How long does it take for glucophage to work

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194838 tn?1303432144 I have had stomach pains and upset stomach since being on them, the plus side is that I have lost weight so am very happy about that but wondered if anyone else has experienced the stomach pain and if so how long did it take for it to subside. If anyone has any advice etc I would be so grateful.
Avatar n tn The medicine she's on is called glucophage(spelling?). I don't know if anyone's heard of it but she's supposed to take it 3 times a day w/ each meal and she never does. I only know this because my parents told me about this and asked for my help. How do I convince her to take her medicine and do the other required things to prevent her from getting diabetes?
Avatar f tn C and polypus taken just wondering like has anyone been on glucophage got preg. before? and how long did it tke? since the D&C i havent had a period..and now the past couple weeks been feeling sick i dont know if its my period coming or could i even be preg? or is it too soon? please help!!!
Avatar n tn i want a family already. when it will be my turn? i want to experience how it feels to be a mother...? GOD knows im a great lovin person!!! i can't wait to the day that the doctor tells me im pregnant!!!! dt will be the happiest day in my life!!
Avatar n tn Congratulations on completing treatment. It is a long road and it takes a good deal of internal to get through it. Thanks for your sharing experience, it does help.
Avatar n tn I heard that clomid is quiet effective and I did a lot of research about it on net, asking some pharmacist opinion and read lots of article concerning clomid, reading forums etc it took me atleast 1 week before i decided to take. I want to give it a shot, if failed i'll go for a follow up with my obgyne. I planned to take 50 mg for CD3-7....taken today 9am and must be taken at the same time. good luck to all and please share your experience.......
Avatar n tn some say i took the pregnancy test to early the first time and for me to take it again... does anyone have any suggestions????????
Avatar m tn But I know I have been CRAVING (and I mean CRAVING like worse than any pregnant womank ever did) sugars all throughout treatment and now even post so I thought that was it. Perhaps it is a complication of the IFN and the sugar crave is a SIDE to it. Thanks for posting this GoGo - I know now that I'll have to really monitor it closely. Compared to when I was drinking like a total fish - it being higher NOW when I'm not had me REALLY confused...
1219499 tn?1410753330 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. Anyways I then googled how to get your testosterone levels down and it came up with the obvious which is losing weight (I have tried for so long but having pcos makes it so hard!!) and another way is drinking spearmint tea.
Avatar n tn is causing or agravating the diabeties than perhaps the treatment could improve it? just a thought... you won't know until you try the treatment as to how it affects you and begin to monitor it...this is something that should be watched with your treatment blood tests each month...everyone responds differently to treatment...
Avatar n tn once it turns pos thats when we should start BDing every day for ten days straight (once the opk is positive it can take up to 3 days for the egg to be released) So all that covers all the bases. Also he said from the time you start your period to the time you get your pos opk have your husband abstain from ejaculating at all. That way he has a build up of the best swimmers. I'm 25 and my dh and i have been trying to concieve for over 2 years. I'm on my first cycle of clomid 50 mg.
209384 tn?1231171906 have called it insulin resistance. I've done enough research and talked to some others that take it -- it is commonly prescribed for PCOS -- and does help with the insulin issues. Right now, I am only about 10-15 pounds from the proper weight for my height (I'm really short, so any extra pounds really show -- would really love to lose those, but it just isn't working) -- anyways, within the first month of taking the metformin I lost 6 pounds.
733939 tn?1231776955 they were 330 and over the weekend i ranged from 275 to 307. How long does it take for the metformin er to take affect where you see the numbers drop followed with a so new to this and finding hundreds of things on the net....and also what is the danger zone numbers before you get put on insulin.
Avatar m tn First, congrats to your mother for understanding how to manage and control her diabetes and for you for being a caring son. Here's my 2 cents; 1. The FDA allows home glucose test meters a plus/minus accuracy range of 20%. The reading is an approximate range within 20% of the actual. A good FREE meter is the J&J Ultra One Touch Mini. Google 'free ultra one touch' for the web site. I would also question the doctors test equipment as to when it was last calibrated. 2.
Avatar n tn I'm desperate, planning on a CT and if CT is negative having my Gallbladdar removed ASAP if for no other reason than to rule it out. (which I have been against for 2 years)... I'm mommy to three precious children, 27 years old and need to be healthy to take care of and be able to play with them! This has gone on long enough...
