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but so far 1500 is all I can handle. It has also helped me to lose weight (21 pounds so far) and my nurse at the fertility doctor's said that it has kept the "ring" of cysts that would usually form around my ovaries away. From what I understand anytime you start talking about insulin, etc... you are treading onto very complex and complicated ground.
I've had a fatty liver for many years. I really need to lose alot of weight but my insurance doesn't cover weight loss. I know your wife will do well. I'm praying for you guys!
Solo - no offense intended... but how rude! She doesn't want to be specific about her problems, or she wouldn't have been vague to begin with. Hannah's Mom - I know how hard it can be, and how frustrating. I lost weight very easily the first time with diet and exercise. 80 pounds in 10 months. I gained back 55ish pounds with a hard second pregnancy, and another 30 when my daughter was small.
I need help here - I want to lose weight but all I hear about are how bad carbs are for you - Well that is ALL I eat - I don't know what to eat to lose weight - I'll help you out - I do NOT like or eat - Chicken, fish, turkey (ANY of the "healthier" meats) I LOVE pasta, potatoes, pizza, taco's (all things "BAD" for you) - Is it possible for me (I am 34) to lose weight when these are the things I eat???
However, I also have PCOS (poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome) AKA Stein-Leventhal Syndrome. This syndrome causes hyperinsulinemia, and hence makes it EXTREMELY difficult to lose weight. I have since discovered that some endocrinologists are using Glucophage, a drug for diabetics, to decrease insulin resistance, and that many patients w/PCOS who have been unable to lose weight, have been losing it in truckloads.
This syndrome causes hyperinsulinemia, and hence makes it EXTREMELY difficult to lose weight. I have since discovered that some endocrinologists are using Glucophage, a drug for diabetics, to decrease insulin resistance, and that many patients w/PCOS who have been unable to lose weight, have been losing it in truckloads. My questions are: is Glucophage safe for me to take while I have NASH, keeping in mind it may be what helps me lose weight?
This syndrome causes hyperinsulinemia, and hence makes it EXTREMELY difficult to lose weight. I have since discovered that some endocrinologists are using Glucophage, a drug for diabetics, to decrease insulin resistance, and that many patients w/PCOS who have been unable to lose weight, have been losing it in truckloads. My questions are: is Glucophage safe for me to take while I have NASH, keeping in mind it may be what helps me lose weight?
Once your levels are right for YOU, you should be able to lose weight, with proper diet and exercise.
metformin can help with weight loss, but typically like 10-15 lbs in someone that needs to lose it... and it's just an aid. I would say there is another reason... age, eating habits, etc.
Hi, im 27 m and my weight is 294 lbs and im non-diabetic so can i start taking Glucophage Metformin 1000mg is it ok please Answer in need to lose weight very badly please help me with this ,,....
Happy to find the site but livid. I must be obsessed as I've been up since 3am trying to find help to lose this weight and hoping I haven't done permanent damage. I'm also mad at my endocrinologist. I see him for my Hypothyroid and Insulin Intolerance. For about 2 years I've been complaining about weight gain and being tired. He KNOWS I have been on Lexapro and Paxil. He never once mentioned it could be those drugs.
Btw, she has been seeing her doctors for years now about her struggle to lose any weight and also has irregular periods, some acne and problems with regular bad stomachs/tiredness. Any help much apprecated as she's very depressed about it.
I don't know much about this but here is some info I found on what your asking. http://diabetes.emedtv.com/metformin/metformin-and-weight-loss.html http://www.drugs.com/metformin.html http://www.drmirkin.com/nutrition/N117.htm You'll notice the first sentence; "Metformin, sold under the trade name Glucophage, is used to treat diabetes, but several recent papers show that it also helps non-diabetics to lose weight by reducing hunger (1).
Doc says I'am borderline diabetic and need to lose weight. The drug was prescribed to help with the weight loss. However she stressed that you still need to watch your diet and exercise. I have been doing this for a long time but kept going up and down with my weight. I am 5 4" and currently weigh 235.5. I weigh in every Tuesday and after 4 days I lost 3 pounds. I am now starting to take the meds 2 xs a day so it will be interesting to see what happens next week.
It seems that I have tried every way to try to lose this weight. However, this last year I decided to take a different approach. I decided to do everything I can to learn everything I can about PCOS. I decided that I would go with the mentality of "I have PCOS, but it doesn't have me!" I am not great with discipline with food. I like the fizz of soda and the taste of white pasta! :) If I cut them out I feel deprived.
