Why Are Doctors No Longer Prescribing Metformin

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Who Shouldn't Take Metformin?

Who should not take metformin? People who are allergic to any ingredient of the medicine. Slow-release forms of metformin should not be used in children and adolescents under 18 years of age. Metformin shouldn't be used in the following situations because these can increase the risk of lactic acidosis, a rare but serious potential side effect of metformin. People who are very dehydrated, for example due to severe vomiting or diarrhoea. People with liver problems. People with severe infections or blood poisoning (sepsis). People with reduced blood flow to vital internal organs (shock). People with conditions that cause breathing to be ineffective, ie to not effectively oxygenate the blood or remove carbon dioxide from the lungs (respiratory failure). Who might need extra monitoring while taking metformin? People with kidney problems. Your kidney function will be checked before you start treatment with metformin and at least once a year while you are taking it. Last updated: 16/06/2016 Continue reading >>

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    So sorry to hear of your experience. Sadly, it sounds like you have a bit more information about PCOS than your doctor. Hate to echo all the previous comments to change doctors, however that might be the best option. I'd humbly suggest, and agree with those who also think, it may be time for a **Reproductive Endocrinologist.**
    I backed into my PCOS diagnosis after having children; my OB-GYN put me on Clomid simply because I didn't ovulate regularly. And two cycles in, we conceived twins. It was only after the children were a few years old -- and 150+ pounds later -- that an Ann Landers/Dear Abby column my mother read connected the dots between my various symptoms to lead to PCOS. My OB, when presented with the option, totally agreed. She put me on oral contraceptives (to regulate hormones) and spironolactone (a diuretic to help flush excess testosterone from my system).
    It wasn't long after that we prepared to move to a military installation and my OB, who was trained by the military, suggested that once I was there, I seek out a "reproductive endocrinologist." I'd never heard the term before, but followed her advice. While sitting in that waiting room, I think I was part of a very small percentage of patients not already or actively trying to become pregnant.
    And yes, this doctor -- who in 2001 had already published articles on PCOS -- pretty immediately added metformin to the other meds I was already using. He did explain that it was an "off-label" use for it, however it was the beginning of cutting edge treatment for PCOS at the time. (With the 150+ pound weight gain, it was pretty evident I was also insulin-resistant; cell walls not allowing nutrients to pass through --> starving cells send out messages for hunger/needing nutrients --> repeat cycle)
    In discussing the medication change, I recall asking whether I'd continue to take the metformin IF my husband and I hoped to become pregnant again. His response sort of floored me -- so this is very much a paraphrase: In the past, we had pregnant women stop it. However, Yes, we're beginning to think it's important for the body to maintain the benefits of the metformin throughout the pregnancy. And we're likely to have fewer miscarriages then...
    (The miscarriage part floored me, because I'd had one AFTER the first pregnancy triggered the dormant aspects of PCOS and kicked them to the new level that included the insulin resistance. Suddenly my miscarriage was no longer an "act of God" but a failure of my body to create a conducive environment for a developing child. So, I grieved even more 5 years after the fact than I had at the time of the actual miscarriage itself.)
    About this same time, PCOS was a featured cover story in my husband's JAPA (Journal of Association of Physician Assistants) magazine. I read it, understood about 2/3 of it, and greatly appreciated it was a syndrome finally getting more attention. At that time, the cycle was understood -- yet it was still attempting to determine the actual starting point. (i.e. the chicken and egg scenario).
    A few years later, I dropped the oral contraceptive on my own (probably a mistake) and was so giddy about menstruating on a regular cycle *without* it, that I literally called my husband at work with the news. And yes, that was because of the metformin. I remained regular thereafter and, I hate to admit, felt more like "a real woman" again....
    More recently (and several moves later), I sought out the help of a reproductive endocrinologist again. While I'm past child-bearing (i.e. hysterectomy), I likely will be on metformin for the rest of my life. A fact pretty much confirmed at a very recent diabetes education consultation. I explained that a frustration for me was even if I lost 150+ pounds, was that I'd likely always be on the metformin and spironolactone *because of the PCOS* for the rest of my life. They agreed...
    Don't give up hope. There ARE other pathways out there. You'll ultimately find the one for the two of you. And yes, life's too short to continue working with a medical provider that a) doesn't listen to you and/or b) doesn't explain their decisions. Best Wishes!


