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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 12:33 PM   1
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Any Metformin luck??


Hi all,

HAPPY NEW YEAR ONE AND ALL xxx

Just wondered if any of you had any success with Metformin?
I DON'T have PCOS but my husband and I have been TTC for a while now so we/I have been prescribed Metformin and I wondered what the success rate was.??

I understand it's a 'contravercial med' but would love to hear your stories xxx

Thank you ladies and Baby dust to alllllll of you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 12:47 PM   2
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Metformin def helps me with ovulation but then again I have pcos and don't ovulate or have proper cycles on my own. I have no idea if it would work for someone who doesn't have pcos though but I didn't want to read and run. Best of luck and hopefully it does help you.



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 12:56 PM   3
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Thank you SweetJennie.

Have you lost any weight on it also? I was reading up on the net and it's used loads to assist Diabetics to lose weight..... I REALLY need to lose a FEW stones so kill 2 birds with 1 stone would be a result

At the moment there is no explaination for our seeming inability to conceive so they wanted to try me on this for a while .....

Just one last question (sorry...) Did you get headaches on Metformin?
I suffer with horrendouse Headaches as I have a blood clotting disorder so not sure I could cope with more or worse brain aches....

Thanks xxx (sorry for the additional questionsx)



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 13:04 PM   4
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I have lost about 15-20 pounds since the beginning of Aug but it seems like the weight loss has slowed. Prolly doesn't help with all the Christmas treats! lol. Gotta get back on track after Christmas. I have had regular headaches but I don't know if it is from Metformin or just stress. lol



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 13:22 PM   5
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Ah, thank you Hunny - really appreciate your reply.

Wishing you loads of luck and CONGRATS on the weight loss - that's superb!! xxx

Baby dust to you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 13:29 PM   6
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You are very welcome. I don't mind the questions. There are a lot of things I don't know and being able to share some stuff I have experienced is a nice feeling. I have asked boatloads of questions to people myself. lol. Good luck to you as well.



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2011, 14:45 PM   7
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hey pp
happy new year to you too! hope 2011 brings all you wish for and more.
i am on metformin but have pcos. i am not sure whether it has made too much difference with the weight loss. good luck though, i hope it helps you xx



 
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Old Jan 1st, 2011, 14:59 PM   8
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Apologies for jumping in here, the title caught my eye because I was on nothing but Metformin (for bad PCOS) when I conceived. It did get me ovulating (between that and Agnus Castus) and it did (along with exercise and a sensible diet) help me lose weight.

I'm not sure why you'd be prescribed metformin if you don't have PCOS?

It's not a fertility drug, or a weight-loss drug, per se. You see, women with PCOS are very often insulin resistant, which is what causes the distinctive "apple" shaped weight gain. Thing is, with the body, if one hormone goes out of whack, then quite often others follow suit. By taking Metformin, the high(er) blood sugar is treated, the insulin resistance is treated, and this can help even out the hormonal imbalances, and this can lead to ovulation starting to happen normally.

Not every woman with PCOS actually is insulin resistant, which is why Metformin doesn't necessarily work for everyone. So if you definitely don't have PCOS, there's no guarantee it'll do anything for you, longterm. In fact, I'd be keeping a close eye on your blood sugar, as it *will* lower it.

You may well find that you lose a bit of weight, mainly because one of the delightful side effects of Met is gastric upset. Particularly in the first few weeks, and then every time you increase the dose.

If it works for you, then all the best with it, but I'm just still boggling that any doctor would prescribe you a drug which isn't even licensed yet for treating PCOS, when you don't have PCOS!



 
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Old Jan 2nd, 2011, 08:10 AM   9
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I have PCOS, was diagnosed about 3 years ago. My husband and I have been TTC for 22 months. I was given Metformin in Aug (1000 mg/day). I, almost instantly, lost 29 pounds.. but then gained 9 back over the holidays- still down 20 though. Then at my last appointment (Dec 3rd) I was told to up my dose to 2000 mg/day. My periods have been regular since Sept, so I guess it's doing it's job.



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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 10:51 AM   10
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i have been on metformin for roughly 4 months now ... it has helped me shift about 20lbs so far but i have now come total stand still ...

no cycles yet but hoping if i keep taking it that maybe i will get them with more weight loss..



 
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