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7/1/12 12:56 P

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I was on Metformin for 1yr. The whole time I got my cycle and lost weight steadily. Ive been off of it for about a year, because I no longer have insurance, but am still getting my cycle regularly. :)

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6/30/12 11:08 P

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This is my second time on Metformin. The first time I took it for almost three years. At first, I did have horrible side effects of stomach upset and diarrhea. However, once my body got adjusted the side effects when away, unless I ate a really greasy or fatty meal. On the Metformin I lost weight, my cycles became regular and I actually felt better. I was taking 1000 mg twice a day. The only reason I stopped taking it was I was laid off and had no insurance. With taking Metformin, you need to see a doctor so I stopped taking it. This time I have been back on the Metformin for 4 months. I am taking 500 mg twice a day. The same thing this time with the side effects. So far, my cycles have become a lot more regular and I have also lost a few pounds.
But, you have to remember everyone is different and will experience different things.

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6/29/12 11:34 A

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For those that don't know, metformin is a medication that is used for diabetics. I'm no doctor, but my understanding is that as the lucky recipients of PCOS, one of the side affects is that our body produces too much insulin and the metformin helps regulate the insulin and prevent our bodies from rejecting it. So it might not seem like it's doing anything {especially if you don't feel side affects}, but it will help with the weight gain and also keep you from becoming diabetic due to insulin rejection.

If anyone knows differently please correct me! I received this information from my doctors as well as a nutritionist, so I think I'm on the right track!

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6/29/12 10:02 A

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I've been on metformin since December when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I've not had any trouble with it and I'm taking 500mg 3xday. I don't know if it is doing what it should but I'm taking it lol. It is discouraging because I hate taking meds and I don't even know if it is working...So far I haven't noticed any major changes in any particular ways...

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6/29/12 1:04 A

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I was on Metformin for the first time back in 2010, at my heaviest weight (233 pounds). My gyno was a very poor doctor and didn't explain all of the side effects to me. I had the upset stomach, diarrhea, but the nausea was the worse. However, after talking to many people who have taken it I've realized that after some time of being on it, your body adjusts and then your fine. I already know the next time I see my RE (in a few weeks) I'm going to be put back on it. I also like what another poster said about taking it with meals. I don't believe I was doing that last time and it may help me this time.

Good luck hon! I'm hoping it works well for both of us.

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6/27/12 10:40 A

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I've been taking metformin off and on for about 9 years. I experienced a lot of tummy troubles which made it uncomfortable, but I stuck with it and eventually my body adjusted. I didn't really notice any changes...until I stopped taking it. Then my weight jumped up by about 12 lbs {this just happened recently}. So I'm back on it now and hopefully I'll be able to get my weight back down a bit!

I've heard all sorts of side affects and experiences from lots of different people...it just depends on who you are! Good luck!! Sending baby wishes your way!

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6/27/12 6:38 A

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Hi Yvett,
I have been taking Metformin for a few months now. I haven't had any really negative side affects, though some women complain about stomach issues and nausea. I didn't experience any of these, but I think I'm some of the lucky few. Most people notice a decrease in side affects after a few weeks of taking the meds. My doctor warned me that I might feel sick but that it should go away after a short while. I would suggest always taking your pills with a meal. I did that from the beginning and it seems to have helped.
Keep us updated. Good luck!

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6/16/12 1:35 P

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Hi there, Yvett! I am sorry that you felt discouraged. We are definitely here for you! I wasn't going to write as I have not had any good experience with Metformin, however, I know there are people that must have success with it! My experience was heavy flooding every two weeks that would put me in the hospital. The challenge is that everybody's body is different. Please keep us updated on how the drug works for you! Sending you prayers and well wishes, Yvett!



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6/13/12 1:25 P

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Well I was only 135 lbs when I got prego with my daughter and I was having problems with water retention when I was prego with her. They were worried about gestional diabetes. So at that weight and having that problem that is why I am hestiant to try at this weight. I am only 4'11 and a half and at 180 lbs I am clincially obese. But thank you responsing to my message. I was getting discouraged because no one was writing on mine emoticon

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6/13/12 1:20 P

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I was diagnosed two years ago and put on metformin but had horrid drops in blood sugar while on it (and the only way I knew what was happening was I happened to be with a friend who is diabetic and tested my blood sugar). I'm not diabetic, nor pre-diabetic but am overweight--by a good 100+. I'm now 48 with two children, the first I was just shy of 35 when she was born and was 37 when the second was born (30 lbs up at this point from when I got pregnant with my oldest). I had had symptoms of PCOS (although not fertility symptoms) for a good 15 years before I was diagnosed.
I guess what I'm saying is...you can have a healthy pregnancy at your weight. I actually had far fewer problems than my friends who were thin.

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6/12/12 3:17 P

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Hi!!!! So I went to my endo dr today and she is putting me on 750 rapid release Metformin. 1 a day for 10 days and then 2 a day. I wanted to know if anyone has had any results with this? I know everyones body is different but I was interested in knowing about what to expect. Any comment or advice would be great! I am 28 years old with a 6 year old and I am about 50 to 60 lbs over weight. My husband and I want to start trying to have a baby but I know that it wouldn't be a good idea at this weight. Also my dr told me that with PCOS the older I get the harder it will be to have a baby!!! Very frustrated!!! I never asked for this. emoticon

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