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Can Metformin Help With Weight Loss?

Metformin is a drug prescribed to manage blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. You may have heard that metformin can also help you lose weight. But is it true? The answer is a resounding maybe. Here’s what you should know about what metformin can do for weight loss, as well as why your doctor may prescribe it for you. According to research, metformin can help some people lose weight. However, it’s not clear why metformin may cause weight loss. One theory is that it may prompt you to eat less by reducing your appetite. It may also change the way your body uses and stores fat. Although studies have shown that metformin may help with weight loss, the drug is not a quick-fix solution. According to one long-term study, the weight loss from metformin tends to occur gradually over one to two years. The amount of weight lost also varies from person to person. In the study, the average amount of weight lost after two or more years was four to seven pounds. Taking the drug without following other healthy habits may not lead to weight loss. Individuals who follow a healthy diet and exercise while taking metformin tend to lose the most weight. This may be because metformin is 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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