A 31-year-old female asked:
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Obese. Supposed to take metformin for pcos & Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroid. Had severe diarrhea, so stopped taking. Now can't lose any significant weight?

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Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
See your doctor: Metformin can cause diarrhea, and some people cannot take it, but most can if they work their way up slowly. Begin at just 500 mg/day, and then after a few days increase to 500 2x/day. The body usually gets used to it. All this requires careful management, and i recommend discussing this with your doctor. Are you on the right dose of synthroid (thyroxine)?
Answered on Feb 16, 2013

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