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How Does Metformin Help Pcos Symptoms
Many functions: Metformin continues to impress us as physicians with its ability to restore many endocrine functions gone awry. Some of its mechanisms we still dont know but for the most part and particularly in women with pcos and Insulin resistance component, metformin helps in decreasing Insulin resistance which in turn will lower total Insulin production and reduce ovarian production of testosterone. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have been diagnosed with pcos and my doctor give me metformin but I still have periods all the time and I want kids soon so what are my options?
Several: Pcos is condition involving several hormonal abnormalities. These include high testosterone, low estrogen, or high Insulin levels and sometimes a combination. So sometimes several meds are used. Metformin fights the high insulin. So does a low carb diet. A few months of the pill or Progesterone (provera, prometrium) 10 d per month can cause a regular period. And Clomid (clomiphene) can stimulate ovulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With PCOS,how do you know if you have insulin resistance? Recently started having high blood sugar,and cholesterol.Now I'm on metformin.
I have PCOS I conceived on metformin, gave birth 8months ago, I breastfeed and want to conceive again but have trouble. Can I take metformin during bf?
See details: Breast-feeding can prevent ovulation. If your PCS also prevents ovulation, you will need to use something to assist with ovulating. If metformin helped in the past, this can be used again but I would suggest you complete your breast-feeding since that will work against you. ...Read more
I'm 6 weeks pregnant and have pcos. I forgot to take my metformin last night. Should i worry about the baby and its development? Risk of miscarriage?
I was diagnosed with pcos when I was 19 years old. I am 25 now. I have been on ocella and metformin for 2 years and progesterone for 3 months before the metformin & bc. My question is how can I lose the abdominal fat that I have if I am no longer on presc
It is difficult: Diet and exercise are the routes to weight loss. While exercise is important, dietary restriction is by far the most effective way to lose weight. You can only lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume, and it is far more effective to restrict you caloric intake than it is to try to exercise to burn off excess calories. Good luck. ...Read more
With PCOS,how do you know if you have insulin resistance? Recently started having high blood sugar,and cholesterol.Now I'm on metformin.Also, is taking Aleve or Ibuprofen okay on met?
Insulin resistance: If you have PCOS, you have insulin resistance by definition. It is part of PCOS. That does not mean that you have diabetes, but that you will be much more likely to get it. Metformin is a good drug for PCOS and should help with the high blood sugars. Your elevated cholesterol can be handled in different ways, if necessary. Aleve and Ibuprofen should not be a problem with Metformin. ...Read more
Details Symptoms: PCOS- potential Insulin Resistance and about 25-35% become diabetics. Tendency to Cardiac complications, and high lipids. Metformin side effects: a) early,- nausea bloating vomiting, and loose Bowels. b) Learn to avoid CT scans with iodine contrast- at any timr c) stop 3 days prior to CT scan,or surgery ...Read more
What are the side effects of metformin or Clomid (clomiphene) ? Do these medicines suppress pcos symptoms?
Varies: If concerned about side effects, consider life style changes which are totally safe. See the will power instinct by kelly mcgonigal to make successful changes. If you eat 6 equal healthy meals rich in anti-oxidants, do will power training for 5 minutes and exercise for 15 minutes you will definitely improve health. Check 25-oh vit d3 and make sure in high healthy range. ...Read more
Pcos on metformin 1000mg bid, dull burning pain on l ovary. Had it bfr but what can it be from. Scared. Pls tell me the causes of these symptoms.
Possible ovulation: With polycystic ovarian syndrome you may actually ovulate on your own by taking metformin alone. If there is concern see your physician. Though, what you're describing may actually be ovulation. If you menstruate spontaneously approximately two weeks after feeling these pains then this may indicate ovulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on metformin 2000 for Pcos helped my periods a little now my dhea's level high over 700 is related to metformin? Do we have to treat if no symptom
6wks no period, 3home test neg. 1dr visit neg. Lot of preggo symptoms. Take metformin for pcos. Still feel preg. Last mense 15 of nov.?
So, I have 2 of 3 symptoms of PCOS, what are the possibilities of having twins while taking Clomid, (clomiphene) Metformin or any other meds to control PCOS?
Let's clarify...: Clomid (clomiphene) is not a "treatment" for PCOS it is an ovulation inductor and yes, twin pregnancies are very common with this medicine. Other medicines used to control PCOS are contraceptives and metformin. These two do not induce ovulation. If you get pregnant while taking metformin only, your risk of twins is the same as the general population unless twins run in your family. ...Read more
Switched to metformin ER in march, had period in april but missed since. Having some symptoms but have pcos. Could I be pregnant? Neg test so far.
Maybe but doubt: Pcos causes infertility and irregular and usually less bleeding because of anovulation (no eggs released).Metformin has many effects, including increasing the likelihood of getting pregnant in pcos. However if no period since april, and negative pregnancy test, this is unlikely. Most pregnancy tests including at home are very sensitive and pick up changes very early, so likely would be positive no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to be pregnant and have no symptoms? Prev pregnant blighted ovum and lots of symptoms. Not now and i'm around 5-6 weeks pcos taking metformin
Preg loss in aug LMP 09/20 pcos and irregular - cycles almost 35 days apart now. Late, hpt + with very faint line. No pregnant symptom metformin normal?
I have pcos and am on sprintec and metformin. Is sprintec a proper birth control to treat pcos and its symptoms like acne?
Sprintec is one : Of many useful tools for pcos. It contains a low androgen progestin norgestimate which is useful for women with pcos and androgen sensitivity. Sprintec and tri-sprintec are the generics for ortho cyclen and ortho tri-cyclen. Sounds like a reasonable plan. Give it a try! ...Read more
Started metformin for pcos.feel like I'm having pregnancy symptoms. Could it be the side affects? One breast sore,nausea,headache, tierd,
Metformin, pcos.feel like I'm having pregnancy symptoms. Could it be the side affects? One breast sore,nausea,headache, tierd, neg. Hpt
Interesting: Metformin may increase the chance of pregnancy in women with PCOS. Side effects with metformin are usually GI in origin such as bloating, gas pain, diarrhea. Any med can cause a headache. Breast pain with metformin is unusual. I would repeat the home pregnancy test in two weeks to make sure. Talk with you doctor about these issues as well. ...Read more
I have pcos and type 2 diabetes, the doc took me off metformin temporarily, could that give me bad acne and pregnancy like symptoms not pregnant.
Possibly: Metformin helps to lower fat synthesis. Fortunately you can eat 6 equal healthy meals and do 10 minutes of exercise after each meal to get the benefits of metformin without taking the medication. Diabetes, pcos, and acne are all helped by lowering stress, avoiding sugar, increasing vegetables and taking evening primrose oil which is high in gamma linoleic acid. ...Read more
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