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Metformin / Glucophage

Discussion in 'Pregnancy & Gynecological Issues' started by Genuine, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. Genuine

    Genuine Proudly supporting our troops!

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    Recently I saw a new doctor. He decided to start me on Glucophage. Is anyone else taking this?? It's not even been a month yet and already I have noticed a change.

    ~No more crazy cravings!! I use to have these food cravings all the time - not anymore. I just eat when I'm hungry.

    ~Weight loss made easier. I lost 25lbs on my own before I started Glucophage and since then I've lost an additional 8lbs (it was much easier this month!!).

    Only bad thing is I get these hot flashes that make me feel like I'm melting from the inside out. But no more than 1 or 2 a day. I'm so excited though! The doctor said in the long run I could get pregnant with the help of this drug!!!

    Anyone else have any luck with Metformin/Glucophage?
     
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  2. Nobility

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    Well, I've been on the minimum dosage (250mg) for two weeks now, and as of today I'm moving up to 500mg. I'm supposed to work up to 1000mg, but found I was sick (tummy and that) and got quite a bad rash (which is not ocmmon, but does happen for up to 4 weeks) the first time I tried so doing it slower this time :)

    I haven't noticed huge differences yet though, but I suspect my food cravings may be lesser. I wasn't able to take the pill for the PCOS because I got anxiety from it.
     
  3. PastorMikeJ

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    I am on it the max dosage..been on it for over a year...it seems to help control my blood sugar levels but I still had to go on insulin...but like I said it helped and mine is the results of exposure to agent orange according to the V.A. keep taking it!!
     
  4. ladyinwaiting16

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    does anyone have any other info on it?
     
  5. Nobility

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    If you search "metformin PCOS" in google, you will get more results than you could EVER hope to read, but a lot of them are SO helpful with information so I'm going to suggest you try there...
     
  6. ladyinwaiting16

    ladyinwaiting16 The wife of a warrior!!

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    thank you I will do that
     
  7. Nobility

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    Well.. I'm back on it again :) And NO RASH!!

    I'm pleased about that at least :) Well... I'm sort of on it. I've not been very regular about taking it so far though...
     
  8. solomonswolf

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    Have been on it for the past 5 years and went off this past month. Initially I lost 50lbs in a month and a half, hormones (ecluding insulin) went down to normal, and I felt so much better. Since then my body has worked up a tolerance and the medication has ceased to work. Cravings came back, hormones went wonky, and almost all my weight has been put back on. Bariatric surgery here I come!

    I was on 2000mg a day for all of those 5 years. Definately take the medication consistently. Not doing so can screw up your body terribly. Because of my high dose I would get terrible diarrhea if I stopped then started up again. Also make sure you take the meds with a decent amount of food. I always got terrible cramps if I didn't eat enough or waited too long after eating to take it.

    One thing to watch if you lose a lot of weight with metformin: gallstones. After I dropped the initial 50 lbs I began having periods of throwing up in the middle of the night. It went from once a month, to once every couple weeks, to once a week, then everyday before I was admitted to the ER with pancreatitis and in dire need of gallbladder removal. If you have pain below the breast area that feels like a lady with long nails clawing your insides out or pain on the right side of your abdomen followed by vomiting go to the ER IMMEDIATELY.
     
  9. super_gurl_1987

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    Hey there. Wanted to let you know i had really good luck with metformin. my husband and i have been trying to have a baby for almost two years and we could never figure out why i wasnt getting pregnant turns out i have pcos. I started taking metformin and a month later i got pregnant! We lost the baby - but i ran out of the medicine 4 weeks into my pregnancy and my doctor ( midwife ) and i are not on such good terms and she wouldnt refill my meds. I started losing weight - lost like 15 lbs in a month which was really exciting for me and i started to feel semi normal. I dont even know what that is anymore. But just thought i would let you know i works well for me when i am on it
     
  10. lovesdolphins

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    I've been on it almost a year now; I haven't lot a lot of weight, but I have lost some.

    I'm on the max dosage; I just hope that one of these days I'll get pregnant.
     
  11. darknowhere

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    I'm not much help because I just started taking metformin yesterday for PCOS but I haven't noticed any side effects yet.
     
  12. Caitlin.ann

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    I just started it.
    I've had worse cravings but I've lost weight easier. I'm currently on 500mg daily.
     
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