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    Metformin

    Hi all,
    I've recently been diagnosed and my doctor offered me metfoemin. I went away for a think about it and not sure what to do! I've been on lipo trim and the weight isn't coming off very quickly, if I take metformin will it help or hinder weight loss?
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    Hi I've also had the same diagnosis last week! I have been on metformin since Friday morning and have to say it has really helped with the diet as I don't want to eat all the time like I did! I've also started slimming world so hoping the two together will improve my PCOS and get some weight off! I was a bit reluctant to take them at first but there are no major side effects, had a little bit of a bad tummy but that's all : )

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    I started Metformin two weeks ago and am doing it alongside SW. It's my first weigh-in tonight so can't say for sure whether it's helped - but I feel like it has. I had bad stomach cramps for the first few days of using the tablets, but they soon went and now I don't have any side effects at all.

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    metformin shouldnt hinder your weightloss, it should help it along a bit, with pcos alot of hormons are out of whack, and there something about the insuling as well, and metformin helps with that, i dont remember details about it but your doctor should be able to explain more in detail.

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    Hi - I'm interested to hear if any of you feel that the metformin has helped with your weight loss - I stopped taking metformin about a year ago I was on 1000mg a day and had the bad tummy so put me off taking it - I'm doing slimming world and it's coming off slowly but would go back on metformin if it meant it'd help xx
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    a lifestyle change NOT a 'diet' xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmylou88 View Post
    Hi - I'm interested to hear if any of you feel that the metformin has helped with your weight loss - I stopped taking metformin about a year ago I was on 1000mg a day and had the bad tummy so put me off taking it - I'm doing slimming world and it's coming off slowly but would go back on metformin if it meant it'd help xx
    I take it have done for years I'm on 500mg twice daily but don't notice myself (thou I do have a medication review end of month)
    I had tummy probs with it but ask ur gp to put u on the slow release. it is a lot kinder on the tummy
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    ive just started on metformin and ive notice if I eat a lot high fat or carb food it makes me feel ill so it will keep me to diet











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