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

Posted 15 Dec 2011 by doirinne 27 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 PurpleButterfies 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 ...

Metformin ER vs. Regular - Harder to Lose Weight?

Posted 6 days ago by KPowell21 0 answers

I switched to metformin ER about a year ago because I was busy and finding it hard to remember my second evening dose with the regular metformin. A friend who is also on metformin for PCOS said that she had heard from others and experienced herself that the metformin ER made it much more difficult ...

Saxenda not working 3 weeks in?

Posted 22 Feb 2018 by Ptmummy 0 answers

I’m a 39 year old woman I have hashimotos disease, PCOS and insulin resistance I am 17 kg over weight, and my doctor put me in this drug to give me a bit of help. So far nothing no results at all. I eat 1600-1800 cal per day and have a low carb high plant food and protein diet. I’m a ...

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 ...

I'm new to this, questions?

Posted 6 Dec 2017 by Jspokas 1 answer

Just diagnosed with PCOS and insulin resistance. Also dealing with pain over my liver area, and tachycardia when simply going up the stairs. It seems like all of these ailments came on in about the span of a few months time and now I'm extremely upset and frustrated!!! Before this I was in ...

I'm on glipizide er and still have high blood sugars. What am I doing wrong ?

Posted 14 Jul 2017 by Cjwoods 1 answer

I had lactic acidosis so I can't take metformin. I am now on 20 mg of glipizide er taken at breakfast. I did have an infection but have now finished the antibiotic.

How/when to take Metformin for PCOS?

Posted 12 Sep 2017 by Beejer 0 answers

I'm currently on metformin 500mg 2xs/day for PCOS, insulin resistance & weight loss. I'm wondering what the best way to take this medication is (ex: hour before a meal, with a meal, etc). When I started, 500mg 1x/day, my Dr said to take it with a meal -preferably the one with the ...

Metformin ER - Is it a Better Formula than regular metformin?

Posted 6 Jun 2017 by bethann31 0 answers

I have bad insulin resistance. I have taken metformin in the past, and I was taking the regular metformin during that time. It was terribly hard to tolerate as far as GI issues. This time around I have started on the metformin extended release formula. It is so much better and easier to tolerate as ...

When to take metformin (& food) if using Byetta?

Posted 29 May 2017 by Puddings Mum 0 answers

1) If you're using Byetta, and you're meant to eat within 60", is it better to eat towards the end of the 60" or at any time? Does it matter? (I was told by GP to eat after the hour but became ill & found out it's within the time) 2) do you take metformin before or ...

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 ...

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