    I totally understand the frustrating road of IF and PCOS! You want to get going and the tests take time (and $), which is a pain. But... the Dr. it being realistically thorough. Going through various levels of treatment only to find that your spouse has issues or you have complicating factors would be beyond frustrating - infact everyone here would be telling you to find a new Dr. because they should have tested you, etc. :)
    The tests cost money out of pocket, but you can't get proper treatment without them having a full picture of both of you.
    Did the Dr. say Metformin was not at all in your future?

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    Whilst Metformin should be the primary allopathic drug of choice in treating Metformin, as supported by all the studies to date and it is ridiculous that the US has not approved it for use in PCOS, there are other options.
    There are plenty of natural supplements that have either a similar action to Metformin, or have been proven in clinical trials to be as effective.
    They are generally cheaper than pharmaceutical medicines, with less side effects if taken appropriately.
    As Nyxwolfwalker said and SweetSunshine reiterated more eloquently ... not all women with PCOS have clinically present Insulin Resistance to warrant treatment with Metformin. Insulin levels can be kept in check in some instances through strict dietary and exercise changes. I would reiterate PTPHELAN's point to ensure that you do get a good workup prior to going on Metformin. As SweetSunshine said, you need to know for certain that you have a high fasting insulin level. Not glucose, but insulin. The euglycaemic clamp test is the most effective, but it's invasive, must be done in a hospital and very few practitioners will agree to do it. Ron Rosedale, Chief Medial Officer of Advanced Metabolic Laboratories I think does them, but he is in Denver Colorado.
    You may have more success locally getting a frequently sampled IV glucose tolerance test performed. It generally believed to provide comparable accuracy to a euglycaemic clamp.
    The other factor to take into consideration in whether or not Metformin will be beneficial to you or not, is the amount and type of carbohydrates you consume. From speaking with many women with PCOS (and having had a negative reaction to Metformin myself) I have come up with a hypothesis that Metformin is not helpful and may actually be detrimental to women who closely control their carbohydrate intake, eat a large percentage of fresh, unprocessed, low GI food and exercise regularly - at least once and even multiple times per day.
    Anyway, to end this long ramble, because it's nearly 3 am ... make sure that you have your insulin levels tested on fasting and as part of a glucose tolerance test of some description. Many GTTs only test for glucose. With PCOS it is imperative that they also check insulin levels at each interval.
    Did anyone mention how important appropriate amounts of sleep is in the treatment of PCOS? I truly need my head read ;) Good night.
    Edited by: BELROSA at: 5/31/2009 (12:54)
    I have a website with loads of PCOS info www.mypcos.info Please stop by!
    Leader of Managing PCOS Naturally www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i

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Metformin 500 mg review is here! If you want to know about Metformin how it works and Metformin side effects and also lots of other answers of questions related to metformin is given in this video.

Metformin For Diabetes

Information about this medicine What are the most important things you need to know about your medicines? Make sure you know about each of the medicines you take. This includes why you take it, how to take it, what you can expect while you're taking it, and any warnings about the medicine. The information provided here is general. So be sure to read the information that came with your medicine. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your pharmacist or doctor. Why is metformin used? Metformin is a medicine used to treat prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. It helps control your blood sugar. It is also used to treat polycystic ovarian syndrome. Metformin works very well and is generally safe. What are some examples of metformin? Here are some examples of metformin. For each item in the list, the generic name is first, followed by any brand names. metformin (Glucophage) long-acting metformin (Glumetza) Sometimes metformin is combined with other diabetes medicine. Avandamet is a combination of metformin and rosiglitazone. Janumet is a combination of metformin and sitagliptin. Jentadueto is a combination of metformin and linagliptin. This is not a complete lis Continue reading >>

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  1. charmingstylist

    So... I was diagnosed at 16 after an ultrasound showing 1 cyst and blood test showing elevated testosterone, and only one period a year.
    I Was on birth control but decided it wasn't for me.
    Now 22, My doctor basically told me all of the treatment options for PCOS and I did some blood tests later on..
    I did a 2 hour glucose test, cholesterol and testosterone.
    After all that, I was prescribed provera (10 mg, 5 days, no refills), I was told my test results on the phone and the only red flag was my testosterone was elevated and a "see ya next year for your annual papsmear bye" lol
    I'm no doctor obviously but how would a 2 hour glucose test determine if I should be on metformin or not....?
    I also don't understand how just one month of provera is "just fine" for a whole YEAR?!
    This whole thing has me a bit annoyed to be honest.