I wonder sometimes if I was unsuccessful the first 3 rounds of clomid b/c I was heavier. I did lose weight, went on glucophage, then clomid and while I was on vacation it happened. So everything seemed to be aligned. Good luck!
At this point I am feeling ready to make a committment to my own health and do the work I need to do to lose weight. I really do belive that it's a lifestyle change. For those of you who are struggling with depression, don't give up. While it can be frustrating and discouraging, it is possible to lose weight. Weight absolutely affects self esteem but don't put pressure on yourself.....You'll get there! Best wishes and good luck!
I am getting married in December, and have been wanting to lose weight, but can't seem to find a way to get it off! Interestingly enough, I was scouting the web to see if there was anything on this topic, and found the message posted by lyn01 -- Funny, but I am having the EXACT same problem! I exercise five times a week, with both cardio and weight training. I eat healthy foods -- no pop, very little candy, low carbs, lots of vegetables and fruits -- but I still can't lose weight.
It has taken me almost 10 years to finally find the motivation to be healthier and lose weight. I finally went to EBAY and bought the WEIGHT WATCHERS BEGINNERS PACK and started out on my own. I don't go to the meetings because I don't like group settings like that. I just started by finding how many points I could have and then one by one I started trading the junk for something healthy. The first thing I did was switch from regular soda to diet.
I have been having the same problem. I am still in high school though... so can I have a thyroid problem too? but I have actually started taking two gym classes and have been dieting, watching my carbs and sugars, and not drinking pop... I havent been trying very long, but I have been very devoted. I weighed 162 when I started, and my BMI was at 36%, but now that I have been excersizing, and dieting, my weight has went up to 168, and my BMI is at 38.1% !!! why is this?
I am currently back to taking sylimn, which does not work as well as the victoza. Victoza is a great medication for helping a type 2 diabetic to control their appetite and to lose weight. I want to thank you all for being so open and honest with your responses. I am willing to give it a try based on all the wonderful experiences you all have shared with me. Lets continue to stay in touch to compare to notes on victoza and weight loss results.
A lot of women with pcos have an elevated testosterone level myself included - well I was reading an article the other day and it said that high testosterone levels have been linked to miscarriage. Well having had 7 (possibly 8 but it wasn't confirmed by blood) pregnancy losses myself I though mmm there might be some truth to that statement.
I had an appointment with my dr today. Was able to cut my glucophage dosage in half! He said I could start the medifast diet and Take Shape For Life program. I am so excited! I'm thankful that I have a dr who understands what I need to be successful.
I have heard of some women having really great luck with the South Beach diet. It not only helped them lose weight, but assisted in their body's ability to balance the insulin intolerance that contributed to the PCOS.
also that my best of getting prego are during next year. as my cycles are long, he prescribed glucophage 500mg twice a day for 2 months to get my cycles more regular. also as my TSH was 4.9 last time, he increased my levothyroxin from 50mcg to 75mcg. i just hope it helps me getting pregnant before seeing him on 16th of august. on the side note...i was kinda ready for clomid, and was hoping for him to gimme some today. kinda disappointed he didnt.:-/..
Drs tend to do this when they ask about my diet. I understand that you HAVE to eat to lose weight. But it is so hard to make yourself eat when you don't want to. 4-5 bites at a time is all I want, after that I have to force myself. Am doing better about this though. Am eating lots of salads and fruit when I can find it. Can find plenty of fruit, but most of it is not worth eating. So once again I see a light at the end of the tunnel. Am hoping that this one is not the usual train.
yes i talked to my doctor already he said that the reason of my high ALT is from my BS(bloodsugar) he gave me glucophage tablet 2x a day and silymarin capsule, vitamins and i have to lose weight!!! regarding HBV im afraid to have another test again,. i just research what kind of food can decrease the virus or what vegetables are good for the liver,. i want a natural medication because i was afraid to take a lot of medicine,. maybe it will affect more on my health.
2) Being over weight plays a large part in keeping your glucose levels above normal. Lose weight and you see those levels drop accordingly. 3) And, the last one is moderate exercise. Walking helps a lot, even a stationary bike. Some kind of exercise to get your blood to circulate helps in reducing excess glucose. Currently your numbers are high. You're a half step away from being put on injectable insulin.
i have a doctor app. monday to figure out if i need to take other medication...as far as side effects from the glucophage yes..i have had lots.. i was told that this helps you lose weight well in my case i have gained weight and feeling nausated..tired at times and frequent goin to the bathroom but everyone is different!! i hope next week he might put me on clomid maybe that will help!! thank you! and congras to you!! best of luck.
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