Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    HEATHERCP12 posted:
    My daughter is 13 and has been taking metformin since she was 7 for an adrenal deficiency related to 3-beta dehydroxy steriod deficiency. She goes to the endocrinologist every 6 months and has lab work done each time along with a bone age xray. They always debate the issue of whether they will take her off the metformin come the next visit depending upon her lab results. I look at her lab work and the levels all say they are normal but when we go to the visit they say we are going to continue the metformin because her values are off and they have mentioned that taking her off may cause her to develop diabetes. I am so confused by all of this. I also know they have had her on the metformin to slow her bone age, she has always been about 2 years advanced. She did just start her period for the first time on June 18th. Will someone explain a little better the reasons for not discontinuing the metformin and does it have the potential to stunt her bone growth?
    NWSmom4g responded:
    I don't think we can help; that's a pretty esoteric question. All I can suggest is to sit down with her Endochrinologist, and really demand some answers. Good Luck!

    mhall6252 replied to NWSmom4g's response:
    I agree with Nancy, and if you are not satisfied, seek a second opinion.
    Diabetic since 5/2001
    Follow my journey at
    Smile and the world smiles with you.

    Helpful Tips

    Tip for Less Severe Neuropathy Symptoms
    I was diagnosed with Type 2 over eight years ago and have been lucky enough to control my disease with weight loss, diet and exercise ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    Conquering Diabetes - Michael Dansinger, MD

    Dr. Michael Dansinger provides thoughtful tips for those with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes who want to reclaim their health...Read More

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.