How Much Metformin Can You Take A Day For Pcos?

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Must I Increase My Dose Of Metformin To Lose Weight?

Weight loss is an integral aspect of improving Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, in women who are overweight. Carrying extra weight can cause the condition’s symptoms to become more severe, and can even increase the level of Insulin Resistance (IR) that a woman experiences.1 IR occurs when the body’s cells become desensitized to insulin, preventing the hormone from turning glucose into energy. This results in high blood sugar and, in some cases, diabetes. For this reason, Metformin, a popular diabetes medication, is also used to improve PCOS. Aside from regulating blood sugar levels, this pharmaceutical, also known as Glucophage, contributes to weight loss. How Metformin Encourages PCOS Weight Loss Insulin is a hormone that triggers both hunger and the production of fat cells. Therefore, by reducing insulin, women can reduce the amount of food they eat as well as the amount of fat cells that their bodies produce.2 Metformin’s primary function is to reduce insulin, so it is only natural that this medication contributes to weight loss. How Much Medication Is Necessary? Dosage is determined by several factors; healthcare professionals consider medical history, body type, and Continue reading >>

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    I usually exercise quite a bit but I didn't exercise as much when I lost the 30 pounds. I didn't have as much energy to exercise. I still did some running on my treadmill maybe 30 min running (around 3 miles) 3 times a week. The loss of weight was pretty effortless but I did eat very small portions at regular intervals. My appetite was really low. When I say small portions I mean about 3-4 tablespoons of food or the size of 1-2 chinese dumplings for a meal. The metformin also meant if I had anything slightly sugary I got diarrhea.


    This is all really interesting. I haven't had the chance to talk with anyone who suffers from PCOS. I was first prescribed 500mg/twice a day and after 2 months was upped to 1,000/twice a day. Is that alot? All the talk about liver damage really scares me. I also haven't had a period yet. My endo talks about putting me on bc pills but I lost alot of hair when I was on them before.

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    When you lost the 30lbs how much did you exercise aside from the side effects of the metformin?

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