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

Posted 15 Dec 2011 by doirinne 28 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 23 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 ...

Is anyone taking metformin, glipized & insulin with Victoza?

Posted 13 Jun 2011 by polarbabe75 6 answers

I'm wondering about the combination. When I first started the Victoza I lost weight and A1C lowered. I've gained 1//2 of the weight back and A1C gradually going up. The doctor has me on Max of Metformin & 3-4 glipizide daily. He also put me on 15 units of Lantus. he did all this when ...

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

Posted 7 Apr 2010 by lokegirl 5 answers

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 ...

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 ...

Starting a combo of topamax and metformin for belly weight, headaches, borderline diabetic,anyone?

Posted 16 Oct 2012 by adele1989 3 answers

I have battled my weight all my life..I go to the gym 6 days a week.Weigh 225 and only 5' and I am 44. Both parents are diabetics so I am trying to beat this... don't tell me to back away from the table... not all overweight people overeat! This is my last hope has anyone else done this ...

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

Posted 9 Aug 2012 by jojo197794 3 answers

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 and phentermine?

Posted 19 Oct 2011 by vlove651 2 answers

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?

Posted 27 Nov 2014 by javax3000 2 answers

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

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

Posted 30 Sep 2018 by Tiffchrish 3 answers

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 ...

Do Metformin 500mg comes in a liquid form?

Posted 10 Jan 2013 by divamom2 1 answer

My 14 year old daughter has insulin resistance .She take Metformin 500mg.She chew the pill but it take her along time to take the pill.Some days she dont want to take it at all because the pill is very big.I would like to know if the pill comes in liquid form.

Metformin- but I don't have diabetes?

Posted 28 Nov 2013 by yoho94 1 answer

My doctor prescribed Metformin for me (I wasn't present, she just wrote for me when my mom showed her my blood test results )... I don't have diabetes, I'm not over weight (I'm 120 and 5'3 )... The only problem I have is Iron deficiency. I don't know why she's ...

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 ...

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