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User Reviews for Metformin (Page 4)

Also known as: Fortamet, Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, Riomet

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Summary of Metformin reviews 380 reviews 7.5

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "diagnosed at 15 (now 18) 5'3 ft 226lb. first I took 500 mg twice a day, plus I had spirolactone . no side effects. no weight change. acne was clearing up!!! was on dance team and did ballet. wasn't that depressed. recently (about 2 months) 5'3ft 230lb. 850 mg twice a day, no spirolactone. Acne came back (worse than ever), a little weight gain, more depressed, doing yoga now (quit dance team and ballet) no side effects. and I have to take iron pills twice daily."

   
2.0

emmaleejones_ (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 26, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "Hi everyone my name is Rissy, I have been taken metformin 500mg since 3/2016. I'm 4'11 about 168lb I was diagnosed this year with PCOS after having been misdiagnosed years ago. I haven't had a regular period since I was 11 years and I didnt think anything of it. I would go years without having a nature period. Most of the time I had to be put on Provera to bring down my periods im 24 now. The Metformin is okay. I have a system with it- I will eat and take them before 8pm - if not you will wake up vomiting or worse diarrhea. Around 3 months into taking it i lost 25 pounds which is okay I am eating healthy salads, apples, cranberry juice thats just some of the light things. Its been progress so just take your time ladies and let the pills take its course. Have a good day"

   
7.0

Skye Lynn October 24, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "I am 31 years old and was diagnosed with PCOS 2 weeks ago. I had my period regularly when I was 14 for one year. I haven't had a period since I was 15. I was put on Metformin 2 weeks ago . In the first week I lost eight pounds. My husband and I have been married for 5 years and are trying to conceive and have been unsuccessful so far. I'm really hoping this will work. I take metformin 500 mg 2x a day. I only had dizziness, upset stomach, and diarrhea for the first week. These have all subsided."

   
5.0

Blondechristy (taken for less than 1 month) October 23, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "Hey everyone, I'm 23 nearly 24 and i have been diagnosed with PCOS since i was 15 years old and have since battled with my weight. I went back to the doctors today after reading all your reviews and she has prescribed me it! So i cant comment on it yet. However from reading your reviews I said to her that I haven't had any blood tests since being diagnosed and apparently I should have been tested every year for diabetes... so now have that to come! SO make sure you get them! Look forward to hearing everyones results and will repost mine when I know more!"

   
5.0

Charlie93 (taken for less than 1 month) October 19, 2016

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Glucophage (metformin) for Diabetes, Type 2: "I have stoped taking glucophage 3 mounths ago and i have gained 3kg please help"

   
8.0

Magret b October 19, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "I've been taking metformin for almost a week now to help me with PCOS and IR and to regulate my periods. Me BEFORE taking it: almost always tired, feeling hungry and craving food all the time (especially sweets) even after meals, mood swings, myalgia or muscle aching especially my legs, hypoglycaemia: I'd get weak and shivery if I go without food for more than 3 hours during the day, awful. Me AFTER metformin: I'm more energetic, my mood is way better, the muscle aching is gone and I only eat 3 meals a day now without craving anymore. I know it might be early to judge this med, but to see such result in a week is very promising to someone whose been ttc for 4 years, I'm hoping it will induce my period and eventually get a BFP."

   
9.0

MrsFatima October 17, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "I am diagnosed with pcos also pre diabetic taking up 500mg metformin but on and off according to my mood... any advised?my menses still irregular.."

Nashy October 16, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "Hi, I'll be 25 this month. I had a miscarriage when I was a teen and never thought anything of what it meant. When I was 20 I got pregnant with my son but I was in amazing shape because I was in the army. Now here I am with pcos and irregular periods. My husband and I (not my sons biological dad) have been ttc for like 18 months at least and have had no luck! This past January we went to a fertility doctor where I was diagnosed with pcos and a blocked tube. In June I stopped having a period. Last month I went to the doctor for depression, he said getting on metformin wouldn't be a bad idea. About a week and a half after taking the medicine I got my period. I was so excited! Now to wait and see if we're able to conceive. ❤️❤️❤️"

   
9.0

Sarah-Indiana (taken for less than 1 month) October 15, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "I was very active before getting pregnant, but had weight problems and irregular periods since puberty. When I got pregnant i went from 130 lbs to 230 lbs during the pregnancy and nothing I did helped me lose weight. After several months of trying everything I went on metformin and finally started to lose weight. I was diagnosed as pre diabetic at that time. I went from 215 to 145 in 4-5 months after starting the medication. I quit taking it and I didn't gain any weight back. Then I got pregnant and had a miscarriage and gained 25 lbs in about a month. After trying all kinds of diets and exercise I got diagnosed with PCOS and started taking it again. I've lost 25 lbs. I still haven't been able to conceive, but it's only been a few months."

