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Related terms: Metabolic Syndrome, Impaired Glucose Tolerance, Impaired Fasting Glucose, Syndrome X

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

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.... read more

Is Novolin the same as Humulin?

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

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

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

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... read more

Metformin - unable to lose weight before medication?

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... read more

Metformin - How quickly will I feel relief from my symtoms?

I have been prescribed Metformin and I am wondering, how soon after beginning this medication, will I start to feel relief from the symptoms of my diabetes. Being insulin resistant I feel worse after eating yet if I don't eat I feel bad too. So I would like to know if this starts working right... read more

I started taking Metformin 9 days ago for insulin resistance. I feel absolutely terrible.I am tired?

sluggish, have headaches and just over all do not feel well at all. is this normal? I am taking 500 mg in the morning and at night. My dr has me on a step program eventually taking 2 pills in am and 2 pills in pm.

Metformin - help PCOS medication isn’t helping me lose the weight?

I am 22 years old and I was first diagnosed with PCOS when I was 12 years old when I had two surgeries to take out two teratoma cysts. I never had to take any medication for it at the time But even having pcos I have been skinny my entire life up until the last two years. I have weighed 120 lbs all... read more

Metformin and phentermine?

What has weight loss been like for anyone taking metformin and phintermine. My dr put me on both for wieght loss due to pcos

Can 500mg of Metformin can be converted in to insulin units? as if compared to Lantus or Apidra?

Example: Metformin 500mg = ___Units of long acting(Lantus) or short acting insulin(Apidra).(Injection Units)

Does the weight stay off after completing Saxenda?

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... read more

Is it safe to take Metformin after it is expired?

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

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... read more

Low Testosterone after taking Metformin?

Has any experienced low Testosterone levels or low sex drive, symptoms of ED after taking metformin over a period of time ?

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

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.

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