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"I learned I have PCOS this summer. I'm 21. I have insulin resistance so I was put on Metformin. PLEASE think twice about taking this medicine. I was supposed to take 750mg twice a day. I have been on many medicines- for my bipolar, ADD, surgeries and I have never had a side effect, or one like this. If I took one dose at night it was 50/50 if I was going to throw up or not. If I took both doses I was 100% throwing up all day. I tried for 2-3 weeks to see if the side effects would go away and they never did. I couldn't live like that and went off it. Now I just have to be careful about what I eat. I am overweight and noticed no weight change. I would rather try to be healthier and weigh less the food-based way than be throwing up on this."

   
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Ann33112 October 31, 2016

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"I am only 1 week diagnosed with PCOS ,I started having irregular periods after the use of injectable contraceptives(nur-isterate)2014 my periods resumed but being irregular and last year 2015 it started being regular again,and 2016 at about August i only spotted,and again September but ignorantly I continued without seeking medical help and this October CD20 decided to seek medical help and that's where I find out about PCOS,after TTC for 2 years with failure,DR put me on provera 10mg for 10days now CD 8 on provera.....but with the help of your reviews will be starting Metformin after provera and willing to take it for 3 months....crossing my fingers for its success"

   
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Griton October 28, 2016

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"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."

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

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"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"

   
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Skye Lynn October 24, 2016

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"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."

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

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"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!"

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

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"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."

   
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MrsFatima October 17, 2016

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"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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"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. ❤️❤️❤️"

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

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"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."

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

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"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 "

   
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Zully012 October 4, 2016

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"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."

   
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Jengonzo21 October 3, 2016

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"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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"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!!!"

   
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Lavette 89 October 1, 2016

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"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."

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

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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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."

   
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JenS1 September 1, 2016

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"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!"

   
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Anonymous August 22, 2016

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"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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"I am 17! I was detected with pcod with insulin resistance!! I found out the symptoms like hair growth on stomach chest, oily skin ,acne , irregular periods and weight gain like really fast weight gain! So i am taking meformin 500mg! I take the medicine twice a day and yes i had been of great use i lost 2 kgs in 25 days bcz of diet control and the medication! And yes my periods are also regular!"

   
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Yukiee (taken for less than 1 month) August 17, 2016

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"I would not credit metformin as the only reason I have done so well with the pcos weight gain, but I believe it's been a HUGE help. I was a very active female, ex military who was always within my bmi. I went from 138 lbs to 350 lbs in 8 years before the pcos was even diagnosed. 7 months on metformin, with a healthy diet and moderate exercise and I'm 140 lbs down. For me, it worked. I went through 2 or 3 brands until I got to one that didn't make me sick. But I'm grateful I stuck it out. Pcos is a nightmare, the hair growth alone makes you feel less feminine let alone the massive weight fluctuations. I wish everybody luck and obviously listen to your body and research everything the dr recommends. Good luck and god bless!"

   
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Angobe (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 12, 2016

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"I was disgnosed with PCOS 2 years ago and was prescribed metformin. When I first began taking it I felt very off, like I was in a fog. I suspect this was my body adjusting to a lower blood sugar level (pre-diabetic). This began wearing off after a couple weeks and I felt better than I ever have. It really helped. My dosage is 1000 mg 2x daily. I have now lost over 100 pounds over the past 2 years, though I can't say if the metformin contributed to weight loss, as I did a drastic lifestyle change; but I suspect that it has. Now that I am healthier, though, I am starting to get that same foggy feeling as I had in the beginning. I think the dosage is too high now that I am overcoming PCOS through a healthy lifestyle. Just keep that in mind :)."

   
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Kitty K. (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 7, 2016

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