I'm 16 and I found out I have pcos around the beginning of this year. I started out with 500 mg a day then I went to 1000mg, but about two weeks ago I started taking 2000mg a day. I've never had my period, but my doctor is trying to start it. My doctor said this is the most she can prescribe me a day. Does anyone know what will happen next if I don't have my period by the next time I go to my doctor? If there's anything else that I can do to start my period? Why did your doctor put you on metformin to start your period? It's a diabetic drug to assist with insulin stabilisation. It's usually given to women with PCOS to assist in stabilising insulin to assist in weight loss. A diet high in starchy carbs (sugar, bread, wheat, potato, rice, pasta, etc) can create problems if you have insulin resistence as the body reads all these things as basically sugar. You are at a healthy weight so I don't see why you need it. You can try removing them for a while and see if there's any effect. Metformin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Metformin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metformin is sometimes used together with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes. You should not use metformin if you have severe kidney disease, metabolic acidosis, or diabetic ketoacidosis (call your doctor for treatment). If you need to have any type of x-ray or CT scan using a dye that is injected into your veins, you will need to temporarily stop taking metformin. Though extremely rare, you may develop lactic acidosis, a dangerous build-up of lactic acid in your blood. Call your doctor or get emergency medical help if you have unusual muscle pain, trouble breathing, stomach pain, dizziness, feeling cold, or feeling very weak or tired.
I have noticed I seem to drop weight when I eat a balanced diet with plenty of protein and subtitute things like nuts and cheese for crackers, etc. I'm one of the few lucky women that 1000mg was enough to get my cycles. I gained weight on it, and my tummy hurt so bad I couldn't leave the house at all! Met can make you sick but I made sure to always take mine with food and that seemed to help a lot. Moving slowly, but surely 7/29/11 to 8/1/11 - Menopur 150IU daily 8/1/11 - CD17, 22mm follie & two 18mm follies. My doctor took me off of it since it isn't working. If they used the same scale they did for my insulin 7 is not IR. Most women are on 1500mg or higher 1000mg does not do much for most people. I am very hopeful, and pushing for them to do something ASAP beings my husband is in the Navy and will be deploying later this year for 10 months. So I REALLY needed a doctor who would understand that, I am almost 30 and would like to have our first child before I am 31. 7/16/11 - CD1, 50mg Clomid, CD 3-7 7/23/11 - Menopur Injections 75IU daily, CD 8-10 7/26/11 - Two 9mm follies, CD11. 7/26/11 to 7/28/11 - Menopur 150IU daily 7/29/11 - Three 13mm follies, CD14. And I felt really sick for the first month and then just a general not feeling good after that. My goal with the met was to get pregnant and hopefull loose 10-15 lbs. One visit with her and I know now that I am anemic, and I have an appointment with a fertility doctor next month. I was eating the Low GI diet for a month, didn't lose any weight and stopped because I was feeling so sick. After a blood test she said my insulin is 7, but I don't know what that means and didn't think to ask since she had already said I am insulin resitant. But Kellie is right most ladies are on 1500 or more. I did not lose any weight (I already eat very well) but I did notice that if I dont take it with food I feel like crap. I have taken glucophage or the genaric metformin for about 8 years. No one ever explained to me that the metformin should be taken just before eating, the label from the pharmacy only said "take with food." A nurse explained to me that the metformin should be taken just before eating your meal, or it would be lots more ineffective. I find it works well, in conjuncion with my insulin. I was taking 500 ml metformin twice daily or 12 hours apart and had no side affects, then the doctor changed my dose to 1000 twice a day and had diarrhea for 15 days, he change it to a slow release type and I tried it again krazy diarrhea. so now i have to go in and see what he is going to do. I don't eat breakfast and my doses are at and 4-5 in after noon. I get about 3 bad bouts of the D and then it's gone until next does. I am seventy-one and have been a type 2 diabetic for nearly 4 years... this is what I have found out about Metformin time release which I take once every 24 hours at 4 or five PM.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus, formerly called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, is a serious, costly disease affecting approximately 8 percent of adults in the United States. 1 Treatment. You are having all of the symptoms I had when first diagnosed but fortunately Metformin SR does not cause me any problems. I have found that none of the tablets I'm on e.g. Metformin & Gliclazide have a great effect on by BG, but how I handle food and exercise does.