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I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
I'm sure there are several ladies here who will give their stories. Are you overweight at all? There has been some success reported following a lower carb/healthy fat type of plan such as the South Beach diet. There is some anecdotal evidence that it may help PCOS and boost conception success.
Try looking at the forum called "Metformin and weight loss". A LOT of posts on there! Hope this helps!
I guess my main question is are there ANY success stories out there of women losing weight with PCOS and taking metformin? I could really use some encouragement. I want so bad to start our family, but if I am this uncomfortable being my weight now, I fear how I will feel being pregnant.
* It sounds like you're having alot of success on Metformin. Congrats on your weight loss!
I started metformin about five weeks ago and the first four weeks weight was coming off fairly fast and this past week I haven't lost any, so my question is has anyone or is it frequent the Met will work briefly and then the weight loss will stop. I'm also just wanting to hear how much promblems people were having befor met and how much weight came off after and what amount of time did it take? Thanks for your guys help. I'd love any advice or incouraging stories.
Hi, I think i have been one of the luckiest few with Metamorfin because i got no single problem - i started it on 6th March , twice a day - i also take it with my meals - i had read alot about it and i had to take precautions. The only problem is that it hasnt helped me with weight loss and despite my exercise routine (1 hr of step aerobics 5 time a week) and my diet - my weight is shifting at a snails pace. I took clomid this last cycle.
The medicines that are given are for normalising the hormone levels and not for weight loss. For losing weight you should stick to your exercise schedule and also seek advice on dietary modification. It is not necessary that you starve yourself. You should consult a dietician to prepare a diet chart according to your food habits, in such a way that nutrition is not compromised. Hope this helps.
If your on metformin and if your overweight and on a diet, your symptoms will improve with weight loss. Im on metformin 500mg 1x a day plus birth control. I also take a multi viatmin and another vitamin called Super B Complex (it has a ton of vitamin in it, also it helps with hair skin and nails, well thats what it says on the bottle) I've noticed while taking everything, my symptoms are getting better. My periods use to be about 4-5 days while on bc pills, now it last 3 days.
And yes losing weight will help your periods to try to become regular. Over time metformin can help improve that. I'm on birth control, so I do not know if my cycles ar normal at this point.
Actually i have lost weight easier while on Metformin. It hasn't been so easy though. I have had to boost my exercise time and stick to a low carb diet. So far I have lost 23 pounds in the last 5 months.
I'm not sure that Wellbutrin is a weight loss miracle. For me, I've noticed that it curbs my appetite tremendously. I forget that I'm even hungry. I see that others feel the opposite, so it depends on the person. But I did switch drugs because I was on Zoloft for a year and a half and gained 30 lbs. and could not, for the life of me, lose any of it. I could eat 700 calories a day and exercise 30 minutes a day and still not lose one pound.
Has anyone been put on a thyroid hormone replacement medication, and did it help to lose weight???? I have been looking for weight loss sucess stories with methadone patients but have had no sucess...Can u lose weight on methadone is my question?
My BF didn't know it was the Depo making me fat, so while I was on depo provera I starved myself on strict diets, exercised like crazy,Went to a hollywood weight loss doc, took HCG weight loss shots and prescription weight loss pills, even cut out fats, lowered my calories to 500 a day, and GAINED WEIGHT! My GYN told me the Depo was making me fat. Told me to to stop it ASAP and stop eating any white foods(no sugar,potatoes,bread, and esp.
finally it happened after ridiculous amounts of medicine and it was in the toilet basically my baby passed away and it was my first child and im reading all these stories of survival and it hurts i wish i would have known that there was a chance i would have left the hospital in a heartbeat and hopefully still would have had my baby boy.
just out of habit...I feel like..weird if i don't. Then....after no major weight loss or gain.... I suddenly in June (just in time for swimsuit season....and I live on the coast in TX...so it sucked) I went from my 140 on a "fat" day....to 220 by the middle of August. So, in a month and a half I gained nearly 100 lbs. I never changed my eating or exercise habits until early September when for some reason I kept getting weaker and weaker....