   
8.0

Chubbyrunner (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 11, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "I love metformin, I was diagnosed with PCOS on 02/2015, I was trying to get pregnant my GYN prescribed me Metformin around May 2015, to help me out, now I have a healthy baby "

   
9.0

Zully012 October 4, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "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 to conceive. For the past year, over a few visits I had sonograms checking my ovaries and was told I didn't have PCOS and I was put on a diet as I am over weight, 167 lbs at 5'2". I started seeing a different doctor this month who had a HOMA index done and diagnosed me with pre-diabetes, and PCOS (showed me the cysts). Prescribed 500mg 2x daily it has been 4 days now..I have been getting diarrhea and slight dizziness throughout the day, I'm hoping it goes away soon."

   
6.0

Jengonzo21 October 3, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "Metformin works!! After 2 months of taking 500mg a day I had regular periods and after 6 months of taking 500mg a day I'm now pregnant also in 5 months I lost 3 and a 1/2 stone by doing absolutely nothing different except metformin. Reduced PMS symptoms. Yes sometimes it made me feel queasy but that was only when I had a empty stomach, my advice to you is keep going stop worrying about it and give it a chance. If you think too much into problems it usually only makes them worse. Good luck ladies xx"

   
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Lu77777xxxxxx October 2, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "I was told that I had PCOS about 7 months ago. I gained weight. My periods have always been irregular and my doctors would always suggest putting me on birth control but I always declined it. Here I am now at 27 having to take metformin 500. I take 1000 mg a day. I just had my first period the other week in over 8 months. My periods have always been irregular, I knew 7 months of not having one was to long. At first my Gyn put me on regular metformin. It had me going going. Then my PCP put me on met xr two tabs a day. And listen ladies some gyns might tell you that you have sugar but make sure to check with your PCP for a second opinion. My Gyn had me on 4 tabs a day 500 mg but my PCP knocked it down. Had a period and losing weight!!!"

   
8.0

Lavette 89 October 1, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "Metformin has reduced my pain (breasts and abdominal) in less than 3 days of trial. I love this medication and I am hoping that it will regulate my period leading to pregnancy but I am not planning to have a baby now. I recommend this medication to be used for PCOS patients."

   
9.0

Lexii (taken for less than 1 month) September 27, 2016

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For Insulin Resistance Syndrome: "Since taking this med I am experiencing severe spasms in my right side. Its not my appendix. It is spasms that vary in duration and intensity, feels just like ovarian cyst. Have no ovaries anymore. Anyone experiencing this?"

   
7.0

Sweetness65 September 22, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "I am 29 years old was diagnosed with pcos a year ago.I've always had irregular cycles and has been trying to conceive for a few years. My primary care doctor referred me to a PCOS specialist after my blood work showed I had insulin resistance and was (prediabetic)... She first started me out with progesterone because I wanted to have my cycle...my next visit I informed her I did want to try to have a baby which means I needed to ovulate to do so..she prescribed metformin 500 mg twice daily..when I first started the meds it made me sick, nauseous, occasional diarrhea, and lose of appetite..Those side effects eventually subsided... I just had a check up today and she is prescribing me 500mg 4 times a day...I'm praying for a BFP..wish me luck"

Keish.faith (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 15, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "I was diagnosed as having PCOS only last year when I was 32, so pretty late in life. I've always had regular periods (like clockwork) but never gotten pregnant. I have high testosterone, oily skin, acne, I have gained quite a lot of weight over a short period of time went from 60kg to 83kg in just four years which was a big sign as I had not changed by eating or exercise habits. I started taking Metformin 3 times a day and was sick for the first few days, just really nauseous and a few trips to the toilet. I kept forgetting to take the tablets so my doctor has prescribed me the Diaformin XR which I haven't started taking yet. I'm just hoping I don't get as sick as I did with the Metformin."

