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 Hi, I am type 2 diabetic and have been slowly losing weight with therapy help with an "Eating Disorder Clinic" therapist, run by my local health authority. By learning to eat properly and a PROPER balanced diet I am SLOOOWLY losing weight (my therapist is a cognitive). BUT I started at 22 and a half stone. I am now 20 stone and it has taken me 18 months of SENSIBLE eating to do this (NO MORE DIETING FOR ME!!!!!).
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.
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.
Avatar n tn However in the last 2-3 months she lost sense of taste and has not been able to eat anything and is losing weight rapidly. Doctors are unable to pin point loss of taste to any reason, but suspect metformin as the issue. We need to solve this at the earliest as my mom is unable to eat & is losing weight. Can anyone kindly help me on this?
Avatar n tn However in the last 2-3 months she lost sense of taste and has not been able to eat anything and is losing weight rapidly. Doctors are unable to pin point loss of taste to any reason, but suspect metformin as the issue. We need to solve this at the earliest as my mom is unable to eat & is losing weight. Can anyone kindly help me on this?
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 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).
Avatar m tn Hey there! I have recently been told by my doctor that I have type 2 diabletes. She prescribed Metformin er 500mg once a day. I have been on it for about a week and half. I have not noticed my blood sugar lowering or losing any weight. I'm over weight and really hope I get the benifits of losing weight and lowing my blood sugars. So, my question is-Why will I see the effects of this drug?
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.
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 m tn There are also other side effects. While some doctors may be willing to prescribe metformin for weight loss only, I'd be very leery of them. Metformin is also prescribed sometimes, for PCOS.
1003515 tn?1250193883 Welcome....................... I don't have PCOS (beyond those years), but I've read that a lot of doctors prescribe metformin to help with it. Metformin is a diabetes drug, but a lot of people find it helpful for the PCOS, as well as easier to lose weight when taking it. Have you been prescribed it? Might be worth discussing with your doctor. I'd recommend that you do a "google" search for PCOS, then look at treatments....
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 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?
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!
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.