cut back on the sugar and the carbs. I would suggest you cut back by cutting out all white starches such as bread instead eat wheat or whole grain. Pasta same way. I also have started exercising which has helped me lose the weight and keep it off. in the 3 years since i was diagnose and made the change to my diet and exercise i have lost over the years about about 50 to 6 0 pounds and kept it off. It is alot easier to change your eating habits then you would thing and there are so many things online that can help you. Try the weight watchers diet for 3 mos that will teach you how to eat then keep it up after not having to continue the weight watchers . They actually have a system just for diabetics. If you need further assistance please email me I will be glad to help.
I took a weight management class to learn how to loose weight by how to eat properly. So I was prescribed this medication starting with one pill the first week then 2 pills. My doctor said 10 oz shake no more that 6grms of sugar for breakfast then 10oz for a snack before lunch & not to wait until u get hungry so u have to eat your meals before then. Wing yourself off of sugar, SODA & fruit drinks. No fruit shakes because you body doesnt know the difference if you drinking a all fruit shake or eating a bowl of sugar, chew your food and let your body process it. A deck of cards size meat or fish 2 or more cups of veggies and less of a cup of starch and fruit. The order you eat is important too. 1. Your protein, 2 fruit, 3 veggies then your starch last. Only use a table spoon of oil or butter to savor or cook/prep your food in (total) & season to taste. Ive been prediabetic for over 12 years and I have a family history of high blood pressure & diabetes in my family.
My enemy is my weight no matter what I did or changed the weight never dropped. My dr started me on these pills to help me loose weight so following the guidines given and meds in 9 weeks I lost 18 lbs. 2 lbs a week Eating before I get hungry and eating healthy snacks fruits, nuts, yogurts (less that 6 grams of sugar) you have to learn to read the labels just because it says low fat... they get you with the high sugar. It's usually Greek yogurt... and if you love sour cream it's healthier to use regular Greek yogurt that's sour and not sweet at all.
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