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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.
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