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I'm on 1000mg for now and the Met is working. It made me really sick at first, which is why I'm inclreasing it to 2000mg very slowly. I haven't lost any weight, but overall I feel soooo much better. My doc (PCOS specialist) said Met might help with weight loss, but nothing more than 5-10 pounds in a year.
Total Lost: 7 pounds
Current Weight: 223
Current Jeans Size: 14
Short-term Goal: 220
Met did not work for me it made me soo sick that I could not stay on it. So know I am trying to do it with out the meds cause i don't want to be on meds that make me sick all the time and are not working for me.
240 SW 5-07
204 Current Wt.
220 Aug 1st. (met 8-15-08)
215 Feb 14th Met 08/09
210 11/15/19 met on 12/10
205 11/26/09 met on 12/29/10
200 by Dec 1st
190 by march 5th
I'm on 1500mg Met and I got it to get my period regular. All it does it's making me neausus (some days more than others and some days really violent).
My understanding that the way to tell if the metformin is working for those of us with PCOS is if you are getting periods on your own.
Yeah, I'd rather have the weight loss too! I've been at a plateau for a couple of weeks and am feeling pretty frustrated.
Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
Yeah, your docs definitely off! My doc (who was rated #1 doc in Az last year) definitely said that there was no way anything under 2000 would do anything on the met.
And pushing weight surgery, definitely a no. I think it's time you look for a new doc!
I had a doctor who pushed weight loss surgery also.
I'm happy to say, I have a new OBGYN now. :-)
Thanks for the replies. My doctor was expecting me to lose weight on 1500mg and said that if it wasn't happening, then I would go to 2000mg. He also said that if 2000mg wasn't working, we would have to discuss gastric bypass. I'm not sure how I feel about that. I know that Met is not a weight loss drug, I was just hoping that along with a healthy diet and exercise it would help.
I just recently was put on Metformin again ( the first time i was so nauseated i couldnt' handle it!)...However, I'm only on 1000mg right now, and I was really disappointed because i wasn't losing weight.
I saw my specialist and he told me he wasn't expecting weight loss until i reached at least 2000mg if not more! But he said after 2000mg is when he expected to see some lbs dropping!
He is also having me use Bitter Melon (it's an herb) that is helping with insulin resistance and weight loss as well!
I hope this helps!
I've been on Met since January 2004, and I can't say that its helped me get the weight off what so ever .. I was on 2,000 mg of the stuff for over a year before getting switched over to Glumetza which is the extended version of it - been on that since start of last year and well only loss I had last year was 4 pounds, and nothing since.
Metformin is not a weight loss drug, it is a insulin sensitizing drug used to help the body make use of the insulin that it makes - weight loss is a possible side effect of the drug, but it doesn't always happen and if it does it doesn't always last.
Cals Burned for 6 years = 2,359,000
6 years Deficit Total = 1,729,800
Should have lost: 250 to 495 pounds
Actual loss = 139 lbs and 50 inches from core
My doctor, who is a PCOS specialist, put me on Met in September. He started me off with 1500mg. I never felt any GI symptoms like everyone thought I would. There have been days when I felt like not eating, but that has been about it. Since starting the Met I have lost around 12 lbs.
I'm not sure that the Met is working for me. I feel like I should have lost more weight, and in the past 3 weeks, I haven't lost anything. My doctor talked about putting me on 2000mg.
Anyone else seem to think the Met isn't working for them?