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I'm not totally sure if there's something wrong with me, but the doc will be meeting with me Wednesday and is addressing all my labs and starting me on something. I may need a progesterone-only BC pill and metformin to help get me back on track. I'm so scared of the side effects.

Not because I think I'll die, but I just have to work and hope I can still function as I seem to be one of those people who always gets side effects from stuff. Have any of you lost weigh on this? If so, how much and how long did it take? I've read MANY reviews of metformin where the person ate sensibly and lost anywhere from pounds the first 3 months without too much effort.

I haven't heard of anyone losing that amount of weight because of metformin. It's a nice thought, though. I find that I'm starving in the evening, if I eat lunch too early. Try eating a later lunch and eat something to keep you feeling fuller, longer. Also, don't forget to eat a snack between meals to keep your glucose numbers level.

Originally Posted by timneh5. I was on metformin for several years. As to side effects, I found that I did better with the extended-release version. Immodium can be your friend in the beginning days, too. What worked for me was to lay out a low-carb meal plan, with plenty of vegetables - a couple of breakfasts, a couple of lunches, a few dinners.

If you make your eating automatic, it will be easier to lose weight and to manage with metformin. If you're always trying to figure out what to eat, your eating plan can go awry really quickly. I found that too many carbs increased my metformin's side effects. While I could not take Metformin for diabetes gastric disturbance , I can take Janumet with no problem - it's Metformin and something else combined.

I have been taking Metformin for over a year now and have had no side effects. Originally Posted by pinkybumpkin. Have you tried taking it at night, instead? I heard that can help. I haven't started yet, but I'm worried. I hope I'm not sick as a dog at work. But the ketogenic diet makes u not hungry and I guess med make u not hungry but I eat anyway for help with weighloss, so my body doesn't get into starvation mode.

Good luck. I've been taking Metformin mg a day for 3 weeks. I am down 24 lbs. I'm on cal high protein low carb low sugar diet. In the beginning I had some nausea and have had to force myself to drink more water for hydration. I have been taking metformin mg twice a day for 8 years I haven't notice any weight loss. I've been taking it since February I have lost 45 pounds.

I also stopped drinking wine every night. I think that was also a part of it. When people ask me how I lost this weight when I tell them is that I stopped drinking wine every night and use my diabetes drug. It hascome off ridiculously easily. I wish someone had told me about this drug sooner! Congratulations loosing that much. How much metformin did you take during the period?

Are you still on it and have you had more success loosing? I have been taking metformin mg for over a year 2 times a day. I take one in the morning and one before I go to bed. Should I take with food? Or does it matter as long as I take it? I was prescribed Metformin by my Dr. I have lost 27lbs. However, for the last 2 months I have felt the effects have minimized.

I need to consult with my Dr. I've been taking a low dose only mg a day for 2 months and dropped 20lbs. Went from to I'm not sure if I should be concerned. I'm pretty good about my diet and my only vice is cannabis admittedly a good amount but I don't do caffeine, alcohol or nicotine at all.

I started taking the same low dose on this past tuesday. I weighed myself yesterday morning and I was What I did do was cut out all sugar except for the teaspoon i put in my coffee in the morning. I am only eating whole grain breads when I eat it.

I also cut out white rice, pasta and very rarely eat white potatoes. I had a hashbrown for breakfast this morning.. Those are the only changes I have made in my diet and i am down 7 pounds already. I am getting the occasional stomach cramp and bout of diahrrea.

I am going to look into a probiotic for myself to hopefully help with that. Have you noticed any side effects with cannabis and metformin? I just started taking metformin and didn't know if I could still smoke. OMG, people It is for diabetes only!!! If you need to take pills to lose weight then you're doing something obviously wrong!! Metformin is a serious drug that can cause harm if you are NOT a diabetic.

Its a lazy way of trying to lose weight! Do it on your own!! Metformin also is prescribed for the chronic and progressive disease known as obesity to assist in weight loss based on labs that predispose one to being insulin resistant. It is not laziness it's a medication prescribed by a knowledgable MD.

Several labs can suggest insulin resistance prediabetic including cholesterol levels total, triglycerides, hdl, ldl , A1c Metformin assists in bringing levels to a normal range along with helping with weight loss along with a nutritional and exercise plan overseen by a MD.

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and was put on metformin mg 2 times a day three weeks ago and have lost 12 lbs already. Took it like a champ haven't had any Mc Donalds or cake. Switch to splenda in my cofee. Don't eat rice or potatoes. Its been extremely hard but my sugar was when I went into the ER. Almost went into diabetic coma so I had to do it. I also stopped eating bread or anything that looks like it muffins, cake, cookies, buns, pastries, etc.

I drink at least 2 to 3 litres of water a day. No pop! I started my diabetic journey weighing Its possible. I was prescribed metformin mg daily for problems associated with pcos 2 weeks ago and have lost 10 lbs already. Beyondblessedxo hey did you follow any diet Before yesterday, I am doing exercise from a month and on healthy diet from 2weeks, there is no change in my weight, I am little disappointed.

All, Please guys anyone who lost weight can you please post me the diet. I am desperate to lose weight. I cut out all sugar but for in my morning coffee. I cut out white bread, white rice and white potatoes well occasional potatoes.

