Metformin and vitamin b

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Avatar n tn I have been taking metformin for a week and have lost 19 pounds i am taking it for pcos and it has worked wonders i also have a normal cycle now i dont know if you have one or not but if you dont hopefully it will help
Avatar f tn ) In addition, long-term use of antibiotics can deplete vitamin B levels in the body, particularly B2, B9, B12, and vitamin H (biotin), which is considered part of the B complex. Anti-ulcer Medications The body's ability to absorb vitamin B12 is decreased when taking stomach acid-reducing medications such as omeprazole, lansoprazole, ranitidine, cimetidine, or antacids that are often used to treat gastroesophageal reflux, ulcers or related symptoms.
Avatar f tn Hi, I have PCOS as well and are using the exact same medication as you (metformin and clomid). Started with 50mg Clomid - no luck and not good follicle growth and ovulation. This month I am on 100mg Clomid and I went for a scan yesterday - there were two growing follicles in my left ovary - one 12mm and the other 16mm - so there is a bit more progress and my blood tests showed that the estrogen levels are higher than the previous month on 50mg Clomid.
Avatar n tn c on me 3 weeks ago, the day after surgery i began taking metformin 500mg, one a day, and soon I will start taking clomid 50mg. My question is, how long do you think it should take for me to acheive pregnancy?
Avatar f tn Metformin does not damage kidneys, that damage is done by high blood sugars. The biggest concern is when metformin is used and it doesn't adequately control blood sugars. In such case other medications or insulin should be started to get good blood sugar control. The sooner blood sugars can be under tight control the better, as far as preventing / healing damage. Diet is also critical in blood sugar control (low carb / carbohydrate controlled is often best).
Avatar n tn WIll it hurt if it turns out I didn't need it at all? Also, it's a cat B and not considered totally safe for pregnancy use though I know people take it. I just need to consider the risks. Thank you!
Avatar n tn It is a good way to show your doctor his job is not over, he needs to go deeper into why this is occuring and not just load her up with vitamin D and send her on her way. Taking huge amounts of vitamin D and ignoring what is causing it is not good medicine. For that reason she/he needs to see that there IS a reason and the easiest way is to google it or go to the ibrary and read up on it.
Avatar f tn Hi- I also have a vitamin d deficiency (less than 7) and I take 50,000 IU of vitamin d twice a week. I also have a B12 deficiency and take shots twice a week. I too have muscle twitching and numbness and tingling in my hands and feet. I am going to see a Neurologist because my doctor told me that b12 deficiency can cause nerve problems. I am not sure if vitamin d can cause nerve problems as well as the b12.
568322 tn?1370169040 One of the most hepatotoxic vitamins is Vitamin A and anyone taking vitamin A supplements should be aware that doses higher than 25,000 IU (international units) per day may be dangerous. Most multivitamin preparations contain 4,000 IU vitamin A, which is well within the safety range.
233616 tn?1312790796 sooner being with better drugs as HR recommended but he said to definatley not TX without Alinia if I cannot wait and use Metaformin if I need it I have been on Lexapro for some time but just 10mg a day I am happy with the sups I feel I am doing something positive getting a CAT scan this friday and lab work to check my HOMA and a HEP B panel I want to tx sooner may not wait for the new drugs but really want to know more about who I am physically going in so worried that it may cause m
Avatar n tn I've been diagnosed with PCOS recently and will start Metformin and Clomid. I've heard the chances of having a healthy pregnancy with these meds are 40% for PCOS women which isn't too bad but wish it was more like 80% : ) Just wanted to hear any success stories to help cheer me up.
Avatar n tn Low vitamin B12 = elevated homocysteine. Elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood may also increase the tendency to excessive blood clotting. Elevated homocysteine is a significant risk factor for heart attack, stroke and many other diseases. A good book on the subject is "The H Factor Solution: Homocysteine, the Best Single Indicator of Whether You Are Likely to Live Long or Die Young" by James Braly and Patrick Holford.
Avatar m tn When I finally started treatment, I was told to cut out everything except one vitamin E, one multi B and one C. No calcium, no anti-inflammatories or alternative medicines whatsoever.
Avatar n tn Kindly post your history of ur case and therapy so that the people with Chronic Hbv can follow and get benefits.Thank u in advance.
Avatar f tn i don't know if you ladies might know about vitamin e & folic acid, but i've heard it really helps & works when ttc. my auntie swears that she ttc for 2 years unsuccessful until she tried vitamin e. the thing is that i am currently taking metformin & clomid on cd 2-6. my question is will it be harmful to take vitamin e & folic acid, and will it at lease help in anyway??? thanks ladies!!!!baby dust to all ttc!
Avatar f tn Ok, I started acupuncture and he recomended fish oil and a b-complex, I also read about vitex, so I started all three vitamins. Has anyone else taken these and had any success or info?
