Losing weight while metformin

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Avatar f tn It's very possible to become pregnant while being overweight, although I don't recommend it. Being pregnant can be incredibly hard on the body. The way my midwife and Bradley Method coach said it is that you're basically training for a marathon. Having a fit and healthy body not only helps you during pregnancy, but helps your baby too. I'm considered overweight right now being 5'1 and 157lbs (and that's after losing some weight too).
193609 tn?1292180293 I was wondering what changes you experienced while taking metformin? I have been taking it for 6 months now, and my periods are still few and far between. I have not seen any change in my period....my average cycle length is 42 days. My fiance and I have been ttc for almost 6 months but are not having any luck. Did your periods become normal? I have lost 15 lbs since my diagnosis, and continue to lose weight. What is your experience with metformin???
Avatar f tn Hey ladies, my husband and i have tried ivf three times. we've only made it to retrevial once, due to poor response. I'm 26 and was diagnosed with pcos. my peroid have always been regular. I am over weight (242 lbs) and started metformin in october. since starting metformin i've lost a little over 20 lbs. do you think if i lost more weight i would respond better to the meds. I know some hormones are stored in fat expecially belly fat. Just wondering what you ladies think.
Avatar f tn Having lost the weight I can now manage my diabetes with my diet. Since I now longer take Metformin I am having trouble losing the last 20 lbs I need to lose. Is there a connection between weight loss and taking Metformin. Has anyone else experienced this?
Avatar f tn But in a few years - I may try all of these. My weight seems to have leveled off. Not losing any more weight, I uped my carb intake, was practically eating no carbs. I will wait to see what my nex A1c is ... Thaks so much for your input ... I have never heard of LADA type diabetes.
1461521 tn?1285862732 I hear your on metformin, have you lost any weight with that? I too take metformin and lost 62lbs on it, but right now my weight goes up and down allot due to stress. I don't really care for any of those weight loss surgies because I have seen many people get it done, and after a few years the weight comes back. Hard work is the only thing that pays off in weight loss. I'm not sure if insurance would cover it...UNLESS it's medically needed and a doctor agreed to it.
594189 tn?1386916607 my ob just keeps tellin me lose weight and it will happen!! have you heard about metformin, i have read on here that it is great for weight loss and pcos, my doc was a bit iffy about putting me on it, but i am going to ask him again.
623922 tn?1223406991 Metformin does not really help with ovulation. Generaly it is given because of pcos. Losing weight (if overweight) will help you to ovulate. Your doctor probably gave you metformin because you have pcos. Like Lori said she didnt ovulate while taking this, she started ovulating when she lost around 40lbs. I too have lost about 42lbs (but im on birth control) so i cant tell you if i ovulate.
Avatar f tn I've recently been diagnosed and have been working hard at losing weight! I used to take Metformin, the cysts increased and it made my tummy hurt. I now take Actos and have been drinking Boost as a meal replacement. Drinking Boost for breakfast(5 am) and then another at 9am, light snacks in between, helped. I wouldn't eat again until 11-head back to work, turkey sandwich about an hour later(I'm a bus driver). I did that and lost about 3 lbs in 3 days. Then I got excited and ate more!
Avatar f tn PCOS can make it really hard to lose weight. Metformin does help with that. Have you talked with your dr. about your concerns with Metformin and your cardiac concerns?
Avatar n tn Yes. Metformin helps you to lose weight. BUT....you need to stay on a diet to help this out. I too take metformin 500mg 2x a day and Yasmin. Been on both since 9/14/08, and have lost close to 60lbs. Try staying away from all sugary snacks and drinks. No soda, stick with water and ice tea (no sugar) or seltzer with lemon or lime. Eat lots of fruits and veggies during the day. I stick to 5 meals a day, 2 snacks and 3 meals (sometimes its 3 snacks).
