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Old 05-05-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
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metformin

does anyone take metformin for PCOD?

 
Old 05-07-2010, 06:27 PM   #2
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Re: metformin

Good Afternoon,

I do. My doctor started me on this when I feel asleep during my glucose test . I scared them pretty bad. I do also have the cysts on my ovaries.

I would suggest that before taking the medications you speak with your doctors about getting a clucose meter, unfourtunetly my general practitioner thinks im crazy and will not write a script for the testing strips but I think paying for them out of pocket is worth it.

first i will say that most people get really sick to the stomoch when first starting this medication. I took two 500 Mg doses each day. I HATED the feeling it gave me in the pit of my belly but overall I was feeling much much better. I'm unsure what symtoms you are suffering but I was really tired all the time and I gained over 70 pounds in a year. Once I started taking the meds I felt a lot "perkier" and i found that i was able to start on light exersise and before other non female issues arose i was up to 2 times a week with a personal trainer.

If you do take the meds, i would be really careful that you do not "bottom out" with your sugar, I actually bought Glucose tabs and kept them with my if my meter said i was low. WIth time you will be able to regualte how you feel with what your sugar really is and will not have to check as often.

Now i have changed to one 1000mg pill in the morning. I keep a box of crackers at my desk and i eat 4 or 5 of these when i take my pill. I no longer get sick to my belly anymore.


all in all, the benifits outweigh the risks. I would do some serious reading on PCOS and keep an open mind about what people use. I have heard that a substitute for Metformin is Cinnamon but personally I havent tried it.

 
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:31 AM   #3
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Re: metformin

thanks for ur info. I am not diabetic at all. Fortunately, my doc says my sugar levels are right in the good range. She told me that I will just have to be smarter than the pill. She said to just be sure and maintain 3 meals a day along with 3 snacks per day and my sugar levels shouldnt be a problem.

I have read upon this and got some pretty good info. I am interested in taking it. I have alot of the same symptoms that u described. I am usually always tired..I have lots of facial hair..I have a big stomach that is hard..not flabby at all. I also have gained alot of weight and have an impossible time of losing it.

I am goin to talk the her again but Im sure that I will take it. She said I will start with a low dose for now

 
Old 06-10-2010, 06:38 AM   #4
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Re: metformin

Hi, I have been taking Metformin for my PCOS for three months and recent ultra sound showed some improvement but I have to continue to take it. How has it been working for you?

 
Old 06-11-2010, 05:26 AM   #5
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Re: metformin

Ive been takin it now for 2 weeks. I do know that I see a bit of a difference in the way my stomach feels. I dont seem to be as bloated as I normally am. I dont eat as much as I normally do and usually about every other day I have a bout of diarhea.
As far as how much it is helpin with the pcod, I dont think Ive taken it long enuff to make a difference. I only take 500 mg once a day...she is spose to evaluate me and may raise in at my next appt

 
Old 07-10-2010, 01:22 AM   #6
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Re: metformin

Hey!! I'm still so suprised at how many women have PCOS...and how many forums there are about this..it's great! I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with PCOS. the only symptoms I had was no periods! Then they did the ultrasound and saw the cysts. So far I have been on Metformin 1500mg for 2 weeks with no sign of a period. I felt a little nausea at first but I always take it with the main meal at night which helps. The Dr said it would take a month and I should start to get regular cycles. I'm 29 and want to start trying for a baby soon. How long did it take others to get regular cycles??

 
Old 07-28-2010, 09:38 AM   #7
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Re: metformin

If u are talking about metformin for pcos then yes i am taking it

 
Old 07-29-2010, 05:35 AM   #8
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Im 43 yrs old...my periods have been normal..no problems in that area at all. I had no idea that I had pcod. I had a test done on my kidney and they found a softball sized tumor on my left ovary. Of course they removed that...and several other small cysts.
I only take metformin 500mg once a day at noon. I have seen a difference in alot of other symptoms such as facial hair isnt as bad, a few warts and cysts on my legs and feet have disappeared and I have lost some weight and my stomach isnt as swollen or bloated

 
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