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1/31/14 12:55 P

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When I was taking metformin, I would take it in the evening with food.

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1/28/14 9:06 P

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I have all those symptoms too. I find it is better if I take it with food. IDK if that helps.

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10/10/13 2:15 P

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Extended Release has been good to me. Also I have noticed that when I eat poorly it really makes my stomach worse but if I eat healthy the symptoms tend to disappear. I do eat lots of fiber through apples and whole grain bread which has done AMAZING things to making my tummy happy. Also if you stick to the Metformin, eventually it stops making you feel crappy. Maybe start with a lower dose and work your way up?

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9/10/13 12:15 P

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I couldn't tolerate the regular. I had to switch to extended release.

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9/5/13 12:55 P

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I was diagnosed in November 2012. I was put on Metformin 1000mg twice a day and had very bad side effects. I switched to Metformin ER 1000mg twice a day and it's so much better. I don't have any side effects at all. I just can't eat Mexican food with it.

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9/3/13 9:01 A

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Try Metformin ER. The extended release form is much gentler on the system.

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9/2/13 10:28 P

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Nearly one year ago I was diagnosed with PCOS and RX'd metformin 500mg twice a day. I have tried very hard to take this medication because I know it helps with weight loss as well as other PCOS symptoms but I have such horrible symptoms.

My symptoms include:
Nausea
Heartburn
Decreased energy
and worst of all is the diarrhea

Sorry if that was a little TMI but I feel like a lot of us have been there, right?

I really want to succeed with my metformin but it has caused me to miss exams, work, and important social events.

Does anyone have any advice on how to cope with Metformin side effects so that I can go to work and not spend half my time there in the bathroom? Or know of any alternatives to metformin that aid in PCOS weight loss?

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