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3 Things You Need To Know About Metformin

September 30, 2015 by Dr. Brooke in Be Better , Eat Better , pcos 3 Things You Need To Know About Metformin Metformin is recommended by doctors for women with PCOS that want to loose weight or otherwise manage their PCOS and insulin resistance. But there are 3 very important things that you need to know about it including the fact that it's not the only option! Let me first say, I dont hate Metformin for women with PCOS . For some women it really does help spur ovulation, control blood sugar and help with some weight management but.its not without its share of issues. And its definitely not the magic bullet for weight loss although its usually presented that way. How Metformin (or its generic form: Glucophage) Works Metformin is typically given with meals throughout the day, or more commonly now the extended release version is given once with dinner or at bedtime. While only having to pop a pill one time per day is always appealing, this once a day dosing (especially at bedtime) is where I see the most problems with my patients. It lowers both fasting and post meal glucose levels by decreasing the glucose absorption in your intestines after a meal; as well as decreasing the amount Continue reading >>

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  1. Alby1977

    Metformin and loss of appetite

    Hello all,,, can anyone tell me if they have had a loss of appetite with this medication, and does it make u feel bloated?

  2. furball64801

    It never made me feel bloated but were all different give it time some have stomach issues with it. The idea is to help people not eat as much, weight loss helps many improve there bs numbers. How long have you been on it, I know for many it gets better.

  3. Nicoletti

    If you're having stomach/GI distress or bloating, it could be from the metformin; call your doc and ask for an Rx for the extended-release metformin. It stops that stuff for most people, and there's no need for you to be miserable or uncomfortable while taking it.
    The decrease in appetite I consider a wonderful side-effect!

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