AussieJane September 12, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "Started taking Metformin(500mg/day extended release) 4 days ago after being diagnosed with PCOS. Pretty sure I've had it since my teens, but was only diagnosed last week at 28 years old. My last period was months ago, and after just 4 days of Metformin, my period started! Couldn't be happier! I felt the effects almost immediately. My energy is way up, I'm not craving food as much, I seem to feel fuller for much longer. I've had no negative side effects other than a slight dry mouth. Hopefully the weird hair growth will also slow down. Will update as things progress."

   
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Kristi K. September 11, 2016

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For Diabetes, Type 2: "On Metformin near two years. In Canadian terms my blood sugar is in the fives, this am 5.1. I take 500mg per day and have lost about 25 lbs since being diagnosed. Now I believe that comes from the pill, daily gym sessions and a drastically changed diet. A hamburger bun is now a piece of lettuce, spaghetti now comes from zuchiinni, mashed potatoes are now mashed cauliflower and fiber based cereal is pretty normal for breakfast."

   
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99Bandit September 9, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "I recently got put on Metformin the 31st of August so it has been about 7 days. I have horrible diarrhea, upset stomach, loss of appetite and fatigue. I gained almost 70 pounds in 2015 due to PCOS. I am hoping this medicine will help with weight loss & getting things back into control."

   
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Makayla12345 September 7, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "I have PCOS and was struggling to conceive because of my irregular periods. My Gyno/OB started me on Metformin 500mg. However, he told me to start slowly taking one tablet in the morning and one at night, then once I had adjusted to that, one tablet 3 x a day. He told me that it makes you feel nauseous, he was right. I did feel quite sick, So i would recommend staggering the dosage and working up to three tablets a day. It worked for me. It also gave me diarrhea every now and then but it wasn't that bad, more like loose stools, not explosive. I was on metformin for a few months, my periods were semi-regular and then I fell pregnant. Didn't really loose much weight, just a couple of kg's which i think was because i felt sick from the tablet."

   
8.0

JenS1 September 1, 2016

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For Diabetes, Type 2: "I found out I have type 2 diabetes back in May when going on for spine surgery. Dr increased my dosage to 2× day. I have been sick to my stomach with vomiting and have zero apatite ..."

   
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Jimmy W. (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 28, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "25 years old - diagnosed with PCOS at 16. Always have been overweight, abnormal hair growth & irregular periods. I'm "pre-diabetic" with diabetes on both sides of my family so taking Metformin as a preventative measure. I've been on metformin for 10 days and have already lost 3 pounds with no significant diet change & got my period on my own without having to take medication for the first time in years. Less hungry, especially at night. I did have terrible diarrhea the first few days but that has resolved. Today started with a horrible metallic taste in my mouth which I'm hoping will subside soon because I feel pretty good otherwise! My advice - don't get discouraged with the stomach issues in the beginning - push through!"

   
8.0

Anonymous August 22, 2016

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For Diabetes, Type 2: "Pre-diabetic. Placed on Metformin. The first day severe dirreahea but after that nothing. I take 500mg twice a day at breakfast and dinner..Don't craved sweets as much. Which is great and when i do eat i feel full fast. Don't know about any weight loss but i do feel a lot better since taking metformin. But i only been taking it for two days... Other than having dirreahea the first day. I have no other reactions. I drink plenty of water and sparkling water too...I'm also getting in the habit of eating healthier."

   
8.0

Bamaborn August 22, 2016

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For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: "I'm reading these and having some mixed emotions but hope is the major one. I'm 42 I was diagnosed 20 years ago fortunate enough to have 4 beautiful children with mild fertility help. I had terrible periods when I had them and as I got older the came every other week I had the ablation procedure and that was a miracle worker. I'm a group fitness instructor I teach anywhere from 16 to 20 classes a week and I weigh 200 lbs at 5'4. I know I am fit. I eat fairly well and for the life of me cannot see why I'm so heavy. I went to my annual check up and the doc told me about this medicine and it almost brought tears to my eyes. I work my butt off and I'm still heavy. For the last 4 years it's been 10lbs a year. I hope this is my answer???"

Anonymous August 18, 2016

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