1553391 tn?1326997179 Well it depends if you are ttc, I went without a period for 2 years and then took bcp (doctor's orders) I am overweight and bcp makes it that much harder to lose weight. I've also tried Metformin but discontinued after 4 months and no change, Provera had no obvious effect either. I am currently trying to exercise and lose weight while on bcp and once I lose the "dangerous weight" I want to try for a baby. Hope this helps!
2006473 tn?1422033301 I was just diagnosed yesterday with PCOS and insulin resistance. The doctor also said my Vitamin D was really low. He gave me a prescription for Metformin (I may have the wrong spelling) and a vitamin D supplement. So my question is...WHAT HAPPENS NOW? He let me know I need to work on losing weight which I am starting today but beyond that I haven't the slightest idea. All I know is I am supposed to go back and see him in four months. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn In May of 2010 I was diagnosed with PCOS. in my case their was nothing wrong with my ovaries but I did have insulin resistance which caused me very bad acne, no period at all, alittle facial hair, and definitely darking folds around my neck and arms.My OB/GYN put me on metformin and birth control. A year later I've lost 61 pounds because of it..i feel amazing. It was slow in the beginning because of the side effects from the metformin ex. stomach bloat, gas, diarrhea, and ingestion.
Avatar f tn s a drug that they also use for diabetics but it helps regulate your hormones in your uterus (plus PcOS increases your chances of diabetes) anyways a side effect of metformin is weight loss...so that may help!
Avatar f tn I had PCOS and was taking Metformin (I did not have insulin resistance but took it for the PCOS anyway). Losing weight is most likely the main reason I was able to regulate and start ovulating again.
400358 tn?1320234443 Well, most of the ladies on here who have gotten pregnant while on metformin only, have lost weight...which in theory can sometimes reverse the symptoms of pcos. Some women are told that metformin will help induce ovulation...although I have asked my Gyn this question and he advised me that is not the case (but every doctor has their own views). If you are overweight, and of course taking metformin you should start losing weight along with diet.
Avatar f tn Hello, My mom just turned 50 this year. She was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes two years ago and was 168 pounds at 5"5'. Her doctor put her on Metformin, and she is supposed to be on it for life. Her doctor told her that she would lose weight on it, and the lowest she's been so far is 143 pounds when she weighed herself within the past couple of days. She was at the doctor in December because she had laryngitis and she was weighed at 150 and he was glad about the weight loss.
3634255 tn?1347759104 Im on meds but my doc hasnt placed me on metformin. Im still losing the weight I have made a lifestyle change for about two months now. I feel defeated some days but we have to get weight down if the doc wants millions of labs I give it to him. I had an ultrasound on my cervix and will have a biopsy on it next week. I want a baby too, and I know I need to make a lifestyle change I dont know if I tell you to loose 30-50 pounds then you would get pregnant.
797365 tn?1239350671 How tall are you? has your doctor suggested losing weight to help getting pregnant? Sometimes by losing 10% of body weight will help ovulation. Maybe you need a stronger dose of clomid?
Avatar f tn Anyone else experiencing weight gaine while TTC. I know have bit a bit stressed and maybe depressed somewhat over all this, but I have gained 5lbs in one month! I feel so sad all the time and I'm not as enthused about exercising:( Is this common? I have to get the 5lbs off...I can't gain another 5 next month!!!
Avatar f tn One thing I can tell you without a doubt is that birth control pills and all hormonal contraceptives though they may help regulate your cycle when you are on them; not only are you more prone to weight gain and depression while on them, but when you come off, you are more likely to be that extra step closer to insulin resistance and if you are already insulin resistant; the hormonal contraceptives will place you at higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
Avatar n tn My gynecologist started me on 500 mg of metformin and told me to lay off carbs and try to lose some weight. I had my first menstrual period about a month later. Losing weight will help a lot. It depends largely on if and how overweight you are. My doctor was very surprised that I had a cycle so soon on such a low dose, but I was dedicated and lost about 7 pounds in that first month taking Metformin. Good luck!
Avatar f tn pcos can cause this and many get put on metformin. I am on metformin and it has helped me keep my weight down. If not ask your doctor about this. I went a long time not knowing and beeing over weight.