Avatar m tn I changed the batteries a few times but doesn't seem to matter. 2. We prefer to keep her off glucophage as long as possible due to the possible side effects and not wanting another drug in her system at 83. What are people's thoughts on the benefit/need for meds at her current a1c level? 3. Her doctor shares very little info and when I went with her, he was angry when I asked questions.
665960 tn?1253802904 I talked to my doctor sharing some of my concerns and she still tells me that it's still possible even though I have PCOS and am only working with one fallopian tube but it's going to take patients and a lot of work. Also I will have to get back on glucophage to balance my insulin level so that I can carry to full term. Right now I'm trying to lose a little more weight before I go down that path again.
Avatar m tn I was also worried as ive been waiting for my intrinsic factor result for 2 weeks now and when i rang my dr about it she said she didnt know how long it would take to come back but theres nothing to worry about as my b12 reading is normal and it will just mean i cant absorb it! I also dont know why i havent been offered the parietal cell antibodies. Do you know how long it can take to get the intrinsic factor bloods back?
808221 tn?1242747788 Just to let you know that my diabetes is pretty much in control right now. It didn't take too long to bring my glucose levels down. Feel much better.
12773 tn?1328916786 But unfortunetly I could not afford to stay out on leave any longer and had to return to work. My goal was to make it another 13 weeks and go back out on leave again. But during this time at work, quite a few people got laid off, so timing was bad. I am so dedicated to my job. I just do not know why. Guess I want to keep it as long as I can. They pay my medical 100 %, except for my co pays of course, But I make good money and I like what I do..
328927 tn?1227765440 I started taking just 500mg, then 1000mg three days later. I may wait until after the weekend to go up to 1500mg. Also, how long does take to work? My RE said a couple of weeks, but I thought longer.
415867 tn?1323369103 5 months just before my youngest - I knew that I would struggle again hence going through all this. It does work Hun an you have to stay positive - if you need any advice please message Hun.
Avatar f tn I started taking 1 500 mg tablet per day and just started taking two. My question is, how long does this take to work. I haven't had my period in six months (definitely not pregnant). Thanks!
454677 tn?1206691163 Lately I have been nauseated constantly, like a sick feeling maybe too much acid in my stomach, its only if I have to get up in the morning and it goes away after I take a nap. I have pain in my chest as well, it starts in my chest near my sternum and radiates to my back shoulder and feels like I have something stuck in my throat that I cant swallow. Usually my jaw hurts along with it and the pain comes on randomly and has been going on before I even started taking Synthroid.
Avatar f tn I too was diagnosed with PCOS... and was perscribed metformin that was "supposed" to make my weight go down. Didn't work!! I also have been finding it hard to loose weight. The dr.'s keep telling me to loose some but I couldn't find way until I came across natural vitamins that is supposed to reverse PCOS. You should definantly visit A year of diet and exercize and I only lost 1 pound.
Avatar n tn This could be the case. Some women get heavy depends on how long it stays and how soon it is before your AF is supposed to arrive.
Avatar f tn the doc gave me Clomid to increase teh chances since my husband has only 20% active motility + 23 m/ I will ask my doc about the Estrace (an estrogen), When do you take it? after OV? or before? For how long have you taken it? Thank you very much.
Avatar n tn I miscarried, and then my doctor put me on Clomid...I tried that for 2 months and it didn't work for me- I didn't have it in me to keep trying though, and gave up. My point is- it's a long hard road, but there is hope!!!
415867 tn?1323369103 I was on it for about 4 months before finding out PCOS was a misdiagnosis. I was fine the first few days, but then for about 3 weeks, I was deathly ill. I NEVER get nauseated, but I was nauseated for 3 solid weeks, despite taking it with food or anything. My only saving grace was keeping saltine crackers and diet coke with me at all times!!!
Avatar f tn it has done nothing in the form of weight loss for my Mother or my Aunt. For diabetics and many pre-diabetics, it does not take much for the benifits of Metformin's weight loss properties to completely fail. I wish you the best... and again thanks for the update. I think you'll do well. I admire the fact you are taking responsibility for your medical challenges.