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Metformin for PCOS

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Old 08-28-2013, 02:29 PM   #1
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Metformin for PCOS

I need to know there is light at the end of the tunnel...
I have been told I have PCOS because I do not get a period without being on birth control. My husband and I decided we want to try to have children next year so I decided to go off of the pill two months ago. Well, as of this month, I have gained 10 pounds, (about 1/2 a day) and I have facial hair as well as acne that hurts all over my face and body. I am normally 115 pounds and am 126 now while gaining those two pounds just since Sunday. I noticed my weight gain in July which is when I increased my workouts to 6-7 days a week as well as less eating and I still did not notice anything but gain. I called my doctor and she put me on Metformin. I have been taking it for 3 days now and I already increased it to 1000mg/day because I have not had any side effects besides dry mouth. Does anyone know when I will notice a difference? I noticed most of the forums had people that lost weight but were heavily overweight before. Anyone else have the same thing happen as I did? I am on the verge of an emotional breakdown with everything that is going on in my body..

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Old 10-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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Re: Metformin for PCOS

My daughter was just put on metformin she has gained a substantial amount of weight after coming off the pill and also eating very unhealthy....over the last 2 or so years..she was just diagnosed with PCOS and is making a major life's change ..she has lost 6 lbs in just a week..can you please give an are you doing on the meds and how are you feeling?

Old 04-01-2014, 08:19 AM   #3
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Re: Metformin for PCOS

" I have facial hair as well as acne that hurts all over my face and body"

Sounds like high testosterone.

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