Can I Just Stop Taking Metformin

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What Will Happen If I Stop Taking Metformin For Pcos?

Metformin helps you manage the symptoms of the disease. There is no no doubt that it works. But it does not offer a cure. You can discontinue metformin on only one condition - you should exercise more and cut out all refined sugars and processed foods or just look around to what other diabetics do for insulin resistance. I cannot emphasize home-cooked food enough. Home cooked-food without those processed sauces and canned ingredients. Try it for a short time after you are on an exercise regimen for atleast a month.Keep checking your sugar from time to time. You will know that you need to get back on your metformin if the cravings and the bluesy moods come back. If the cravings don’t come back well and good, but if it does, you should get back on metformin. What I can assure you is that there is no harm in trying - PCOS is a lifelong thing - so nothing that you do can kill or cure you in a day or week. Whatever works will work over months. So give exercise and no sugar a try for two -three months. In the first month continue with the metformin with the exercise and in the next, reduce use by either reducing dosage or eating one every two days. And then if things look positive stop Continue reading >>

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  1. lolie

    Getting off of Metformin - Question

    After a few months of really trying to stay on, I find that GERD has taken over and I must get off metformin . The pain is too great.
    So my questions is..............do I have to wean off or can I just stop taking it.
    Dr. gave me Amaryl to add to the met so I will take that and see how I do. Actually I was on such a small amount of Met - so I experimented. Didn't take it for a few days and though I am still high, not taking it didn't cause any difference in my readings.
    Again can I just stop taking or wean slowly.
    Thanks a lot

  2. Nicoletti

    You should be ok stopping it altogether, though, you might want to confirm this with the pharmacist.

  3. vpenning

    Stopping the medicine cold turkey will not have any side effects....not like stopping prednisone, or other types of medication.
    When I went off, I was titrated down by my doctor. The reason was that we were not positive that I was not still needing the medication. I was getting lows, and with my diet and exercise regime I was losing weight. It was not a matter of bad reaction to the medication. (I have GERD, and thankfully, I did not have any issues with the medication.)
    Having the other medication in your system should make the transition in regards to your numbers easier.
    If your doctor has said that you are changing medication regimes, I see no reason that you cannot request that you just stop it altogether.

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Quit Metformin And Finally Started To Lose Weight!

Quit Metformin and finally started to lose weight! I see that a lot of you have seen an endo doctor. Can you tell me what to expect and if there are any questions that I should ask when I see her on November 30th? Since having my uterus taken out (which was 3 times larger than it should have been)I am still experiencing a lack of interest in sex. Facial and leg hair growth have excellerated greatly. I was diagnosed with diabetes and it DOES NOT run in my family. My hormone levels are normal however my DHEA was 59. Both my gyno's refused to look at my numbers and dismiss my other symptoms with a solution of one it is your colon, and the other one's answer was bc for 2 months if still in pain let's take the ovaries. Which by the way looked good when I did the hysterectomy. My gp put me on met 500mg at night when my bg test came back as diabetes. Numbers were 148, and my vitamin D was down still so now take 50,000mg a week. So far the met does not seem to be helping with my weight. However it does seem as if my midsection is less swollen then it ever has been. So basically any help that anyone can offer is greatly appreciated. I started Metformin 6 years ago and it did take time for Continue reading >>

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  1. geribaby

    I stopped after first tri cold turkey. Didn't feel any different.

    However now my sugar is outta wack...so she sent me to do the glucose test early. Of which I failed the 1hr now doing 3hr. I kinda wish I would have just stayed on metformin..but I guess I had to follow dr orders.

  2. aeme

    Oh no! Hopefully you'll do better on the 3hr one! I was not on it to control sugar. I was prescribed metformin about two years ago because of PCOS but I was not overweight or had insulin resistance. I am now told by other doctors that i was misdiagnosed with the PCOS but i do believe it helped. Hopefully my sugar levels will stay under control because I really don't want to go back to it. I guess I'll try to avoid the junk sugary food cravings lol. Good luck to you!

  3. geribaby

    Good luck to you too!

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Metformin may rarely cause a serious, life-threatening condition called lactic acidosis. Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease. Your doctor will probably tell you not to take metformin. Also, tell your doctor if you are over 65 years old and if you have ever had a heart attack; stroke; diabetic ketoacidosis (blood sugar that is high enough to cause severe symptoms and requires emergency medical treatment); a coma; or heart or liver disease. Taking certain other medications with metformin may increase the risk of lactic acidosis. Tell your doctor if you are taking acetazolamide (Diamox), dichlorphenamide (Keveyis), methazolamide, topiramate (Topamax, in Qsymia), or zonisamide (Zonegran). Tell your doctor if you have recently had any of the following conditions, or if you develop them during treatment: serious infection; severe diarrhea, vomiting, or fever; or if you drink much less fluid than usual for any reason. You may have to stop taking metformin until you recover. If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, or any major medical procedure, tell the doctor that you are taking metformin. Also, tell your doctor if you plan to have any x-ray procedure in which dye is Continue reading >>

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  1. Catsmother

    I'm just back from the doctor who has agreed to my request to stop taking the metformin now that my HbA1c has stabilised at 40 for the last two 3-monthly tests! I am so pleased, as I dislike taking any medication unless I absolutely have to. Having reduced the dosage from 3 x 500mg to 2 x 500mg of Glucophage SR in August with no apparent effect on blood glucose readings I wanted to try coming off altogether.
    However, she has left me with a problem. I asked whether I should reduce to one tablet a day first - or just stop. She said it was up to me! Has anyone got any experience of stopping this medication? Can I expect any side effects?

  2. Northerner

    Hi Catsmother, lovely to hear from you again - and what great results, well done! I don't have any experience of metformin, but from what I have read it is something that 'builds up' in your system, so presumably the same will apply when you stop it i.e. it will gradually reduce in your system. Your doctor doesn't appear to expect any problems with stopping it altogether, so if it was me I'd just go ahead. One thing to bear in mind is that if you are no longer on any medication for your diabetes then you will no longer be exempt from prescription charges, unless you have some other reason for exemption.
    I'm sure someone will be along to relate their experiences soon.

  3. Shirl1946

    Hi Catsmother
    I had no problems coming off Metformin I just felt a lot better when I didn't take them
    they made me feel so bad I just stopped them I had no side affects apart from a rise in blood sugars.
    hope it works for you x

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