Your hormones will be messed up for years after stopping this shot. It will be your most difficult weight you ever lose. Weight loss is easier after pregnancy due to breast feeding and all the other hormones that go into effect after childbirth. I had always heard hormones are something very delicate that can be knocked out of kilter very easily. I was so happy to have such an easy form of birth control in DP, and was happy to be free of the periods. I will never do it again.
I went today for my first week weight check and my second shot.....my weight loss for my first week is 9.5 pounds!!!! Anyone else using Phentermine and B12? I would love to hear how other people have done on these meds. Good Luck to everyone trying...I want to hear your story!
You should try it again if at all possible - with your diet it could really help you a lot - both in terms of weight loss and insulin levels! I also have to add that it has really reduced my appetite. I do not feel sick or anything - just never really hungry. Best of luck and keep up the good work on weight watchers!!
I was on metformin 1500mg for 6 months which helped me lose weight (25 pounds) and I got pregnant naturally which I believe is due to metformin and the weight loss because I had been trying for almost 2 years with no success. Yes metformin is not easy to take, I have a very very hard time with it, many side effects and I even took it durring my first trimester along with my bad morning sickness (never missing a dose) now that is dedication!
=) Also my doctor said I am losing weight rapidly and that the Metformin would make me lose even more weight on top of all the exercsing I have been doing to try and lose the polycystic ovary symptoms of weight gain over the years..I don't eat large portions either so I had no idea how I could have so much weight on me. I'm only 5'3 and let me tell ya my height does not make for a pain free body with all that weight either.
Hi, If PCOS and being overweight is the problem then first thing that you need to do is to lose weight. I know this is not easy, but it is necessary in women with PCOS. Weight loss helps normalise hormone levels in PCOS. Also drugs like metformin may help. Clomid is the next step and is very good for induction of ovulation even in overweight women. Hence hope for the best and go ahead. Take care and good luck.
I was hoping people could share stories about being in the same boat as me, and having beautiful babies. I would love to hear anything, or any advice!!! Thanks!
The Dr has already stated if it is pcos there are 2 choices low dose birth control or hormone medication. .. I have struggled with weight loss my whole life and am not interested in the birth control option for fear of horror stories I have heard...does any one have a combination that works for pcos... I know we are all different, but just looking at some alternative or options ? Is there a better low dose birth control that is better than another ?
I lost a few pounds when I started metformin medication, but have now stabilized again. Part of my weight loss problems are that occasionally I have to go on a round of steroids for either my lupus or my asthma if they aren't controlled, and then I gain 10 pounds and have to lose that all over again. My Dad is also type II diabetic. He put on weight when he started some of his diabetic medications.
after having my son i gained an obscene amount of weight i tried all sorts of miracle weight loss stuff for short amounts of time with very little success then i got to thinking about all the stories of couples trying to conceive that when they give up it happens well i did a lil studying an found that a common reason for this is that stress can cause a vast amount of complications for all sorts of stuff including weight gain an infertility so i started doing things that releave stress like wal
I felt I should, like you, try to lose weight and see what happens from there. My goal weight loss is about 80lbs. I read online that a weight loss of even as little as 10% of your current weight can some times control PCOS. How much weight did you loose? I don't have AF unless I have taken something to jump start it. I think losing weight will help it come on its own. Fingers crossed. Are the cysts painful? I don't have any pain. When AF is here I really don't have any pain either.
I am taking Provera days 1-14 of each month to bring on my period, 1000mg of metformin per day, and weight loss (20 lbs down). Just went (June 4th) to the doc for my 4 month post op visit. I have been tracking my temps like I always do and he confirmed that I ovulated for the first time in MANY years in May! I have also Ovulated this month but just waiting for temp confirmation! My DH and I are extremely excited about this because It means we are on the right track FINALLY!
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