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How long does it take METFORMIN to help me lose weight?

Posted 15 Dec 2011 by doirinne 23 answers

I have been diagnosed with insulin resistance Nov 2011. Taking METFORMIN, HCL ER 2000mg (since 11/4/11 worked my way up to full dose). Been on full dose for 2.5 weeks now. No weight loss. I am keeping total daily carbs under 45grams per day. Total calories < 1400. PROTEIN = 60-80GRAMS PER DAY. ...

Conflicting stories about taking metformin - will it help my weight and PCOS?

Posted 14 May 2012 by anjeegyrl 6 answers

My gyno prescribed metformin 500 mg 2 x day for PCOS. He said it was an anti-diabetic but that it is also taken for PCOS. I have had a hard time managing my weight and he thought that it would help. Well I just saw a gastroenterologist for some other issues, and he said I was on a lot of ...

Metformin - 1000mg x2 day has it caused any weight gain with anyone?

Posted 3 Dec 2012 21 answers

A1C normal for 4 years, should I ask doc to reduce cause I feel I'm gaining weight the longer I'm taking it, but I have no other side effects. Weight gain is not a phobia/image thing it's a health concern only because I'm taking gabapentin 900mg 3xday. see my concern

Metformin - unable to lose weight before medication?

Posted 13 Jul 2012 by zoe_noogie 8 answers

I see a lot of women who are happy with their weight loss results while on metformin, but I notice it is also in conjuction with a lifestyle change in diet and exercise. What I'd like to know is this: is there anyone out there (I know there must be) in their early 20's who, like me, has ...

1000mg 2 times a day glucophage, weight gain?

Posted 27 Dec 2016 by FTen1234 1 answer

I've been taking glucophage for almost a year now. The first 8 months aprox it worked great, my A1C went to regular levels and I lost some weight. I stopped taking glucophage for a little over a month because I went on a business trip and simply forgot to get a refill. Ever since I got back ...

Does metformin cause dry skin and blisters in the fingers and finger joint inflammation?

Posted 27 Dec 2016 by Sridharan 1 answer

I would like to add some more details I was on 3 medications acorbose starlix generic version and tanzeum and or metformin. My work is very hectic and a1c was 11.43 a year ago and now brought to 7.1. But due to the fingers joint inflammation I couldn't bend my fingers. Last month I stopped all ...

Metformin replacement for insulin resistance. Is there an alternate drug for insulin resistance?

Posted 3 Dec 2016 by edodd1943 0 answers

Metformin Hcl ER , two 500 mg at bedtime is causing side effects i.e. Weakness, fatigue, & insomnia. More pronounced is the quadriceps muscle pain & stiffness that developed almost immediately making it difficult to walk. I planned to use DMSO today to relieve pain. Please advise.

What are the symptoms of insulin resistance?

Posted 13 Dec 2016 1 answer

In the beginning stages, can it be treated with natural supplements and improved diet? Are there tests for it? Is it hereditary (example: grandparent?). Can prescription medications (prescribed for other conditions) cause it (or maybe be a contributing factor to developing it)? Does it cause ...

Is it normal to bleed VERY VERY heavy at the start of taking metformin?

Posted 10 Sep 2016 by JBORB159 1 answer

Hi, I am 22 and have PCOS - I have been bleeding very lightly every day for about a year on and off so my doctor gave me the pill and metformin to help with my weight. I have been taking this for 10 days in total now and am bleeding so heavy with blood clots and tampons will not even last that ...

Metformin - How long does it take to get your period?

Posted 3 Oct 2016 by jengonzo 0 answers

I was diagnosed with PCOS at 16, I have always had irregular periods anywhere from 3-10 months apart. I had been on birth control from 16-23. I am now 26 years old, married and have been trying to conceive for about 2 years. About a year ago we starting seeing my gyno to figure out what we could do ...

Does the weight stay off after completing Saxenda?

Posted 23 Aug 2016 by mesmom 2 answers

I have insulin resistance and had trouble losing weight because I was hungry all the time. My doctor started me on Saxenda April 11. I have had very few side effects, a little nausea every once in a while. I have 3 more pounds to go and to date I have lost 23.6 pounds. Has anybody reached their ...

Has anyone taken Tradjenta along with metformin?

Posted 24 Aug 2016 by 21Anonymous 0 answers

I started metformin 3 months ago, same time I was diagnosed with pcos, and still no period. So my doctor put me on Tradjenta as well. I looked up Tradjenta online and I'm not finding very good things about it. If anyone has used it please let me know if it worked for you or not. I'm ...

Does Metformin counter the helpfulness of birth control? Does it make periods heavy?

Posted 29 Jun 2016 by naomi734 1 answer

I have PCOS and I have been on birth control for about 2 years now to help control it and because I am sexually active. I started Metformin about 4 months ago since I was becoming insulin resistant. Recently every period I have been getting has been long and heavy, since I started taking ...

Metformin - Will the side effects go?

Posted 12 Jun 2016 by Heyitsmaz 2 answers

I was very much recently diagnosed with PCOS, I'm still trying to accept it but i have been put on metformin 500g tablets I currently take 3 a day as advised by my doctor. But after an hour of taking the morning one I end up having to rush to the toilet I am on my second day. Do I need to cut ...

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