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3/21/10 1:12 P

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I've had my gallbladder removed and was never on Yasmin. I have more GI side effects after the gallbladder surgery then with the metformin.




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3/21/10 6:10 A

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You are the third person this week that I've heard of having their gallbladder out because of Yasmin side effects! That is scary stuff.

Metformin didn't work for me - it actually caused me to put on weight and made me very ill - weak and lethargic and jaundiced. Apparently liver damage is a fairly common side effect of it. Anyway, so I can't help you on that score, but if it worked for you once, then it may work again. I've heard that people can have different reactions to it at different times in their lives. i.e. first time it works, second it didn't etc.

Good luck.

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3/19/10 10:27 A

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I'm bad about remembering too! I'm getting better though. I'm supposed to take one 500mg pill with three meals but was having problems with lunch because I don't eat enough with lunch to not get heartburn when taking the metformin. I've starting taking one with breakfast and two with dinner and haven't had any side effects taking the two at a time. The weekends are when I forget because my days different as far as when I eat and if I'm home to take it. Maybe set an alarm for a while to help you remember to take it until it becomes a habit.




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3/18/10 3:59 P

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I agree. It helps with weightloss but that's not what it's for. When I was on weight watchers it did help a bit. It also made me sick so I take it at night before I got to bed now. Doc just uped mine from 1000 a day to 2000

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3/17/10 4:27 P

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Everyone reacts differently to metformin, since it is a drug that helps the body be insulin sensitive there is no way you can hurt your chance for using it or it working on you.

I've been on Metformin since the start of 2004 and its not helped me with the weight loss, weight loss on met is a side effect of the drug its not what the drug is for, and only a small % of people have that side effect and most who do it doesn't last for long once the right dose is reached and things stabilize.

I always take my Metformin right before I go to sleep every night along with my Lantus injection ... I don't know much about BCs and met but I do know that Metformin can make you more fertile in general and that some BCs are not as effective as they might well be because of it (according to the manufactures info and what my gyn told me about the combo of the two - was told if I was to use BC that I had to make sure I had a back up method also in place - endro confirmed that back-up was strongly supported .. good thing I don't need BCs)

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3/17/10 9:27 A

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Hi all I'm new here. I have had PCOS for 3 years. I was put on Yasmin and Metformin. I took the pills everyday on time everyday and lost 80lbs. Then I went in for a side pain and had to have my gallbladder removed. After that I stopped loosing weight and started gaining; then started forgetting the metformin. I would remember it for one week and then forget for a week. I have recently started the low carb/no processed food diet and have been good at taking my pills again, but am worried that taking the metformin will not work this time. I was just wondering if I have ruined my chances of metformin working for me again. If anyone has any input it would be greatly welcome! Thank You!!

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