Type 2 diabetes and high dosage of Metformin

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  1. Lynn8124

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    Is there any diabetics here on a high dosage of Metformin? I am on 2,500mg a day and have noticed a sort of Xenical-type effect with them which never occured with lower dose. I'd heard a nurse ages ago saying they can help with weight loss but didn't ask how. I'm wondering is this how? Seems to happen after eating high fat just like with Xenical.
     
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    Hi Lyn
    My sister was put on metformin to loose weight because she has PCO and she cant loose weight but she wouldn`t be as heavy as me. I have got type 2 diabetes and was on metformin but the ones I was getting was like horse tablets and I kept being sick with them so they put me on PIOGLITAZONE +METFORMIN TABS 15mg +850mg twice a day plus DIAMICRON 80mg one twice a day . But I`v never had any side effects with them .
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    i should of said me and my daughter has PCO`s as well but I never lost weight on metformin .
     
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    Yeah I have pcos too. metformin helps regulate periods.
     
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