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Metformin And Weight Loss

Thank you Carol. Haven't started Metformin yet. Hoping diet and exercise works and I can avoid any meds. Question was based on curiosity more than anything. D.D. Family Getting much harder to control Thank you Carol. Haven't started Metformin yet. Hoping diet and exercise works and I can avoid any meds. Question was based on curiosity more than anything. Hey Matt how goes it in Boston I was lucky enough to go to the garden and see Terry Oreilly play when I was stationed out there. Ok so my question to you is what are your numbers right now, you must have a good idea how you are doing right. If your numbers are normal or close and you can exercise and eat what helps you maybe you will never need meds. Hey furball. I saw Terry play toward the end of his career. Too bad the big bad bruins are no longer. My numbers are OK I guess. Was only diagnosed about 2-3 weeks ago. Only seen my dietician once. I go back the 25th. I started with a A1c of 6.9. My fasting BG is anywhere from 115 ( this morning) to 130ish. My two hour post eating has been in the 120s. I'm curious to see if my A1c will change next blood test. Been trying to cut carbs and go here higher protein and fats. I think I'm st Continue reading >>

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  1. BeantownMatt

    Metformin and weight loss

    newbie question here...
    Recently diagnosed but not on any meds yet. The doc has mentioned first step will be Metformin. I see a few posts of people losing weight. My curious brain would like to hear success stories of people losing weight from it?
    Also, need to read more about this but does Any one have an idea of what the drug does to help lose weight? Is it the controlling of BG that helps you lose? Does it have other affects like speed up your metabolism ( just an example)?
    Matt

  2. jwags

    Metformin works in the liver and the gut. In the liver it helps stop the liver from converting stored glycogen and turning it into glucose. It also works in the gut, so you tend to feel full sooner. I have to eat very small meals on Metformin. It also causes GI distress in some people. So I think the weight loss comes from eating smaller meals. I lost around 40 pounds over 3-4 years on the max of Metformin. I also was doing very low carb diet and doing tons of exercise. I got back to my HS weight of 110-115.

  3. furball64801

    Met helps many lose weight but also many lower carb intake and walk. It really has not made me lose weight but we are all very different. What Jeanne said covers it pretty well, also when people go on a med and know they are D will make changes and those changes with walking or exercise can cause the weight loss.

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Does Metformin Help You Lose Weight

D.D. Family T2 for a few years-diet, exercise, Metformin It supposedly helps with appetite control when you're first on it, but I never experienced that, myself... If the upset stomach and diarrhea counts as lost weight then YES! Ugh I gained four pounds in the first couple weeks on Metformin with low carb and high fat. I have had to be very careful and cut fat since then to get back to my weight. I need to lose, not gain, But that may be just me. I can look at a calorie and gain weight. I gained four pounds in the first couple weeks on Metformin with low carb and high fat. I have had to be very careful and cut fat since then to get back to my weight. I need to lose, not gain, But that may be just me. I can look at a calorie and gain weight. How much protein were you eating while eating low carb high fat? A lot of people eat too much protein when trying low carb for the first time. Most of us find that we have to measure intake of all three macronutrients to be successful with both weight loss and BG control. HbA1c 1st November 2017 31mmol/mol (5.0%) I just read somewhere on this site that the poster thought Metformin sort of curbed the appitite somewhat. I don't know. I had a few Continue reading >>

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  1. GOODFELINE

    I'm glad it's working for you. My doctor put me on it and I would sleep for 18 hours at a time, black out when I wasn't sleeping, and throw up when I wasn't blacking out. It was a horrendous experience. Her reaction to my concerns regarding these symptoms caused me to seek out an entirely new clinic who took me off it immediately.
    "There is no right or wrong, tomorrow only comes for those with the power to overcome the challenge." - Asteroth, Catherine

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  2. KEBELY

    They have generic metformin here no asking for a prescription hope this helps

  3. FELLIE1

    www.infertilecure.com might be a better alternative than metformin for PCOS

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The Truth About Metformin And Weight Loss

The Truth About Metformin And Weight Loss The Truth About Metformin And Weight Loss Did you know that metformin and weight loss are closely related? I will explain what metformin is and what its side effects might be. I will also answer the million dollar question, can it help people lose weight? Almost a hundred years ago it was discovered that meformin reduces blood sugar levels , although it wasn’t until the last few decades that it really became popular in treating patients suffering from diabetes . Metformin is now the best and most popular drug in the world for treating type 2 diabetes, especially for obese and overweight persons with normally functioning kidneys. It is sold under many different trade names – including Glucophage, Carbophage and Gluformin – and it is orally administered either as tablets or in the form of liquid. Tablets are available in three different versions: SR and XR were developed to milden side effects while maintaining the effectiveness of the IR. The tablets are for sale in different strengths, from 500 mg to 1000 mg , and they consist of metformin hydrochloride (also called metformin HCl). The short explanation of how this drug works is Continue reading >>

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  1. doirinne

    How long does it take METFORMIN to help me lose weight?

    I have been diagnosed with insulin resistance Nov 2011. Taking METFORMIN, HCL ER 2000mg (since 11/4/11 worked my way up to full dose). Been on full dose for 2.5 weeks now. No weight loss. I am keeping total daily carbs under 45grams per day. Total calories < 1400. PROTEIN = 60-80GRAMS PER DAY. Diet controlled w/dietician every 6 weeks. I work out 5x per week, 45 mins each time = 50/50 cardio/strength training. Drink 8 glasses of water per day. I am very frustrated. How long does full dose of MET 2000mg take to lose any weight? My endo says he feels I can lose 10 lbs by the follow up appt 2/3/12. I haven't lose one ounce yet. PLEASE HELP. DEE
    Added 15 Dec 2011:
    ps I just read somewhere that I should be taking my metformin with full glass of water. I have not been doing that. Just enough water to get the pills down. Also once or twice a week I will have a glass of sugar free lemonade w/ 1.5 oz of flavored vodka (zero sugar, BUT 6-8 total carbs). Could this interfere w/metformins' effect to help the insulin resistance??????
    Added 15 Dec 2011:
    pps the carbs I consume are 99% from vegetables, either green leafy or steamed/frozen

  2. Delila

    Hi, as you probably know, metformin aids weight loss by reducing your natural instinct of hunger, so you eat less. So it is really down to you to loose the weight by eating healthily which it sounds that you are. To be honest i would have expected you to have lost some weight already... there are foods which can hinder you weight loss, such as foods that increase your blood sugar levels, so you need to be aware of these. I am going to add a link to a website that lists the things you should/should not be doing whilst taking the metformin, including dietary suggestions. I hope you see some results soon.

  3. MO mouawim

    Hi, i am healthy and completely well-balanced with no health problem. i take contraceptive pills. would like to loose around 5KG. Can i take glucofage to help me in the process? thank you

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