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What Are The Side Effects Of Stopping 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. MrsGabbs4Ed

    My nurse told me to stop taking the Metformin ASAP. I was wondering if there are side effects coming off the drug? I have taken it every day for the past 4 months and hope that coming off is easier than what it does when I am on it. I am happy to say goodbye to the Met sh*ts as I call them (sorry TMI)....I just hope there won't be any weird things happening by quitting cold turkey! Does anyone have any insight?

  2. iluvadam

    When I got pg with DS, I was on Met. My ob had me continue to take it through the first tri to sustain the pregnancy. He, however, said that there was no concrete evidence that it would have any adverse effects if I would have stopped cold turkey before I was out of first tri. I decided to play it safe. I do not remember any side effects, though, when I finally went off of it.

  3. MrsGabbs4Ed

    iluvadam:

    When I got pg with DS, I was on Met. My ob had me continue to take it through the first tri to sustain the pregnancy. He, however, said that there was no concrete evidence that it would have any adverse effects if I would have stopped cold turkey before I was out of first tri. I decided to play it safe. I do not remember any side effects, though, when I finally went off of it.

    Sh*t, are you serious? Maybe I do not want to stop taking it after all.....

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