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Metformin (Glucophage) for polycystic ovary syndrome
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Annie_WebMD_Staff posted:
If you have PCOS have you been prescribed Metformin by your doctor? How is this medication working for you? Is there anything about this medication, including any potential side effects, that you would tell newcomers to PCOS who are going to be taking this medication?

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Take care everyone!

- Annie
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ballcocolli responded:
i have been on it about a month not sure i am pregnant or it just isn't working yet. i have been ill just not sure. it seems a bit soon to test
 
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fiannakyn replied to ballcocolli's response:
I have been on Met for 10 years. I have had every s/e known.

Side effects I get most often- nausea, heartburn, diareah and gas. Usualy if I eat something too fatty or sugary (like Mcdonalds) This will usualy be the worst when starting the pills, but eases after a few weeks.

Things that help- drinking/eating a milk product with my pills (like a glass of milk, or a yogurt), avoiding McDonalds, eating low carb/low fat and high whole grains and protien foods.

Take a multi vitimin, but make sure its 2-4 hours apart from your metformin, something about metformin leaching B12 and b6?

I recomend people to also google "The Metformin Manifesto"
Vicky, Dx PCOS /IR in 2000 at age 23, on Metformin1500mg daily, 7th cycle on Clomid.


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