  2. relaxicab

    Metformin is a drug used primarily for diabetes. Women with PCOS often (although not always) have something called insulin resistance. The 2 hour glucose test is looking for IR. If your tests came back in the normal ranges, your Dr won't prescribe it. I know it's frustrating but if you don't have the insulin issues, Metformin won't work very well for you, anyway.
    There's many pcos-ers out there on Met that shouldn't be and it's doing more damage than good.
    Have you looked into the benefits of Inositol? If not, do so, it'll change your life.

  3. mel-25

    I would be frustrated too! Ok, I'm skinny, have never had high or even borderline glucose levels (I took a 1-hour glucose test), and I still have insulin issues. You know how I know? Because I started taking inositol, whose only job is to help your body become more sensitive to insulin (it's been shown to have the same effectiveness in Metformin in clinical studies), and in 24 days it brought on my period after 5 months of not having one.
    There is so much misunderstanding about the insulin stuff. Just because you don't show insulin resistance in your tests doesn't mean you're not more sensitive to normal levels of insulin, or that your body handles insulin efficiently. I would try inositol. Glad you're being proactive and looking out for yourself!

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A clinical trial on childhood diabetes at USF looks at the chances of a sibling of a child with diabetes also being diagnosed with diabetes down the road.

Usf Study: Inexpensive Drug Could Cut Type 2 Diabetes Cases By 30 Percent

According to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes – many of them the Type 2 form of the disease. That's where the body doesn't produce enough insulin on its own. But another 86 million adults have prediabetes, with up to a third at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes within five years. Now while experts say a change in lifestyle, with a healthier diet and more exercise, would cut that number down, so could an inexpensive, generic prescription drug called metformin - a drug that is currently being used by only 0.7 percent of patients with prediabetes. Dr. Nicholas Carris, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy, recently co-authored a study looking at the cost-effectiveness of the drug in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. (Note: You must be a member to view the full study. Disclosure: Carris and his fellow authors have no conflicts of interest or financial interests in metformin or any other product or service mentioned in the article.) Carris recently sat down with WUSF's University Beat to discuss the findings of the study. Her Continue reading >>

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    Dr won't prescribe Metformin

    I just got in from an appointment this morning with my doctor. I had asked for a prescription for Metformin, but she said she wouldn't prescribe until my A1c is 7 or above.
    I have tried my best to eat low carb but after 6 months, it is becoming more and more difficult. Still in that time, I have lost 27 pounds. Even with that weight loss and exercise, 15 grams of carbs at a meal sends my bg level to 150. She said that is normal and she considers that pre-diabetes.
    I'll have today's lab results back next week. If my A1c isn't up, I won't get the Metformin. Is she right?

  2. jwags

    Welcome to DD. Congratulations on the weight loss. You must be doing something right. Is that 150, 2 hrs after meals. I find that when I was first diagnosed I had to increase my protein. My best numbers come aftter I eat eggs and bacon or sausage or a BLT on sprouted bread. My morning numbers are still high ( 115 -150) I'm on 850 metformin 2 x day. The metformin makes the liver produce less glucose, sometimes. But I find I still get bg spikes throughout the day and when I don't eat enough. One thing I have found out about diabetes is nothing is ever the same. What works one day, does not work the next. Stress also causes bg to spike. In my case when I exercise my bg will jump 60 or 70 points. So its about balance. I don't have any problems with metformin but many people have stomach cramps .

  3. foodie

    The 150 is 2 hours after a meal. I just need to add that I am definitely diabetic, not pre-diabetic as my doctor said this morning. I want the Metformin because I want a dang bowl of pinto beans sometimes. Is that too much to ask?

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