Avatar m tn Vitamin B 12 is required for the normal activity of nerve cells and works with folate and vitamin B 6 to lower blood levels of homocysteine, a chemical in the blood that might contribute to heart disease. B 12 also plays a role in the body's manufacture of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe). Anemia is usually (but not always) the first sign of B 12 deficiency.
Avatar f tn 1. Prenatal Vitamin Vitamin A 4000 IU, Vitamin C 120mg, Vitamin D 400 IU, Vitamin E 30 IU, Vitamin B1(thiamin) 1.8mg, Vitamin B(riboflavin) 1.7mg, Vitamin B6 2.6mg, Vitamin B12 8mcg, Niacin 20mg, Folic Acid 800mcg, Calcium 200mg, Iron 28mg and Zinc 25mg. 2. Vitamin E 400 IU 3.
Avatar f tn The best one to take is in liquid form, b12 plus the other b vitamins all in one. I got mine at a health food/vitamin place.
Avatar m tn I've read a lot about B-12 and as far as I can tell, you need Vitamin B-12 to make melatonin and melatonin is what your body releases for sleep. If your B-12 level is low, taking a complex B vitamin (because you also need B6) should help. If you are over 50 or have a reason not to absorb oral B12 or are a vegan, you may need to go with sublingual or injections. I did a quick search for an article and found this one - see if it helps any with the problem sleeping - http://www.spineuniverse.
Avatar n tn I've rung my GP and he was unsure whether Glucophage could cause it but said I should got a folic acid / Vitamin B supplement from the chemist as Glucophage could cause a folic acid deficiency. I also intermittently get panic attacks and migraines. Can they all be related? I'm also waiting for my gynae to get back to me. Would appreciate your urgent response. Thanks!
Avatar m tn Dear Dr. B I am on 1500mg of Metformin a day in additional to a prenatal vitamin with DHA. My regimen is Clomid, then Follistem Pen, the Ovidrel then Progesterone. My husband is also on Fertility Blend for Men (I believe for Motility) 2 pills a day. I believe his last count was 3million at the time of IUI. Is it common to have all these symptoms every time you are on fertility meds?
Avatar n tn and statins like simvastatin too Statins and the Risk of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients With Hepatitis B Virus Infection Yu-Tse Tsan, Chang-Hsing Lee, Jung-Der Wang and Pau-Chung Chen⇓ + Author Affiliations All authors, National Taiwan University College of Public Health; J.-D.W. and P.-C.C., National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, Taipei; Y.-T.T., Taichung Veterans General Hospital; Y.-T.T., Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung; C.-H.L.
Avatar f tn In the meantime, since your ferritin was so low, I might suggest that you ask your doctor to test vitamin D and B-12 levels, as well. Vitamin D deficiency can cause quite a few hypo-like symptoms. B-12 deficiency can cause horrible fatigue and that run down, tired feeling you mentioned. If left untreated, it can cause easy bruising, numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, legs. As far as some of your symptoms - the heartburn, acid reflux, etc...
Avatar f tn You're right, though, your vitamin D and B-12 are pretty dismal and sadly, low levels of B-12 can cause severe fatigue and exhaustion, such as is often found with hypothyroidism. Low vitamin D can also cause some hypo symptoms. Symptoms of low vitamin levels can often be confused with hypo symptoms, so it is necessary to get those levels optimal as soon as possible. Vitamin B-12 needs to be very near the top of its range in order to keep symptoms at bay and vitamin D should be 50-60...
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed as a TypeII diabetic 2 yrs. ago. I take Metformin. but prior to being diagnosed, I had numbness/tingling/burning/and pain in both feet. My PC doc told me that I had neuropathy and never had me do anything ecept I had an EMG done to rule out any blockages, which I do not have any blockages, but did show I indeed had periphieal neuropathy. Without know where to turn to next, I let my symptoms go until recently.
1843973 tn?1326135304 Another thing I have to mention the cycle I conceived I started yoga/pilates regularly and was taking a good B complex vitamin which is because I had heard B6 is great for your lining and metformin depleats you of B12. Something to look into.
Avatar n tn I would have them look at the Vitamin B complex also to see if you may have a B12 deficiency. Take breaks to let your body rest.
Avatar m tn There are tests like the HOMA IR that can quantify insulin resistance, and a simple fingerstick test can check your blood sugar. And I tend to agree with pcds; diabetes is a b!tch to deal with; I’ve had to manage it for over 8 years now, and it’s always in the background nagging at me :o).
Avatar n tn I will also make a note to get Vitamin D tested, and looks like magnesium too. I am worried how thyroid and estrogen are both low simultaneously -- I am only 28 but my estradiol is menopausal. Will ask for FSH tested to rule out ovarian failure. But do you think there might be a link here to hypothalamus/pituitary, given that multiple hormones are off balance? Should I get a head scan?