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 5-07 235 6-08 220 01/09 204 Current Wt. Goals 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
current weight: 204.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,009) Posts: 228 1/19/10 10:35 P
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!
current weight: 167.0
Fitness Minutes: (145,668) Posts: 14,825 1/12/10 10:16 P
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.
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?
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