Im down 7 so far and ive been on it less than a week. I've been working out a bit more just becasue my doctor told me to. I've been drinking alot more water also because I am thirsty all the time. The side effect for me with Metformin is that I have to run to the bathroom all the time, everything that I eat will come right out not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing.

Thought you might find this helpful. I've been keeping a meal and weight loss journal and noticed that when I drank a big glass of luke warm water with my metformin, I've lost weight quicker. I also add a wedge of lemon in my water and kept drinking it throughout the day.

This help with cleansing out the toxins in my body and also eating less at meal time. I've lost another 8 lbs as of today, total of 28 lbs altogether. I walk my dogs every night after super for about km, power walk at lunchtime and sometimes dancing on the weekends.

Those are my forms of exercise. Hope this helps. With regards to losing the weight, I have metabolic PCOS and was given metformin and have lost 7lbs in ten days. That said, I had a rough first week on just the half dose at mg to start. I had diarrhea so bad, it was horrible.

I went back to the Dr. So that made it easier to be more strict with myself. I cried a few times, it was hard. Week 2 has been easier and now I know what is safe to eat and good for me. Have you done a special diet and daily exercise to lose the weight or is it just from the tablet! I got diagnosed With pcos when I was 14 I'm now 20 and been put on metformin yesurday.

COM worked wonders just watch you don't feel dizzy cause this is a low sugar dairy fiber clean living change! I have been following the glycemic index on the low side. No wheat products. Avoiding corn and starches as well. No potatoes or rice. Learned about paleo food choices.

That really helped. Started following atkins food choices then moved over to paleo. Its better for me. Focuses on clean eating. With the metformin and eating paleo, dropped 30 lbs just watching my diet. I use a lot of green veggies. I eat eggs, zuchinni, rasberries, blueberries, chia seeds, brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, meats and fishes and a whole bunch of other good stuff.

Learned how to bake with coconut and almond flour. My next experiment is garbanzo flour baking. There will never be a substitute for the taste and texture of a wheat grain bread. But im ok with that. Bread, even though every healthy eating list says whole wheat, is still bad for blood sugar.

I miss toast as a quick out the door breakfast. I miss pasta as a comfort food. I definitely miss cookies when pms rolls round. But that is life. Learning to bake with almond and cocnut flour has helped my sweet tooth get healthy and satisfy the craving. I even found a pasta that is safe and still healthy.

Garbanzo bean flour pasta. I have been on metformin for about a month now. I've lost 10 pounds. I do something like the paleo diet only fruit, veggies, and meat. No sugar or alcohol. Alcohol is worse that eating a slice of cake. Conn I appreciate your info. My daughter just found out they were putting her on metformin for her sugar and told her she needs to lose weight but haven't given us any info on any diet so I'm going to look the different flours an pasta.

Thank you. I have just been prescribed metformin mg once a day for PCOS. What a weight lifted off my shoulders. I lost 10 kg by myself in 2 months. I've packed it all back on now rapidly and so glad I have a tool to utilise with my strategy to get me to where I want to be with my weight. Fingers crossed!!! Ps stay away from anything in a packet, as preservatives and toxins retain fat cells.

Jessica May I know what is the diet plan you are on? I just want to lose weight and it has become very tough with PCOS. Thanks for your inputs. I noticed a weight change, I lost around 13 pounds from June 1 first day of Metformin till July Thanks so much for you support I have still to loss lot of weight.

And I am working hard for it. But now, from July my weight is stuck it is not changing. I used to take metformin mg twice a day, since my sugars are good doctor reduced it to one pill a day. I am also on Megase, which increases appitite.

I am fighting everyday to control my craving towards some food but with no weight change I am not movtivated. Hi Jessica Congratulations on your weight loss : May I know your diet plan please I have been trying to lose weight for more than 5 years now and I am just not able to do it. I take it twice around 8AM and 8 PM every day. I drink around more than a gallon of water a day.

If you follow the diet along with Dr. I started taking metformin mg a day and worked my way up to mg a day in March of this year for being diabetic from taking a statin drug,,I have lost 28 lbs. Should I be concerned. I'm been taking Metformin with very but very low carbs diet I weight back in May so now is August 11 and I weight not a big difference but I feel better i do exercise and try to stay away from Rice , pasta, potatoes , bread and most of the fruit because of the sugar no more sodas no cookies I guess anything nowadays goes with a Diet unfortunely there is no magic pill a lot of people don't get results at all so even though the progress is very slow and I need wayyyy more to go I'm feeling better Good luck everyone and let's not give up loosing weight is very hard.

Helpful, I've lost 42 pounds since being diagnosed with Diabetes 2, Oct Am getting worried because I take mg Metformin and changed my diet. I see that Metformin curbs desire to eat, well, I also have gastroparesis and continue to lose weight at a steady rate.

Should I be concerned? I have just started the metformin. I have noticed a great change. My body is not hungry for sweet things. I no longer eat just because. I do not even think about it now.

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I've only been diagnosed as Type 2 for a little over a week. I'm taking Metformin mg two times/day. I am watching my diet SO strictly, I'm. I know there are a ton of threads on here about metformin. I am curious as to what people have experienced with weight loss with it. My Gyno.

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