Discussions that mention metformin

Schizophrenia board

Has anyone else suffered weight gain from their drugs? I put on 70 pounds then lost about 35 when I came off my medication but am putting weight back on again from the Risperidone. I read that a drug called Metformin (Glucophage) can be used to reverse this trend people taking it actually lost weight even while taking their meds. Has anyone tried it, is it standard procedure because my doctor doesn't seem to havr heard about it.