Whats the best prescription medicine to help lose weight if you have pcos I'm already own metformin?

Berberine. Add the herb berberine to your metformin. Metformin and berberine work well together for pcos. 500 mg of berberine, three times daily.
Weight loss. Metformin is a very reasonable choice for the Insulin resistance that pcos causes.For successful weight loss, focus on excellent low glycemic foods, consistent exercise and balance of hormones-you will need a full hormone panel, including testosterone levels, to see if you are deficient and would benefit from replacement therapy, which in turn will help with reduction in body fat.

Related Questions

Is it possible to lose weight if I have pcos and I'm taking Trinessa? Do I need to add metformin to this? I feel exhausted, depressed, & have acne

Complex question. Treating PCOS with a contraceptive pill, can cause a slight reduction in ovarian cystic volume and some body weight loss. However, the depression, acne and feeling of exhaustion may indicate both PCOS and Depression. Ask your Trinessa GYN MD about the need or not for Metformin as well as have him/her do a screening for clinical depression as a anti-depressant Rx may be more appropriately indicated. Read more...

I have pcos in one my ovaries is metformin ok to take and will it help me lose weight if I do my part or what would u recommend?

Consult your MD. Metformin is one of the best drugs to treat pcos. Consult with your md regarding weight loss. Read more...
Metformin. The best and safest therapy is generally metformin, which can restore normal ovulation and fertility in up to 60% of patients. Metformin lowers Insulin resistance which is the basic metabolic abnormality in pcos. Losing weight through diet and exercise will also help. Read more...

I have pcos and I take metformin tab 800mg daily. I complain of headache due to lowering my blood suger. Is metformin bad? And I want to lose weight.

Metformin good. Coupled with a low glycemic index diet, metformin will never lower blood glucose. You need to increase the metformin dose up to 2.5 g per day. The low blood sugar is being caused by hyperinsulinemia overshoot, and you need more metformin, not less. Read more...

Will metformin help me to lose weight as I have pcos?

Maybe. Metformin is not a weight loss pill. If you have problems with your Insulin level or glucose levels, metformin will help make diet and exercise more effective. Ultimately exercise in pcos is what usually leads to weight loss. Read more...

Will starting metformin increase my hair loss? I have PCOS and suffer from male pattern baldness and gradual thinning. I am desperate to find a solution for my hair, which was once very very thick, but also want to lose weight. (I'm 5'4 and 149)

It could. There's nothing in the medical literature about this specifically, but many participants in online forums date the onset of hair loss to the treatment with metformin. It is also not very effective for weight loss, unless you are diabetic. It may well be that you have a progesterone deficiency and that supplementing the progesterone would decrease your hair loss. Ask your doctor to test for this. Read more...
Male pattern baldnes. Male pattern baldness in a female sounds really odd. I don't know how you got that diagnosis but it sounds to me like you should go see an endocrinologist and bring with you any test results of things that you already have done to you. You live in LA. Go to one of the University Medical Centers and get a good workup. Read more...